Funerals, Wakes & Memorials

Wherstead Park provides a beautiful, tranquil venue in which to pay tribute to your loved ones. We cater for funeral teas, wakes, and memorial services in Ipswich, Suffolk. We are located off the A14 at Wherstead – a short drive from Ipswich crematorium – providing a convenient place for you and your family and friends to gather.

When a loved one is no longer with us it is difficult to find a fitting way to celebrate their life. At Wherstead Park our dedicated events team will organise everything for you, taking away the strain and allowing you to share your fond memories with family and friends.

With exclusive use of our two main reception rooms, the Vernon can be arranged informally for you to spend time with your guests, with the Harland room set out as a comfortable lounge to relax and enjoy the views over the gardens.

From £21 per person*, Funeral teas at Wherstead Park include:

Use of our Mansion ground floor reception rooms, the Vernon and Harland
Traditional afternoon tea
Unlimited tea and coffee for all your guests
Private car park directly in front of the Mansion
17 acres of tranquil garden
Your choice of background music
Attentive and unobtrusive service throughout
Bar services available upon request

We understand the importance of the day and can create a menu that suits you and the occasion.

We can also provide large LED screen televisions on which you can display a montage of your favourite pictures.

*price based per person, on 30 people on an afternoon tea package.


What our clients say

From the outset, we were given a warm welcome and made to feel at home. We were consulted in detail about our requirements… I can highly recommend Wherstead Park as a venue and would like to thank Lesley and her team again for their hospitality and their practical help in making our event such a success.

Sophie McKenzie, Admore Recruitment