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Understanding funeral plans and costs 

H.O. Davies can help you understand what funeral fees you need to pay and also set up a plan to help your family in the future. Contact our office in Bangor or Porthmadog for a free appointment.

Our funeral costs

Traditional funerals - from £2250 (funeral directors fees only)

An attended funeral where family and friends attend a service, event or ceremony for the deceased person at the same time as the burial/cremation.

Included in the price:

  • A consultation with our experienced funeral directors at our Bangor or Porthmadog office or your family home.

  • Collection of the deceased and transportation to our facilities.

  • Completion of all administrative and legal paperwork in a timely fashion.

  • Preparation of the deceased and opportunity for family to visit the deceased in our chapel of rest.

  • An oak veneer coffin, with the option for an alternative if required.

  • The opportunity to use music and pictures to create a personalised funeral experience.

  • Use of a hearse for the funeral. Choose from either our Jaguar or Rolls Royce models.

  • Provision of bearers if required.

Unattended funerals - from £1400

This is an unattended, direct to crematorium funeral  with no family or friends in attendance nor officiating minister/service.

Included in the price:

  • All administration, legal and paperwork requirements for cremation.

  • Crematorium fee and doctor's fees.

  • Transportation from place of death to our chapel of rest (within a 50-mile radius of Bangor or Porthmadog).

  • Preparation of deceased for funeral.

  • Collection and delivery of ashes to nominated next of kin (within a 50-mile radius of Bangor or Porthmadog).


Unattended burials - price upon request

Cost for unattended burials are dependent on graveyard/council charges.

Additional services:

  • Order of service leaflet – price based on number

  • Alternative coffin – price upon request

  • Funeral officiant - £80 - £200

  • Doctor’s fees - £86

  • Floral tributes – price upon request

  • Embalming - £120

  • Family limousine - £160

  • Repatriation costs – price upon request

Fees you must pay 

Cremation fee (for an attended funeral) - £678 - £1121

 This is dependent on last residence, time/day of service and crematorium used.

Burial costs - £800 - £1200

New graves will require purchase of a burial plot, existing graves will require removal of any memorial stone.

Golden Charter funeral plans

Arranging a Golden Charter funeral plan with H. O. Davies gives you guaranteed peace of mind that no matter how much our service costs may rise in years to come, neither you nor anyone in your family will be asked to pay more for the arrangements selected.


You can tailor your funeral arrangements to your bespoke requirements. We’ll work within your budget to get you the options you want. Choosing your funeral arrangements now not only helps financially, it also helps take pressure off your relatives as no decisions will need to be made about the service etc. at the time.

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A sound financial investment

You have the reassurance that your money is protected when you take out a Golden Charter Funeral Plan. Select how you wish to pay for the plan and then depending on your choice, your money is paid into the Golden Charter Trust or to one of the UK's leading life assurance companies. 

The Golden Charter Trust is a separate entity, run by an Independent Board of Trustees, whose sole purpose is to manage the Trusts Funds. Your money grows, and when the time comes, H. O. Davies then receives the payment, including any growth, and uses this money to provide the agreed services to your family. No matter how much costs have risen in the intervening period, your loved ones will not be asked for a penny more for the guaranteed services included within your plan.

At any stage we’ll be happy to assist you in your choice and answer any questions you may have.

Our money-back guarantee

We want you to be certain that a Golden Charter funeral plan is right for you. If you're not completely satisfied or have simply changed your mind, a full refund will be given within 30 days of purchasing.

Contact your local branch of H.O. Davies today to discuss our funeral plans or costs in more detail.

Bangor: 01248 362650 
Porthmadog: 01766 514333

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