Funeral Teas, Receptions & Wakes

Washingborough Hall is a 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. Guest numbers currently limited to 30.


We offer a choice of funeral tea menus, but please ask if you would like something different; we’re happy to help. All our menus include vegetarian options and some special dietary requirements can be catered for (Allergen Information). These menus are only available for Funeral Teas, Receptions & Wakes.

Menu A

just £10.95

  • Selection of Sandwiches (Choose 4) See Menu B for choices
  • Homemade Lincolnshire Sausage Rolls
  • Victoria Sponge Cake
  • Open Buttermilk Scones with Strawberry Jam & Clotted Cream

Menu B

just £14.95

  • Selection of Sandwiches (Choose 4) 
  • Lincolnshire Cocktail Sausages
  • Smoked Haddock & Dill Fishcakes with Lemon Aioli
  • Smoked Salmon & Chive Creme Fraiche Blini
  • Bacon, Leek & Stilton Quiche
  • Glazed Raspberry Bakewell Tart


  • Selection of Sandwiches (Choose 4)

    Smoked Salmon & Lemon Crème Fraiche
    Chicken & Basil Mayonnaise
    Hummous, Caramelised Red Onion Chutney & Rocket (V)
    Egg Mayonnaise with Olive Oil & Watercress (V)
    Mature Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Chutney (V)
    Tuna Mayonnaise and Cucumber
    Honey Roast Ham & Wholegrain Mustard
    Coronation Chicken
    Cucumber & Cream Cheese (V)
    Mozzarella, Sun Dried Tomato & Pesto (V)


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Get in touch

If you think that 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 790340 or use the contact button below.

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The Details

  • Prices are per head and includes all Tea & Coffee and Room Hire, there are no hidden costs.
  • Please inform Reception if any of your guests have dietary requirements although we ask you to refer to our Allergen Information.
  • Jugs of juice can be requested for £5.00 per jug, we offer Orange, Apple or Cranberry
  • All food will be pre-plated and served from the Kitchens.
  • Rooms are set for family/support bubbles to social distance from each other.
  • 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 available 9am - 11am 

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 60+ 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, but we can also host small, intimate gatherings for as few as 20 guests. Current maximum of 30 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 

Covid-19 Procedures

Please be aware we are limited to 30 guest as per Government Guidelines and Buffets are not permitted.  We will pre-plate all food for your guests & deliver to their seat, drinks will be ordered & served at table, there will be no Bar service. All drinks orders will be paid for at point of delivery.  

As guidance changes, so will our Policies. 

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