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Yorktown Freight Shed

Yorktown , VA

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Yorktown, VA 23690 US

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757-890-3730

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Kelly
Wedding:
10/31/2015
4.7/5.0
Beautiful venue right on the water. We had the ceremony and dancing under the tent and dinner in the venue. I would suggest using up-lighting inside AND outside. It was the perfect place for us!
Beautiful venue right on the water. We had the ceremony and dancing under the tent and dinner in the venue. I would Read more...
Beautiful venue right on the water. We had the ceremony and dancing under the tent and dinner in the venue. I would suggest using up-lighting inside AND outside. It was the perfect place for us! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
11/8/2014
4.5/5.0
We had a great wedding reception at the Yorktown Freight Shed. We were allowed plenty of time to decorate and set up as well as a reasonable time frame to clean up and get out :-) The location does book up pretty far in advance for Saturday evenings but I think that is because the location is great and the price is very reasonable.
We had a great wedding reception at the Yorktown Freight Shed. We were allowed plenty of time to decorate and set up as Read more...
We had a great wedding reception at the Yorktown Freight Shed. We were allowed plenty of time to decorate and set up as well as a reasonable time frame to clean up and get out :-) The location does book up pretty far in advance for Saturday evenings but I think that is because the location is great and the price is very reasonable. Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
8/10/2014
4.8/5.0
Henry and Sherman were great to work with. I think moving some of the tables, etc to the tent provided by the Freight Shed, should be allowed.

The only downside to this venue is the Yorktown Police. There isn't any convenient, temporary parking to unload extremely heavy items, so we pulled up on the brick sidewalk and were harassed incessantly by the police. Also, they lay in wait for people to leave the reception to arrest them for drunk in public, even though people were walking from the Freight Shed to the hotel across the street, so they wouldn't have to drive.
Henry and Sherman were great to work with. I think moving some of the tables, etc to the tent provided by the Freight Read more...
Henry and Sherman were great to work with. I think moving some of the tables, etc to the tent provided by the Freight Shed, should be allowed.

