Completed in 2019, our Welcome Center is designed to be welcoming, energy efficient, and fully ADA accessible. It is sustainably built, with features such as LED lighting, highly efficient HVAC and ceiling fans, recycled content flooring on the porch, metal roofing, Hardie-board siding, and Florida Native landscaping. The front of the building has a traditional design, with a full-length front porch.
Inside you will find our offices, two restrooms, a reception area, break room, and 50-person capacity meeting room (the Big Room). A sliding room divider separates the reception area and Big Room. It can be fully opened to make the gathering space even larger. The Big Room faces the front porch with 2 sets of glass doors. Large windows provide a wide view of the nearby cypress woods, allowing for plenty of natural light and fresh air during cooler weather. A 65″ wall mounted TV and Bose soundbar provide high quality audio and video options for Celebrations of Life or other events.
The Welcome Center is available to rent for special occasions. Heartwood Families (those who are burying a loved one or have purchased their own burial space here) have priority and a special rate for use of rental space.* However, others may book the space as available. Contact us for prices and availability.
* Use of the Welcome Center for an hour on the day of a burial service (either before or after the burial) is included in the price of burials for our Heartwood Families.