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: info@skansonia.com
Wednesday, July 18th| 11 – 7pm
Friday, July 20th | 11 – 6pm
Saturday, July 21st | ​10 – 4pm
Sunday, July 22nd | ​10​ – ​4​ pm
Wednesday, July 25th| No Tours
Friday, July 27th | 11 – 1pm
Saturday, July 28th | ​10​ – ​4​ pm
Sunday, July 29th | ​10​ ​ – ​3​ pm
August
Friday, ​August 3 ​No Tours
Saturday, ​August​ ​4​ No Tours
Sunday, ​August​ 5 10-3pm
Wednesday, ​August 8 | 11-​7pm​
Friday, August 10 11-4pm
Saturday, ​August​ ​11​ | 1​0-5​pm
Sunday, ​August 12 | No Tours
Wednesday, August 15 | 11-5pm​
Friday, ​August 17 11-3pm
Saturday, ​August​ 18 | No Tours
Sunday, ​August 19 | 10-4pm
Wednesday, ​August 22 | 11-7pm
Friday, August 24 | No Tours
Saturday, ​August​ 25 | 10-5pm
Sunday, August 26 | 10-4pm
Wednesday, ​August 29 | 11-7pm
Friday, ​August 31 ​11-3pm
Monday through Thursday
By Appointment Only

Check out our sister venue: Lake Union Cafe