The only downside to this venue is the Yorktown Police. There isn't any convenient, temporary parking to unload extremely heavy items, so we pulled up on the brick sidewalk and were harassed incessantly by the police. Also, they lay in wait for people to leave the reception to arrest them for drunk in public, even though people were walking from the Freight Shed to the hotel across the street, so they wouldn't have to drive. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.9/5.0
I absolutely LOVED having our wedding at the Yorktown Freight Shed. The view is gorgeous, right on the Yorktown River (next to the beach), and you can get some great sunset pictures. You can either have your ceremony on the patio under the tent (our option), or you can have it in the grass on the other side of the building. The price was really cheap considering how much you get - They include the freight shed itself (the brick building) as well as the outdoor brick patio in the back, the tent over the patio, and all of the tables and chairs. I believe I paid about $1,500 for all of that, and we started setting up early in the morning and had the venue until 11pm. With this venue, you're also not restricted to having a certain kind of food. You can hire your own caterer and bring your own alcohol, so that helps with the cost as well. I hired Smokin' Joe's - Southern Brides on a Budget to do our catering, wedding planning, and decorating, so between the Freight Shed and Southern Brides on a Budget, we were all taken care of. Right after my wedding, a friend of mine that had recently got engaged asked if she could have her wedding there and use the same caterer! So I knew it must have been as awesome to everyone else as it was to us. I was extremely happy with our decision :)
I absolutely LOVED having our wedding at the Yorktown Freight Shed. The view is gorgeous, right on the Yorktown River Read more...
I absolutely LOVED having our wedding at the Yorktown Freight Shed. The view is gorgeous, right on the Yorktown River (next to the beach), and you can get some great sunset pictures. You can either have your ceremony on the patio under the tent (our option), or you can have it in the grass on the other side of the building. The price was really cheap considering how much you get - They include the freight shed itself (the brick building) as well as the outdoor brick patio in the back, the tent over the patio, and all of the tables and chairs. I believe I paid about $1,500 for all of that, and we started setting up early in the morning and had the venue until 11pm. With this venue, you're also not restricted to having a certain kind of food. You can hire your own caterer and bring your own alcohol, so that helps with the cost as well. I hired Smokin' Joe's - Southern Brides on a Budget to do our catering, wedding planning, and decorating, so between the Freight Shed and Southern Brides on a Budget, we were all taken care of. Right after my wedding, a friend of mine that had recently got engaged asked if she could have her wedding there and use the same caterer! So I knew it must have been as awesome to everyone else as it was to us. I was extremely happy with our decision :) Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.7/5.0
Loved this venue for my wedding. It was all I could ask for the history the beauty. Only warning is the tent floods if it rains and leaks. Beside that it is perfect. My wedding pictures are gorgeous. Just beware if you chose to put your guests up and the duke of York. Very unprofessional. Besides that everything there is wonderful. Hopefully I can throw another party here one day!
Loved this venue for my wedding. It was all I could ask for the history the beauty. Only warning is the tent floods if it Read more...
Loved this venue for my wedding. It was all I could ask for the history the beauty. Only warning is the tent floods if it rains and leaks. Beside that it is perfect. My wedding pictures are gorgeous. Just beware if you chose to put your guests up and the duke of York. Very unprofessional. Besides that everything there is wonderful. Hopefully I can throw another party here one day! Read less
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Lizzy
Wedding:
11/17/2013
4.8/5.0
Gorgeous spot, great service, amazing value with tables and chairs included! So perfect for our wedding!
Gorgeous spot, great service, amazing value with tables and chairs included! So perfect for our wedding!
Gorgeous spot, great service, amazing value with tables and chairs included! So perfect for our wedding! Read less
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Lacey
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at the Yorktown Freight Shed was a dream come true! For those of you who are familiar with his historic site it books up almost 2 years in advance. I was lucky enough to have placed my deposit during their "old" contract where the base fee was $600 for 3 hours + 1 hour of prep+1 hour of cleanup with any additional event hours at $125/hour. Since my deposit in 2012, they have raised their rates to a base of fee of $1000. We originally were going to marry at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News VA but ended up changing our wedding date due to a cross-country move for my new job. Since we were now searching for a date in spring of 2013 versus fall of 2012 the Freight Shed was able to accommodate us for 4/20/13. We worked very closely with Sherman and Jonathan-the managers of the Freight Shed. Every little question I had, they were able to provide a prompt answer either by email or by phone.

Our wedding was a morning ceremony with a brunch reception and it required my family and friends to arrive earlier than normal to help set up and decorate. Jonathan (a true angel in disguise) allowed us to set up much earlier than originally agreed upon at no additional charge! He even had the cleaning crew complete their job sooner than normal as well. Normally, the Freight Shed doesn't open until 10am for events with ability to start setup no sooner than 9:30am. With Jonathan's help my family and friends were able to enter the Freight Shed an hour and half earlier than normal. What a TIME-SAVER it was for us! In addition to the amazing service from Jonathan and Sherman I can't forget to mention how sweet Renata was as well. She handles all of the financial side of the Freight Shed such as payments and deposit refunds. She answered many of my questions as well and if she couldn't she would always get me in touch with Jonathan whenever needed. Renata is an absolute sweetheart and a joy to work with as well. Thank you for such a wonderful day!!!
Having our wedding at the Yorktown Freight Shed was a dream come true! For those of you who are familiar with his historic Read more...
Having our wedding at the Yorktown Freight Shed was a dream come true! For those of you who are familiar with his historic site it books up almost 2 years in advance. I was lucky enough to have placed my deposit during their "old" contract where the base fee was $600 for 3 hours + 1 hour of prep+1 hour of cleanup with any additional event hours at $125/hour. Since my deposit in 2012, they have raised their rates to a base of fee of $1000. We originally were going to marry at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News VA but ended up changing our wedding date due to a cross-country move for my new job. Since we were now searching for a date in spring of 2013 versus fall of 2012 the Freight Shed was able to accommodate us for 4/20/13. We worked very closely with Sherman and Jonathan-the managers of the Freight Shed. Every little question I had, they were able to provide a prompt answer either by email or by phone.

