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The MV Skansonia

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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

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Married on 07/22/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 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 ... Read more 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!

Wesley Nell

Married on 09/22/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 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 ... Read more 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.


Married on 07/21/2018

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

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, ... Read more 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

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