A number of GMCT locations offer function facilities that can be booked for private functions following a funeral or memorial service.

  • Altona Memorial Park
  • Fawkner Memorial Park
  • Lilydale Memorial Park
  • Northern Memorial Park
  • Preston Cemetery
  • Templestowe Cemetery

Commemoration Centre and Cafe

Our Commemoration Centre and Café is located in Northern Memorial Park and is ideal for post-funeral functions and anniversaries. Nestled amongst native trees and surrounded by tranquil memorial areas, the Centre has two multi-purpose function rooms that can be utilised separately with maximum capacity of 80 and 120 respectively, or as one large room for groups of up to 200.

We offer a variety of catering packages that can be customised to suit diverse cultural needs.

You can also relax and enjoy alfresco dining facilities at the café. Open Monday to Friday, the Centre offers café-style food, morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas.

Please click here to view our menu options.

For further information or to view our facility please contact the Commemoration Centre on:

Phone (03) 9355 3195

Fax (03) 9355 3158


Fawkner Memorial Park's historic tearooms

Within the tearooms' solid brick walls, visitors to Fawkner Memorial Park can take time out for refreshments. Tea, coffee and light lunches are served and takeaway items are available from the kiosk area. Visitors to the park can also purchase fresh flowers in this area.

The tearooms are also available to hire for functions after a funeral service has taken place. There are two function rooms available to cater for both large and intimate gatherings.

For bookings and enquiries, contact the tearooms on (03) 9355 3118 or Fawkner Tearooms.

Lilydale Memorial Park's Candlebark function room

The Candlebark function room follows a heritage style and features a warm and comfortable atmosphere.

This multi-purpose venue may be used as an extension of the main chapel or as a separate area for services, functions or refreshments. Seating arrangements can be configured to suit a smaller or less formal layout.

Refreshments such as muffins, cakes and savoury items are freshly baked in the commercial kitchen, with ingredients sourced from local suppliers.

For bookings and enquiries, contact Lilydale Memorial Park.

Templestowe Cemetery's elegant reception room

Set on the hillside slopes, with mountain views, our elegant reception room accomodates 100, with individual seating provided. A number of refreshment options are available.

The reception room is available for hire, regardless of where the burial or cremation will take place.

For bookings and enquiries, contact Templestowe Cemetery.