Funeral Buffet

Keeping in-line with the latest Government advice (Monday 12th October 2020) wake receptions are only able to take place with a maximum of 15 guests.

In an attempt to make The Wycliffe as COVID secure as possible we have introduced new measured to minimise any unnecessary contact (see image below) – you can also find out more information about our general COVID-19 practices here.

Although a buffet is the traditional option for a wake reception but due to the current circumstances that is sadly not possible. What we will be doing instead is a table-served, pre-plated buffet.

On the day

  • On arrival guests will be taken straight to tables in the main restaurant
  • Drinks orders will be taken & served
  • Pre-plated buffet will be served to guests at their table
  • Tea & coffee serving
  • Pre-plated desserts will be served once all guests have finished their mains
  • Another two servings of tea & coffee

Pre-plated buffet £15pp

  • Selection of homemade sandwiches (part vegetarian)
  • Freshly baked sausage rolls
  • Chips for the table
  • Mixed quiches (vegetarian)
  • Trio of desserts
  • Three servings of tea & coffee


At The Wycliffe we have been providing a funeral buffet service for the last ten years. We understand it is a difficult time and our team are on hand to assist every step of the way.

Funeral Buffet 1 – £15pp (minimum numbers 15)

  • Selection of homemade sandwiches (part vegetarian)
  • Freshly baked sausage rolls
  • Chips
  • Mixed quiches (vegetarian)
  • Trio of desserts
  • Three servings of tea & coffee

Funeral Buffet 2 – £20pp (minimum numbers 15)

  • Beef lasagna (This item can be exchanged for Vegetarian lasagna OR Vegan parmigiana)
  • Roast chicken pieces
  • Fish & leek pie
  • Crushed new potatoes, butter & spring onions
  • Mixed roast vegetables
  • Selection of sweets – tiramisu, English trifle, fresh fruit salad & chocolate brownie
  • Three servings of tea & coffee

For allergies please advise our team at the time of booking so we may prepare a suitable alternative.

Our Rooms

Funeral buffet menus are able to be offered in either our restaurant or coffee lounge “La Piazza”

Restaurant: Max occupancy 70 + additional seating for 30 in the bar. 100 max. Ground floor access, but toilets on the same level are not wheelchair accessible.

La Piazza Lounge: Max occupancy 30. Private room with bar & toilet facilities. No disabled access, stairs access only.

Please note that while we do not charge a room hire for either the restaurant or La Piazza, we do ask that you take our catering.

Drinks On Arrival

For funerals in our restaurant arrival drinks will be served in the upstairs bar. Drinks on arrival for La Piazza will be served in the room itself.

Popular Pre-Arranged Arrival Drinks

  • Glass Prosecco – £4.50pp
  • Bucks Fizz – £4.50pp
  • Fresh Orange – £1.50pp

It is also possible to offer a first drink or full account bar.

Terms & Conditions

We kindly require a non-refundable or transferable deposit of £150 at the time of booking. Outstanding balance to be paid in full on departure.

Funeral buffet menus are available Monday – Friday from 12 noon. We kindly ask all funerals to vacate from the restaurant & La Piazza no later than 17:30. For weekend services, please ask to speak to a manager to enquire.

A 10% discretionary service charge will be added to food items on the final bill.

We apply a strict “no under-cater” policy; extra guests will be charged accordingly. Confirmed numbers of how many guests you would like to cater for is required at least 4 days in advance.

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