Traditional & Alternative Funeral Directors in Minehead, Near Taunton in Somerset

Female-led compassionate funeral directors in Somerset

We perform a variety of funeral directors tasks. From collection of the person who has died with traditional services like embalming and then preparing and dressing of the body. Or alternative services like organising direct cremations and creating celebration of life ceremonies all across Somerset & Devon

Amanda-Louise Funeral Services - Somerset's female led funeral director

Experienced and Compassionate Funeral Directors in Minehead, Somerset

We are Funeral Directors in Minehead, Somerset who are looking to give people the funeral they want. We want you to feel proud of the choices you make when choosing the type and style of funeral you would like to have. We prioritise choice, flexibility and transparency in the information we provide, to ensure you make the right decisions for you. Amanda-Louise Funeral Directors care about doing the right thing in creating a funeral how is should be for you, the person who's died and for the planet.

Services & pricing

Our Services are tailored to be flexible to your needs. We are here to support you before, during and after the funeral to make sure what is important to you is provided. Whether that be providing a cremation or burial or organising a memorial service of wake. We will take care of all the practicalities with thought and care.

Why choose Amanda-Louise Funeral Services?

We believe that each funeral should be unique to the person it is for. We are here to help you whether you want to have a completely unique funeral, a more traditional option or something that is a mix of the both. We can help you honour the life of the person who has died whilst supporting you.

Our Services & Prices

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Funeral Directors Minehead, Somerset
Traditional Funeral (Cremation or Burial)

Traditional Funeral (Cremation or Burial)

Our dignified service for those who want a traditional format with a black hearse, 4 professional coffin bearers to convey quality coffin into the chapel, the etiquette formalities of our Funeral Director ensuring everything goes smoothly plus orders of service.
From £2440 (our funeral directors fees) + third party disbursements - example total £3428

Overview Included in the Full Funeral (Cremation or Burial) choice fee:-

  • Collection of person who has died to be cared for in our mortuary for up to 3 weeks
  • Supporting you through all the funeral arrangements, logistics and liaison
  • Ability to spend time with the person and/or have them dressed in other clothes if you wish
  • Oak veneered standard size coffin
  • Ceremony – designed to your choosing, organised by us (plus celebrant duties if required) - typical times between 10am to 4pm
  • Provision of traditional black hearse, 4 smart coffin bearers to convey coffin into chapel
  • Funeral Director on day overseeing procession and everything in order
  • 30 orders of service with photographs
  • If required: collection of charitable donations, our wreath on coffin, online funeral memorial page, list of attendees recorded, celebrant duties, and bereavement support
  • Third party costs:  Taunton Crematorium (£946) or Sedgemoor (£1115) or Exeter (£1115) + Doctor’s fee (if applicable) £82 for one Dr medical paperwork - we will advise of burial costs

Overview Things to Consider:-

  • This package is our traditional option, designed to give you the classic style of funerals.
  • Surcharge will be added if you desire the following additional options:- (longer distance collections, and extended stay with us, limousine(s), cortege routes to funeral, overnight stay in church or home night before funeral, flowers, clergy minister or other celebrant, different coffin choice, wake/catering provision)
  • Deposit made up of third-party disbursements is required on booking with balance by 3 days before funeral.The Government (DWP) may grant for those eligible a Funeral Expenses Payment to help towards some of the costs. Prices are correct at time of publishing.
Your Way Funeral (Cremation or Burial)

Your Way Funeral (Cremation or Burial)

Our attended funerals with no restrictions on funeral or ceremony, with the full and flexible support of Amanda-louise funeral director and team
From £1400 (our funeral director fees)

Overview Included in the Full Funeral (Cremation or Burial) choice fee:-

  • Collection of person who has died to be cared for in our mortuary for up to 3 weeks
  • Full  and flexible support to coordinate all arrangements of funeral and ceremony, logistics and completion of necessary paperwork. You choose date, time and location of funeral. Collection of donations if desired.
  • Ability to spend time with the person and have them dressed in their clothes if you wish
  • Ceremony – designed to your choosing, organised by us
  • Collection of charitable donations, our online funeral memorial page if required

