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About the Society

Why Our Prices Are Lower

The Cremation Society of Northern Virginia, or NOVA, is a deathcare business that provides low cost end-of-life arrangements and dispositions in Virginia and much of Maryland, with additional discounts for members. Learn about the benefits of being a member.

While many funeral homes treat cremation as a less desirable option, simple cremation or burial services are all we offer. Our overhead is low because we don’t maintain all the trappings of a traditional funeral home, like limousines. We have specifically designed our services and the arrangement experience to be simplified from that of the funeral home, where so many choices and associated fees are typically present. In many cases we are sought out because families don’t want to work with a funeral home. In fact, whether they select burial or cremation, most families make their arrangements on the Society’s website from the comfort of their home.

Our Standards

While prices are lower due to reduced overhead, our operating policies and procedures are among, if not the, most rigorous in the region. We have a strict "10-Step Positive Cremation Identification Process," carefully designed and followed to letter to eliminate human error.

Our Crematory

We own our own crematory. We do not do cremations for other companies. Additionally, only our CANA certified and State-licensed funeral professionals oversee the operation of our cremation equipment. That means a loved one not only never leaves our care, but they also don't leave our property. Everything is kept safe and simple right here at one location.

Changes & Options

Belief systems and feelings towards the traditional funeral are increasingly changing. In addition, cremation offers many personally meaningful options for final disposition that are not available with burial of the body: sea scattering, partial scatterings at multiples meaningful places, burial or interment of the "ashes" in a cemetery, and safe-keeping at home are just a few. Whether you prefer burial or cremation, you will receive top quality service at a pleasing price from the Burial and Cremation Society of Northern Virginia. Please Contact Us if you have any questions or need assistance. We are proud to provide affordable, reliable cremation and burial services to families of Fairfax County, Alexandria, Chantilly and all of greater Northern Virginia.

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