Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Vierwaldstättersee Celebrations and Meetings on the Vierwaldstättersee

Events with the Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Vierwaldstättersee

As one of the largest shipping companies in Switzerland, the Lake Lucerne Navigation Company (Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Vierwaldstättersee) greets you with its impressive fleet of five steam ships for up to 1,100 passengers as well as 14 historic and also highly modern motor vessels. The unique landscape of the Lake Lucerne will captivate you as a perfect backdrop for your individual event. Whether you want to celebrate with your family, have a birthday party, a graduation or a class reunion – our event team gladly supports you from the planning to the end of your event. Of course we can decorate the ship according to your wishes.

Your events on the "high seas

How about the listed DS Unterwalden? This charter vessel stems from the early 20th century and it offers you an exceptional saloon in rococo-style for exclusive events of all kinds. In May 2017 there will be a new motor vessel that will amaze you with its luxurious appearance, large decks and special features, e.g. underwater views, Aqua water terrace with lake water footbath and huge panorama deck. The “MS 2017” as it is currently called will set new standards in Swiss passenger shipping and it is a perfect venue for elegant events. But you may already use the MS Saphir for events with 300 people or the MS Gotthard for up to 700 passengers.

We gladly arrange an entertainment program for your private or business events. Choose your favorite show act from our extensive portfolio, let the captain explain an interesting area or route and experience live how pirates try to take over the ship in an action-filled show. Enjoy the crime dinners where you can become a detective and or the radio play TELL ME that offers you interesting information on the Urnersee. If required, you can also book a second ship of the same type and combine both so you have an even larger venue.

Conferences of a very different kind

Of course you may also use our many ships as an office. The DS Uri, DS Gallia, MS Europa or the three panorama yachts MS Weggis, MS Brunnen and MS Flüelen are ideally suited for business events like presentations, exhibitions, seminars, general meetings, workshops or company celebrations. Groups with 60 to 1,000 participants may benefit from the excellent technology and equipment on board, such as beamer, screen, flip chart, notice board, presentation case as well as writing materials.

The idyllic scenery of the Lake Lucerne will surely inspire you and it is a great backdrop for your fairs and road shows. Whether moored or in the middle of the water – here you can offer your guests an extraordinary setting that is clearly in contrast to the conventional venues.

You may book a complete package including the venue, equipment and technology as well as catering. Tavalogo is the right partner by your side when it comes to the catering on your event. They put special focus on fresh ingredients from the region and the humane treatment of animals so you can surely expect high quality foods. And also innovative in-house products such as the beer “Urbräu” and the Tavalo Rosso wine. Whether you are planning an apéro, a standing reception with dinner or buffet, a banquet or a gala dinner – the catering will fully satisfy you on your business-related occasions.

Dreamlike scenery for your romantic wedding

Our numerous ships are predestined for unforgettable wedding celebrations! Tie the knot on one of our steam boats, e.g. the Unterwaden for up to 700 guests or the Schiller as well as the Gallia for up to 900 people. You may also book a motor vessel or the catamaran Cirrus with its romantic ambience for your special day. Have a civil wedding or a reception on one of our ships and we make you an exclusive offer: none other than the captain will carry out the marriage ceremony! Since we want everything to run according to your wishes, we will talk with you about everything beforehand. Of course you may also bring your own clergy or speaker on board.

Our in-house florist is a true artist and will be pleased to take care of the decoration on the ship. The flowers will be ordered in your favorite color and will be arranged according to your preferences. The decoration of the bow and flags may show other boats on the sea that there is a wedding on board. Fireworks and romantic balloons can be organized as well. Do you need an entertainment program? We have contacts to musicians (from Alphorn to jazz or DJ), magicians and other artists. We can cooperate with your wedding planner to organize an unforgettable wedding celebration for you!

Diamant - the largest event ship in Switzerland

Do you know the largest floating event location in Switzerland? The motor ship Diamant is an attraction in itself and perfectly suited for exclusive events.

Delight your guests not only with the spectacular scenery of Lake Lucerne and the culinary arts of the on-board catering but also with the uniqueness of the noble motor ship. The event ship was commissioned in 2017 and sets a milestone in Swiss shipping in terms of quality and innovation. Numerous surprises await you on five decks: be it the Nautilus room in the hull with an underwater view, a closable interior gallery of the two salons, which is covered by a glass dome, the water terrace with a seawater foot bath or the Compass Lounge on the sun deck.

Each of the decks has its own special features and is versatile. With a capacity of up to 400 banquet seats, it is possible to hold even large events in a unique ambience. Whether as aperitif, standing dinner or buffet, banquet or noble gala dinner - celebrate an event in a class of its own!  

With our many years of experience in event planning, gastronomy and shipping, we are at your side for an event that will remain unforgettable.

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Venue facts
Number of event areas2
Venue for Wedding, Private event, Movie / Photo, Presentation, Meeting, Conference & Congress, Event
Area Lucerne
Event areaLength (m)Width (m)Height (m)Area (m2) Max. persons (Rows) Max. persons (Classroom) Max. persons (U-Shape Max. persons (Banquet) Max. persons (Gala) Max. persons (Reception)
Motorschiff MS201763,513,51.400189420420
 DJ system
 Goods lift
 Sound system
 Lighting system
 Power current
 Catering free
 Access for trucks

  Train station  0 kmNext Railway Station: 0,1 km
  Airport  68 kmNext Airport: 68 km

Contact data
Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstättersees (SGV) AG
Werftestraße 5
6002 Luzern

   +41 41 367 66 12
Contact person
Barbara Waser