Traditional Funerals

A traditional funeral is a formal ceremony or service that is held in memory and honour of a loved one. Our dedicated funeral directors will remain by your side to assist you with the arrangements and fine details for the day of the funeral, offering you their full attention, knowledge, and experience.

A traditional funeral provides a meaningful and respectful way for family and friends to give their respects and final goodbyes to a loved one in the comfort and support of each other.

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If you are looking to arrange a traditional funeral or if you have any questions, call us to speak with a member of our compassionate team.

02920 524 200

Traditional Funerals


Families may wish to arrange a viewing to spend some time with their loved one before the funeral takes place. Viewing can be arranged in any one of our funeral homes in Cardiff, Dinas Powys or Newport.

Funeral Service

A traditional funeral will often include a formal ceremony that takes place at a place of worship or the final place of rest. The service can include religious elements such as prayers, hymns, and readings. Eulogies or speeches can also be given by family.

Funeral Procession

During a traditional funeral service, a procession will take place to the final place of rest. Your loved one will travel in our traditional black hearse which may be followed by limousine(s), family members and friends.


For traditional funerals taking place as a burial, after the service, the coffin will be lowered into the ground marking the end of the funeral. For cremations, families may request for curtains to be closed to indicate the end of the funeral. For more information, please see our cremations and burials page.


When arranging a funeral, the costs will depend on the arrangements and options you would like to include. Green Willow Funerals aim to accommodate your every need, with no request being too small or large for us to deliver.

Care Fees
Professional Fees£1,905
Bringing into Care£180
Transport Options
A Traditional Black Hearse£360
A Horse-Drawn Funeral CarriageFrom £1,435
Limousine (space for up to 7 passengers)£220
CoffinSee our range of coffins
Third-Party Costs
CremationFrom £870
Burial – Grave PurchaseFrom £1050
Burial – Grave Opening£1040
Based on Thornhill Cemetery and Crematorium fees
Order of ServiceFrom £79
Press NoticeFrom £132
Officiant – Clergy/ Humanist/ Civil Celebrant£94 – £240
Other Costs
Bringing your loved one to a church, home or another venue before the funeral:
Weekends/Bank Holidays£385
Saturday Funeral£460
Professional Fees for 2nd/subsequent days£435

*A surplus of £250 will be added if full payment is not received within 60 days of the funeral.
**Prices are subject to change, please contact your funeral director to confirm the latest costs.
***Our pricelists can be found on our Funeral Options page.

Frequently Asked Questions

We answer some of the most common questions our funeral directors receive:

Will I be able to see my loved one?

Yes, arrangements can be made to see your loved one in one of our funeral homes. In rare cases, a viewing may not be advised, in which case a closed coffin viewing can be arranged.

Where will my loved one be taken?

If your loved one dies expectedly, they would be taken to rest at one of our funeral homes, located at; Heath in Cardiff, Malpas in Newport, or Station Road in Dinas Powys.

How long does it take to arrange a funeral?

Depending on the circumstance, an attended funeral usually takes between 2-3 weeks to arrange. Timescales may vary depending on if your loved one is taken into the coroner’s care and whether you are arranging a burial or cremation. Your funeral director will work with you to discuss a date for the funeral that works best for you.

When is payment due?

Once you have met with your funeral director and discussed your loved one’s wishes, payment is required to cover the cost of third-party disbursements before the funeral can be arranged. Once payment is received, a funeral date can be confirmed. The remainder of the balance will be required within 60 days of the funeral. If you are choosing a White Willow Cremation, full payment is due at the time of arrangement.

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