Summer 2017 Dates Available! 

Welcome Aboard!

The MV Skansonia is Seattle’s premier waterfront venue. Permanently docked on North Lake Union, this historic venue offers panoramic views of Seattle’s skyline, vintage nautical decor with modern upgrades, and award-winning catering. 

The MV Skansonia offers the ideal backdrop for weddings, corporate functions, and special events. With over 30 years of experience hosting events, the Skansonia is recognized as one of Seattle’s top venues and multi-year recipient of the Couple’s Choice Award. We pride ourselves on our  commended service, delicious cuisine, and unmatched views of Seattle.

The Historic MV Skansonia

The story of the Skansonia begins at the Skansie Brothers Shipyard in Gig Harbor where the keel for a brand new ferryboat was laid on July 9, 1929.This was to be the Skansonia which was built for the run between Point Defiance and Gig Harbor. She continued on this route until 1967 at which time she was retired from active service. The MV Skansonia was sold and given a new life to become a premier private event facility, specializing in outdoor or indoor weddings and receptions for over 35 years. She sits on the North shore of Lake Union with an unsurpassed view of Seattle and the Space Needle.

Event Rental

With unparalleled views of Lake Union, the Seattle Space Needle, Queen Anne, and the Seattle skyline, the Skansonia will take your breath away! Join us for your next wedding, corporate gathering, birthday celebration, life event, or social event! The Skansonia’s timeless elegance radiates from every room. Our upper deck includes two sitting rooms and a covered promenade.

Venue Rental

Delicious Menus!

The Skansonia works with our sister venue, L.U.C. to bring a selection of local comforts. Featuring an array of appetizers, miso glazed salmon, and noted mac n’ cheese our spread is sure to satisfy all of your guests!

Available Menu

Custom Floral Design

When booking the Skansonia, you will have the option of adding beautiful floral arrangements to complete your vision! Whether you imagine bridal bouquets and boutonnieres or table centerpieces, LUC Custom Floral will work with you to create the perfect floral package. With superior service, fresh flowers, and delightful stylings, LUC Custom Floral will add beauty to your special day.


Custom Floral Design

 View and Tour the MV Skansonia

Come take a personal tour and be truly captivated in the uniqueness of what the Skansonia has to offer.
Our Event Specialists are aboard to help answer any questions and guide you in creating the perfect event.
Call to book an appointment or visit us during open tours!
(206) 545-9109 or email:

Open Tours

We would be happy to show you around any day of the week by appointment.
Sun. July 23- 10-5pm
Thurs. July 27- 10-5pm
Fri. July 28- 10-6pm
Sat. July 29- 10-4pm
Sun. July 30 | 10-5pm
Tues. August 1st | 10-7pm
Wed. August 2nd | 10-3pm
Thurs. August 3rd | 10-4pm
Fri. August 4th | 10-5pm
Sun. August 6th | 10-5pm
Mon. August 7th | 12-7pm
Tues. August 8th | 10-5pm
Wed. August 9th | 10-4pm
Thurs. August 10th | 10-5pm
Mon. August 14th | 12-6pm
Tues. August 15th |10-6pm
Wed. August 16th |11-7pm
Thurs. August 17th | 10-4pm
Fri. August 18th | 10-3pm
Mon. August 21st | 10-6pm
Tues. August 22nd | 10-6pm
Wed. August 23rd | 10-6pm
Thurs. August 24th | 11-7pm
Fri. August 25th | 10-4pm
Sat. August 26th | 10-4pm
Mon. August 28th | 10-6pm
Tues. August 29th | 10-6pm
Wed. August 30th | 10-6pm
Thurs. August 31st | 11-7pm

Check out our sister venue: Lake Union Cafe