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    Funeral homes now doubling as wedding chapels

    http://www.courier-journal.com/artic...edding-chapels
    This article was also in USA Today.

    HIGHLIGHTS:
    Across the U.S., more funeral homes are building such centers and marketing them not only as places to mourn the dead but as sites for events celebrating the living, including birthdays, anniversaries, holiday parties, proms and weddings.

    The lure? It is often less expensive; there is greater availability; and the settings inside and outside can be nothing short of wedding-picture perfect.

    Is this more of a perception/image/ event scheduling problem than a commercial land use issue ?
    They have the parking space. But they would need the foodservice / bar license/inspection.

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    "Life Celebration Center" is the coming phrase.

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    Cyburbian mgk920's avatar
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    Well, mortuaries have done similar things in the past (adding services for more than just the dead and their loved ones) - for example, motor-powered hearses were often also used as the first ambulances.

    I do like the idea of celebrating lives instead of just mourning losses.

    Mike

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