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A Grand Goodbye is your story, or your loved one’s story, curated with loving care into a small, intimate, all-inclusive, and private Celebration of Life for 50 or less.  Grand Goodbyes is a fresh and unique send-off and a true reflection of the one being honored.  Taking place in our 93 year old uniquely stunning, historical, and ethereal venue, our experiences truly allow the family and their invited guests the comfort and space to mourn their loved one together in private. Whether your desire is to have a low key celebration, something lively with music, or a unique themed send off, we will take care of all the planning and details for you and yours.  


At The Forrester Centre, it's our belief that no matter what celebrations take place throughout our lives, it's truly memorable when you choose to celebrate in a small and intimate way surrounded by your very best people...even in death. Our Grand Goodbyes, Celebrations of Life are no exception and we are here to help you in planning yours! So, when the time comes that we leave this earth, why not have our Forrester Family take care of you and allow us to celebrate you or your loved one in a very personal, unique, and intimate way.  The possibilities are endless. 

Below is our Grand Goodbyes starting package, with the option for you to incorporate add-ons as desired. We will gladly work with your officiant or funeral director if you have one, or can help assist you with accessing those services if needed.  


Grand Goodbyes are celebrated on the following days:   

Select Thursdays:  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Select Fridays:  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Select Saturdays:  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   

Turn all the planning over to us.  For a complimentary consultation and to book, please reach out via our online contact form below.

Here for you and yours during your time of need.



Shannon & Dan


Grand Goodbyes


Grand Goodbyes 
for 50 or less 

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For groups with 50 or less attendees

Add-On Services:

  • Enhanced Floral Arrangements

  • Enhanced / themed catering options

  • Live Streaming Services

  • Officiant/Emcee

  • Specialty cocktails

  • Live musical entertainment

  • Vocalists

  • Slide Show

  • Signature candle favors

  • Guest / Story Book

  • Family photography

  • Spiritual Consultant

  • End of Life Doula services

  • Additional coordination services

  • Additional venue rental / time 

  • and more!  Inquire today!

This Package Includes:

  • Entire Venue Rental for 3 hours (see days/hours above) - The Kastle & The Krypt

  • Day of Coordination

  • Catering with hors d’oeuvres/canapés for up to 50 

  • Toasting champagne (alcohol and non-alcohol options provided)

  • Private Beverage/Bar Service with Bartender (drinks for purchase)

  • Tea / Coffee / Bottled Water

  • Space set up based on your needs, tear down, maintenance and clean-up

  • Main Stage set up with decorated alter and easel

  • Custom floral arrangement / Urn Spray

  • Mic and podium for your emcee/officiant and/or guest speakers/readers

  • Background music

  • Use of in-house Audio / Visual / Lighting 

  • Tables, chairs, linens, draping

  • Guest Service Team

  • Private on-site guest parking

Starting at: $4,999 (plus tax & service)

50% Non-refundable retainer required to secure date.

Click the green tab above to book now!

Online Form

To book your Grand Goodbye at The Forrester Centre, please complete the below booking request form so we can get a sense of your needs.  

What is the ideal date for your event?

How many guests will be attending your event? (Max. is 50 total)

We provide the following additional add on services:

  • Floral Arrangements

  • Enhanced / themed catering options

  • Specialty cocktails

  • Live musical entertainment

  • Emcee Services

  • Signature candle favors

  • Family photography

  • Spiritual Consultant

  • End of Life Doula

  • Additional coordination services

  • Additional venue rental / time 

  • and more!  Inquire today! 

Will your event require any of these services/add ons?  Please be specific.

What is the overall budget for your Grand Goodbye including any add on options?

Is there any additional information we should know?

Thanks! Shannon will be in touch soon.

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