The MV Skansonia

205 NE Northlake Way Dock A, Seattle, WA 98105 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The MV Skansonia

The MV Skansonia is a historic ferryboat and waterfront wedding venue located in Seattle, Washington. This unique boat was built in 1929, and boasts beautiful views of the Seattle skyline. It’s permanently docked on Lake Union, and is the perfect setting for both your ceremony and reception. The MV Skansonia is an all-inclusive venue with popular food, beverage, and decor packages to make your planning fun and easy. Our team looks forward to bringing your vision to life!

Facilities and Capacity

Here at the MV Skansonia we pride ourselves on timeless elegance and vintage-nautical decor.
Enjoy Lake Union, Gasworks Park and the Space Needle as your backdrop while you exchange your vows on the picturesque bow of our ferry. Indoors, your guests will be dazzled by a romantic atmosphere made up of tea lights, draped chiffon, gold mirrors, and Edison bulbs.

Our main floor features a dance floor, dining area, historic bar, and garage doors that open up to the bow of the boat.

The upper deck has two sitting rooms, a covered promenade overlooking the water, and a private bridal suite.

The MV Skansonia can accommodate up to 250 guests.


Services Offered


Our full-service venue offers all-inclusive packages to ensure every detail is taken care of. We provide hands-on event specialists and a day-of coordinator so your planning process can be enjoyable, efficient, and stress-free.

The MV Skansonia offers top-of-the-line in-house catering, bar service, floral/decor, and entertainment/experience options for your special day.

We offer tastings of our award-winning cuisine, which includes a wide range of local mouth-watering Pacific Northwest flavors. Couples can choose from hors d'oeuvres, stations, family-style, buffet, plated meals, and/or a cocktail reception. We also have an on-site bakery for your wedding cake needs, or you can bring in your own.

Also included:

  • Accommodations
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Barware
  • Linens
  • Substantial parking
  • Wheelchair accessiblity
  • Liability insurance



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80 Reviews for The MV Skansonia

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Wesley Nell · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Wedding planning made so easy and stress-free

    Love this venue and their staff! They are extremely easy to work with and very responsive. They seem to adapt well to however you and your partner treat wedding planning. We are not super into wedding planning so it was fantastic for us to have a one-stop shop for everything. I really appreciated their flexibility as well. We brought in all of our own alcohol and dessert and our dogs! And the venue, what is not to love? Views of the city, mountains, water, and Gas Park. I want to live on this boat. I would recommend this venue in a heartbeat to friends and family.

    Sent on 11/02/2018
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    Mariah · Married on 07/21/2018

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    Thank you SO much, Anita and Finni! Both of you are absolute superstars! We got married in Canada, and then we celebrated our wedding aboard the MV Skansonia in August of 2018 with a beautiful brunch, mimosa bar, and cake reception! We had about 80 guests, and the Skansonia was the best decision that we made for our Seattle wedding event! The entire process was filled with so much joy, and we had two outstanding people make the day flawless and fun! The venue itself is gorgeous and required very little extra decor, as it has some of the best views in Seattle and historic charm. The food was delicious! It was served fresh and piping hot! Our guests were raving about the venue and catering! We are so grateful to the staff at the Skansonia who worked tirelessly to make the day extra special! They even sent the sweetest card after our event. We feel so lucky to have found such a beautiful venue and to have worked with such incredible people! Thank you so much for making our dreams come true! - Mr. and Mrs. Smith

    Sent on 10/02/2018

    The MV Skansonia's reply:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review Mariah!!!

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The MV Skansonia FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 5.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Beer
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Boat/Yacht, Historic Building, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? June, July, August, September, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, May, October, November

3 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    Weekday Romance

    Book your ceremony and reception at the MV Skansonia (Mon-Thurs) and the ceremony fee will be waived. For new bookings only. Valid for 2019 bookings (expires 11/15/2019).

  • The MV Skansonia 2
    Fridays Light Up the Night

    Book a Friday evening ceremony and reception and receive complimentary tea-light package and table runners for all reception tables. New Bookings Only.

  • The MV Skansonia 3
    Sunday Sparkles

    Welcome all of your wedding guests on board the MV Skansonia with a complimentary glass of bubbly. Promotion applies to all Sunday ceremony & reception packages booked on or before 12/31/2019. Cannot be combined with other promotions. Promotion for new bookings only.

Professional Network & Endorsements

14 Endorsements

  • Photography by Nicolette Wedding Photographers

    I love this venue so much that I chose it for my own wedding! The view is fantastic and I liked the convenience of getting so many services under one roof. The staff are friendly and I enjoy going back to this venue for photography, videography & photo booth events!

  • Photography by Nicolette Wedding Photographers

    I love this venue so much that I chose it for my own wedding! The view is fantastic and I liked the convenience of getting so many services under one roof. The staff are friendly and I enjoy going back to this venue for photography, videography & photo booth events!

  • Photography by Nicolette Wedding Photographers

    I love this venue so much that I chose it for my own wedding! The view is fantastic and I liked the convenience of getting so many services under one roof. The staff are friendly and I enjoy going back to this venue for photography, videography & photo booth events!

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  • 205 NE Northlake Way Dock A Seattle, Washington, 98105 See on map
    206-203-4483 (Phone number)
    Mon: Closed Tues 11:00am-6:00pm Weds 11:00am-6:00pm Thurs: 11:00am-6:00pm Fri: 11:00am-6:00pm Sat: 11:00am-6:00pm Sun: By Appointment Only

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