About Rose Hills

Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary is one of a kind. The premier place for Southern California families to remember their loved ones, our property is like no other in the world. Exceptionally beautiful and encompassing 1,400 acres, the cemetery in Whittier is the largest in North America; the on-site funeral home and crematory make Rose Hills an easy choice.

Rose Hills Memorial Park has excellent feng shui and includes the award-winning SkyRose Chapel and Pageant of Roses Garden. Rose Hills Mortuary has a staff who speaks many languages and is extensively educated in a range of cultures and religions. Our properties include several chapels and other spaces intentionally designed for a multicultural community.



Encounter unparalleled beauty at Rose Hills Memorial Park

We honor legacies with everlasting tributes in an unmatched setting. From the high elevation and natural beauty of the cemetery property to the thoughtful architecture of the buildings and carefully considered landscaping, Rose Hills is a sight to behold. The property is home to Whittier Heights Mausoleum, the second public mausoleum in California; El Portal de la Paz (Gateway of Peace), the cemetery’s second mausoleum; three midcentury garden mausoleums: Court of Eternal Light, Terrace of Memories, Mausoleum of the Valley; and the newest mausoleum, Mission Hills Mausoleum.

Several sections of the cemetery are set aside to honor groups. The Masonic Memorial Lawn opened in 1951 as the first fraternal lawn at Rose Hills. Today, there are more than a dozen dedicated lawns for religious, ethnic and fraternal organizations, including more than 3 acres memorializing U.S. military veterans. The cemetery is also home to Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Columbarium, the largest Buddhist pagoda in the United States; lush Japanese gardens; and the private St. Nicholas Chapel built by the Greek Orthodox Memorial Foundation of Southern California.


Cemetery property

From lawn burial spaces and mausoleum selections to private estates, custom construction, cremation memorials and more, Rose Hills features cemetery property options to suit your needs.

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Picturesque scene from Rose Hills Memorial Park with lush rolling hills and terraced private estates under a bright blue sky.

Discover Rose Hills

Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary encompasses 1,400 acres and is home to multiple chapels including the award-winning SkyRose Chapel and famed Pageant of Roses Garden.

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Notable cemetery chapels

Rose Hills has four chapels that are each special in their own way, allowing families to host services of all sizes and styles.

The most notable of the four is SkyRose Chapel. Finished in 1997, it hosts more than 1,000 memorial services and numerous public events annually. Situated on a hilltop with a dramatic view of downtown Los Angeles, it has a soaring 90-foot cathedral ceiling and a custom Quimby pipe organ. Designed by architects Fay Jones and Maurice Jennings, the chapel is a universal space easily adapted for any culture and traditions.

Memorial Chapel is a beautifully designed, post-modern masterpiece on a hillside among lush gardens with views of the San Gabriel Valley. Built in 1964 as a memorial to the late John D. Gregg—son of Rose Hills founder Augustus Gregg—the chapel hosts memorial services, funerals and visitations for all cultures and faiths.

Hillside Chapel is a third jewel on the Rose Hills property. Designed by renowned architect AC Martin, the airy, beautifully lit space has perhaps the best acoustics Rose Hills offers. The chapel’s 22-foot windows provide a view that’s been described as a continuous California sunrise.

Rainbow Chapel was Rose Hills’ first dedicated chapel. Its California Mission architecture and modest size make it a perfect option for families who want an intimate service.

GardenView Reception Center

Funeral services and celebration-of-life events often include catered receptions. That's where GardenView Reception Center at Rose Hills comes in. With room for up to 120 guests, it’s a modern indoor/outdoor space that accommodates everything from simple coffee service to a breakfast or lunch buffet to a dessert bar. Please look over our catering menu for more information about receptions. (Note: Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at Rose Hills.)

Flower shops and a famed rose garden

Rose Hills is known for helping each family plan every detail of a personal, meaningful tribute—and that includes flower arrangements. Professional floral arrangers at The Flower Shop at Rose Hills, located at Gate 1, create tributes for funerals and memorials, as well as holidays, birthdays and more. Order in person or online, and pick up or ask for delivery to a Rose Hills viewing or service, placement at a gravesite at Rose Hills Memorial Park, or delivery to any location off the property. A second flower shop near the entrance to Gate Ten has a limited selection of fresh flowers and refreshments as well.

Beyond flowers for purchase, Rose Hills is home to the award-winning Pageant of Roses Garden. The 3.5-acre garden showcases more than 600 varieties of roses. It hosts an international rose trial each year.


Breathtaking scene of the architectural beams and floor to ceiling windows of SkyRose Chapel at Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, overlooking the city at dusk.

SkyRose Chapel

Southern California's most distinctive funeral chapel evokes awe and inspires reflection. SkyRose Chapel is unparalleled in grandeur, with a soaring 90-foot ceilings and a dramatic view of downtown Los Angeles.

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The eye-catching architectural spires at Memorial Chapel reach 90 feet into the sky at Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Memorial Chapel

Situated atop a softly rolling hillside among lush gardens, Memorial Chapel presents a serene space for meaningful remembrance.

