Alternative Hearses

Alternative hearses bring a unique touch to the farewell ceremony.

Alternative hearses are becoming increasingly popular in funeral packages, bringing a unique touch to the farewell ceremony. What used to be a niche market has now turned into a major trend, with about one in fifteen funerals in the UK featuring a non-traditional hearse.

These days, people are looking for ways to personalize the final send-off, and requests are pouring in that reflect the deceased’s interests or occupation. From motorbike or tractor hearses to horse-drawn and even TV series-themed hearses, there are plenty of options for your loved ones’ perfect sendoff.

At Bate & Holland, we’ve established connections with various providers of unusual and customised hearses. Take a look below at a few examples of our “one-of-a-kind” funeral vehicles. If you have any specific ideas or preferences for alternative hearses, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here to help and make this farewell truly special.

Black Horse Drawn Hearse

The black horse-drawn hearse is a beautiful option for a more traditional funeral. Available with teams of either 2 or 4 horses, the black horse-drawn hearse can be customised with interchangeable covers and plumes into any colour you desire. 

The carriage itself is also black, matching the horses and driver to create an elegant send-off on your loved ones’ final journey.

White Horse Drawn Hearse

The white horse-drawn hearse is a striking yet elegant addition to any funeral service. This gorgeous carriage is usually popular with younger person’s funerals but is well-equipped to handle any service. 

The beautiful white horses are available in teams of 2 or 4, with interchangeable plumes and covers for a more personalised send-off. 

Motorcycle Hearse

The motorcycle hearse is an easy choice for any avid motorcyclist. Featuring a fully secured, custom-built side carriage for your loved one to rest, the motorcycle hearse is a beautiful way to reconnect your loved one with their favourite hobby. 

Experienced, fully qualified personnel will man the motorcycle, ensuring that your loved one arrives safely for one last ride.

Sports Themed Hearse

The best option for any avid sports fan. The sports-themed hearse can be fully customised to any team in any sport, featuring a bespoke wooden and glass frame customised with your loved ones’ favourite team or sport. In the example here, the sports-themed hearse was customised for an avid Newcastle fan.

This is a great way to give a final journey unique to your loved one and would suit anyone wishing to arrive in style.

Only Fools and Horses Hearse

Certainly a unique option. We are pleased to be able to offer the Only Fools and Horses Robin Reliant hearse. A must-have for any fan of the series, Del’s famous Robin Reliant will feature at the head of the cortege and would lead your loved one on a remarkable and memorable final journey.

Although it may not align with the conventional idea of a hearse, this remarkable option is perfect for enthusiasts of the show and adds a truly memorable touch to the send-off.

Meaningful Celebrations of Life

We understand that losing a loved one can be an incredibly difficult time, and our team is here to guide you through every step of the funeral process with care and professionalism.

The Onyx Package

(Direct Unattended Funeral)

The Asteria Package

(Non-Ceremonial Funeral)

The Antares Package

(Hearse Only Funeral)

The Osiris Package

(Hearse + 1 Limousine Funeral)


How Much Will the Funeral Cost?

With our funeral packages, the total cost of the funeral will be the package cost, plus disbursements. Fill out our funeral cost calculator to get a more accurate idea of how much the funeral will cost. If you have any questions please get in touch.


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