Columbariums & Benches

Not everyone wants to use a headstone or mausoleum to memorialize their departed loved one.

If your loved one was cremated but already purchased a plot in a cemetery, or you want to have a physical reminder of that person despite their cremation, opting for a columbarium or bench may be right for you.

Custom Columbariums in Maryland

Columbariums are crafted containers used to store an urn containing your loved one’s ashes. Some columbariums are large and public, and may be located in cemeteries or churches, while others can be small and private, perhaps located at your home or another beloved place. 

There are a few options for material for your columbarium niche. The most common types, which we craft here at Merkle Monuments, are granite-front and bronze-front. These long-lasting memorials can be personalized with laser etching or a bronze plaque.

Our team of skilled columbarium designers can help you choose the option that’s right for your needs and your budget. Call today for a consultation.

Custom Marble Benches in Maryland

If you’d like a more public memorialization of your loved one, consider a custom marble bench. These benches can be crafted in a variety of sizes and colors, and can even be personalized with text and images.

And you don’t have to be memorializing someone who died to consider a bench. Custom memorial benches are great for:

  • Retirements
  • Wedding anniversaries
  • Commemorating an individual’s service to an organization
  • Pet memorials
  • Class gifts
  • And more!

Our designers can help you select the bench that’s right for your needs while providing a beautiful, functional piece to the space where you choose to install it. Call today for a consultation.

Merkle Monuments provides memorials, monuments, bevel markers, mausoleums, and more to Maryland. Our service areas include Baltimore County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Washington County, Charles County, Prince George’s County, Kent County, Cecil County, Calvert County, St. Mary’s County, and more.