Pricing Examples

Below are five examples of what a funeral might look like and how your choices might vary the cost:

A private service in Hardings Funeral Chapel

The family decided to have a private funeral at Hardings Chapel followed by an afternoon tea at a family members home with catering. They would like a celebrant to lead the service and need service sheets. They also ask that we prepare a photo presentation for them, and live stream the service for a grandson living in London. The family chose a Hadleigh Pine Casket and have a small casket spray as a choice for flowers. They are expecting about 45 people and have opted for a private cremation. One notice is placed in the paper. Following the cremation, ashes are returned to the family for a private committal. Catering is ordered from the caterers of choice and they return home for a get together after the funeral.

A public service in a local church or venue of the family’s choice

The family want the service at their local church, led by their minister or priest. After the funeral service everyone will say goodbye at the hearse before it drives away to a private cremation at the Taranaki Crematorium. Refreshments will be served in the church hall and these have been arranged by Hardings with a local caterer the family have chosen. The family choose a simple casket from the Hadleigh Pine Range with a large colourful casket spray. Hardings prepare the service sheets which include the words to the hymns being sung and a photographic memorial book that the congregation sign. They are expecting about 100 people. We place one notice in the newspaper prior to the service. Following the cremation, the ashes are to be placed in a simple wooden urn which the family will inter in an existing lot at the cemetery.

A larger funeral in a sports club or similar venue

The family want a funeral at the local club on a Saturday followed by a burial in a new plot at a South Taranaki District Cemetery. The location is important, and they want to reflect this in the service. The family want to have the casket at home for several days before the funeral service. The service is to be led by a celebrant and at the end of the funeral service everyone will move to the cemetery for a burial in a new plot. After the burial everyone is invited to return to the club for refreshments which includes a few drinks. The family selected a casket made from the premium Hadleigh Range (the Homestead). They have a family friend who is a florist and offers to provide the flowers. We provide service sheets, but the grandson of the person who died creates the slide show. AV equipment and sound system hire for the venue is included into the hireage of the venue. They are expecting about 300 people.

A funeral where a loved one is cared for and taken to their local marae

The family want to have their loved one embalmed and casketed, and taken to the marae where the funeral will be looked after privately. Whanau have been caring for their loved one at home and Hardings transferred this person into their care that morning. All arrangements were done at the funeral home whilst aftercare for the deceased occurred. Once family had assisted in dressing their loved one, a casket (Hadleigh Pine) was chosen and the whanau had a short karakia in Hardings Chapel before the journey to the Marae. Once the whanau and the tupapaku were welcomed onto the marae and the lid taken off the casket, everything given another check over, the funeral director left back for the office. Hardings took care of the death registration and were there for any queries the whanau had. They were also available for the provision of service sheets, memorial books and flowers should the family wish for those at extra cost.

Essential Care Service

The person who died did not want to have a funeral. They did not want to cause any fuss or bother for those left behind. Wanting to respect this decision the family opted for a no service cremation. This meant that we transferred the loved one from the rest home where they died, brought them back into our care, took care of all the legal requirements such as gathering the medical and cremation documentation and permissions, registered the death, and then proceeded with the Direct Cremation using a return to sender cremation ark. There was a half hour viewing, but the notice was extra to this scenario and there were no flowers or service sheets or any other options. The criteria associated with this scenario is that a transfer may happen during after hours, but all arrangements and cremation will take place during working hours Monday to Friday and within 48 hours of the interview. It is our hope as funeral directors and more importantly as caring professionals, that these families choose to remember this person’s life in some way. It might be as simple as a barbeque or afternoon tea at home, or even a few beers at this person’s local pub. This is an essential service scenario that has been costed specifically. We gently remind people that to move outside of this scenario will affect changes to the financial aspect of this arrangement.
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A private service in Hardings Funeral Chapel

Pricing Scenario

 

  • Service Fee: 4350.00
  • Aftercare: 250.00 – 1250.00 (please discuss options with your funeral director)
  • Mileage: 295.00
  • Memorial Book: 105.00
  • Service Sheets: 130.50
  • Chapel Hire: 100.00
  • Photo Presentation: 280.00 (up to 40 photos), 400 (over 40 photos)

 

  • Hadleigh Casket: 1750.00
  • Celebrant: 350.00 – 600.00
  • Cremation Certificates: 165.00
  • Caterers: 430.00 – 600.00
  • Death Certificate: 33.00
  • Flowers: 200.00
  • Newspaper 70.00
  • Cremation Fees: 793.00

A public service in a local church or venue of the family’s choice

Pricing Scenario

  • Service Fee: 4590.00
  • Aftercare: 250.00 – 1250.00 (please discuss options with your funeral director)
  • Mileage: 370.00
  • Casket: 1650.00
  • Memorial Book: 105.00
  • Service Sheets: 290.00
  • Venue Hire: 100.00
  • Celebrant: 250.00 (approximate)
  • Cremation Certificates: 165.00
  • Caterers: 1000.00 – 1500.00
  • Death Certificate: 33.00
  • Flowers: 300.00
  • Newspaper 95.00
  • Cremation Fees: 793.00
  • Cemetery Fees: 410.00

A larger funeral in a sports club or similar venue

Pricing Scenario

  • Service Fee: 5100.00
  • Aftercare: 250.00 – 1250.00 (please discuss options with your funeral director)
  • Mileage: 100.00
  • Casket: 2100.00
  • Gravemarker: 80.00
  • Memorial Book: 105.00
  • Service Sheets: 950.00
  • Venue Hire: 150.00 – 450.00 (dependent on various criteria, please speak with your funeral director)
  • Celebrant: 350.00 (approximate)
  • Cremation Certificates: 165.00
  • Caterers: 3000.00 – 4500.00 (nominal figure of 1,000.00 for bar)
  • Death Certificate: 33.00
  • Projector and Screen Hire (150.00)
  • Newspaper 140.00
  • Cemetery Fees: Plot: 1449.00 (South Taranaki District Council)
    • Single Depth 1592.00
    • Double Depth 1796.00

A funeral where a loved one is cared for and taken to their local marae

Pricing Scenario

  • Service Fee: 4200.00
  • Aftercare: 900.00 – 1250.00 (please discuss options with your funeral director)
  • Mileage: 150.00 (approximate)
  • Casket: 1750.00
  • Gravemarker: 80.00
  • Death Certificate: 33.00
  • Newspaper Notice: 150.00

Essential Care Service

Pricing Scenario

  • Essential Care Service: $3500.00
  • Casket: Included
  • Minimal aftercare which includes a shower and dressing only
  • Death certificate: Included
  • Medical Certificates: Included
  • Cremation Fees: Included
  • Mileage up to 20km from Hardings premises: Included