Compass Occasions is in the business of making life a celebration.
We – Valerie and Kayla – are Compass Occasions. We are long-time friends and service industry veterans. Our business inspiration came to us during a 12-day wine tasting road trip between San Francisco and Seattle. As we made our way along the coastal highway, surrounded by the redwoods, we talked, non-stop about our shared love for the people, planning and details of event planning. In other words, we love to throw events and make them extraordinary.
Twelve days in a car together, even with a lot of stops for wine, is a long time. So, we decided if we could spend that much time together, and still have fun, we would be great business partners. Of course, to be successful, we need to bring much more than that. We have a shared sense of creativity, detail orientation and unspoken intuition for what our clients and want and need. Our first event – a large gala – was a big success, and our reputation has fueled a fast expansion of Compass Occasions that now includes fundraisers, corporate events, and weddings.