Remember and Celebrate…A Life Well Lived
Family and friends are choosing less traditional ways of honoring the passing of their loved one. There are many reasons – an individual’s last wishes, spiritual beliefs, cremation or the desire to share a unique celebration of a special life. Earlyhouse provides a beautiful, private location and professional services to create a meaningful, fitting tribute.
During this difficult time, assistance is available as you need or want it, without overwhelming you with decisions. Sharing the memories and stories about your loved one gives family and friends a sense of closeness, comfort and closure. Our experience as planners will guide you and allow you to spend your time with family and friends, confident that details will be well taken care of.
A comforting meal, the repast, can be prepared and served by our catering partner, Sauce Catering.
It would be our honor to share this important day with you.
“Mourning is one of the most profound human experiences that it is possible to have. The deep capacity to weep for the loss of a loved one and to continue to treasure the memory of that loss is one of our noblest human traits.” ~ Shneidman
Man’s Best Friend…
Many people consider our pets to be a part of our family. If you are planning a memorial celebration of life, please consider bringing your loved one’s well behaved pet to the service. Animals have a great ability to heal and make people feel better, just what friends and family need during this difficult time.
Personal touches will make the memorial a unique celebration of your loved one’s life, rather than the mourning of a death. We can help you plan and execute some of these ideas, at no additional charge, including…….
A Memory Table displays memorabilia of the person’s life, including prized possessions, trophies, photos and awards, and other items signifying accomplishments or hobbies. It also makes a great place for guests to gather around and reminiscence.
Memory Cards are note cards that say, “My Special Memory of ___”. Family and friends are encouraged to write their memories of their loved one on the cards. These memories can be shared for generations.
Music is universal and can add a very special touch and feeling to the life celebration. All music – country, roll-n-roll, jazz and other favorites- has a place in remembering the life and special moments with our loved ones.
Earlyhouse and included services are available for $400 plus catering costs for up to 3 hours and 100 guests. Minimum catering count is 35
Class Reunions & Family Reunions
Earlyhouse is a wonderful place for schoolmates, old friends or families to gather in a comfortable, relaxed environment. There is something for everyone: from horseshoes and play areas to catch and release fishing; from checkers to exploring our historic cemeteries.
We can assist you with all the special planning you might need, from catering and beverages to special entertainment and displays.
The Park at Earlyhouse
The park at Earlyhouse is a wonderful place to spend the day with your family. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll on our woodland paths or a competitive game of horseshoes, there is something for everyone. Kids can run on the grounds, swing and climb in the playground or fish (catch and release*) from our stocked pond.
Picnic and game tables are scattered throughout the woods surrounding the pond, or perhaps a table on the gazebo or terrace is more your style. Bring along a picnic basket, enjoy your dinner and unwind.
From time to time, we offer special features – a dance, family game night or a couples picnic. Please check the site regularly for coming attractions and we would love to hear from you about events you would like to participate in.
Family Fun Nights!
Most Monday nights from 4-9 are family fun nights, with reduced admissions and special treats. Grab some take-out or your picnic basket & relax. Kick off your shoes for beach volleyball. Challenge your children to checkers. Show your kids how to bait a hook & cast a line. (Be sure to bring your camera to get a picture of their catch!)
The park and recreation facility at Earlyhouse may also be reserved for private use – a perfect spot for your family reunion, company outing or perhaps a special baby or bridal shower. Please call for details and availability.