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Yorktown Freight Shed

Yorktown , VA

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Yorktown, VA US

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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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Katie
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.5/5.0
The Yorktown Freight Shed is an beautiful venue for brides who are budget conscious or not into a typical hotel ballroom reception. For the price, you get tables, chairs, and a gorgeous view! During the summer season you also get to use the tent for free! That's an amazing value in itself.

The Freight Shed Managers were always very quick to answer any emails or phone calls and had answers for any question I could think up. When we arrived to set up on our wedding day, everything was clean and all of the tables were as specified.

Overall, I think the Freight Shed is an amazing deal and a beautiful venue! Though if I were having a larger wedding (we had about 70 guests and it was PERFECT) it would be a little bit too small.
The Yorktown Freight Shed is an beautiful venue for brides who are budget conscious or not into a typical hotel ballroom Read more...
The Yorktown Freight Shed is an beautiful venue for brides who are budget conscious or not into a typical hotel ballroom reception. For the price, you get tables, chairs, and a gorgeous view! During the summer season you also get to use the tent for free! That's an amazing value in itself.

The Freight Shed Managers were always very quick to answer any emails or phone calls and had answers for any question I could think up. When we arrived to set up on our wedding day, everything was clean and all of the tables were as specified.

Overall, I think the Freight Shed is an amazing deal and a beautiful venue! Though if I were having a larger wedding (we had about 70 guests and it was PERFECT) it would be a little bit too small. Read less
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Alex and Matt
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.6/5.0
We loved our venue. It's a beautiful area and a unique building. The value is amazing--you get the building AND the tent over the patio area directly behind for much less than any other place we visited. A lot of furniture was also included, though none of it can be taken outside, so we did have to rent some pieces to go under the tent. Because this is a historical, government-owned building, you need to be willing to bend to the many rules/restrictions they have. Also, the bathroom is a short distance away outside. If these things do not bother you (it's beautiful down there and the price is fantastic), then you should go for it! This place books up really fast (even 18 months in advance for Spring and Summer).
We loved our venue. It's a beautiful area and a unique building. The value is amazing--you get the building AND the tent Read more...
We loved our venue. It's a beautiful area and a unique building. The value is amazing--you get the building AND the tent over the patio area directly behind for much less than any other place we visited. A lot of furniture was also included, though none of it can be taken outside, so we did have to rent some pieces to go under the tent. Because this is a historical, government-owned building, you need to be willing to bend to the many rules/restrictions they have. Also, the bathroom is a short distance away outside. If these things do not bother you (it's beautiful down there and the price is fantastic), then you should go for it! This place books up really fast (even 18 months in advance for Spring and Summer). Read less
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Glenda
Wedding:
10/26/2009
4.8/5.0
We used The Freight Shed for my daughter's wedding in Oct. We loved working with them and couldn't believe how quickly they would respond to our emails answering all our questions. Would love to do business with them again!
We used The Freight Shed for my daughter's wedding in Oct. We loved working with them and couldn't believe how quickly Read more...
We used The Freight Shed for my daughter's wedding in Oct. We loved working with them and couldn't believe how quickly they would respond to our emails answering all our questions. Would love to do business with them again! Read less
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prekowifey
Wedding:
9/7/2008
3.3/5.0
This place was perfect for what we wanted and very affordable! It looks out onto the water and you have a brick area you can set up as well so people can go in and out. I as well would have another function there whenever the event presents itself! The biggest disappointment for us was our sunday wedding date (but to be honest,it turned out beyond perfect!). This place books up FAST! And I mean FAST! So book ahead! But all in all very nice place to have a reception!
This place was perfect for what we wanted and very affordable! It looks out onto the water and you have a brick area you Read more...
This place was perfect for what we wanted and very affordable! It looks out onto the water and you have a brick area you can set up as well so people can go in and out. I as well would have another function there whenever the event presents itself! The biggest disappointment for us was our sunday wedding date (but to be honest,it turned out beyond perfect!). This place books up FAST! And I mean FAST! So book ahead! But all in all very nice place to have a reception! Read less
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beth
Wedding:
9/2/2006
3.9/5.0
Loved the place and would have another function there in a heartbeat. Beautiful
Loved the place and would have another function there in a heartbeat. Beautiful
Loved the place and would have another function there in a heartbeat. Beautiful Read less
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