Funeral Costs

All Funeral arrangements are tailored to your exact requirements.

We guarantee no hard sell and no pressure.

We know we offer the best value for money.

Our pricing is transparent and our small size and low overheads mean there are no unnecessary costs to pass on to you.

Funeral Prices start from:

Service and Cremation at Durham Crematorium                                                                   -   £2570

Service in church followed by Cremation at Durham Crematorium                             -  £2740

Service in church followed by Burial in Durham County Council cemetery            -   £2725

The above prices include: 
  • all funeral arrangements and the services of your own dedicated funeral director, 
  • hearse to transport the coffin to church/crematorium/cemetery plus bearers, 
  • traditional veneer-effect coffin, suitably lined and furnished
  • 3rd party fees (disbursements) - church/minister fees, doctor's fees where applicable, crematorium/cemetery fees.
NOT included - optional fees such as the hire of a limousine, floral tribute, press notice.


These optional services can vary in price substantially and we give you a guide to what these will cost so you can control your budget. You may wish to consider:

Limousine hire 
Our luxury 6-door limousines are available for you to hire to transport close family to and from the funeral. They will each seat 7 people comfortably.

You can hire one or two of our fleet of matching limousines at a cost of £150 each, including suitably dressed chauffeur. This price is based on transport within a 10 mile radius of our offices.

Press notice
It is customary to announce the date, time and place of the funeral in the local newspaper, to allow friends, colleagues and acquaintances the opportunity to come and pay their last respects.

We can arrange a standard inclusion in your chosen newspaper. The price for The Northern Echo is approximately £120.

It is traditional to offer refreshments to those who have attended the funeral service. We can arrange catering to your budget - starting from £4 per person.

The refreshments will be delivered to your home or any alternative venue that has been arranged.

Order of Service
A personalised Order of Service is a wonderful memento for all the funeral attendees - starting from £60 for 50 copies of A5 folded sheet.

Other Choices                                                                                                                                                  
Coffin style, floral tributes, memorial and ashes casket - please ask for a personal quotation.


Funeral Director Cost - £1005             

The Simple Funeral is offered as a low cost option, using limited staff and other resources, which allows us to keep costs down. This service includes:

  • Provision of the funeral director's services and necessary staff
  • Provision of a simple coffin
  • Transfer of the deceased to our premises during normal working hours within a ten mile radius
  • Transport of deceased to the nearest crematorium or cemetery

 This service specifically excludes:

  • Viewing of the deceased
  • The hire of a hearse or limousine
NOTE: This cost does not include any 3rd Party Fees (disbursements) ie minister's fees, crematorium fees etc. You must pay these fees directly.



Funeral Choices

To help you understand your options for tailoring the funeral to your wishes, please read more below:

Burial or Cremation

The Funeral Ceremony

Funeral Cortege

Coffin style


Ashes Casket

Floral Tributes

Our modern black hearse and luxury 6-door limousines

Finance for the Funeral 

Ideal4Finance is a credit broker and can source personal loans to help you pay for the funeral

Call 01772 671355 or use the online application quoting "Hardys Funeral Service"

All loans are subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.