Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Cemetery

Cemetery

A funeral director is available to speak with you and answer your questions 24 hours a day. If a death has occurred or for funeral planning, please call us on (323) 469-1181 or toll-free: (877) 844-3837 or click here to view our plans and pricing.

A California Landmark for More Than a Century

Founded in 1899, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the resting place for hundreds of Hollywood’s greatest luminaries. Restored to its original splendor, the cemetery has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A Los Angeles institution that draws visitors from all over the world, Hollywood Forever is an active cemetery and funeral home serving the needs of our community and surrounding city.

The cemetery offers over fifty acres of peaceful green space for visitors and families. With thousands of outdoor burial and cremation spaces available, new mausoleum construction nearing completion, and a vibrant cultural events program, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is more active today than ever before.

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Hollywood Forever serves a multitude of cultures and honors a diversity of traditions. All faiths and traditions, new and old, are welcome. Beth Olam (House of Eternity) is a separate Jewish burial ground within the cemetery. We also have a cremation and stupa garden for our Buddhist families. Hollywood Forever was one of the first cemeteries in the nation to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos and our celebration has become a treasured Los Angeles tradition.

The history and beauty of our cemetery grounds will provide a sense of comfort to you today, and to your loved ones for generations to come.

Convenience and Centrality

In the heart of Hollywood, adjacent to Paramount Studios on our Southern boundary, Hollywood Forever offers the convenience of a funeral home chapel, crematory, and cemetery located all within our grounds. We also have a full-service Flower Shop and historic reception facilities in our Eastern Star Room. We work with other funeral homes, churches, temples and other venues to coordinate off-site funeral services and memorials. 

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Burial Options

Hollywood Forever offers a wide range of burial places and memorialization options. 

Traditional Burial 

We offer a wide selection of traditional burial spaces throughout our park-like grounds. Our beautiful lakes, reflecting pools, and forested lawns offer a variety of scenic spots to select from. Many areas have a view of the Hollywood sign in the distance. Each grave space at Hollywood is considered a double interment space and can accommodate up to two burials. Family members may also purchase additional interment rights for cremation burials on existing family graves. 

Private Mausoleum 

The grounds of Hollywood Forever are dotted with granite private family mausoleums. With our masons and stone resources, we can help you design a private building for your final resting place that matches your aesthetics with burial crypts and cremation niches to serve generations of your family.

Community Mausoleum

Hollywood Forever has many historic mausoleum buildings as well as an ongoing construction program to create 25,000 new crypt spaces over the next 15 years in our five-story mausoleum with views of downtown and the Hollywood Hills. Mausoleum crypts are our most affordable traditional burial option.

Green and Natural Burial

Though our rules and regulations require that for ground burial, caskets must be buried with vaults, we increasingly make exceptions for those wishing to be buried naturally in simple pine or wicker caskets with no embalming or vaults. For those wishing to have a green burial in a conservation landscape, we can arrange for transfers to our sister cemetery in Marin County, Fernwood Cemetery. 

Fernwood Cemetery is one of the first green burial grounds of its kind in the United States and continues to pioneer green and conservation burial techniques and emerging traditions. Fernwood also includes Gan Yarok, America’s first green Jewish cemetery.

A funeral director is available to speak with you and answer your questions 24 hours a day. If a death has occurred or for funeral planning, please call us on (323) 469 -1181 or toll-free: (877) 844-3837 .

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Cremation Options

Hollywood Forever offers a variety of cremation options.

Indoor Glass Fronted Cremation Niches 

Our indoor mausoleums also feature glass-fronted cremation niches that allow for the display of cremation urns, photographs, and other mementos.

Outdoor Stone Fronted Niches 

We have many beautiful stone-fronted cremation niches adjacent to our reflection pools, fountains, and historic architectural exteriors. Many niches accommodate multiple cremated remains (“ashes”). 

Cremation Scattering

Cremated remains (“ashes”) may also be scattered in our Rose Garden with memorial plaques available at the garden’s edge. We can also arrange for cremated remains (“ashes”) to be scattered at sea with one of our trusted providers, with or without an accompanying memorial service at sea.

Ground Burial for Cremation 

Smaller ground burial spaces may be selected throughout our lawns and gardens for the interment of cremation urns within vaults. Memorials may include benches, stones, upright monuments, and even tree plantings.

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Freedom to Express

Unlike lawn park cemeteries that permit only flat markers, Hollywood Forever encourages creativity and expression. One-of-a-kind monuments, statuaries, headstones and structures in a variety of artistic and architectural styles fill the landscape of our park-like cemetery. Our in-house studio of stonemasons will work with you to create a custom memorial reflective of the life it is to honor. 

Advance Planning

Many of our clients pre plan, opting to select and purchase their burial spaces, crypts, or cremation niches in advance of need. We offer affordable monthly payment plans for options purchased beforehand. By making these purchases in advance, you can be assured to receive precisely what you wish, while sparing your loved ones from the expense and guesswork of having to make these decisions for you.

On-Site Flower Shop

Our flower shop, conveniently located in the Bell Tower at our front gates, always has a selection of fresh, seasonal cut flowers, potted plants, and our own homegrown succulents. Our designers are available to arrange and place floral tributes for memorials and grave sites.

Visitors

Hollywood Forever welcomes visitors from dawn to dusk every day, 7 days a week (Beth Olam burial sites, buildings, and gates are closed on Saturdays).

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Pricing

Double-depth lawn spaces from $20,350

Single crypts from $8,250
Companion crypts from $12,550

Single cremation niches from $4,675
Companion cremation niches from $7,010

Cremation plots from $10,725

Tree Planting and Bio Urn, please inquire.

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We are committed to working within your budget to provide a meaningful celebration of life for your loved one. Please know that Hollywood Forever offers financing options through a third party finance company.

A funeral director is available to speak with you and answer your questions 24 hours a day.

If a death has occurred or for funeral planning, please call us on (323) 469-1181 or toll-free: (877) 844-3837

or click here to view our plans and pricing.