Freight Shed

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. Today, this historic building can be rented for weddings, meetings, and special events! 

Taken in 1932 when the Freight Shed was still used as a terminal for steamships

Freight Shed 1936

Weddings: Exchange Your Vows with a View

Nestled along the banks of the York River, the Freight Shed boasts stunning waterfront views, and makes for a beautiful backdrop to capture your special day.

Steven and Lily Photography
Freight Shed Ashleigh Ewers Night Shot
Ben Hallissy Photography
Freight Shed Ashleigh Ewers Photography
Caitlin Gerres Photography Table Setting
Angie McPherson Freight Shed Doors
Freight Shed Steven and Lily Photography
Alexanders Photography

Photo by Riverwalk Landing's Alexander's Photography

The location of this venue puts it right in the heart of Riverwalk Landing. You'll find waterfront restaurants, shops, and museums all within walking distance (or just a short Trolley ride away!).

Alexander's Photography

Rent for Meetings, Corporate Retreats, Reunions, and Parties

The Freight Shed isn't just for weddings! Many local businesses and organizations rent it for training, team building exercises, and corporate retreats. It also makes a beautiful venue for baby showers, anniversary celebrations, and even class reunions. Discounts are available for York County residents and non-profits.

Freight Shed Meetings
Freight Shed Buffet
Freight Shed Tables with Linens
Freight Shed Table Setup
Freight Shed Arched Windows
Outdoor Bar Setup on Freight Shed Plaza

Amenities Included in Rental Fee

When you book the Freight Shed for your next big event, you'll receive complimentary access to: tables and chairs; audio-visual system, overhead lighting, catering kitchen, and a seasonal tented outdoor plaza. 

Freight Shed Exterior

Steel Beams

Steel Beams

Projector + AV System

Freight Shed Projector Screen

Outdoor Tent

Outdoor Seasonal Tent

View from Riverwalk

View from Riverwalk

White Chairs

White Chairs

Service Bar

Service Bar

Kitchen Prep Area

Kitchen Prep Area

Ice Machine & Microwaves

 Ice Machines, Microwaves and Prep Area

Refrigerator & Warming Cabinet

Refrigerator and Warming Cabinet

Open Refrigerators

Fridge With Doors Open

Public Restrooms

Public Restrooms

View Through Doors

view of water through front doors

Controls for Projector

Projector-Sound System Controls

Controls for Sound System

Controls for Sound System

Special Events

Secretary of the Interior's Visit (Photo Credit: Joe Fudge/Daily Press)

Secretary of the Interior's Visit (Photo Credit: Joe Fudge/Daily Press)

Freight Shed: Through the Years


After used as a terminal for steamships, the Freight Shed became the local Post Office

Freight Shed as Post Office

Images of the relocation of the Freight Shed from the Wharf

Freight Shed Moving from Wharf

Crowds gathered in 1980 when the Olympic Torch Arrived in Yorktown

Olympic Torch Arrives at the Freight Shed 1980

Olympic athletes carrying the Torch past the Freight Shed (1980)

Olympic Torch at the Freight Shed 1980