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Funerals & Celebrations of Life

The George is conveniently located in Lichfield city centre.

The hotel offers free parking and a choice of comfortable rooms, one with private bar facilities, which are suitable for small gatherings and for larger receptions of up to 110 guests - it’s the perfect environment in which to remember the life of a loved one and pay tribute with family and friends.

Whether you choose a finger buffet reception, an afternoon tea or a three course meal in our carvery restaurant, the occasion will be sympathetically tailor made to suit you by our experienced staff. One of our Managers will greet you and your guests on arrival and our attentive staff will serve refreshments and stay on hand throughout the reception.

To enquiry about holding your Funeral Reception at The George Hotel please contact the events team on 01543 414822 or email [email protected]

Louise Dempster
Events Manager

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Reception Rooms

Choose to hold your funeral reception or celebration of life in a semi private area of the restaurant, a ground floor private room, or in our Regency style first floor suite. To arrange a look around please contact our Events Team who will be happy to meet you and show you around the available rooms.

Restaurant: From £150 room hire
  • Up to 40 guests
  • Semi private
  • Ground floor
  • Reception drinks can be served in the Lounge Bar
Charter Room: From £200  room hire
  • Up to 30 guests
  • Private Room
  • Ground Floor
  • Rception drinks can be served in the Lounge Bar
Garrick Suite: From £350 room hire
  • 30 to 110 guests
  • Picture windowns and high domed ceiling
  • Private bar
  • First floor (lift available)

Reception Drinks

Reception drinks are served on arrival. A fully licensed bar is available which can be offered on a cash or account basis.

Orange juice: £5.50 per jug
Sherry: £3.40 per glass
House wine: £19.50 per 75cl bottle
Prosecco: £5.75 per glass

Alternative reception drinks are available. Prices include VAT and are subject to change.

Celebrations of Life

We are happy to advise you on the special touches that can make a Celebration of Life a truly memorable occasion. Some examples of what we can arrange are listed below.

A glass of Prosecco: £5.75 per person
A screen and projector: Free
A memory book: £20
Live music (pianist, string quartet, harpist): Price on request


For guests who may have to travel a distance, we can arrange bedrooms at the hotel if required.

Our 45 ensuite bedrooms combine modern comfort and amenities with the building's origial architectural features and are furnished in a range of styles. We offer a selection of room types, each as individual as the hotel itself. Please mention at the time of booking and we will let you know the best available rate.

Reception Menus

Finger Buffet: Choose any six savoury items for £15.50 per person

A selection of sandwiches and finger rolls
A selection of wraps, baguettes, open sandwiches
A selection of pizzas | Gala pie, pickles
Terrines & pâtés, house chutney, crusty bread
Onion bhajis, samosas, mango chutney, mint yogurt V
Spring rolls, wontons, oriental dipping sauce
Crisps & dips V | Nachos, guacamole, salsa, sour cream V
Sweet chilli chicken wings | Loaded fries; cheese & bacon or cheese & spring onion V
Popcorn chicken, sweet chilli mayonnaise
Cod goujons, tartar sauce | Chicken satay
Mini burger sliders | Beer battered onion rings V
The Georges house salad; mixed leaf honey mustard dressing, coleslaw, tomato, onion, balsamic, crispy basil V
Crudities & dips

Fork Buffet: Choose any two hot dishes and one vegetarian dish for £25.00 per person

Served with buttered new potatoes or chips, rice or noodles, coleslaw, mixed leaves and a tomato and red onion salad.

Chilli con carne | Lamb tagine, mint yogurt GF 
Slow cooked steak & ale pie | Chicken parmigiana, spaghetti
Sweet & sour chicken, prawn crackers
Beef stroganoff | Oven roasted belly of pork, glazed apples GF
Beef & vegetable kebabs, pitta bread & dips
Sweet potato & butternut squash tagine, mint yogurt V GF
The George’s chicken curry, naan bread
Goat’s cheese & red onion frittata, ratatouille V GF
Oven roasted chicken supreme, baby onion & pancetta sauce GF
Pan seared seabass, red onion & cherry tomato fricassee GF

Picnic Buffet: £17.50 per person

Pork pie | Scotch eggs | Sausage rolls
A selection of savoury mini quiches
Cooked and cured meat platter
A selection of cheeses | Mixed pickles & chutneys
Crusty bread | A selection of salads: potato salad, feta watermelon and mint, mixed leaves

Afternoon Tea: £15 per person

A selection of sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and a selection of cakes with freshly brewed coffee and tea.

Desserts: £4.50 per person

Vanilla cheesecake V | Mixed berry Eton mess V | Chocolate brownie V
Lemon tart V | Raspberry panna cotta V | Tropical fruit pavlova, mango coulis V GF
Profiteroles, chocolate sauce V | Chocolate trifle V

Customer Reviews

Customer Comment Carole A - April 2017

"My husband loved the George hotel, so it had to be the place for us to join together family and friends after his funeral.
It was a lovely intimate setting, a small gathering of 30.
We had a warm welcome from Tim on our return, lovely tea/coffee, sandwiches, cakes and pastries. All lovely and fresh, may I add, we also had the use of the bar, to raise a glass to my Ian.
We were never rushed even though it was held late afternoon.
Thank you everyone you did him proud.
Regards, Carole"

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