WeddingWire Reviews

The Empress Estate is proud to be the winner of the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. 

Candy Schuetze - 5 Stars.  Stevie and her entire crew were fabulous!  They pulled off a fairytale wedding for my son, Justin Schuetze, and his beautiful bride Shannon Ford Schuetze.  Thank you Stevie for everything!


Dani Bramley - 5 Stars.  Beautiful place.  The food was great.  And the owners were so professional.  All the people involved in the wedding were great.  There were into all the little details of our wedding and I could tell they were really happy for us!  The daughter that works there was awesome and very helpful too :) perfect night for sure.


Melanie Morgan - 5 Stars.  The Empress Estate is absolutely breathtaking.  The cared about me as a bride, and took everything I said was important to me whether it was in the decorations, the special request nachos for my picky husband, the sand ceremony involving my son, the cake, decor, the table situations, or the peanut butter with breakfast for my picky sister.  They made me feel stress less from start to finish.


Tianna Padilla - 5 Stars.  We can't wait for our wedding day here next year!  I wanted to have total control of the day but a week into it, we decided to go with The Empress because I want to enjoy this day not stress.  I am 100% confident it will be amazing.  Thank you, Zoe and Stevie, for making my dreams come true.  See you in May!


JoJo McBride - 5 Stars.  This place is excellent!  They take care of everything for you.  The ensure a magical, stress free experience.  My wife was made to feel like the princess she is. Thank-you Zoe & Stevie!


The Maraglios - We had our wedding at The Empress Estate and I couldn't be happier with the way everything turned out.  Everything I had envisioned in my head about how this special day would look was right on point.  Everything from the decor, to the food to the ceremony all the way down to how we were made to feel like the most important people on the planet.  My guests were so blown away by the entire event.  It brought tears to my eyes when it was all over.  I wanted the day to last forever.  Thank you Stevie and Zoe!!! We couldn't have done it without you, your staff and your beautiful venue!  You left an everlasting impression on my heart! There isn't a single thing I would have changed, Sincerely, The Maraglio's


Irene Lemen - I recently had a wedding for my granddaughter at this beautiful wedding venue...this place is one of the best surprises around this area, when you drive up the hill and then drive a small distance and then the "Empress" appears!!!!! everything was perfect., we started planning this wedding and stevie was there will all the help a bride wold ever need...we had meetings and more meetings with all the options presented to the families..every questions we had were answered....i was very nervous not ever having all these decisions but stevie took over. assured me time and again DO NOT STRESS...leave it to was an outside wedding (July) and the chairs were all arranged nicely...the dining room was set up so was all so elegant!!! everything went mishaps,,,..the cocktail hour was great, appetizers were delicious,,,the dinner was prepared by a chef that knew his was perfection!!!!!...there were plenty of staff and very well trained and attentive ., i would have to say this was such a beautiful wedding,,couldn;t have done it without stevie and her better half,zoe...i know i have gone on and on but this is how great this magical place and owners are !!!! if you are planning a wedding or any occasion. look in our own back will be amazed....stevie,,,thank you so much for making this so special for dani and tom...they were both thrilled and happy beyond all of us were...we had so many compliments from all our guest. ...thank you so much, again....irene and bud lemen and thanks for allowing such a long review !!!!!!


Robin Rapp - I recently had my wedding ceremony and reception at the Empress Estate.  Steavie worked with me (the bride) to help make my "winter wedding" theme come to life.  I had a vision I wanted to create and she made it happen.  The decorations were exactly what I wanted down the wreath that hung on the bannister.  Steavie was with me every step of the way.  What made me even more impressed was their attention to detail.  Steavie worked with my on making sure all the accent colors went along with the theme.  As a first time bride I will admit I was nervous going in because I had no idea what I was doing.  They really have figured out a structured planning that takes the stress off.  I was given 90 day checklists, 30 and even 10 day. This was my wedding and I was willing to put the work into every last detail but having someone there to help guide me went above and beyond.


The ceremony itself went off without anything going wrong.  IT was absolutely perfect.  Zoe, the other owner who we worked with, surprised me after with a huge fireplace lit up with an dozen or so candles which made for a beautiful photo back ground.  We worked with our wedding photographer/Dj to make sure everything was planned before hand. This planning my husband and I did helped make the day flow smoothly. We had everything planned own on a timeline that EVERYONE knew and and followed.  This was everyone was on the same page.


The reception....  We picked the centerpieces, the table cloths, the food, the drinks and much more.  It was the way we wanted and it turned out simply amazing.  Zoe was out on the floor making sure everyone's needs were attended to.  Then the food.  I have never had better food at a wedding then what the chef cooked up for us.  The food alone deserves 5 stars.  Everyone raved! Nothing over/under cooked.  They even made me a plate for later.  The presentation went above the typical "buffet".  The cake was so beautifully done I almost cried when I saw it!  Over all I had the most romantic, memorable wedding I could have ever imagined.  Thank you Zoe, Stevie, and your staff for helping me put together my dream.  I would recommend using this venue for more than just weddings.  The over all experience was easy, structured, and personalized.

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460 Empress Lane, Woodland, WA 98674

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