Choosing Between an Outdoor and Indoor Columbarium

Many people choose a columbarium to honor their loved ones after passing away. These permanent structures are comprised of spaces called niches, and they house the urns of those who have been cremated. Columbarium Planners has helped churches and cemeteries across the eastern United States to plan and build columbariums, and no two that we have designed are alike. Let’s go through some of the features and benefits unique to an outdoor and an indoor columbarium, and hopefully, that will help you determine which would work best for your church’s or cemetery’s needs.

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An Outdoor Columbarium

Outdoor columbariums are the most common type that we design for our clients. These could be at a cemetery or a church and typically incorporate gardens and other landscaping features to create a beautiful, sacred space for honoring loved ones. Our clients may include special benches to encourage rest, prayer, and reflection. Most columbiums are built at church properties, but there are growing numbers being constructed at cemeteries as well.

An Indoor Columbarium

Indoor columbariums aren’t quite as common, but they are the best fit for some churches and cemeteries. For example, they might be ideal for a church on a busy street with excessive traffic noise. An indoor columbarium could include quiet classroom space for either Bible study or other studies, as well as labyrinths for prayerful reflection. It will provide a safe and comfortable place to sit and honor loved ones when there is inclement weather to contend with. 

Other Ways to Customize

We offer two different types of settings for our columbiums. You can choose either the larger garden-style space or a smaller room setting with no roof. After selecting whichever works best for your needs, you can rest assured that the materials used will create a structure that will provide a lifetime of service to your and your community. Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor columbarium, your families can choose personalized memorial plaques with their favorite scriptures to honor those who have passed.

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Infusing integrity in all that we do, Columbarium Planners designs structures that are spiritually uplifting for our clients. We are ready to partner with you to create a columbarium that will serve the members of your church or community. Please contact us at (910) 295-8328 for more information about us or request information now, and we will be ready to begin this process with you. Located in North Carolina, we build columbariums in the eastern half of the United States, including South Carolina, Virginia, and beyond.