Anchored on Northlake Union in Seattle, Washington is the MV Skansonia, a magnificent boat venue that hosts weddings. This one-of-a-kind location offers couples the chance to exchange vows on the water, gazing out at the Seattle skyline. Guests will not be disappointed by this extraordinary location, top-class service, and excellent cuisine.
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The MV Skansonia offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces aboard the ship. The interiors offer an authentic feel, with white wood-paneled walls and charming porthole windows. For those who wish to marry outdoors, they can wed under a gold circle arbor on the deck, with waterfront views. Get-ready rooms are also available for couples to prepare aboard the vessel.
This venue caters to engagement parties, ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. They offer the services of an in-house professional florist to create an array of gorgeous original centerpieces and decorations. The MV Skansonia can provide a team of dedicated staff to serve the cuisine and libations throughout the celebrations. They will take care of the setup and cleanup of the event for the couple’s convenience. The ship also offers full bar service, accommodating both cash and open bars. They can provide a range of options, including house wines and beers, signature cocktails, and premium liquors. All-inclusive packages are available for events, with available items including:
Catering will be provided by Landmark Event Co. caterers, who offer a range of delicious and exciting dishes using fresh produce, creating an unforgettable flavor. Couples may attend a tasting before the event. Custom-designed menus are available and can be served in a variety of ways, including:
- Hors d'oeuvres
- Family style
- Plated meals
- Food stations
Thanks to its superb location in the center of Seattle, this venue is close to a wide host of amenities, including top-class accommodation. Visitors can undertake a tour of Seattle, stopping at hotspots such as the Statue of Lenin, the Freemont Troll, and the Woodland Park Zoo. History fans can stroll around the University of Washington campus. The location is also a short drive from both domestic and international airports.
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I have worked in event coordination for almost a decade. Following my Master's in Sports Administration, I worked in the UW athletic department as the Assistant Tournament Director. In 2016 I transitioned to the world of weddings as a Senior Event Coordinator for a catering company. In that role I coordinated 100+ events per year at venues all around the Puget Sound. Combining all of my experience, I am confident that I am equipped to exceptionally curate your wedding vision. In my free time I enjoy pub trivia, visiting new PNW breweries and traveling!
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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!
The Skansonia Ferryboat is truly a unique venue, which offers some photo opportunities that you simply can't find anywhere else. Ceremonies on the bow of the boat give an incredible view of Seattle across Lake Union; on a warm summer evening I can't think of a better location for a wedding! And from the viewpoint of a photographer, the proximity of the Skansonia to locations like Gas Works Park, Golden Gardens and other popular places to take wedding party photos make it even better, since it allows me to get a variety of photos for my clients without having to waste half the day traveling from place to place. Oh, and I have to mention that the food service is always FANTASTIC! Couples, if you are getting married in Seattle you need to check out the Skansonia before you make the decision on your venue - you'll be glad you did!
The MV Skansonia is such an iconic and truly Seattle-esque venue that offers amazing service to both the wedding group/bride/groom/guests and professionals (like us) alike. The food is amazing, the cake and onsite bakery is awesome. They do an unparallelled job attending to detail, and their coordinators are there to help throughout the entire day and beyond. They are a pleasure to work with and we hope to get to do so again in the very near future!
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Mon: Closed Tues 11:00am-6:00pm Weds 11:00am-6:00pm Thurs: 11:00am-6:00pm Fri: 11:00am-6:00pm Sat: By Appointment Only Sun: By Appointment Only
The MV Skansonia frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The MV Skansonia?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
At The MV Skansonia, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
At The MV Skansonia, what does the bar service starting price include?
- House Beer
- House Wine
What are the most important characteristics of The MV Skansonia in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The MV Skansonia for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does The MV Skansonia offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The MV Skansonia offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Liability Insurance
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does The MV Skansonia have available for wedding events?
- Aisle Markers
- Audio Equipment
- Dance Floor
- Photo booth
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