Funeral Reception Gatherings

It’s such an emotional and intimate time for a family, saying goodbye to a loved one. Our dedicated team has many years of experience hosting funeral and life celebrations and we will ensure that every detail is attended to discreetly and sympathetically. Whether you require an intimate gathering or a grander affair, we have a selection of quiet areas in which to commemorate the gift of life.

We can offer Special Accommodation rates for guests requiring an overnight stay and have ample car parking facilities.

We will endeavour to make the day as easy as possible for you and your guests.

Let us manage the details, while you cherish the memories.

Alternate Gathering Suites

The Traders Restaurant

Our Traders Restaurant is only avaliable to hire between the times of 12pm - 5pm. Suitable for 40 to 100 guests the room is light and airy with natural daylight, internal flexible seating arrangements with a built in buffet serving station and has its own exit out into the carpark.

The Side Bar Lounge

If you are just looking for a close intimate gathering of between 10 - 20 guests and do not wish to hire a private function room, in our main bar there is a quiet corner with direct access out to the garden patio area. A small hire charge applies to reserve the area privately for your guests.

To check avaliability and hire prices please contact us directly on 01322 625 586

The Academy Gathering Suites

The Edwards Suite

This suite is comfortable for 30 - 50 guests along with natural daylight making the room bright and airy with views out into the garden. 

The Black Prince Suite

This is the larger suite in the Academy able to hold between 50 - 100 guests. A spacious suite with flexible layout options for larger gatherings.

Room Features

Both rooms have air conditioning and heating controls so whatever the weather we can make sure your guests are comfortable.


Both The Edwards Suite and The Black Prince Suite can be spilt into half with a dividing wall. The halves of each suite will accomodate between 15 - 30 guests comfortably and these can be hired out individually.

Both suites adjoin separately with the Breakout Area which is a communal space in which our function suites meet together. The garden and patio areas are accesible from the Breakout Area.

Larger Affairs

Alternatively if your gathering is due to have an extensive turn out you may opt to hire out the whole of the Academy to include; The Black Prince Suite, The Breakout Area and The Edwards Suite. This would give you the fexibility to have seating in one room, A private function bar in the breakout area and your buffet in another room, the Academy layout is very flexible and a suitable layout can be arranged to suit your requirements. 

To check avaliability and hire prices please contact us directly on 01322 625 586.

Contact Us

Holiday Inn London Bexley, Black Prince Interchange, Southwold Road, London, DA5 1ND, UK
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