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(206) 545-9109
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4.8 out of 5
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    andrea

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    5 out of 5
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  • The people at the Skansonia are wonderful to work with, and the reception was perfect! I am so happy we went with them! They catered with delicious food, they set up tables/chairs/tablecloths, they set up the mic, and they worked hard to make sure the reception went smoothly. They also let us do a practice rehearsal two days before, and drop off our own beverages ahead of time. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, and perfect for a Seattle wedding. I highly recommend the Skansonia!

    User3872577

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  • Had an incredible experience on the skansonia. VERY affordable and provided guests with an authentic Seattle experience. The staff was very helpful, professional, and easy to work with. The day-of went off incredibly smoothly and everyone loved it!

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    I had such a wonderful time helping create such special memories for the bride and groom! Thank you for allowing Skansonia to be apart of that special day! -Vicki

    Kathleen

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Skansonia was a beautiful venue! It was raining - a downpour really - on my daughter's wedding day, but the Skansonia was warm and cozy. Not stuffy and humid at all, which was my greatest fear. Everyone involved was very professional - friendly - and accommodating. We have awesome pictures and awesome memories from our special day on the Skansonia. Thank you!

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    Kathleen, Thank you so much for allowing us to help your daughter create such special memories on her special day. She was so beautiful. We are sending many wishes of endless smiles to the new bride and groom! :) -Vicki

    Elizabeth

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    5 out of 5
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  • The MV Skansonia team is amazing! The venue is outstanding, not only in historical value, but location location location. What's more NW than a ferry boat?! Jen and Kristen walked my husband and I through the whole process and our wedding went perfectly. When we worked with the Skansonia team, we felt like their top priority and they were clearly focused on our needs. Make sure to take time to check out the venue, if you're looking for views of Seattle and a waterfront wedding this is the place! You won't be disappointed! (oh ya, and it is affordable!)

    Jessica

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  • Worth every penny! For a flawless event with a professional staff this is where you should be married. Rain or shine, both of which happened on my wedding day, you couldn't go wrong with this timeless Seattle venue location.

    Allison

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  • Excellent Affordable Venue and Team! Food was amazing, everyone raved about the butternut squash raviolis afterwards. The mini cheesecake bar was delicious. The team was excellent to work with, responsive with any questions we had, willing to work with us to make our day special and memorable. The day of we didn't have to worry about one thing. James was our coordinator that day and really went above and beyond. The whole ambiance of the venue is so romantic and unique. I fell in love the minute we stepped foot on it to see it. I recommend stopping by to check it out.

    Kala

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  • The Skansonia was the perfect place to have our wedding. Their prices were reasonable compared to other waterfront venues we looked at. They were also very friendly and available for meetings to discuss details. They made all of the arrangements for cake, food, and wine tastings since we worked with them and their partner Lake Union Cafe and Bakery for the catering and cake. They also have a pretty good partnership with downtown spirits where they will deliver your alcohol for free and you get buying in bulk discounts with no cork fees with the Skansonia bartender. The day of coordinator is also part of the package and they make sure everything goes smoothly with the DJ, alcohol service, floral, and food. I didn't have to think about much on my wedding day other than saying the right words at the ceremony and having a good time. The Skansonia made the whole process seamless and wonderful.

    Doru

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    5 out of 5
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  • For our wedding we researched a few places around Seattle and the Skansonia was by far the most beautiful and romantic. At first we thought we cannot afford it, but once we run the numbers in Excel it was much cheaper than all the other places combined so we went for it. Jen was our wedding coordinator and she was amazing! Actually that would be an understatement. She was extremely professional and she went way beyond to make sure everything was very good and exactly the way we planned it. We would say, if it wasn't for Jen maybe we wouldn't have chosen this place. She made the whole difference in having the wedding exactly how we imagined it. We highly recommend her if you want your wedding to be a positive and enjoyable experience and most of all, stress free!!! We loved the food and the vintage feel of the boat. Our guests from out of state and out of the country, enjoyed the beautiful view of Seattle and South Lake Union. All in all the pictures were great, the day was gorge... Read more

    Andrea

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  • I absolutely loved having my wedding at the Skansonia!!!! They made it so easy and beautiful. There were so many places to take pictures, hang out and celebrate. The food was phenomenal, the service was amazing and the setting was oh-so romantic and pretty. I highly recommend The Skansonia if you want a stunning, worry free wedding on Lake Union!

    Alison

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  • We had our wedding and reception at Skansonia this past summer. It's hard for me to put into words just how much we loved our experience! To start with, the view is amazing (it's hard to beat being right on Lake Union with a view of downtown) and the venue itself is beautiful with so much character. The food is excellent, we still have guests talking about how much they enjoyed the food at our wedding. Also, you can bring your own alcohol with no corkage fee (this is a great deal for a wedding reception in Seattle). The whole process from initial planning to the day of our wedding was completely stress free thanks to Jen, Kristine and the rest of the staff at Skansonia! I highly recommend Skansonia, on top of being everything that we wanted and more, it was a great value! I just wish we were having a party there again this summer! :)

    User5132108

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  • the Skansonia is a lovely place to have your wedding if you want it to have a real "Seattle" feel to it. The view are spectacular. We had our wedding in the middle of winter in the evening and it felt warm and cozy inside with outstanding views of the skyline outside on the deck. The food is pretty good; what you'd expect of a buffet. Nothing too special there. The staff is great, and knows what they are doing.

    User4436621

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  • The venue is quite beautiful, but very time constrictive. Only one-hour for setup and then about 5 hours for the wedding including take-down. We made it work by employing many hands, but keep it in mind. The food comes from the Lake Union Cafe and is very good. The base package includes a light meal (small plates) so make sure to add the extra food to your budget if you're looking for a full sized meal. Our day-of rep was amazing and very helpful. Did not like working with the main manager. Some things we had talked about during our pre-wedding meeting did not occur on the wedding day, so talk about things loudly and often.

    Kristen

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  • We were happy with the Skansonia as our wedding location. The view is absolutely breathtaking, the boat was VERY clean and well put together. Additionally, the food was INCREDIBLE! The Skansonia was flexible with the food that we wanted, so they created a taco bar for us with strip steak, chicken, and vegetables. Our guests were raving about how great it was. The appetizers were also phenomenal. We had prawns and empanadas as well as chips and salsa and we were so pleased with all of them. The best part of the day though had to be James - our day of coordinator. He was so wonderful. He was kind, he was hard working, and he really cared about us and made sure that our day was exactly perfect for us! He did a great job of directing everyone where to go, but not feeling overpowering or too aggressive. Also, he did everything in his power to get us what we needed (including my flats when my shoes were killing me:)). The only thing we would have changed would be leadin... Read more

    ashley

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • From the moment we stepped onto the MV Skansonia, we were in love and knew we and to get married there. The boat has so much charm and was truly the perfect site for our wedding day. Our guests loved the location and we had a truly spectacular summer evening--just what we were hoping for. The staff did a fantastic job of coordinating everything to our liking and making everything feel so special. I was especially impressed by James and his hard work, especially since he started the job less than a week before our wedding! Thank you for everything you did to make our wedding memorable and wonderful!

    User4740597

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  • Very laid back staff that are confident in what they do. Jen was great at coordinating with us to make sure everything was taken care of. The food was absolutely amazing and you certainly can't beat the view! Most of our family came out of town and having our wedding at Skansonia was a perfect Seattle experience!

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