Funerals By The Bay
If a waterside funeral is what you’re seeking, Funerals by the Bay offers a range of beautiful and unique venues from which to choose.
Dotted around Melbourne’s Bayside and the Mornington Peninsula, in some of the most prime locations, are a series of idyllic yacht clubs, beachfront restaurants, and picturesque pavilions, capable of delivering a truly memorable final farewell.
Please reach out if you have any further questions on any of the below options. If you have something specific in mind that you can’t find, please still drop us a line, and one of our funeral directors will be there to walk through your requirements with you.
Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron (BMYS)
LOCATION: Beach Road (opposite Cromer Road), Beaumaris VIC
CAPACITY: 80 to 200 people
CATERING: Flexible menu and drinks options
The Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron (BMYS) Clubhouse offers picturesque views of Beaumaris Bay and the surrounding coastline.
Conveniently located on the foreshore, just a couple of minutes from Cheltenham, the venue is easily accessed via Beach Road, and offers ample free onsite parking.
BMYS specialises in treating tribute and remembrance events with sensitivity and respect, whilst also making sure you and your guests feel comfortable and at ease.
LOCATION: 15 Elwood Foreshore, Elwood VIC
CAPACITY: 100/130 people seated (The Bay Room/The Restaurant)
CATERING: Canapes, sharing set menus, beverage packages
Elwood Bathers offers uninterrupted views across Port Phillip Bay. A premier beachside venue, it’s conveniently located a short drive from Melbourne’s CBD, and just minutes from St Kilda.
The venue offers a relaxed space, an exceptional team, and plentiful car parking on its doorstep.
If you’re seeking a smaller, more intimate funeral, then Elwood Bathers also has a Private Dining Room with capacity for up to 36 guests seated.
Mordialloc Life Saving Club
LOCATION: 199 Beach Road, Mordialloc VIC
CAPACITY: 20 to 150 people
CATERING: All-inclusive in-house package, alcohol additional
If you’re seeking a venue that offers a secure and private space where family and friends can gather and celebrate the life of a loved one, Mordialloc Life Saving Club is a leading option.
The venue offers expansive bayside views, from Arthurs Seat in the south to The You Yangs in the north. It also offers a caring community vibe ensuring that you and your guests are considered, and your day runs smoothly.
Mordialloc LSC can cater for both morning and afternoon funerals.
Parkdale Yacht Club
LOCATION: 132 Bay Trail (Beach Road), Parkdale VIC
CAPACITY: 100 people (seated)
CATERING: Access to the commercial kitchen and bar service area, outdoor BBQ
Positioned right on the foreshore with stunning views over Port Phillip Bay, Parkdale Yacht Club is the perfect venue for an intimate celebration of life ceremony.
Positioned right on the foreshore, the venue offers complimentary AV, along with a balcony that runs the length of the function room, which can be used as an interlude should one be required.
Port Melbourne Yacht Club
This highly flexible venue space can be configured to give you a truly unique experience.
Claiming “Melbourne’s best water views”, it can provide the ideal connection to the water often sought from a bayside funeral.
Providing day or night funerals, the Port Melbourne Yacht Club can also be configured for smaller more intimate events.
Royal Brighton Yacht Club(RBYC)
LOCATION: 253 Esplanade, Brighton VIC
CAPACITY: 10 to 300 people
CATERING: Set menus, beverage packages
Opened in 1875, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club has extended and evolved over the years into a stunning waterside venue to celebrate the life of a loved one.
The experienced event team are experts in planning and delivering exceptional events. This, with their caring and respectful nature, enables you to focus on the most important part of the day – creating a fitting tribute.
Sandringham Yacht Club
LOCATION: 32 Jetty Rd, Sandringham VIC
CAPACITY: Minimum 80 people
CATERING: Packages , platters, various bar options available.
Located in Melbourne’s Bayside, with serene views of Port Phillip Bay, the Sandringham Yacht Club has been described as one of the best funeral venues in Melbourne.
Offering excellent cuisine, complimentary audio-visual services, and exceptional attention to detail, this venue provides a trusted service and the perfect backdrop to say your final farewell.
Coffins can be accommodated, but access must be considered.
If you are a Club member, further benefits are available to you.
The Park Melbourne
LOCATION: 36 Lakeside Drive, Melbourne VIC
CAPACITY: 50 to 500 people (seated)
CATERING: Canapés, main courses, creative food stations, and more
If you’re looking for the perfect combination of city chic, teamed with lakeside tranquillity, The Park is a great option.
The venue is a short 10-minute drive from Melbourne CBD and close to public transport. It offers an outdoor covered balcony and a feature lounge, giving break-out options for people who may need a little space. Complimentary use of all in-house audio visual is included with all bookings.
West Beach Bathers Pavillon
LOCATION: 330a Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West VIC
CAPACITY: 20 to 500 people
CATERING: Packages (3-/4-hour), platters, cash bar
West Beach Bathers Pavilion is recognised as a funeral partner in Melbourne, with hundreds of families having trusted the venue with the care and preparation of their loved one’s farewell.
With an exclusive beachfront location, this venue offers matching high levels of service. The team truly cares for the people, before and on the day of the event.