Mausoleum Cost Overview 

Forever Legacy builds custom private mausoleums. Our mausoleums are made from the highest quality granite by the best artisans in the industry and are guaranteed in perpetuity. The cost of a mausoleum relates to its size or style, the complexity of the design, the artwork or special features, the materials used, and the location.

How much does a mausoleum cost?

Custom mausoleum costs range from several hundred thousand dollars to millions of dollars. A beautiful walk-in mausoleum for a family is typically in the range of $295-$795k.

Mausoleum Prices Are Based On:

  • Mausoleum size
  • Mausoleum construction materials
  • Quality of craftsmanship
  • Mausoleum Design Features
  • Location

How much do community mausoleum crypts cost?

While private mausoleums may not be an option for many families, other above-ground burial options are available. Community mausoleum crypt prices range from just a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. But not all cemeteries have community mausoleum space.

Community mausoleums, or public mausoleums, offer mausoleum burial in a less private setting. The cost of a crypt in a community mausoleum depends on the size of the vault — if it’s for one or more loved ones — and location. Where land is at a premium, the cost of a crypt is likely higher.

While this form of above-ground burial may be the less expensive option than private family mausoleums, consider your legacy. Private family mausoleums will be around for future generations of your family members to admire.

Your Legacy (and the Legacy of Your Family Members)

Individuals and families consider the purchase of a custom mausoleum for many and varied reasons. The purpose of a mausoleum is to not only memorialize the passing of an individual but also to commemorate a life. The design and detail of each mausoleum should reflect the distinguished person or persons interred within.

How do you want to be remembered? Where do you want your final resting place to be? Planning for one of the first family mausoleums built by King Mausolus was done while he was still alive. Many private and community mausoleums are architectural masterpieces that have stood the test of time and continue to inspire new generations of visitors.

Whether you choose the elegance of a classic design or the minimalism of a modern design, the cost of a private mausoleum is a contribution to your lasting legacy, which can’t compare to traditional burial in a burial plot or mausoleum entombment in a community mausoleum space.

Most families interested in purchasing a custom private mausoleum place the issue of cost on a secondary or even tertiary level, but it’s important to understand the factors determining custom private mausoleum cost.

Mausoleum Costs FAQ

How much does it cost to build a private mausoleum?
Building a private mausoleum typically costs between $295,000 to $795,000. Quality materials and top-tier construction techniques are necessary for building a structure that will be part of your family’s legacy.

Why are custom mausoleums so expensive?
Custom mausoleums are expensive because they must be designed and constructed to last forever. In addition, custom mausoleums are legacy structures – created to celebrate your family’s interests, beliefs, and contributions to society.

What are all the costs of buying a private mausoleum?
Besides paying for the design and construction of the mausoleum, you must also pay for the building site and upkeep. Work with a company that offers a concierge-level service that includes landscaping design and an Eternal Guarantee.

Can you use life insurance to pay for a mausoleum?
Life insurance can be used to pay for a mausoleum. However, most people who opt for a private mausoleum choose to pre-arrange for their eternal resting place so they can have a say in the design and location.

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There are several different styles of mausoleum entombment offered by Forever Legacy. Whatever type you choose, your private family mausoleum will be a unique reflection of lives well-lived.

Mausoleum Cost Factors: Styles

Whether you choose an outdoor mausoleum (garden mausoleum) or an indoor mausoleum plays an important role in the cost of your private entombment. Here are two main styles to consider.

Sepulcher or Garden Style Mausoleums

Sepulcher or garden mausoleums are open-air structures with no defined walk-in interior. A memorial mausoleum such as this consists of a single or double crypt built into a wall or other structure that is open – not enclosed. Mausoleum prices for this modest yet elegant design from a quality provider like Forever Legacy begin in the low to mid-hundred thousand dollars.

Vestibule and Walk-In Mausoleums

Vestibule and walk-in mausoleums are the mausoleum styles families tend to think of when they consider buying family mausoleums. Vestibule and walk-in family mausoleums are freestanding, enclosed spaces where the crypt is located in the mausoleum’s interior. These styles typically take the form of a solid free-standing structure and may or may not have a door. Some walk-in family mausoleums are designed to accommodate only the crypts, while larger designs have more room for family to visit and reflect with loved ones. Some grander designs even incorporate a small chapel or niche where the family can pay homage to the deceased.

The simplest vestibule and walk-in mausoleum styles begin at $350,000. However, the private mausoleum cost increases if the design incorporates more elaborate styles or more significant structures. With premium materials, aesthetic design flourishes, and finished project additions, it is not uncommon for an elaborately designed and constructed Forever Legacy mausoleum to exceed $1 million.

