The Steamship Virginia V




Built in the early 20’s, the Steamship Virginia V is a lovely cedar-fir ship that boasts a 100 year-old steam engine that is still running strong. A fixture of Seattle’s charter vessel scene since the 1940’s, the Virginia V now provides an exceptional maritime location for unique weddings. You and your guests can board the beautiful ship in Seattle’s Lake Union Park before sailing off into the Puget Sound or Lake Washington. Imagine exchanging vows on the ship’s elegant deck with the captain as the officiant. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the surrounding waters from the elegant passenger salon or watch the motion of the complex engine from the Engine Deck. No matter where you turn, you and your guests can enjoy the timeless magic of the moment aboard the Virginia V. When it comes time to celebrate your union, head into the lovely Main Cabin for a delectable meal surrounded by large windows and a bright white interior that adds a touch of cheer to the space. Enjoy the quiet pumping of the engine and the long blast of the steam whistle as you sail away not only into the water, but into your new married life!

Venue Style

Ocean/Waterfront View, Cruise Ship/Yacht


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 75 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 100 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges is $5,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding is $500 per hour for a non-moving boat, dockside. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $1,000/hr. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Steamship Virginia V is estimated at between $9,720 and $14,720 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Music must end by 11:00PM