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3 Ways to Personalize a Funeral Reception at a Banquet Hall June 20, 2019

Harlem, Manhattan
3 Ways to Personalize a Funeral Reception at a Banquet Hall, Manhattan, New York

A funeral reception is a time to bring friends and family together to celebrate the life of someone who’s passed. It can be a formal or informal affair, allowing you to customize it based on your loved one’s personality and interests. When you’re renting a banquet hall, you can create a unique ceremony to celebrate their life. To help you honor the deceased, here are some tips for creating a memorable event that reflects them.

Tips for Personalizing a Funeral Repast

1. Use Photos & Videos

Creating a photo slideshow or commemoration video is the perfect way to showcase fond memories of your loved one. You can pair the video with text to share interesting facts or explain images, teaching everyone something they might not have known about the deceased. Ask the banquet hall about audio-visual equipment they have on-site before booking the event.

2. Choose the Deceased’s Favorite Foods

banquet hallCreate a menu of all your loved one’s favorite foods. If they enjoyed cooking, you can also recreate one of their dishes to bring to the event. If you’re working with a caterer, you can select a few ingredients the person liked and ask to have them included in the offered items. Food will take guests back to cherished times with the deceased, such as summer cookouts, and will bring everyone together around dishes they enjoyed.

3. Create a Playlist

To add a personal touch to the event, create a playlist of your loved one’s favorite songs. If you aren’t sure, you can select tracks that remind you of them. You can also ask their friends and other family members for suggestions. This will let those in attendance celebrate the unique personality and style of the person you’re honoring. 


If you’re looking for a banquet hall for a funeral repast, Suite 116 offers everything you need. Located in East Harlem in New York City, they host wedding receptions, baby showers, family gatherings, and any other events. Their staff is committed to helping you create a memorable experience. View some of their packages online or call (917) 412-9722 to discuss your needs.