In the heart of Riverwalk Landing sits Yorktown’s premier waterfront venue – the Freight Shed. It’s the perfect place to host a wedding, banquet, concert, business meeting, or personal milestone.
History of the Freight Shed
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 around 1,950 square feet with a large brick plaza on the river side of the building.
Weddings with a View!
The gorgeous views of the York River, coupled with stunning sunsets, provide breathtaking backdrops for photography 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.
Be sure to ask about our special weekly wedding rates that can fit into almost any 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.
Step Inside: Take Our Virtual Tour of the Freight Shed
Check Your Date!
Do you already have a date saved for your event? Check out our calendar to see if the Freight Shed is available.
Decide Your Budget
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. View the costs here, and keep in mind, there are special rates for weekday and weeknight weddings.
Schedule a Showing
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 fill out the Freight Shed Inquiry Form so we can get you on our schedule, and one step closer to an event to remember!
When you’re certain the Freight Shed is the perfect spot for you, it's time to send payment and reservation paperwork. Please make your check payable to Treasurer, County of York.
Mailing Address: York County Attention: Freight Shed Management P.O. Box 51 Yorktown, VA 23690
Administrative Office Location: 121 Alexander Hamilton Boulevard Yorktown, VA 23690