The MV Skansonia, Seattle’s premier waterfront event facility, specializing in outdoor or indoor Weddings and Receptions, Corporate and Holiday Parties, Retreats, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. She sits on the North shore of Lake Union with an unsurpassed view of Seattle and the Space Needle. The Skansonia is a smoke free boat and event facility. Smoking is permitted in the parking lot prior to boarding Skansonia's dock. Built in 1929, this now retired WA Ferry has a new life as a private event facility. With modern updates and vintage flair, this truly historic piece of Pacific Northwest history is perfect for any season. Our boat can accommodate events of all size with a maximum reception style guest capacity of 300.