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  • Our caring and experienced team has planned and hosted 400 events with over 60,000 guests, more than any other company in the industry O...

    Our caring and experienced team has planned and hosted 400 events with over 60,000 guests, more than any other company in the industry


    Our Events Include:

    • Interactive event where you can see everyone's faces and the community can share
    • Tech hotline: if guests need help to join the event, they can call or text our support team
    • Simple, fully interactive technology: no complicated guest login required
    • We bring friends & family together to share memories and stories -- we don't just show pre-recorded videos
    • Our top-notch planners have a lot of experience with memorial events so they can provide guidance on how to personalize an event to make it truly meaningful and unique.


    What Families Are Saying: 

    "We looked at other services but chose this one for the hands-on management and coordination of the event. The GatheringUs event was a tremendous success! We can’t thank you enough for all you have done for us to come together virtually as a family across borders during these challenging times! A big warm hug from our family to the GatheringUs team!"
    - Theresa W.

    "They take over, during a great time of confusion and stress, to provide the structure for creating a beautiful memorial service. They deal with all the technical details, and much more. They do this all with grace and kindness. This was a paradigm shift for us, but was the best choice to celebrate my mom's life. We had over 150 people join in...from airports, Canada, California, work locations and more. It was perfect and brought a wonderful sense of closure!"   –  Shannon S.

    "GatheringUs helped us create an absolutely beautiful Celebration of Life for my husband of 40 years. The event allowed friends and family from all over the country to join the event. How wonderful that was for us. In addition, they provide a memorial page that will be there forever and a video of the event and the slideshow were posted on the site and available for downloading so we can view it whenever we’d like to. The experience with our planner and GatheringUs lessened our suffering and optimized our joy and softened our pain. Truthfully the process couldn’t have been any easier for us." – Cindy J.

    "They made what would normally be a difficult process easy. Our planner was great to work with and very accommodating of our requests and needs. The event was VERY well-received. Many people who attended spoke to me later and expressed how great the event was." – James G.

    "We would not have been able to have such a meaningful, personal, beautiful Celebration of Life for my father without GatheringUs! It was a pleasure to work with them, and they guided us through every step of turning our general ideas into exactly the type of event we wanted. They also provided a Memorial webpage to which we could easily upload photos, videos, comments and stories, accessible to us and all our event guests. They were flexible, gracious, and accommodating throughout. I have no hesitation in recommending GatheringUs very highly!" – Lane H.

    "The team at GatheringUs not only took care of all the logistical and technical challenges, they had wonderful suggestions to increase the sense of community. They took most of the stress off me so I could plan the memorial my mother deserved." – Kelly F.
  • Yes. Beyond the latest COVID-19 restrictions, travel costs and timing have always been obstacles preventing communities from gathering fo...

    Yes. Beyond the latest COVID-19 restrictions, travel costs and timing have always been obstacles preventing communities from gathering for a funeral, wake, or memorial service. 


    GatheringUs Virtual and Hybrid events allow your community to remove the obstacles that stand in their way and offer support to begin the process of grieving.


  • Hybrid events bridge the gap between online and in-person end-of- life celebrations. Guests can choose to attend an event in person or vi...

    Hybrid events bridge the gap between online and in-person end-of- life celebrations. Guests can choose to attend an event in person or virtually and still be together at the same time. Different from a one-way livestream, all guests can share stories, interact, and participate. The GatheringUs events team manages the technical elements to seamlessly connect the in-person and virtual event and allow guests to focus on being together. Our team can coordinate with you, a funeral director, clergy member, or representative from the venue to connect a large screen, projector, microphone, camera, A/V system, etc.

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  • Yes! You can. If you have a smaller event or a one-way livestream, you can assign 1-2 people in your circle of friends to plan and manage...

    Yes! You can. If you have a smaller event or a one-way livestream, you can assign 1-2 people in your circle of friends to plan and manage the online event. Read tips to plan a virtual funeral here.

  • We use Zoom for our Virtual and Hybrid Gatherings. The GatheringUs (GU) team works with families to develop plans for virtual funerals, m...

    We use Zoom for our Virtual and Hybrid Gatherings. The GatheringUs (GU) team works with families to develop plans for virtual funerals, memorials, celebrations of life, homegoings, and other end-of-life events. They work with the family to create a program of events, suggest best practices to ensure the optimal use of technology, and develop a very detailed script with stage directions. During the event, the GatheringUs staff will share videos, mute and unmute participants, share prayers & readings and provide instructions and more information in the chat. Our tech hotline team is also available behind the scenes to help guests join the event, connect to audio/ video, and navigate Zoom features. 

    Go to events.gatheringus.com/ to find more details and schedule a 30-minute free consultation with our team here

  • Virtual Events are a customized, facilitated online event, usually a memorial or funeral, where guests participate through their computer...
    Virtual Events are a customized, facilitated online event, usually a memorial or funeral, where guests participate through their computer, phone, or smart-device (tablet, iPad, etc). Attendees from near or far away can see and hear the ceremony, participate in a story sharing, and pay their respects to the family. You’ll be able to see the supportive faces through your screen. Using today’s technology while upholding traditions, we help you journey through grief and gather your friends and family in mourning. Getting support from friends and family helps the journey through grief and virtual events make this possible.

    For more details, go to events.gatheringus.com

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