Funeral Teas, Receptions & Wakes

Washingborough Hall is a 4-star country house hotel close to Lincoln Crematorium. Our friendly events team have been hosting funeral teas for many years. As a popular Lincoln funeral tea venue, we understand how important it is that arrangements are made with ease. Please rest assured that we’ll take care of everything and on the day our staff will be attentive and professional, yet unobtrusive.  We were able to accommodate up to 110 guests for a wake Monday to Friday.  We make a room hire charge from £75 up to £250 for your private room, dependant on numbers. Please contact our reception team who will be able to advise further.


We currently only offer one funeral tea menu, so please ask if you would like something different; we'll try our best to  help. All our menus include vegetarian options and some special dietary requirements can be catered for (Allergen Information). This menu is only available for Funeral Teas, Receptions & Wakes.


just £15.95 per person

Open Buttermilk Scones with Strawberry Jam & Clotted Cream
Unlimited Tea & Coffee


Please choose your Buffet from the options below


Sandwich Selection (Organiser to choose 4)

  • Cheddar Cheese & Onion Marmalade (V)
  • Ham & Grain Mustard Mayonnaise
  • Chicken Caesar
  • Coronation Chicken
  • Guacamole & Chilli Jam (V)
  • Egg Mayonnaise & Watercress (V)
  • Mozzarella, Sun Blushed Tomato & Pesto (V)
  • Hot Smoked Salmon, Dill & Lemon Crème Fraiche
  • Lemon & Coriander Hummus & Rocket (V)
  • Tuna Mayonnaise, Sweet Pickled Cucumber

Savoury Selection (Organiser to choose 2)

  • Bacon, Leek & Stilton Quiche
  • Roasted Pepper & Goats Cheese Quiche (V)
  • Honey & Mustard Glazed Cocktail Sausages 
  • Homemade Boston Sausage Rolls
  • Red Onion & Thyme Scotch Egg
  • Mushroom & Parmesan Arancini  (V)
  • Smoked Salmon & Beetroot Blini

Cake Selection (Organiser to choose 1)

  • Victoria Sponge Cake
  • Chocolate & Cranberry Tiffin
  • Lemon Curd Cake
  • Carrot Cake
£2.50 for each Additional Cake or Savoury 

Buffet & additional items can only be ordered for the whole function, we are unable to offer “½ & ½” of any sweet, savoury or sandwiches.

Any dietaries on the day will be catered for & a charge of £10 will be applied to the final invoice.


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Get in touch

If you think Washingborough Hall Hotel might be a fitting venue, then please get in touch with our helpful team to talk through your requirements and ask any questions your may have. You can call us on 01522 790 340 or use the contact button below.

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The Details

  • Prices are per person and include all Tea & Coffee. 
  • Please inform Reception if any of your guests have dietary requirements although we ask you to refer to our Allergen Information.
  • Any Guest with dietry requirements on the day will be catered for & a £10 charge will be added the the final invoice
  • Jugs of juice can be requested for £5.00 per jug, we offer Orange, Apple or Cranberry
  • All food will be presented on a Buffet Table for Guests to serve themselves.
  • Rooms are set with round tables of 6 to 10 settings, dependant on guest numbers. 
  • Easels are available for those wishing to bring photoboards. Extra tables can be arranged for flower arrangements & photos. Please advise upon booking if required.
  • Gratuity is at your discretion.
  • Funeral Breakfast Buffet Menu is only available  between 9am - 11am.
  • Rooms are available for up to 3 hours only.

Location and Accessibility

Washingborough Hall is the closest hotel to Lincoln Crematorium, located on Church Hill, just off the main road from Lincoln to Washingborough (just over 1mile from the crematorium). We have parking on site for 50+ cars and are close to all Lincoln’s main transport links, accessible via bus or a short taxi ride.

Our function rooms are situated on the same level as the licensed bar, along with washroom facilities. Wheelchair access is gained through the Winston Room Orangery, or through the main kitchen. We can accommodate up to 120 guests over our 3 function rooms & Lounge bar but we can also host small, intimate gatherings for as few as 20 guests.

To find out more about the service available at our Lincoln funeral reception venue, and to discuss your requirements, please call our reception team on 01522 790 340.

Accomodation may also be available for those guests travelling from away, please contact our reception team on 01522 790 340 to discuss availability & rates 

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