Located at 331 Water Street, in the heart of Riverwalk Landing, sits the Freight Shed—Yorktown’s premiere waterfront venue. Built in 1935 by the National Park Service after a tropical storm destroyed much of the waterfront, the original building was used as a terminal for Baltimore steamships until 1952. Then, it was remodeled and served as a post office.
The current facility, extensively renovated in 2005 in conjunction with the opening of Riverwalk Landing, is approximately 1,950 square feet with a large brick plaza on the river side of the building. It has hosted many functions including weddings, reunions, parties, banquets, concerts, and business meetings and lectures.
Be sure to ask about special, lower rates for weekday and weeknight events & discounts for all York County residents and non-profits
The gorgeous views of the York River, coupled with stunning sunsets, provide breathtaking backdrops for the photographer on your big day!
The Freight Shed can accommodate seated ceremonies and receptions of up to 130 people. Beautiful glass, arched doors open up to Riverwalk Plaza, which offers an additional tented area that can be used for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dancing. The tent is included in your venue rental Apr-Oct, with additional rental options available outside that time frame.
Be sure to ask about our special weekly wedding rates that can fit into almost any wedding budget! You may also choose to have your ceremony out on the lawn adjacent to the building, with a view of the river behind you.
Do you know the date of your wedding or the time of year you'd like to plan your corporate event? Check our calendar for availability.
The fee for renting the Freight Shed is based on the time of year, the day of the week, and whether you're a York County resident. Click here for an overview of costs, and keep in mind, there are special rates for weekday and weeknight weddings.
You've done your research. Now, it's time to see this beautiful venue in person! Showings are by appointment only.
Please call 757-890-3730, or email Freight Shed Management so we can get you on our schedule, and one step closer to an event to remember!
Want to get married on the beach, but have your reception in the Freight Shed? In addition to the Waterfront Facility Request Permit (PDF) listed above, you'll need to review and complete our Public Areas Use Policy (PDF).
Please make your check payable to Treasurer, County of York. Mail in or drop it off, along with your reservation paperwork.
Attention: Freight Shed Management
P.O. Box 51
Yorktown, VA 23690
Administrative Office Location:
121 Alexander Hamilton Boulevard
Yorktown, VA 23692