Where the funeral service is held is an important aspect of funeral planning. You can choose to use one of our funeral chapels, or a crematorium chapel.
If the person who has died was a member of a religious denomination, often the service will be held in their local church. A funeral service can be held in the family home or any setting that has significance for the person who has died and their family.
When arranging a large funeral, families sometimes choose another venue appropriate to the number of people likely to attend.
Some examples are Knox or First Church, the Dunedin Town Hall, or the Edgar Centre.
A catering lounge for a 'cup of tea' is seen as an important feature when selecting a venue. Our funeral director will be happy to discuss suitable options for you to consider.
Hope and Sons Chapel, Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin
Video Showcase — Hope and Sons provide families with a warm, friendly and welcoming environment in which to farewell their family and friends.
We provide a modern chapel set in beautiful gardens. It has easy access from two streets and extensive off-street car parking.
The fully carpeted chapel provides seating for up to 300 people and standing room for a similar number. There is a modern organ with the services of a professional organist.
The building is air conditioned to give warmth in winter and comfort in summer. There are no steps anywhere in the facility to impede people with a disability. Fresh floral arrangements are provided for your appreciation. Hope and Sons Reception Lounge is adjacent to the chapel for use after the gathering.
Facilities for playing iPods, compact discs and audio tapes are available. The building is also fully equipped with an excellent sound system to assist the hearing impaired. Audiovisual equipment and large TV screens are available to play computer presentations, DVDs and closed-circuit video. We can create an audio or video recording to provide you with a permanent record of the funeral.
Gold Room Chapel
Our newly designed lounge areas can provide an intimate atmosphere for a small gathering. The Gold Room comfortably accommodates 15-20 seats and acknowledges that not all funerals are large public affairs. This area perfectly suits the smaller, intimate private farewells, funerals and gatherings.
Local art collection
The Hope family have collected many artworks, especially since 1970, to support the local art community and to beautify our premises. It is now the largest private collection on public display in Dunedin. Many families find a familiar landscape or an area within a painting that stirs up a good memory and provides therapeutic benefit. The oldest painting in the collection is dated 1908. Hope and Sons is a corporate member and major sponsor of the Otago Art Society.
A car park with easy access from both Andersons Bay Road and Oxford Street can accommodate over 100 cars. Immediate family have the convenience of being able to park under cover at the front of the chapel and have direct access to the chapel. A dedicated disabled car park is located near the East door.