About Us

Lychgate Funerals has been part of Wellington’s heritage since 1876. Today, Lychgate has modern Funeral Homes providing full funeral services to Wellington City and surrounding suburbs.

Present-day Lychgate

We firmly believe in treating everyone with the dignity, sensitivity and the respect they deserve.

Our combination of modern facilities, new technology, experienced staff and personal service ensures you receive the highest possible standard of care.

Our reputation comes from our experienced funeral directors and support staff who are passionate and dedicated to ensuring families have peace of mind at a difficult time. It is important to know that you can depend on Lychgate’s professionalism to help you with all of the arrangements to ensure a meaningful farewell.

Lychgate Funerals is an InvoCare New Zealand Ltd funeral home. InvoCare New Zealand Ltd is the largest provider of funeral services within New Zealand, with a comprehensive network of more than 20 funeral firms and associated businesses. By joining together we are able to share professional development and industry knowledge, and set higher standards in the funeral profession nationwide. To ensure we continue to set higher standards, phone calls are recorded for quality assurance and training purposes.


Lychgate Funerals is proud to be a member of the Funeral Directors’ Association of New Zealand (FDANZ).

Since it was founded in 1937, FDANZ has promoted quality, expertise and integrity in the funeral profession, and has encouraged the training and education of funeral directors. Today FDANZ represents around 85 per cent of funeral practices in New Zealand.

As members of FDANZ we follow the Rules of the Association as well as a strict Code of Ethics and a Code of Conduct. In keeping with its commitment to high standards of professionalism and ethics, the Association has introduced an independent disputes resolution process.