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

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.

Facilities and Capacity

The boat 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 wooden arbor on the deck, with waterfront views. Get-ready rooms are available for the couple to prepare aboard the vessel.

Services Offered

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 venue can provide a team of dedicated staff to assist with event planning and 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. Couples may also bring their own alcohol. All-inclusive packages are available for events, and include items such as:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Linens

Cuisine

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 avail of tastings before the event. These caterers are equally skilled in a variety of desserts such as doughnuts, macaroons and cake pops in addition to wedding cakes. Custom-designed menus are available and can be served in a variety of ways, including:

  • Buffets
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Family style
  • Plated meals
  • Food stations

Location

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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82 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

    Wesley Nell · Married on 09/22/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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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    Tiffany · Married on 07/22/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    From our first tour of the venue to the last dance on our wedding night, the MV Skansonia met and exceeded all our expectations! The Skansonia provides the perfect backdrop! The inside and outside details of the boat are unique, very vintage and everything I dreamed of for our special day! The staff is so attentive and kind and made sure the focus was always on us and making the day perfect! The food was phenomenal, the flowers absolutely beautiful and the bakery brought my dessert vision to life! Our friends and family are still talking about our wedding and how perfect of a venue it was! My husband and I will forever reminisce about the best day of our lives in what we believe was the best location and venue to begin our forever together!

    Sent on 09/08/2018

    The MV Skansonia's reply:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review and for choosing the Skansonia to celebrate. Congratulations Tiffany & Joe!!!

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The MV Skansonia FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • 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?
    $ 850
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • 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?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 20
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    25
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • 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?
    Aisle Markers
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • 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

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!

Map

  • 205 NE Northlake Way Dock A Seattle, WA, 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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The MV Skansonia frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The MV Skansonia?

The MV Skansonia includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The MV Skansonia, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The MV Skansonia includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Wedding Cake

At The MV Skansonia, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The MV Skansonia includes:

  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The MV Skansonia in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The MV Skansonia for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The MV Skansonia for wedding events?

The MV Skansonia offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The MV Skansonia offer?

The MV Skansonia offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The MV Skansonia offer for wedding events?

The MV Skansonia offers the following services for wedding events:

  • 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 furniture and decorations does The MV Skansonia have available for wedding events?

The MV Skansonia offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend The MV Skansonia and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The MV Skansonia is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.