Overview Things to Consider:-

  • This package is our full and flexible option, designed to give you choice to have a personal send-off,  with no restrictions on possibilities from traditional to alternative. So you choose and add on the cost of the coffin, what hearse you desire, and which crematoria or cemetery you prefer, if you want pall bearers, any stops on route to funeral or at home or church the night before, any flowers, orders of service for example
  • Surcharge will be added if you desire the following additional options:- (longer distance collections, and extended stay with us)
  • Deposit made up of third-party disbursements is required on booking with balance by 3 days before funeral. If cremation and Coroner has NOT been involved, then you will need to add on (currently its £82) to pay for doctor's fee to complete medical paperwork. The Government (DWP) may grant for those eligible a Funeral Expenses Payment to help towards some of the costs. Prices are correct at time of publishing.
Cremation Only

Cremation Only

It involves a cremation only - at a date, time and typically location chosen by us, and does not include a funeral ceremony or any family or friends present.This is the most affordable funeral that we provide. Opt for the essentials only, or add on if you feel its too basic
From £1495 (our funeral director fees + third party cremation costs)

Overview Included in Our Cremation Choice fees (All the Essentials):-

  • Collection of person who has died in office hours from local hospital to be cared for in our mortuary for up to 2 weeks
  • Support to complete necessary paperwork - we choose date, time and location of crematorium
  • Typically, economy cardboard or foil wood effect traditional coffin (standard size) chosen by us
  • Suitable vehicle to transport deceased direct to the crematorium with our team
  • Third Party Fees Included - Cremation fee (nb if coroner not involved you will need to add on Dr's fee - currently its £82)

Overview Things to Consider:-

  • No Ceremony/Service or anyone attending, no viewing, and we choose date, time and location of funeral committal. The funeral is to take place within 2 weeks.
  • This package is our lowest cost funeral choice. Surcharge will be added if you desire the following additional options:- (longer distance collections, collection from home or hospice (as involves more staff) an extended stay with us, chance to say goodbye in our chapel of rest, changing of clothing, for us to use a local crematorium, arranging a gathering as fitting tribute for family and friends in our cosy surroundings, and for small number to attend with Amanda-Louise Funeral Director into a local crematorium- that way you only pay for what you need
  • Full payment is required on booking. The Government (DWP) may grant for those eligible a Funeral Expenses Payment to help towards some of the costs
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Simple Cremation

Simple Cremation

Our “Simple Farewell” to help people wanting to keep the price in check but still have a meaningful service and cremation
from £1788 (our funeral director fees), from £889 third party crematorium costs + dr's fees if required) example total £2677

Overview Included in Our Simple Cremation Choice fees:-

  • Collection of person who has died in office hours from local hospital to be cared for in our mortuary for up to 2 weeks
  • Support to complete necessary paperwork – early morning slot at local crematorium
  • Typically, foil oak veneered traditional standard size coffin chosen by us
  • Our private vehicle to transport deceased direct to the crematorium meeting family/friends there. We place coffin in chapel before attendees enter. Funeral Director Amanda-Louise to officiate short ceremony if you prefer in words of tribute (subject to availability)
  • If required: single flower on coffin, and bereavement support
  • Third Party Fees Included - Cremation & chapel fee + if required Dr's medical fee of £82

Overview Things to Consider:-

     
  • 9am or 9.30am at local Crematorium - booking for earliest availability with up to 15 people at crematorium chapel for informal ceremony for up to 15 minutes, opportunity to have music, read poem, appropriate words said in tribute
  • Surcharge will be added if you desire the following additional options:- (longer distance collections, collection from home, nursing home or hospice (as involves more staff) an extended stay with us, or you wish to have a minister or alternative celebrant 
  • Deposit made up of third-party disbursements is required on booking with balance by 3 days before funeral. The Government (DWP) may grant for those eligible a Funeral Expenses Payment to help towards some of the costs. This package doesn’t include support with charitable donations nor the facility of the chapel of rest. Prices are correct at time of publishing.

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