Funeral Receptions, Wakes and Celebration of Life Events in Eastbourne

Funeral receptions, wakes and celebration of life events can be held at the Hydro Hotel, located only 4 miles from Eastbourne Crematorium, East Sussex. Our peaceful elevated location has far reaching sea views, private gardens, ample parking and a range of function rooms.

We can offer a traditional afternoon buffet or finger buffet. The afternoon buffet includes a selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes and pastries served with two cups of tea or coffee per person and is priced from £22.50 per person. Finger buffets comprise of 6 or 8 items that include a selection of assorted sandwiches with a large array of hot items to choose from, priced from £28.50 per person.

Our private function rooms can host receptions from 15 to 130 guests. Projectors are also provided in each room to enable slideshows and music.

Tel: 01323 746105

Co-op Funeralcare 

A bereavement is never easy to bear. So it’s good to know that when you need advice and care, there are local people who can help with what comes next. In Eastbourne, the team are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The team is led by our Funeral Director with more than 20 years’ experience, who is here to provide a caring professional service, alongside our Funeral Arrangers Abby and Julia. They are the friendly faces you will meet when you walk in to our funeral home, giving you the reassurance that we will take care of you and your loved one.  It doesn’t matter if you need us now or in 10 years, because we’ll be at the heart of your community in years to come. It’s what we do. 

Call 01323 734482 or visit

Haine and Son 

Haine & Son is a Sussex Funeral Directors with a proud history. Founded in 1838, Haine & Son is the oldest Funeral Directors in Eastbourne. In fact, we still occupy the site of our original 19th century offices on South Street. 

Since the 1800s, the Haine & Son name now extends beyond Eastbourne into towns across Sussex, including Polegate, Hailsham and Battle. You’ll be in safe hands with our trusted team. 

Today, Haine & Son is part of CPJ Field, a leading family-run funeral service provider who operate funeral homes across South-East England. At our Eastbourne funeral home, you will be welcomed by Howard Coote, our Principal Funeral Director. The team also includes Funeral Directors Andrew Holter, Paul Martin, Peter Polson, and Jodie Barden. 

Call 01323 727801 or visit

Payne & Sons Funeral Directors 

Payne & Sons Funeral Directors are here to support and guide you. We offer a friendly, professional service to families in Eastbourne, Hampden Park, East Dean, Pevensey, Polegate and surrounding communities.   

Our Seaside branch in Eastbourne was once home to the Eastern Cinema, an Edwardian cinema opened in 1912. We are particularly proud of our unique Eastern Hall, a delightful legacy of the original cinema created a century ago. Eastern Hall is a beautifully spacious room with traditional pews comfortably seating 70 people. It is available as an alternative to holding the service of your loved one at the Crematorium, if you want a more personal goodbye with music and audio visuals to help tailor the service to your needs.   

  • 24-hour service 
  • Bereavement advice 
  • Transparent pricing 
  • Home visits 
  • Private chapel of rest 
  • Floral tributes 
  • Memorial masonry 
  • Prepaid funeral plans 

Call us for immediate support, advice or to arrange a home visit. We are here to help 24 hours a day.  

Call 01323 649049 or visit