When you choose cremation for yourself or a member of your family, you still have the option to host a memorial service. Many individuals prefer memorial services because they give friends and families the opportunity to fully grieve their loss. If you are considering a memorial service in Florida, you may wonder whether an outdoor event is appropriate. Actually, there is a range of options in Orlando, Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, Ocala, The Villages, Ormond Beach, Titusville, and other Florida cities to host an outdoor memorial.
At Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, our reputation is built on compassion and trust. Every service we offer, including cremation urns and pre-planning services, is designed to help people through the most difficult moments of their lives. Consider some of these popular suggestions when planning your own outdoor memorial service. Each comes with its own set of advantages and benefits.
An outdoor park
Many outdoor parks in Florida allow residents to host a memorial service as long as they make the arrangements ahead of time. Parks are not only spacious but provide a beautiful background for the event. They may even have tables or areas to sit and rest. Some parks are shady and provide shelter if the weather is not as good as you would have hoped. Most outdoor parks are also easy to find on a map, even if guests are not from the area.
A nature area
If the deceased was passionate about nature, you may want to choose a nearby nature reserve. Some are private, while others are designed for public use. No matter what you choose, it is a good idea to get permission before planning the memorial. Some nature areas require a permit to reserve popular spots. If you have questions about which areas to choose from, Baldwin Brothers can provide helpful information about Orlando and Central Florida.
Want to have the memorial service close to home? You may want to consider hosting it in your own backyard. This is a common option because it does not require special permits or a lot of planning. It is also easier to provide refreshments for guests and access to a restroom. Many families also prefer using their backyard because it may be a space where the deceased spent a lot of time with family and friends.
Have a releasing ceremony
Once you choose the perfect outdoor spot in Orlando, Fort Myers, Ocala or one of the many other cities that we have locations in for your memorial service, you can have a special releasing ceremony. This is basically an ash scattering that acts as a tribute to your loved one’s life. The cremation ashes can be spread among flowers or a body of water. In an effort to protect the environment, Baldwin Brothers offer eco-friendly biodegradable urns for ashes. To learn more about our cremation urns, simply give us a call.
Start planning your memorial service
We understand that finding the perfect memorial location is important to families of the deceased. This is why Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society offers plenty of options for people who choose cremation and outdoor memorial services in Florida. If you need help making the right decisions or want to get started in the pre-planning process, reach out to our knowledgeable and compassionate staff today. Call us or stop by to talk about what is available to you.