When considering burial services for your loved one, you should consider a columbarium. Columbariums are a popular option for people who live in eastern Suffolk County on Long Island, New York. Learn more about columbariums, what they are, their purpose, and how much they cost.

Mount Pleasant Cemetery offers affordable burial services for those throughout Long Island and the state of New York. We know losing a loved one is difficult, which is why we aim to make the process as smooth and affordable as possible. So please, do not hesitate to reach out today for more information about columbariums for you or your loved one. It is important to plan ahead with decisions like this and we will help you come to a reasonable outcome. You can fill out our contact form or simply give our office a call by dialing 631-878-0482. Learn more about our eastern Long Island cemetery and how we are a beautiful final resting place for your loved one.

Pricing For Columbariums

Entombment – $500.00
Single in Cremation Garden (includes marker) – $1,000.00
Double in Cremation Garden (includes marker) – $2,000.00
Inscription Cremation Garden – $350.00

The Purpose of Columbariums

The overall purpose of columbariums is to join together two different types of burials: traditional burials and cremations. Traditional burials offers a sentimental, public location to house your loved one’s remains. And cremations offer a space-effective, popular way to process one’s remains. With a columbarium you get a location to visit, while not spending money on a casket. However, if you opt for a large columbarium, then that is not particularly environmentally friendly, since it takes up more space. But the size of the columbarium is mostly up to you and how much you are willing to pay. We aim to make the lose of your loved one a smooth and easy affair.

Many people opt for columbariums on Long Island, because it can be a nice way to place urns or niches together. Keeping them in the house may be stressful because of pets and small children. God forbid there is an accident that spills the ashes. When you place the urn in a columbarium, you know it is in a safe spot. And it can be used as a family monument. So other family members can come visit and pay their respects, since you are keeping the remains in a public location. A columbarium can provide a public, equal-access location for loved ones to gather around and visit.

Also, keeping your loved one’s remains out of your home can help you manage dealing with the loss and pain. Storing the remains of your loved one at home is not for everyone. Keeping them in the house may serve as a daily reminder of the loss, so moving it to another location may help with the healing.

Lastly, please keep in mind that some columbariums may be public and hold urns and niches of other families too. Many are a large, shared space.

What is a Niche?

In a nutshell, a niche refers to the individual unit that you store your loved one’s ashes in. We offer different options for the niche and how you would like it displayed. Three common types of niches are granite-front, bronze-front, or glass-front. Each come with their own set of benefits and features.

Granite-Front Niche

You can seal a granite-front, which offers a little extra security and may alleviate some minor concerns you have. However, these niches are more difficult to personalize aside from simply etching the name of your loved one. One common workaround in the addition of a bronze plaque.

Bronze-Front Niche

A bronze-front niche can replace the practical use of a headstone in traditional burials. It also includes much of the same information, like the names or dates. You can also add a short line.

Glass-Front Niche

With a glass-front niche, you get the simplest and easiest customization and the anything in the niche can be seen by anyone who wants to. So you can display your loved one to the world and show them what he or she meant to you. Common items such as flowers, notes, and mementos can be on full display in the window.