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Complete funeral care from a single location

Rose Hills Mortuary opened in 1956. Each day since, we’ve worked to perfect our services. Having the mortuary and crematory on-site at the cemetery allows Rose Hills' families access to complete funeral care from a single location. With several custom staterooms, a witness crematorium and more than 700 team members who speak nearly two dozen languages, Rose Hills cares for families from all walks of life.

When we first meet a family, we do our best to pair them with a funeral arranger who speaks the same language. Coordinators work with the goal of finding associates who align emotionally with families so that they can anticipate their needs—and exceed their expectations. That level of detail, care and energy comes through in everything we do.

The Witness Crematorium

Some family traditions include witnessing the cremation of their loved one. The Witness Crematorium at Rose Hills reflects our commitment to honoring all customs and preferences. Its viewing lounge accommodates up to 10 people and may be used for a small service to complement a larger chapel or graveside gathering.

 

Hall of Endless Remembrance at Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary in Whittier, CA

Visitation center and Hall of Endless Remembrance

The Rose Hills Mortuary comprises three floors, each with its own funeral chapel and multiple staterooms designed to serve the many cultures of Los Angeles. The first and second floors hold space for religious and nonreligious memorials; staterooms vary in size to provide an intimate setting for a small gathering or more space for a larger group. The rooms can be easily personalized for a traditional memorial or thoroughly transformed for a themed celebration of life. The third floor of the visitation center is home to the Hall of Endless Remembrance. Here we hold as many Buddhist ceremonies each year.

Dedicated exclusively to Chinese funerals, the Hall of Endless Remembrance has a staff of native Cantonese and Mandarin speakers who understand Chinese traditions and are experienced in providing compassionate memorial care. An on-site shop carries burial blankets, ceremonial paper items, special jewelry and keepsakes, and other accessories to ease the burden of preparing for a Chinese funeral. Each room along the Hall of Endless Remembrance is architecturally appropriate.

Hua Yuan at Rose Hills

New in the spring of 2019, the Hua Yuan Ceremonial Complex was created specifically with Chinese families in mind—though families of all cultural backgrounds are welcome to hold events in the space. At 14,000 square feet, it includes two modern chapels with catering kitchens, dining rooms, ceremonial burners and courtyards. An elegant reception area at the heart of Hua Yuan showcases the elements of water, sun and air. Designers incorporated symbolism inspired by the deity Guanyin into the decor. A boutique in the complex is a convenient place to purchase Chinese ceremonial funeral products.

Convenient locations around L.A.

One of Rose Hills' guiding principles is to help make planning as simple and seamless as possible. Convenient locations in Alhambra, Cerritos and City of Industry help us meet that goal. Each extends Rose Hills' legacy of unequaled personalized service into the diverse communities around Los Angeles and makes it easier for people to purchase cemetery property, plan funerals or cremations ahead of time, or make final arrangements in a time of need. The Rose Hills network welcomes and respects all traditions and cultures, and each location serves all cemeteries, including Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Our compassionate counselors speak several languages, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Spanish and English, and staff members fluent in additional languages are only a phone call away.

These three centers allow you to make cremation, memorial and burial arrangements right in your own neighborhood.

Cerritos and City of Industry

Rose Hills Arrangement Center in Cerritos and Rose Hills Planning Center in City of Industry help families with final arrangements, prearrangements, selecting cemetery property, and coordinating cremation and other memorial-related needs, including travel arrangements.

Alhambra

Rose Hills Alhambra is a full-service mortuary. Its Golden Chapel is a downtown landmark that complements many cultural funeral customs and accommodates up to 240 people.

The Rose Hills difference

Without question, Rose Hills is unlike any other cemetery or funeral home in the area. We provide complete memorial care from a single location and a dedicated team of more than 700 professionals. As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, Rose Hills offers many exclusive services and benefits, including:

  • Professional, compassionate staff on-site 24 hours a day
  • Complete funeral, cremation and cemetery services at one location
  • Full-service, on-site flower shop with online ordering capabilities
  • A helpful Aftercare® Planner
  • Toll-free 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® staffed by professionals trained in grief counseling
  • Complimentary access to Rose Hills’ exclusive grief management resources
  • Child and grandchild coverage
  • Bereavement travel assistance
  • National transferability of prearranged funeral plans
  • Financial strength and security of the Dignity Memorial network
  • 100% service guarantee
  • No hidden fees
  • Total price protection/price matching

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Whether you need to purchase cemetery property, plan a funeral or cremation ahead of time, or make final arrangements in a time of need, we're just a click or a phone call away. Contact us.


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Making final arrangements ahead of time makes emotional and financial sense. Have peace of mind in knowing that your family has been taken care of.

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Rose Hills History

From our founding in 1914 as Whittier Heights Memorial Park to becoming the largest cemetery in North America and the premier Southern California memorial park, Rose Hills has a rich history. 

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Community

Rose Hills is dedicated to giving back and providing charitable support to national and local programs, as well as celebrating and honoring our community at cultural events throughout the year.

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