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Receptions Celebrate The Power of Togetherness

Many of life’s most important moments revolve around sharing a meal with our family and friends. 

Whether it’s celebrating a birthday, a graduation, or a wedding, there’s just something special about sitting around a table with our loved ones. 

Did you know that we can offer this same type of comfort to your family at Cypress Lawn? No matter what type of funeral or cremation service you plan with us, we have beautiful, state-of-the-art reception facilities where you can gather with those you hold dear. 

Whether you would like to serve a fully catered dinner or share your grandmother’s favorite brownies, we’re able to help you make the best selections for your needs and budget. We’re able to accommodate all dietary needs as well, ensuring our guests with allergies or restrictions feel just as comfortable. 

From appetizers to desserts, or a full lunch or dinner, we can customize any reception to become a tribute to your loved one’s personality. Some families would prefer to serve wine and cheese, while others would prefer tea or coffee. No matter what your family’s preferences are, we are ready to help you every step of the way. 

Cypress Lawn’s reception center provides unmatched convenience and comfort. Our team of caring professionals handles everything for you, including the table settings and beverages. All you need to do is show up. This also eliminates the extra hassle of having to make dinner reservations for a large group or coordinate travel to another destination. 

These are just some of the ways we make saying goodbye special — and what makes Cypress Lawn stand apart. Experience the real power of togetherness with the guidance of our expert care team. 

Whether it’s time to plan for someone you have lost recently, or if you want to put your own plans into place ahead of time, be sure to ask our experienced team how adding a reception to your plans can offer peace of mind and healing. 

Call our caring team of professionals anytime at 650-550-8808 or find more information, including a brochure and catering menu, at CypressLawn.com. 


By Robert A. Gordon Jr., President & CEO of Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Resident since 2017 


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Bob Gordon
Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park
(650) 550-8808

Robert Gordon Jr. began his career at his grandfather’s cemetery and funeral home as a teenager — he worked in every position, eventually rising to the level of Vice President. He went on to hold director positions at both the El Camino Group and Service Corporation International. Bob is now the President and CEO of the Cypress Lawn Cemetery Association. He is a licensed funeral director and cemetery broker. 

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