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Special Occasions

Washington State Ferries (WSF) allows weddings, birthdays and memorial services aboard the ferry. 

How to reserve space for a special occasion
Advance arrangements are required to reserve space on the ferry for your special occasion.

  • Please contact Johanna Karlin at (206) 264-3556 to make arrangements.  

Weddings 

WSF captains are not allowed to legally perform weddings, however couples are allowed to get married by an officiant of their choice.  

Ferries are open to the public at all times 
We do not offer private changing rooms or separate event space on the ferry. For this reason, small wedding parties during non-commuter sailings are recommended.   

Outside catering and alcohol policy
All alcohol must be purchased and consumed in the galley. Wedding parties may not bring outside caterers or alcoholic beverages on board. 

Birthdays and celebrations 

Passengers are welcome to bring cake and prepared food aboard, but outside catering is not permitted. Due to fire safety regulations, open flames, including birthday candles, also are not allowed. 

Memorial Services

WSF offers memorial at sea services on the following routes:

  • Seattle/Bremerton
  • Seattle/Bainbridge 
  • Edmonds/Kingston
  • Anacortes/Friday Harbor
  • Mukilteo/Clinton
  • Port Townsend/Coupeville - Summer only   

The ferry will slow to allow the release of a biodegradable urn and for a floral tribute to be strewn on the water. At the captain's discretion, the horn may be sounded.

Please read our additional WSF Memorial Information (PDF 32kb) handout before scheduling your memorial.