Wakes in Bideford

A celebration of life at The Royal Hotel

We at The Royal Hotel would like to express our sincere condolences, we would be honoured to host your family as you come together to celebrate a life that was loved dearly and will continue to be loved. 

We know how difficult it can be to arrange a wake or funeral tea for a loved one. Let our team relieve the pressure by assisting you through all the arrangements so you and your loved ones are able to celebrate the life they lived with an occasion that is bespoke to you and your family. We have an array of peaceful function rooms to choose from, whether you are planning an intimate occasion of up to 30 or planning a larger gathering.

To speak to us directly about any arrangements you may need, please give our team a call on 01237 472005 and we'll be happy to discuss our involvement during this celebration of life.

Venue Hire

Venue Hire

When you hold your wake at The Royal Hotel, we offer complimentary room hire. Giving you one less thing to worry about during your time of loss. 


We offer two buffet options for you to choose from, so no matter your food requirements know we can cater for your every need. 

Finger buffet for £14.50 per person 

High Tea Buffet for £14.50 per person

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Discounted Accommodation

Discounted Accommodation

We understand many may need to travel from afar to attend the wake and others may simply need a good nights sleep during this difficult time, which is why we offer discounted room rates for those attending. 

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Celebration of Life Flyer

We understand there's a lot to consider when planning a celebration of life, which is why we have simplified all the information you could possibly need into a downloadable flyer for your convenience.