As the first indoor above-ground burial facility of its type in the UK, we provide a unique service to our customers and to those who visit this facility.
Creating a legacy
that lasts generations
Your family and friends will always be welcome at Brightwater Memorial Park. If they wish to create a legacy alongside you, they can reserve their space and be part of this unique facility.
Something truly special
For those who want nothing but the best, we will have a very limited number of family rooms. These will be exclusively dedicated to individual families and are completely bespoke. From the number of chambers required to the interior design and furnishings, anything is possible.
The funeral and
Following your main funeral ceremony, the coffin will be transported to Brightwater for a private interment to be carried out, attended by close family members. At this ceremony, the coffin will be placed into the chamber which will be sealed with a decorative headstone, complete with personalised remembrance plaque.
After the interment ceremony, the next of kin will be offered refreshments of their choice, be that a cup of tea, a glass of Champagne or any light beverage of choice.
Our team are on hand to assist with arranging any appointment to visit, and can answer any questions you may have with regard to transport, refreshments and other bespoke requests.
Visitors are offered a choice of refreshments on arrival.
Both food and drink are available to order prior to any visit. Please speak to our team for more information.
Flowers in any colour scheme can be pre-booked with our team prior to your arrival, with 48 hours’ notice.
‘The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.’
Marcus Tullius Cicero is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators. His quote reminds us that we all play a role in keeping the spirit and memory of the dead alive.
‘If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.’
The iconoclastic and controversial English author Samuel Butler took the idea that ‘you can’t take life too seriously’ to its logical conclusion and applied it to death too.
‘Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.’
We often think of life and death as irreconcilable opposites, but the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami prefers to consider them as inextricably bound together.
‘How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?’
McCullers questioned whether or not we do in fact die when we stop breathing by asking if a part of us can live on in others’ memories and approaches to life.
There is a reception area where visitors will be greeted on arrival with refreshments chosen by our customer – be that a cup of tea or perhaps a glass of champagne, depending on how the deceased would have liked to be remembered.
There are flat screen TVs in the reception and chamber areas, and outside in the gardens of remembrance, together with multi-room audio in all areas.
Customers buying a chamber are able to upload onto our database their photos, videos and music library so that visitors will be greeted with music and video that the customer had chosen, all to make their visit more personal and memorable.
Brightwater Memorial Park is the first and only private facility of its type in the UK that offers an above ground, indoor burial option. Fully trained staff are on hand to ensure our customers and their visitors receive a truly unique service and experience that is presently only available at Brightwater Memorial Park.
Special occasions, birthdays and anniversaries can be celebrated in our gardens of remembrance, and outdoor catering facilities can be arranged upon request. You are invited to walk in the ten acres of private woodlands that form part of this unique facility, and to enjoy the tranquil setting of the memorial park’s surroundings.