Why Gathering Us?

Where Communities Gather

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Since 2018, we've organized almost 600 inspiring events

Join the 100,000 people who have gathered around the world to celebrate loved ones

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Caring and Experienced Team

Our diverse team brings a wide range of skills in event planning and technology. Our goal is to help you create a unique and meaningful event that upholds traditions and creates new rituals, with easy foolproof technology. We can schedule weekend and evening events with short notice, and unlimited guests can join from all international locations. Services available in Spanish, French, and close caption translation.

Fully interactive events -- not just pre-recorded content, so you can see everyone's faces and guests can share memories. We're the only company that provides a tech hotline for guests who need help joining the event, and no complicated guest registration requirement.

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Armando Sarmiento Dominguez
Thanks to the GatheringUs team for giving my family the chance to honor my father under such difficult circumstances, and both in Spanish and English. We didn't know how much we needed to be together to honor him, and GatheringUs gave us the perfect way.
- Ossman S.
Jim Leusch
They provided creative, artistic, and professional support which empowered us tell the story of his amazing and very full life. And by having the service remotely, friends and family were able to attend, where travel even in good times, would not have been possible.
- Viveca L.
Sharon Rollinson
GatheringUs helped us build a master to-do list and gave us suggestions for timelines and was a gentle organizer that helped with so many details for our event. We were so happy with how everything turned out and everyone said it was super special.
- Joe R.
Eileen Conner
From creating a pitch perfect slideshow to ensuring the tech went smoothly for even the most Zoom-phobic guests, the team made sure I didn't need to worry about the logistics of our virtual memorial. They mixed music, speeches, prayers and even a special "Grandma Game Show" hosted by my young kids for an audience that spanned over a dozen states.
- Eric C.

The GatheringUs Process

Attending Your Planning Session

The planning session is the first time the organizer shares a vision of the event. During this one-hour conversation, the GatheringUs dedicated planner will begin building the event program together with the family, suggesting elements that other families have found meaningful. 

Crafting the Program

Our team guides organizers through the process with the GatheringUs Event Workbook, a shared collaborative tool for us to jointly document preferences, capture decisions and solidify program elements. We also provide a dedicated online folder for photos, videos, and other media.

Rehearsing with A/V Equipment

Before the event, all speakers will meet with the GatheringUs event team for a tech rehearsal to test devices and get comfortable on Zoom. On the day of the event, anyone with a role in the event joins before the event so we can ensure that we can hear and see them.

What Clients Are Saying

The team at GatheringUs not only took care of all the logistical and technical challenges, they had wonderful suggestions to increase the sense of community. They took most of the stress off me so I could plan the memorial my mother deserved.

Kelly F.

The event allowed friends and family from all over the country to join. The experience with our planner and GatheringUs lessened our suffering and optimized our joy and softened our pain. Truthfully the process couldn’t have been any easier for us.

Cindy J.

They made what would normally be a difficult process easy. Our planner was great to work with and very accommodating of our requests and needs. The event was VERY well-received. Many people who attended spoke to me later and expressed how great the event was.

James G.

We would not have been able to have such a meaningful, personal, beautiful Celebration of Life without GatheringUs! It was a pleasure to work with them, and they guided us through every step of turning our general ideas into exactly the type of event we wanted. They were flexible, gracious, and accommodating throughout.

Lane H.

Yesterday was the 1-year anniversary of my mother’s death. My Dad watches the recording of my mom’s service and the breakout rooms multiple times per week. It gives him tremendous comfort and really helps him with his grief. Had my mother died in a pre-pandemic time, or without GatheringUs, his grief would be the same, but he would not have this enormous source of comfort. I’m so grateful I know you, learned about GatheringUs, and that my family chose to use your excellent services. Thank you.

Liz C

I loved working with Suzanne and all the team at GatheringUs. They were quick and helpful to respond to questions and made the difficult process of planning a memorial service for our mother smooth and easy. The event was seamless and we got many compliments about how nice the service was afterwards. We were able to gather many more people than would have been able to participate if we had done this in person.

Liz S.

“Everyone said it was the most intimate & meaningful memorial they’d been to” - Martha G.

"They deal with all the technical details, and much more. They do this all with grace and kindness. This was a paradigm shift for us, but was the best choice. We had over 150 people join in...from airports, Canada, California, work locations and more. It was perfect."

- Shannon S.

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