Memorial Packages

Planning a celebration of life involves more than just picking a location and inviting your family and friends.  We know you want to create an experience that truly celebrates who your loved one was and the way they lived their life.


That’s why Lighten specializes in designing experiential celebrations infused with your loved one’s identity. And why each Lighten package includes a concierge planning team, to guide you every step of the way - from ceremony creation and speaker selection to venue coordination and ceremony officiation.


We know you may feel overwhelmed, so let us do the work for you.  Browse our packages below to find an experience that feels right for your loved one. 


Can’t find something quite right?  Contact our team about a custom-designed experience.

The Big Screen

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If your loved one was a theater enthusiast, cinema buff, or a larger-than-life personality fit for the big screen, we have the package for you. We’ve partnered with The Davis Theater on the north side of Chicago to welcome your family and friends on the red carpet and celebrate your loved one’s legacy on the Big Screen.  Let our team direct the lights, camera, and action, while you sit back, relax, and be present for the tribute to your loved one's wonderful life.  Packages start at $7,500.

The Backyard Memorial

Backyard Memorial

A simple send-off with extraordinary meaning.  Our Backyard Memorial can take place in a location that was special to your loved one, or from the comfort of your own home. We’ll create a quaint and picturesque setting complete with tent, chairs, and flowers. And we'll design a unique outdoor tribute to bring your community together in celebration of a life well-lived.  Packages start at $4,500.

The Sports Fan

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For the devoted super fan who never missed a game.  We'll plan a memorial ceremony true to your loved one's spirit and a party true to their team spirit. Our partner venue Trigger Chicago in Irving Park provides a spacious loft area that allows us to create a tailgate-style gathering, decked out with your loved one's favorite sports memorabilia.  Packages start at $8,000.

The Gatsby

Elegant Affair

Celebrate your loved one in 1920s elegance. The Stan Mansion in Chicago boasts a stunning luxurious aesthetic reminiscent of the era of the roaring twenties. The marble-lined lobby is perfect for a cocktail gathering and the exquisitely detailed Grand Ballroom, with its Royal Stage, is the perfect way to celebrate someone who appreciated the finer things in life. Packages start at $10,900.

The Irish Spirit

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Fado’s Irish Pub in River North is the perfect setting for a tribute to someone who was true to their Irish heritage. The pub is filled with unique design motifs inspired by old and new Ireland.  Our team will create a ceremony to match, infused with your favorite Irish blessings and toasts. Packages start at $7,900.

The Art Connoisseur


Celebrate your loved one's passion for art with a celebration of life at Lincoln Park's Floating World Gallery. We'll plan a ceremony to honor their beautiful life in a location surrounded by beautiful works of art.  Packages start at $10,000.

The Urban Courtyard

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Urban loft meets summer garden party. The best of both worlds, for someone who appreciated the bustle of a city as much as they enjoyed the tranquility of a garden. Join our team at Greenhouse Loft, and we'll help you design a memorial tribute both modern and classy.  Packages start at $12,000.