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

September
Sunday, September 16 | 10-4pm
Wednesday, September 19 | 11-7
Friday, September 21 | 11-6
Saturday, September 22 | 11-4
Sunday, September 23 | 11-5pm
Wednesday, September 26 | 11-7
Friday, September 28 | NO TOURS
Saturday, September 29 | NO TOURS
Sunday, September 30 | 12-5pm

October

Wednesday, October 3 | NO TOURS
Friday, October 5 | 11-3pm
Saturday, October 6 | 11-3pm
Sunday, October 7 | 11-3pm
Wednesday, October 10 | 11-7pm
Friday, October 12 | 10-4pm
Saturday, October 13 | 10-2pm
Sunday, October 15 | 11-5pm
Wednesday, October 17 | 11-7pm
Friday, October 19| 10-3pm
Saturday, October 20 | 10-4pm
Sunday, October 21 | NO TOURS
Wednesday, October 24 | 11-7pm
Friday, October 26 | 10-3pm
Saturday, October 27 | NO TOURS
Sunday, October 28 | 10-5pm
Wednesday, October 31 | 11-5pm

Monday through Thursday
By Appointment Only

Check out our sister venue: Lake Union Cafe