Pre Planning

Once you have decided on your options for your funeral you can then submit a planning form to us that we can process. If you would like to enquire further please do not hesitate to contact us.


We have a range of venue options that can cater to the type of funeral that you prefer. If there is a venue that is not listed please let us know. We strive to make the funeral as stress free as possible for you and your family.


Cleveland Funeral Home offers a fleet of vehicles to suit all types of people and personalities. They range from the only vintage hearse built and restored right here in Wanganui to the newest hearse in Wanganui our 2018 Kia helping keep carbon emissions down for a better future for us all.

Caskets & Urns

All of our caskets and solid wood urns are made in New Zealand.
Personalisation of the casket can be achieved by selecting from our range of handles and side sets to best suit the personality of your loved one, custom printed graphics or painted caskets are also an option with possibilities only limited by your imagination.


Flowers provide a touching tribute that can brighten up a somber time. The type of flowers you choose can express your particular sentiments. In Wanganui we are spoilt for choice when it comes to florists and they all do a fantastic job.

Printing & Multimedia

From simple memory cards to customised service sheet our creative team are more than happy to put your ideas to paper to create a keepsake to treasure.
We specialise in producing photo tributes and strive to make this happen whatever the venue.
If someone is unable to make it on the day we have innovative solutions to take the service to them from an Audio recording of the service to a fully edited Video. Live Streaming is also an option for services held in one of our chapels.


Refreshments after a funeral are an important element of the funeral service and allow the family and friends to share stories and recall in greater detail the life of the deceased person. Both our chapels have their own separate catering lounge that best suit the size of the funeral and our lovely servers ensure the reception runs smoothly, relieving families of this burden.
We pride ourselves in being able to supply the nicest funeral catering in Wanganui from our variety of caterers to fit any budget.

Burial or Cremation

Traditional Burial or Modern Cremation, it's a decision we will all have to make. Neither Cremation or Burial affect the lead up to the service or the service itself. Cremation is the more affordable and the most common with 60% of New Zealand families now choosing cremation.

Writing A Notice

Despite living in the digital age the Newspaper Death Notice is still the preferred way to advertise the time/date of a service or to advise others of one's passing. We also place every death notice onto multiple online forums, including website, where you can see the latest notices and also search for old archived notices. Death Notices on social media are becoming more popular and with Cleveland's awesome followers the notices have a great reach.

Costs and Payment

For families the funeral cost can be a scary thought. At Clevelands we keep you well informed about costs and greatly appreciate our families honesty when it comes to budgets. We pride ourselves on total cost transparency and can even arrange payment plans and aid in the application process for funeral grants from both Work and Income (WINZ) and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

Monumental Work

Choosing monumental work can be an intensely personal and private matter. Our monumental work designer provides an easy way to begin the planning process for the monumental work. By following the easy steps you can design your own custom Plaque or Headstone for your loved one, then we can contact you to discuss the finishing touches and get a quote for you.

Community Support

Clevelands has been supporting our community immensely over the last 25 years and will continue to do so. We are constantly supporting fundraisers, providing sponsorship, donating our time or helping by supplying gear from printouts to technical assistance. No Cause is too big or small if it's in-line with our company values and principles. We are happy to help.