There are a number of fabulous venues in our region, ranging from intimate spaces for small family farewells, to larger (sometimes rustic) rooms for much larger gatherings.
While there are too many to list here, many of our local community halls are available depending on day/time and we can certainly conduct funerals in any church or cemetery on the Peninsula, in Melbourne or even further afield if required.
For other venues not listed here, please call to discuss your preferences. Once we learn about your requirements, we can certainly find a venue to suit you.
For funerals at Bunurong Memorial Park, please download one of the maps below.
Bunurong Memorial Park, set within contemporary Australian parkland and conveniently located midway between Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula, provides state-of-the-art function spaces for honouring and remembering your loved ones.
This purpose built, unique facility offers several non-denominational chapels where secular and non-secular services can be conducted with large private areas attached for families and friends to unite and share experiences over refreshments. Bunurong is an inspiring place of remembrance, designed to meet the needs of the community now and into the future.
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Safety Beach Sailing Club
The new facilities at Safety Beach Sailing Club are among the best on the bay. The clubhouse is right on the foreshore with 180 degree views of the surrounding mountains of Arthur’s Seat and Mt Martha. Recent redevelopment works have increased the comfort aspects of this highly sought after venue which make it the perfect location for a celebration of life service.
Safety Beach Sailing Club is very well equipped to host funerals for meaningful farewells in familiar settings – ideal for beach and bay lovers alike.
Live Streaming and DVD recording of funerals held at Safety Beach Sailing Club provide family and friends who cannot attend the service, the opportunity to experience the event in this beautiful setting.
The Chapel at Tanglewood Estate
Nestled deep within the age old eucalyptus trees of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Tanglewood Estate is a gorgeous secret garden, set on more than 100 acres of bushland situated within the scenic landscape of Merricks North.
The relocated and renovated historic 110 year old wooden chapel, nestled among the trees, looks out over Port Phillip Bay.
The Tanglewood Estate Chapel is a beautiful venue for a peaceful and memorable end of life service for your loved one.
Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron
Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron is the perfect venue on the Southern Peninsula for holding a dignified farewell.
BYS can accommodate funeral attendees indoors and outdoors.
For families wishing to share their loved one's service online by utilising Live Streaming, this beautiful venue provides a suitable backdrop for a fitting tribute to anyone who has a love for the Mornington Peninsula, and most particularly for those with an affinity for the bay.
Small family groups can choose to gather at our well appointed care facility to spend time with their loved one – with either an open or closed coffin – in our private viewing room, or simply say farewell before following our hearse to the crematorium or cemetery.
This is ideal for families who:
may be overwhelmed by a large funeral service,
have no service planned, or
wish to hold a memorial service later on.
Many people tell us that they have still have regrets about not being able to farewell their loved ones properly in the past, and they suffer from what they call "lack of closure".
The Peacock Estate
Chapel and Grounds
Situated in Tyabb just 15 mins from Mornington and close to Westernport Bay, The Peacock Estate is a unique venue shaped with nostalgia and crafted with rustic charm.
The Peacock Estate’s historical church was built in 1914 and features original pre-WW1 pressed tin walls. The stained-glass windows, original wooden floors and altar are just a few of the features in this stunning venue which is brimming with rustic appeal, history and charm.
The property has many features including an outdoor bar and food service area.
Hastings Bowling Club
The Hastings Bowling Club is a well appointed venue to hold family funerals or memorial services on the Westernport side of our beautiful Peninsula.
The staff and club members are most welcoming.
They have full kitchen and licensed bar facilities and can cater for up to 120 guests.
There's ample onsite parking and plenty of off street parking adjacent to the Club.
Room hire is quite affordable and even more so for members.
Bayview Chapel Rosebud
The Bayview Chapel in Rosebud is an ideal venue for funerals in our region during this time.
The chapel has excellent sound and visual display facilities, including the ability to create a DVD recording of your service. The auditorium and multi-purpose foyer are fully air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. A hearing loop is available for those requiring assistance.
Bayview Church is located at 1 Inglewood Crescent, Rosebud. There is plenty of onsite parking.
White Chapel Estate
White Chapel Estate is situated on a 4 acre estate in delightful tranquil formal gardens and bushland.
The beautiful white weatherboard chapel is 150 years old, has been lovingly restored to its former glory and is the perfect setting for family and friends to contemplate the life of their loved one in a peaceful, private & natural setting.
The chapel will hold approx 100 people alternatively, there is a beautiful gazebo if an outdoor service is preferred.
The venue has ample car parking facilities and can arrange catering including alcoholic beverages.
Dromana Bowls Club
Dromana Bowls Club is our most local venue for small family funerals.
The club rooms can accommodate up to 90 attendees.
With a pleasant atmosphere, plenty of parking and bay views, it's an ideal alternative setting to farewell a loved one. Video recordings and live streaming available.
Rosebud Italian Club
Rosebud Italian Club is an ideal venue for large funerals.
The club was established in 1984, for the benefit of its members but also welcoming all guests.
Indoors, the club can easily accommodate 200 attendees.
With a pleasant atmosphere and plenty of parking, it's a suitable local setting to farewell a loved one – especially during these difficult times.
Video recordings and live streaming available.
Mornington Civic Bowls Club
Situated in the heart of the peninsula, Mornington Civic Bowls & Social Club is particularly favoured by its superb location set in picturesque gardens away from the madding crowd.
The Clubhouse is available for funerals and can accommodate around 250 people with ample parking available.
There is a commercial kitchen along with licenced bar facilities.
Springvale Botanical Cemetery
The world-class Springvale Botanical Cemetery is widely regarded as Australia’s most beautiful cemetery, with 169 hectares (422 acres) of landscaped gardens. This facility offers a range of cremation, burial and mausoleam options to suit all personal, cultural and religious preferences with special areas to meet the needs of Melbourne's diverse and multicultural community.
Established in 1901, Springvale Botanical Cemetery has continued to offer generations a peaceful and private setting to celebrate the life of loved ones. The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) is a community based, not-for-profit organisation, committed to serving the needs of our communities.
The Ranelagh Club
Located off a quiet street in leafy Mt Eliza, The Ranelagh Club is the ideal "midway point" to cater for family and friends travelling from both Melbourne and the Southern Peninsula. The function room is perched high on the cliff, above a very isolated and private beach, featuring panoramic views across Port Phillip Bay and city skyline.
The venue has the capacity to usually hold 150 people and can be hired for an entire funeral with catering options to follow, or simply as a wake venue following your church/ chapel service.
Located less than one hour’s drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Racecourse is easily accessible from all major freeways and offers an abundance of free parking on site.With the capacity to hold more than 800 people for an indoor funeral, and many more outdoors, the Mornington Racecourse is the Peninsula’s most versatile space for large gatherings.
Red Hill Recreation Reserve
The large shed at Red Hill Recreation reserve is indeed rural and rustic but more affordable than other large venues.
It can hold some 600+ people inside with ample parking on site.
Call us to check availability of this venue.
Flinders Yacht Club
With a stunning beach front location, private road access and ample car parking, Flinders Yacht club is the perfect location for beautiful family farewell ceremonies.
New Peninsula Baptist Church
With the ability to hold a large number of attendees, this church is a perfect venue for very large funerals.