funerals / wakes
We are sorry to hear of your loss...
Venue 360 has many years of experience in hosting funeral / wake receptions and we totally understand what a stressful experience it can be to organise such an event during this difficult time.
Our compassionate events team will be there for you throughout and try and make things as simple and stress free as possible. We have fantastic room and fully catered for packages available, as well as a self-catering option that is welcomed to be able to give an even more personal send off.
We have two rooms to choose from and are able to accommodate from 50-340 guests. We can also provide audio speakers for background music and have screens in each room to display family photos if you wished on the day.
Venue 360 has over 300 free car parking spaces and is perfectly located just off on Junction 10 of the M1 and within minutes of the Vale cemetery and crematorium plus most Luton and Harpenden churches.
Call our events team today for further information on 01582 748225 or email
The Riverside is accessed from its own private entrance, boasts a spacious reception lobby and self contained facilities. Double height windows flood the room with natural daylight and doors open directly onto the patio and lawned gardens. For smaller events of 100 – 150 the Riverside can be divided into two separate sections or for larger events the whole suite can accommodate up to 340 guests. SELF CATERING 450
Balcony cafe bar
If you’re looking for a smaller more intimate gathering, the Balcony cafe bar can be hired privately catering for up to 50 for a seated dinner or 200 guests for a buffet.
Both the Riverside & Balcony cafe bar have direct access to our patio and lawned gardens, there is also a children’s play area to keep the little ones occupied.
Have a preferred caterer?
If you wish to use your own caterers, The Riverside offers the hire of its venue with an option to include a fully operational kitchen and further options to hire our bar and staff if required.
Our experienced events managers will also guide you through all the arrangements, offering you advice and support at each stage.
These packages have been conveniently put together to enable you to easily choose the right route for you.
Details of the different packages with prices are available by calling us on 01582 748225.
By Rail – over the road
The Luton Airport Parkway rail station is directly opposite us with frequent Thameslink services to and from London. We are only 30 minutes from the centre of London.
From the train station exit via the same direction as the taxi’s and cars until you come to the pathway access to the main road. Cross the road at the pedestrian traffic lights and turn right. You will then see us almost immediately on your left-hand side.
By Air – 5 minutes in a taxi
London Luton Airport is only a 5 minute drive away. Regular buses or Taxi’s are available immediately outside the airport.
By Foot – 20 minutes walk from the town centre
From Park Square (by University of Beds main campus) head down Park Street (passing The Brewery Tap pub on your right then Iceland food store further down on your left). Continue along Park Street for approx. ½ mile, then turn left into Osborne Road. At the top of Osborne Road (past Vauxhall Motors main office on the left-hand side), turn right onto Gipsy Lane. After about 200 metres you will see the retail park on your left and then we are located on your right.
By Road - The M1 is just 3 minutes away
From M1: From Junction 10, take exit towards Luton. Go over next roundabout (Junction 10a) taking A1081 towards Luton Airport / Town Centre. As you approach a set of traffic lights, get in the left hand lane and via left. Turn left at next roundabout and the entrance is 200m on left (opposite the retail park).
From Hitchin: Follow A505 towards Luton. Follow signs for Luton Airport (clockwise round Luton, over several roundabouts). Take 3rd exit at roundabout (signposted left to Luton Airport) onto Kimpton Road. Turn left at end of road onto Windmill Road, then straight over mini roundabout, we are on your right just after retail park traffic lights.
350 free car parking spaces available
Satellite Navigation users should be aware that our postcode is LU1 3JH and that for some reason you are directed across the road to the retail park. We are easily visible from the retail park; you cannot miss our large car park, main building and tennis courts.
If you haven’t been to Venue 360 before, then we’d like to extend an invitation to join us for a coffee and a show round, and even if you have, we’d like to welcome you again!
To arrange a site visit, enquire about our facilities or make a booking please contact the events team on 01582 748225 or if you prefer, click on the button below to complete our enquiry form and we’ll get back to you right away.
We look forward to hearing from you…