70 Reviews
50-250
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

About The MV Skansonia

Quintessential Seattle venue with an unbeatable view

The MV Skansonia is a historic ferry boat, and Seattle's premier waterfront venue. Built in 1929, and permanently docked on Lake Union, it features stunning, panoramic views of the Seattle Skyline. It's rich history gives it a truly unique charm, equipped with vintage nautical decor, strung edison bulbs, draped chiffon, and modern upgrades. The MV Skansonia is an all-inclusive venue providing award-winning catering, linens, china, flatware, set up and tear down, day of coordinator, tables, chairs, glassware, and more!  In addition, we have an on-site florist and bakery. 

 

 

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Seattle

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70 Reviews for The MV Skansonia

4.8
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5.0

These people are PROS. The #1 thing I'm glad we did in the wedding process was decide to have our wedding here. They have their own caterer and bakery, so no running around to find more vendors, plus everything at the venue worked in perfect harmony. It was nice to just have one point person, Devon, who was amazing and thought of everything, down to what drink we wanted waiting for us after the ceremony!
As soon as I arrived on my wedding day, I asked like 3 questions, and then had to worry about NOTHING else the rest of the night. This was especially helpful when it came to keeping on schedule -- when it was time to do the dances, or start eating, or wrap up, I was gently prompted and things moved along like clockwork. We never felt rushed.
Devon was also our ceremony coordinator, and she ran the rehearsal and ceremony. It all went perfectly and was the loveliest moment of my life.
Quality wise, everything was exquisite. The food was AMAZING (the mushroom ravioli is to die for!) and the service at the bar was speedy and friendly. (We brought in our own alcohol and they served.) The space is just absolutely gorgeous on it's own (you don't have to do any decorating, which was a huge relief for me). It has an elegant vintage feel, and contains everything you could need. PLUS you have the incredible view! Most of our guests were from out of state and were absolutely blown away by it.
On the business end, they are very organized, the invoicing is clear and up-front. They worked with us adjusting, adding, changing the headcount, with no issues. They answered questions quickly and clearly.
I would recommend the Skansonia to anyone who will listen. I'm so happy we found it and booked it, the staff and the boat absolutely MADE our wedding.

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Profile Picture Mariel, 7/22/17, 6 Reviews
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Wedding Cake
Services Used: Uncovered Outdoor, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Cake, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Set Up
5.0

Our experience with the Skansonia was far better than we could've hoped for and we can't recommend them more!! We absolutely enjoyed every step of the process of working with the team there. They communicated consistently with us (including over Skype since we were overseas) and took the stress out of the event by taking care of the millions of details involved with planning a large event like this. The event went seamlessly and we felt like the Skansonia team was part of our family! Our guests LOVED the venue and we did too. We were also highly impressed with the food - our guests and family commented on how impressed they were with the quality (rare for large events!). The Skansonia team truly enhanced our experience with their kindness, organization, and expertise and YES, exceeded our expectations. We cannot recommend them more highly!

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Profile Picture Erica, 6/23/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location

The MV Skansonia Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $350.00
Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Buffet
$55.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$10.00
Catering Prices Include:
Server(s)
Bar Service Price Includes:
House Beer
House Wine

The MV Skansonia FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
250
Guest Minimum
50
Event Spaces
4
Type
Boat/Yacht, Historic
Style
Unique, Vintage
Setting
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
300
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
20
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Ceremony
Elopements
Engagement Party
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Bridal Shower
Exclusive Venue Use
Private Room
Private Section
Public Seating
Accommodations
Bridal Suite
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planning
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
All Inclusive Packages
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wireless Internet
Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings
French Service
Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
Stations
Tastings
French Service
Plated
Server(s)
American
Italian
Local
Mexican
Southern
African
Asian
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Indian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Mediterranean
Middle Eastern
Russian
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese
Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian
Kosher
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Signature Drink
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Liquor License
Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Chocolate Fountain
Parking
Wheelchair Access
Shuttle
Valet
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14 ENDORSEMENTS
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!

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!

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!

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, WA 98105   See On Map
206-545-9109 (phone)