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The Steamer Virginia V

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At nearly 100 years old, Virginia V is a grand wooden steamship from another era - still propelled by its original steam engine! This gorgeous vessel provides an exceptional venue for unique weddings. You and your guests can board the ship in Seattle’s Lake Union Park before departing for a relaxing cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington. Between our cozy passenger compartment and our spacious outdoor decks, the ship provides a variety of spaces for you and your guests to relax and celebrate your special day and as a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. One of our captains is a wedding officiant or you can bring your own. We have lots of options to make your celebration unique. Both underway cruises and dockside events are welcome and arrangements can be made for cruises on Puget Sound, as well. Note that we can accommodate a total of 150 passengers, maximum. In our main passenger compartment we can seat a maximum of 85 guests at rounds. Contact us to tour the ship and discuss your plans!

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$900

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$900

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?

$900

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$900

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

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?

Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Liquor License
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
October
November
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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Lindsey Married on 08/14/2010
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    The venue was amazing. It provided my guests with a spectacular view of Seattle for the ceremony. It was a great way for our out of town guests to see Seattle. The crew was very professional and helpful with planning. Everyone had a great time. There was no need to plan entertainment or too many decorations. The boat is elegant and the cruise is entertainment in itself. I would definitely recommend it.
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    Trulee Married on 06/11/2010
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    The Virginia V is an outstanding venue for a wedding. The staff is wonderful including Captain Dale whom preformed the ceremony. The entire staff seemed happy to be there and help share in our special day.

    The Steamship is also beautiful and provided a wonderful ever changing backdrop for photographs. The ship is a historic landmark and this seemed to add to it's many charms. We had only about 70 at our wedding and this was a great size. You could for sure have more but the small group made this a very intimate experience. This was a perfect venue for our wedding and I can not say anything negative regarding it.
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    Jeanne Married on 09/07/2013
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    We had our wedding on the Virginia V last weekend and it was amazing. Captain Dale is a charming, funny and professional host and officiant. And the ship is so beautiful that once were toured it, we knew immediately that it was the place.

    On the day of, there was a delay in getting the boiler up to speed (the ship is nearly 100 years old!), but Captain Dale took care of coordinating with the caterers and keeping us informed. He kept everything going smoothly and it turned out to be great to have that extra time on the Virginia V to socialize with friends and family before the cruise.

    Captain Dale performed the wedding service (we chose the less religious of his two ceremonies), and it was beautiful. He coordinated with the photographers to get the best shots and capture the moment. He was great with my husband's family and nieces who were the flower girls. He also took charge in helping to set up a sparkler send-off on the dock.

    The Virginia V Foundation had a list of recommended caterers (working on the ship has its unique challenges for a caterer); we selected Herban Feast and their food was spectacular, and their service was flawless (even with the last-minute schedule changes!).

    All the crew were friendly and helpful, explaining the ship and assisting wherever possible, even taking a few photos for us.

    It was a great day, a beautiful wedding, and a wonderful cruise - the perfect way to show off Seattle's charms. Many guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. Could not ask for more!
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Debra Alderman
Debra Alderman
Executive Director, The Steamer Virginia V Foundation

Not only is Debra an experienced event planner, she's been a bride and a mother of a bride. She understands the importance of getting all the details right. So many things depend on finding a perfect venue and she looks forward to working with you to plan an amazing ship-board wedding.

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The Steamer Virginia V frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Steamer Virginia V?

The Steamer Virginia V includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Steamer Virginia V in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Steamer Virginia V for wedding events is known for:
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Steamer Virginia V for wedding events?

The Steamer Virginia V offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Steamer Virginia V offer?

The Steamer Virginia V offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Steamer Virginia V offer for wedding events?

The Steamer Virginia V offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Steamer Virginia V have available for wedding events?

The Steamer Virginia V offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Steamer Virginia V and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Steamer Virginia V is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.6 in value, 4.4 in flexibility and 4.3 in average response time.

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