What others say about us…
I am so glad we chose Empress Events for my father in laws Ash Scattering Memorial in January. After numerous hours researching several other companies they were our choice for many reasons. With the weather being so stormy in January we were unsure if we could pull this off. I was given two weeks time to put this together. With the help of Christian and Deborah it came together beautifully. Their communication was ever so helpful, being available by phone and email. Believe me, I had numerous questions being I had never had to arrange an Ash Scattering Memorial.
My father in law’s last wish was to have his ashes spread over the Golden Gate Bridge. Being that was not ideal nor entirely legal this was our next best solution.
We had approximately 30 guests and each guest was pleased with the quality of service provided.
We departed from Sausalito on a beautiful Saturday and stopped directly under the Golden Gate. They provided the minister who spoke comforting words and walked us through step by step. My father in law’s ashes were spread as he wished. They recommended scattering flower petals which was a beautiful touch. Not once did they rush us while a few shared memories.
We were able to play a movie of memories and music on their TV. Unfortunately it was only able to play on one of their four TV’s. We were able to bring on our own pastries and beverages as well. However they do provide a full service upon request. We had brunch reservations nearby so we opted out.
Being the coordinator and only daughter in law, the time on the yacht went by so quickly. I can honestly say the yacht was beautiful with two bars, bathroom, front deck and back deck with windows all the way around and plenty of seating area. No need to worry about sea sickness while on this yacht.
Thanks again to our awesome captain for such a smooth cruise and their crews empathy.
– Monique M.
Captain Robertson and crew. Our family’s memorial service for my wife’s Dad was incredible. Starting with the first phone call with Deborah in your office and throughout our cruise everything was fantastic. Thank you so much we really appreciate your kindness and expertise in our very difficult time.
– Jimmy Ferguson
Dear Captain Gerry Robertson – My family and I would like to extend our deepest gratitude in making the memorial service of my beloved husband aboard the Atlantis a memorable one. Please extend our appreciation to your assistant Sam on a job well done.
– Mrs. Ramona Sampion
Thank you for guiding me through a very difficult time. You were there to hold my hand and tell me what I needed to do. It was BEAUTIFUL! You really made all of us feel comfortable and welcome…
– Ann Rogers
Thank you for the wonderful memorial service you provided us. The passing of my father was a painful event, but I felt that we marked the occasion with grace and dignity, thanks to you, and your beautiful boat, the Empress.
– Rose C. Kelly
Captain Robertson. . . Thank you so much for making my mother’s memorial service so special. We are especially pleased with your services and appreciate your skillful management of the entire process. The Avalon was more than well appointed – it was perfect. . .all style and class.
– Charles Haley II