Our wedding was a morning ceremony with a brunch reception and it required my family and friends to arrive earlier than normal to help set up and decorate. Jonathan (a true angel in disguise) allowed us to set up much earlier than originally agreed upon at no additional charge! He even had the cleaning crew complete their job sooner than normal as well. Normally, the Freight Shed doesn't open until 10am for events with ability to start setup no sooner than 9:30am. With Jonathan's help my family and friends were able to enter the Freight Shed an hour and half earlier than normal. What a TIME-SAVER it was for us! In addition to the amazing service from Jonathan and Sherman I can't forget to mention how sweet Renata was as well. She handles all of the financial side of the Freight Shed such as payments and deposit refunds. She answered many of my questions as well and if she couldn't she would always get me in touch with Jonathan whenever needed. Renata is an absolute sweetheart and a joy to work with as well. Thank you for such a wonderful day!!! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
This venue is amazing. I originally wanted to get married on a historic plantation, however after looking at the cost of most of them I thought I was going to have to settle on a hotel ballroom. After I saw photos of the freight shed online, and saw that the price was so reasonable, I wanted to see it in person to see what this place might be missing. It is even more gorgeous in person. The views of the river are amazing, all the historic homes and buildings surrounding it are gorgeous. In the summertime, they even include a tent for the brick plaza for free. I loved the fact that they allow you to use any vendor as well. I definitely recommend!
This venue is amazing. I originally wanted to get married on a historic plantation, however after looking at the cost of Read more...
This venue is amazing. I originally wanted to get married on a historic plantation, however after looking at the cost of most of them I thought I was going to have to settle on a hotel ballroom. After I saw photos of the freight shed online, and saw that the price was so reasonable, I wanted to see it in person to see what this place might be missing. It is even more gorgeous in person. The views of the river are amazing, all the historic homes and buildings surrounding it are gorgeous. In the summertime, they even include a tent for the brick plaza for free. I loved the fact that they allow you to use any vendor as well. I definitely recommend! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I fell in love with the Freight Shed as soon as I saw it and booked in 15 months in advance. Ya can't beat the price, the space is plentiful for weddings under about 120 people and the view is STUNNING!!! Sherman, the contact person I worked with was great. Quick to answer emails and phone calls. Thanks!!
I fell in love with the Freight Shed as soon as I saw it and booked in 15 months in advance. Ya can't beat the price, the Read more...
I fell in love with the Freight Shed as soon as I saw it and booked in 15 months in advance. Ya can't beat the price, the space is plentiful for weddings under about 120 people and the view is STUNNING!!! Sherman, the contact person I worked with was great. Quick to answer emails and phone calls. Thanks!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
This review is only based on the planning process in having my wedding reception at the Freight Shed and my dealings with Sherman leading up to the event. Due to the hurricane, Yorktown was closed the weekend of my wedding and we had to move to a different venue, so we never actually got to have the event there :(

The price for this location can't be beat, and the view is gorgeous. We were doing a Sunday afternoon wedding, so it is even cheaper, and that made it much easier to get our date since it really does book up a full year out.

Sherman was easy to work with via email and he let us get the door code from him a few times to get inside on the weekends to meet with our caterer and wedding planner and work through the floorplan.

Main issues are no white chairs unless you rent from an outside company, and there is a just a public restroom.

Wish I had gotten my wedding there like I planned it, and I do recommend this location to others.
This review is only based on the planning process in having my wedding reception at the Freight Shed and my dealings with Read more...
This review is only based on the planning process in having my wedding reception at the Freight Shed and my dealings with Sherman leading up to the event. Due to the hurricane, Yorktown was closed the weekend of my wedding and we had to move to a different venue, so we never actually got to have the event there :(

The price for this location can't be beat, and the view is gorgeous. We were doing a Sunday afternoon wedding, so it is even cheaper, and that made it much easier to get our date since it really does book up a full year out.

Sherman was easy to work with via email and he let us get the door code from him a few times to get inside on the weekends to meet with our caterer and wedding planner and work through the floorplan.

Main issues are no white chairs unless you rent from an outside company, and there is a just a public restroom.

Wish I had gotten my wedding there like I planned it, and I do recommend this location to others. Read less
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