Wakes in Exeter

A celebration of life at The Devon Hotel

Conveniently located on the edge of the city, close to Exeter Crematorium

We at The Devon Hotel would like to express our sincere condolences, we would be honoured to host your family as you come together to celebrate a life that was loved dearly and will continue to be loved. 

We know how difficult it can be to arrange a wake or funeral tea for a loved one. Let our team relieve the pressure by assisting you through all the arrangements so you and your loved ones are able to celebrate the life they lived with an occasion that is bespoke to you and your family. We have a range of beautiful and peaceful function rooms to choose from that will create exactly the right atmosphere for your wake or funeral tea, whether you are planning an intimate occasion or a large gathering.

A wake or funeral tea held at The Devon Hotel is a perfect way to bring family and friends together to honour your loved one.

To speak to us directly about any arrangements you may need, please give our team a call on 01392 259268 or email at events@devonhotel.co.uk and we'll be happy to discuss our involvement during this celebration of life.

What's Included?

What's Included?

  • Dedicated events staff to help you through the planning, and to be there on the day to ensure everything runs smoothly
  • We provide white linen and flowers for all of our tables for an elegant look
  • Free parking for 160+ cars
  • Presentation stands are available for photo boards
  • Our public bar is open all day and available for all guests
Private Room Hire

Private Room Hire

Edwardian: £225

  • This venue can accommodate up to 25 people

Victorian: £275

  • This venue can accommodate up to 60 people

Regency: £325

  • This venue can accommodate up to 130 people

Victorian Extended: £400

  • This venue can accommodate up to 85 people

Private Bar £100 (Min 60 guests) 



We are known for our outstanding cuisine, and during your time of grief, we understand how important a hearty meal can be which is why we offer two buffet options as standard.

Afternoon Tea from £15.50 per person

You can expect a selection of sandwiches, freshly made cakes, fruit and plain scones, lashings of clotted cream and jam and your choice of tea or coffee.

Finger Buffet 

Pick 5 items from £17.50 per person

Pick 7 items from £21 per person

You can pick 5/7 items to create your finger buffet offerings. From a selection of sandwiches, potato wedges, tomato and mozzarella pizza, sausage rolls, cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon, vegetable crudities, cheese and onion pasties, meat pastries, sweet marinated bbq chicken, fresh fruit platter, mixed tossed salad with a balsamic dressing, fingers cakes, scones, and profiteroles.

These catering options are just an example of our most popular choices. If you would like to tailor your refreshments please speak to us directly to discuss your options. 

Discounted Accommodation

Discounted Accommodation

We offer discounted room rates to those attending the wake who may have travelled from afar to share their condolences, as well as to those that simply desire a good nights sleep during this difficult time.

Please give us a call on 01392 259268 to arrange your stay. 

We understand there's a lot to consider when planning a celebration of life, which is why we have simplified all the information you could possibly need into a downloadable flyer for your convenience.