“A funeral is a tribute and a celebration of life, bringing family and friends together at a time of mutual sadness. By sharing their sorrow and paying true tribute, it can help them look ahead to the future.”


Lychgate - serving the Wellington community for 135 years

Welcome to the website for the Lychgate Funeral Home.

We hope it will be helpful if you or someone close to you is thinking about choosing a funeral director or planning a funeral service - now or in the future.

Our purpose is to assist families to create a personal funeral service which celebrates a life lived and to support family and friends through their bereavement.

Our commitment is to listen, guide you through the options and then take care of all the details to make the funeral service meaningful. We understand the needs of families and friends going through the stress of a bereavement and will assist you with the highest possible standard of service.

We are committed to providing quality, personal service and are available 24 hours a day to personally answer your call.

We offer a full range of funeral facilities for the Wellington area, including comfortable chapels and catering facilities in Wellington City and Johnsonville.

Lychgate Funeral Home belongs to Bledisloe New Zealand - a group of 21 funeral firms in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth and Hawera, Masterton, Wellington and the Hutt Valley, Blenheim and Christchurch. Through joining together, we are able to share professional development and industry knowledge, and set higher standards in the funeral profession nationwide.