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No matter what the event budget, Empire Events ensures to provide top-notch products and services. From flatware to full staging with props, we will make sure there is quality and satisfaction that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

We provide services with event planning, floral design, party rentals, and staging.


We provide unparalleled temporary event staffing for private and special public events and for events industry at large. 

From certified bartenders for cocktail parties and wedding receptions to expert chefs for catering and servers for seated dinner parties, Empire Events’ highly trained professionals have it all covered.


Our bartenders are experienced, enthusiastic and creative in crafting the ultimate cocktail experience. They will skillfully combine artistic classic and innovative drinks to exceed the guest’s needs and expectations that will add a remarkable cocktail bar element to any event or party. Empire Events’ highly skilled and trained bartenders will provide you with a truly unique experience.


Meet the founder & Manager

Greetings to all from Empire Events’ Owner, Zuriash Akelu.


Welcome to Empire Events Inc.  My journey in this industry dates-back to 2005 when I left the travel agency that I had been working for to join my first hospitality industry firm at Sensational Servers. There I found my passion. Being new to the industry, Sensational Servers has helped me to pursue this profession. Through the years, I had been promoted as a staff supervisor, shortly after I joined other businesses in the firm as a supervisor in charge of events. Subsequently, I operated as Cafeteria Unit Manager for over five years with Compass Group Canada at Humber College, South Compass Toronto, and then I had the opportunity to  work as a V.I.P. food and beverage supervisor at Molson Canadian Hockey House during the Canadian Winter Olympic Games in 2010.


After working for various reputed companies and positions I had been earning enormous amount of experience and networks. It was time to start my own business.


In April 2012, Empire Events was born as a small start-up providing servers to private parties. Since then our business has grown to event planning, catering, bar service, full decoration, floral design, party rentals and staging for your event of any size. With over 30 active, trained and positive teams, we have earned recognitions from Canada’s best event directory; the ‘Event Source’ receiving Toronto’s Best Choice Award of 2017 & 2018 for earning the best reviews and service excellence. Our Maharani’s Wedding hosted has also become the best wedding of the year 2017 by Platinum Vendors.


Visit our website, read our reviews and provide us an opportunity to host your next precious event. We are sure, we can serve you better than anyone else in the GTA, our services will leave you with a pleasant memory and smile for days.



Our wedding coordination, design, and management service are customized around our clients and we work in whatever way suits you and your needs. We offer caterers and suppliers that reflect the type of celebration you require and within your budget. Once the venue is secured we will together fill in the details. We can work around your schedules and introduce prospective suppliers to you. Wherever the location in the Greater Toronto Area, Zee and our team will oversee your celebration to ensure it runs seamlessly.


Our company offers its services to those who operate banquet halls, catering companies, restaurants, funeral homes, colleges, universities, community centers, fundraising organizations and various tournaments. Even competitors are potential clients as some may be short staffed and need help during busy seasons.


Empire Events’ clientele are people who are hosting personal or corporate events, such as weddings, anniversaries, proposal and engagement parties, bridal and baby showers, friend and family gatherings, kid's parties, retirement celebrations, graduation parties, welcoming visitors from overseas, business "open door" events, award galas, appreciation dinners, and the like.
We provide a personalized, stress-free and professional experience by “delivering quality through exceptional service”.


You want it your way? We have


Our service is customized around our clients and we work in whatever way suits you and your needs. We offer caterers and suppliers that reflect the type of celebration you require. Wherever the location in the Greater Toronto Area, Zee and our team will oversee your event to ensure it runs smoothly. We offer the following and more services if required:

  • Supervisors

  • Wait Staff 

  • Bartenders & Barbacks

  • Captains

  • Helpers

  • Cooks

  • Grill Chef

  • Greeters

  • Coat Checks  

  • Party Planner / Event Coordinator

  • Bar Rentals/ Complete bar set-up

  • Catering

  • Personal Chefs

  • Liquor List

  • Menu Planning

  • Decorations

  • DJs

  • Floral Arrangements

  • Theme Drink Designs

Equipment Rentals

Tables, Chairs, Linens, Tableware, Tents and more

Occupational Health and Safety

The owner is Smart Serve certified and has training in Food Handling and Safety,

Health and Safety Committee, WHMIS, WSIB as well as helping people with special needs.










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I have been using Zee and her team for over a decade. Her team has catered events from weddings, intimate dinner gatherings to work events for me. She has consistently set a high standard of quality and professionalism and has become a trusted partner who is my go to for any event I host irrespective of size. 
I look forward to having Zee be part of my next event and highly recommend her for your next event as well!


Zee and her team are amazing amazing amazing! This isn't just a review coming from me but from a lot of my guests. They said the service excelled and it was better than any other hall they had been to! I had to plan everything from scratch in my wedding, which got super exhausting towards the end. Having to supply my own staff was even more stressful Really can't emphasize how easy Zee and her team made everything. The event went perfectly!


Zee and her staff did an amazing job for us at our wedding. She supplied with us with talented bartenders and serving staff. Everyone was extremely professional, polite and knew what they were doing. Everyone loved the bartenders and even asked us where we hired them from. I would recommend using Empire for any event staffing that you may need.


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Toronto, ON Canada  /  Tel. 416-407-1217 

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