MV Skansonia 205 NE Northlake Way • Seattle • WA 98105


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • A gorgeous, Art Deco ferry boat that once shuttled cars and passengers between Vashon Island and Point Defiance, this 1920s treasure has been lovingly restored and now makes her home on bustling Lake Union, offering an unforgettable panorama of the Seattle skyline.
  • Say your vows on the ship's expansive bow, followed by cocktails around the oversized central bar in the ferry's interior. As the sun sets, you’ll dine and dance with a view, thanks to the dining room’s porthole windows and oversized glass roll-up doors that open to the deck.
  • Treat your guests to exquisite farm-to-fork cuisine from Herban Feast. Utilizing fresh, quality ingredients sustainably sourced from Fox Hollow Farm, the executive chef and award-winning culinary team will craft a personalized menu that will delight even the most discerning palates.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,250–8,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Rentals and service add-ons (including floral packages, DJ services, tenting, specialty rentals, day- of coordination and planning, and more!)

  • The rental fee includes:

    • 10-hour exclusive use of the full facility with indoor/outdoor access
    • Private dressing suite
    • Waterfront & skyline views
    • Venue & catering coordinator
    • Tables, chairs, lounge sets, and standard rentals
Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $5,000–13,000/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $57–65/person
  • Menu pricing includes hors d'oeuvres and a buffet, family-style, or plated dinner with salad/sides.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 23%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 125 150
Cocktails, etc. Standing 250 200
Reception Seated 200 150
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 250.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list

All catering is provided by Herban Feast.


BYO with corkage fee

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 8am–2am.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ship / Yacht / Boat
  • Unique
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Lake
  • Historic / Landmark Building

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Lake
  • Panoramic


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