A memorial service is usually held after a funeral service, such as a blessing service. This is the procedure most often, even when the burial of the deceased takes place at a later date, either because the deceased is cremated or the burial site is otherwise located in such a place that it is easiest to travel there after the memorial service. In addition to a possible joint meal or coffee service, the memorial service gives relatives and other close relatives of the deceased an opportunity to remember the deceased in the way that suits their personality.
The venue for the memorial service is often the parish hall or another celebratory space. Funeral homes are happy to help both in finding a suitable space and in organizing the service.