We recently used the SS Sicamous for our wedding reception and it was an absolutely perfect venue. The history of the ship provided guests with ample things to do and see throughout the evening. With so many places to sit and mingle between dancing and eating, the Sicamous was a great venue for kids and adults!
The venue will hold up to 100 guests for a sit down dinner in the ballroom which was not going to work for us. Instead we had servers wander throughout the venue serving a mixture of hot and cold eats. The ship has a full working kitchen which was perfect for our caterer to keep the food rolling out (highly recommend Brodo Kitchen for your catering needs). The ship has all of its original rooms laid out as they once were, which provided ample seating and great discussion points. The bar, although a small area, worked exceptionally well. The only thing to keep in mind is that you will need coolers for this as there is a limited amount of fridge space because of the size of the bar area.
Having grown up in Penticton and with many guests from the area, it was amazing how few had been on the boat previously. Although I am a bit of a history nerd, it is something that all locals and visitors need to visit at least once. Talking with the employees and volunteers on board provides you with a glimpse back into life on the boat when transportation throughout the Okanagan was done along the lake instead of along the roadways. All of our guests commented that they loved the venue. I am sure you will enjoy it as well!
For those looking into a wedding in Penticton, do yourself a favour and email or call for a tour of the Sicamous. It wasn't originally in our plans, but once we went on the boat we knew it was the perfect fit!
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