It’s essential that you choose the right team of professionals to create your family’s private family mausoleum. No matter what style you choose, this structure will be part of the surrounding landscape for perpetuity and visited by future generations of your family. Contact the team at Forever Legacy to get your free mausoleum quote and begin creating an eternal legacy for you and your family members.

At the heart of every custom family mausoleum is its unique design that reflects the family’s beliefs, personality, and legacy. After all, that’s one reason why someone would choose private mausoleum entombment instead of a public mausoleum or a burial plot.

The Cost of Mausoleum Design

Whether you come to your first meeting with the Forever Legacy design team with a design concept, or you choose to work side by side with our team in creating your eternal memorial, you can rest easy knowing that the finished product will perfectly meet your expectations. You don’t have this option when you choose above-ground burial in a public mausoleum.

Your design team will help you determine your style, whether you prefer the classic structures complete with columns or the minimalism of many modern designs. While narrowing down your basic preferences will guide our design team, please understand that your private family mausoleum will be a unique, customized piece.

A custom mausoleum is a significant investment, and it deserves the proper materials and high-quality construction to accurately reflect those interred within. Contact Forever Legacy for a custom mausoleum price quote and begin creating a lasting legacy for your family.

Your private family mausoleum is much more than an above-ground burial plot. Part of its design includes custom memorials, artwork, and other special features that help create a unique, customized piece.

Pricing for Memorials and Special Features

Custom memorials, artwork, and other features are important aspects of your private family mausoleum design. However, Forever Legacy also can help you create custom memorials for family members that are separate from the entombment location.

Forever Legacy provides custom memorials to commemorate a loved one. Custom memorials require as much consideration and meticulous attention to detail as a mausoleum does. The materials for a custom memorial are identical to those used in mausoleum construction. As a result, the cost of a custom memorial is comparable in price to a modest mausoleum style. Of course, the more elaborate the design of your memorial, the higher the total cost.

In addition to the mausoleum style, more elaborate designs, material selection, and other factors play a role in determining the final cost of a mausoleum. The style of the mausoleum is only the starting point in calculating the price. For more information on mausoleum design or custom memorial design, fill out the “Request a Quote” form on this page.

The quality of an indoor mausoleum or outdoor mausoleum is based on the materials used. Forever Legacy uses premium granite quarried from the same location, so your two crypt private mausoleum, garden mausoleum (or whatever style you choose) will never look patched together.

How Building Materials Factor Into Costs

Building materials form the blank canvas for creating a beautiful, lasting private mausoleum for your loved one’s final resting place. Low-quality building materials discolor or weather too quickly and ruin the legacy of the private mausoleum and those interred within. A premium mausoleum provider, such as Forever Legacy, uses only the highest quality granite to withstand weathering while retaining its beautiful characteristics for far longer than inferior materials.

It is crucial for families to work with a superior mausoleum builder to ensure a lasting legacy. Less reputable providers cut corners or use materials that don’t stand up well to the test of time. Marble, for example, while beautiful, doesn’t withstand erosion well; mausoleum designs featuring marble wear away until they’re faded and indistinct. However, working with the right materials ensures the mausoleum ages well, making an investment in a custom mausoleum well worth the price.

Learn more about how Forever Legacy sources our building materials by contacting a member of our team.

One factor that many overlook when considering the cost of a private family mausoleum is the location of the structure.

Purchasing a Mausoleum Location

The final consideration in assessing the cost of a custom private mausoleum is the location where the mausoleum is to be constructed. Unlike community mausoleums, a private family mausoleum built on land already owned by the family reduces the overall price of a mausoleum. Those who wish to purchase land in a private memorial garden or cemetery must consult with the chosen memorial garden for available space and pricing (although not all cemeteries have space available).

Families can control custom mausoleum costs somewhat by selecting a size or location whose cost is consistent with their expectations. A small private mausoleum on the family estate costs significantly less than a large community mausoleum in a cemetery plot where land prices are at a premium. Changing the size or location of the mausoleum can significantly impact the final price and mausoleum options. It may be the best place for families to compromise if cost is a concern.

A custom family mausoleum is a significant investment, and it deserves the proper materials and high-quality construction to accurately reflect those interred within. Contact the team at Forever Legacy to get a free quote and begin creating an eternal legacy for you and your family.

Let us build your Legacy with a Mausoleum at a Reasonable Cost.

Our commitment to you is to provide exceptional service along with an exceptional legacy. You’ll find no better mausoleum construction team. Contact us today for information on building a private mausoleum. Begin planning your legacy by calling us at (800) 298-4188 for a private consultation.

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