MV Skansonia




The beautiful and grand MV Skansonia sits permanently docked on the North shore of Lake Union with an unsurpassed, breathtaking view of the Seattle skyline and the Space Needle. A retired Washington State Ferry, the historic MV Skansonia specializes in indoor or outdoor weddings and receptions. Never leaving the shore, this Lake Union waterfront event venue provides a truly unique, vintage ambiance that is sure to impress your family and friends for any daytime or evening event of timeless elegance. For celebrations of love and celebrations of life's extraordinary moments, celebrate your special day at MV Skansonia for a truly momentous occasion. The Skansonia team prides itself in providing a professional team for your planning process to assist with each unique element and to coordinate all the details along the way. The team's service and special attention to each occasion leads to memories full of love, laughter, and joy!

Venue Style

Ocean/Waterfront View


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 5 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $500/hr. A

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at MV Skansonia is estimated at between $7,566 and $17,294 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Champagne toast
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 2:00AM
No open flames