Choose the Right Funeral Venue

Choosing the venue that fit with your wishes and those of your loved one is just one important part of the funeral planning process. Fry Bros funeral directors has three chapels, located in East Maitland, Maitland and Raymond Terrace. Our friendly and professional team will help you to choose the best one for you and your family, and you can rest assured that each chapel has a comfortable and inviting space for families to gather.

Our funeral homes are conveniently based near you, with our main office and chapel located at East Maitland. Our accessible locations enable us to deliver exceptional standards of care to families across the greater Maitland area, Hunter Valley and Port Stephens region.

Our funeral directors will take the time to understand your wishes, whether you’re pre-planning a funeral or arranging a farewell for a loved one. We’ll talk you through our available chapels, as well as provide information about venue options, to make the process as stress-free as possible.

Funeral homes in NSW: our chapels

 Find out more about our three chapels based in East Maitland, Maitland and Raymond Terrace. If you need further information about what each chapel offe

Maitland

  • Located at 97 New England Hwy, Maitland (Rutherford)
  • Non-denominational, modern-style chapel with air-conditioning and seating for approx.120 people
  • Includes 2 LCD screens for photo slideshow presentations and reflection music
  • Welcoming reception foyer suitable for pre-service fellowship and chapel overflow
  • Live streaming available at no extra cost
  • On-site parking

East Maitland

  • Located at 48 Banks St, East Maitland
  • Non-denominational, air-conditioned chapel with seating for approx. 60 people
  • Includes 2 LCD screens for photo slideshow presentations and reflection music

Raymond Terrace

  • Located at 61 Port Stephens St, Raymond Terrace
  • Non-denominational, air-conditioned chapel with seating for approx. 40 people
  • Warm and inviting reception foyer for pre-service fellowship and chapel overflow
  • Function room available for after service refreshments

Choosing the perfect funeral venue in Maitland

Fry Bros can assist in all styles of funeral and memorial services; from traditional church and chapel services, to modern celebrations of life held in a location with special family significance such as a favourite park, private garden, home or venue of your choosing.

When considering the venue:

  • How many people are you expecting to attend the Service? Is the venue large enough to accommodate everyone, or is it too large? Public or private?
  • Is there adequate seating?
  • Do you require special facilities, for example audio or audio visual projection?
  • Do you need disabled access?
  • Are there any time restrictions at the venue?
We believe that a funeral service should be unique, so that it truly honours the life of your loved one. Our funeral directors will accommodate your wishes, and can arrange a service at the venue of your choice. Some common venue options include:
  • Graveside service
  • A garden setting or family property
  • Parkland
  • A function centre or community hall
  • A church or other place of worship
  • A chapel

Types of funeral services

Fry Bros funeral home can talk you through our funeral service options, to ensure the day is a true reflection of the person who died.
To help with your planning, here are a few options to consider:
  • A service held in a church, chapel or venue of your choice, followed by a full cortege to the crematorium or place of burial, where the committal will take place.
  • A service held in a church, chapel or venue of your choice, followed by a private cortege to the crematorium or place of burial, where only the immediate family is present to witness the committal.
  • The entire service, including the committal, is held in a church, chapel or venue of your choice. At the conclusion of the service, the coffin or casket is farewelled from the church or chapel, and Fry Bros will privately convey your loved one to the cemetery or crematorium.
  • The entire service, including the committal, is held at the graveside.
  • A memorial or thanksgiving service is held in a church, chapel or venue of your choice. No coffin or casket is present at the service. This style of service usually occurs after a private burial or cremation. A memorial or thanksgiving service can be incorporated with the scattering of ashes.

We have Non-Denominational Chapels