Celebration of Life

As the 2017 Haute Grandeur ‘Best Function Venue Hotel for Europe’, we are doing all we can first and foremost, to ensure Balbirnie House remains at the forefront of providing amazingly great value for our local communities, across the span of Fife’s 350,000 residents.

Over many years, Balbirnie House has been the backdrop as a reception venue following many local funerals. Over recent years however, we have seen an accelerating shift whereby some families align towards turning many such occasions into …


A Celebration of Life.


Life celebrations are such a sensitive matter for all families, but one certainly worth highlighting. Our Special Events can also extend into considering special accommodation pricing, for everyone who attends any such occasions from afar.

Our Special Event Planning Department is at your disposal as always. These days we have a team of 5 working on event planning, and if asked to do so, we’re always delighted to make suggestions for any and all occasions.

Please liaise with our Special Events Team, with regards to timing for access for pre-preparations on the day of The Celebration of Life itself. We can display photographs, mementos, any and all such aspects, in advance of any funeral service, so as to be awaiting the arrival of guests. We have Bluetooth sound systems for music of your choice, played via your own device. We also have Bluetooth portable wall projectors, which you can use to show images or footage of your choice. We always advise clients to test run any technological equipment in advance of departing for a funeral service, on the day itself.


Talking of individuality and creativity: ‘100+ Best Celebration of Life Ideas!’ https://www.loveliveson.com/100-best-celebration-of-life-ideas-2

The heart image which we have used for this post, was selected by the team taking part in this morning’s 10.30am team briefing. Original article: CREATIVE WAYS TO INCORPORATE PHOTOS INTO A CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE https://www.homesteaderslife.com/blog/creative-ways-to-incorporate-photos-into-a-celebration-of-life-service

Celebration of Individuality: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31940529




Option 1;

Hire of our Garden Room, West Room, Orangery, or Millennium Ballroom, numbers depending.
Buffet of choice served with tea, coffee and homemade shortbread

@ £13.95 per person
Choose 3 of the options below

Selection of freshly prepared sandwiches with assorted fillings

Pork & pickle sausage rolls, mustard aioli

Thai spiced salmon fishcakes, soy & sesame

Goat’s cheese & red onion tartlets

Spicy vegetable tempura, tomato & chilli jam

Prosciutto, garden pea & mint Arancini balls, cucumber yoghurt

Tomato & mozzarella bruschetta’s, basil pesto, balsamic

Freshly baked scones and home-made cakes, whipped cream & preserves

Mulled cheddar, chutney & Oatcakes


Option 2;

Hire of our Garden Room, West Room, Orangery, or Millennium Ballroom, numbers depending
A glass of Prosecco on arrival
Buffet of choice served with tea, coffee and homemade shortbread

@ £18.95
Choose 3 of the options below

Mini steak & ale / chicken & mushroom pies

Mini smoked salmon & cream cheese bagels, dill pesto

Mini pokes of beer battered fish & chips, malt vinegar salt

Piri Piri Chicken & Red pepper brochettes

Mini pokes of beer battered fish & chips, malt vinegar salt

Buccleuch Haggis Spring rolls, sweet chilli

Chocolate brownie bites, butterscotch cream

Cheese burger sliders

Cottage pie tartlet


Do wish us to serve everyone with a round of Scotch? Schnapps? Champagne? Cosmo cocktails? Bucks Fizz or Bellinis? Just let us know. We can also operate entire bars, with all billing to main account.


Would you wish the services of our in-house piper, for the arrival of guests?

Do you wish to incorporate the services of a pipe band?  Wild Celtic bagpipes? A jazz band? Or how about a Mexican Mariachi band, with trumpets as well? String quartets, classic or contemporary? Acoustic guitarists?

Silent fireworks? A professional photographer? A magician, a cartoonist for commemorative images?


Our Planning Team are at your call, please simply advise us, what you wish to provide.


Do you have family travelling from afar? Not had a family gathering for a long time?

Then why not arrange a get together the night before The Celebration of Life, for a proper catch up. Book one of our private rooms on a complimentary basis and enjoy a
delicious dinner together @ £25 per person


For more information on our Celebration of Life packages click here.


To make a reservation for either a Funeral, or a Celebration of Life, or for further information please contact our Special Events team


Email: [email protected]