Celebrate their Life, not their Passing!

Celebration of Life

Celebrate their life

There has been a subtle but steady shift in America’s views of death and the aftermath.  Psychology Today magazine has a great piece on the American relationship with death and the changes ahead as Baby Boomers are growing older.  It isn’t death that has changed, it is still a solemn and sad occurrence in everyone’s life.  Instead, the way we handle death has changed.  Mainstream religions are recognizing that grieving for the dead does not have to be simply mourning and tears, and now more people are choosing to hold a celebration of life.

More people are shunning the high cost of funerals and opting for more affordable alternatives.  Cremation has become mainstream and accepted and many religions have recognized the practice as acceptable to their faith.  Eco-Funerals are another trend in end-of-life arrangements.  Websites such as NaturalEnd.com , that explains this new movement and the drive to be eco-friendly, even in death.  Many topics, such as biodegradable caskets and burial locations are covered in detail.

It’s Sad, But it Doesn’t Have to Be

Gone are the days of mourning and shedding sad tears for a departed friend or loved one.  In its place, many are remembering those who have left with positive feelings and even joy. As a culture, we are becoming ever more accepting of our mortality.  People are choosing to remember the joy, accomplishments, and life of those who are no longer with us.  The Celebration of a loved one’s life is a positive way for friends and loved ones to cope with a loss.  That does not mean no one cries. it’s just that the “mourners” cry tears of joy and remembrance of a life well lived.

Interested in scheduling a Celebration of Life to honor your loved one?  The Beacon Center is perfect for this new trend.  Contact us through our website at thebeaconcenter.com.


Basic package (39 people or less) NOT AVAILABLE ON SATURDAYS AFTER 10:30am START TIME

  • Up to 6 hours of use – Gives you the time needed to decorate, set up food, hold the celebration, load car and clean up
  • Audio  – You bring a digital playlist and tap into our speakers
  • Table Linen (several colors available) – Ours are much nicer than those from a dollar store
  • Access to 65″ TV for playing a slideshow of your loved one.
  • Tables & Chairs  – We have plenty, no reason to rent them
  • Setup of tables – We know the best setups for the use of our space, let us set you up right.
  • Cleaning   – You can even get $75 back, upon your exit (ask us how)

Total $600 with a $75 cleaning refund possible – Bringing your total to $525

Deluxe package (40 people or more)

  • Includes everything in our Basic Package plus:
  • Access to our bonus room, perfect for food setup and serving or gathering gifts  – Includes a mini fridge and microwave
  • LED Color changing ceiling lights  – Imagine your choice of colors dancing across the room – or –
    • DIY Selfie Station with a tripod, Bluetooth remote and props  – Saves you from running around asking for people to send you their photos

Total $800 with a $75  cleaning refund possible – Bringing your total to $725

50% down is needed to hold your date with the balance due 7 days prior to the event.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks.  Or, you may prefer to contact our independent caterers.  They can provide personalized quotes directly to you based on your needs.

Since opening The Beacon Center we have hosted dozens of Celebration of Life gatherings.  Let us put together a package that combines affordability, simplicity & memorable.

See our great reviews on YELP 

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Becky Stonebarger

About Becky Stonebarger

The Beacon Center is the collaborative effort of Husband and Wife team, Gil & Becky Stonebarger. Becky is the mastermind and driving force behind the Center, with Gil supporting her every step of the way. With over 50 yrs of combined experience in Hospitality, Becky & Gil finally realized their dream of an affordable, inspiring space for Businesses and Individuals alike to meet, train or just party. Becky has owned several businesses through the years and is very proud of her degree in Casino Management and is currently working on her Event Planning degree as well. Gil is a US Navy Veteran who has managed hospitality operations across the country for over 30 yrs. They have been happily married for over 30 yrs, have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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