The Freight House
The Freight House
tel:- 01702 548977
fax:- 01702 546445
web address:- www.thefreighthouse.co.uk
The Freight House :-
Venue type - Historical Building
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 3
Function room names and capacities: Great Eastern Room, max 130 sit down, 220 buffet
Pullman Suite, max 60 sit down, 120 buffet
Carriage Room, max 35 sit down, 60 buffet
Guests rooms available: n/a
Honeymoon suite available: n/a
Garden suitable for marquees: no
Local accommodation: Hotel Renouf
Choice of wedding breakfast menus yes
Alcohol License yes
Toastmaster Available Yes
Dedicated wedding planner available Yes
Dance Floor Yes
Evening Reception Facilities Yes
Car Parking Facilities Yes
Entertainment is available: We do not have resident entertainer, bride and groom are permitted to provide the entertainment of their choice
Wedding services provided: Our friendly, professional and experienced team will help organise everything for you to ensure your special occasion or event is unique and memorable.
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Yes
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Yes
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Yes
Venue special features: The Freight House is easily accessible from the M25, A127 and A130 and adjacent to the mainline station
Venue History: Built in the 1890's and situated in picturesque parkland in Rochford, The Freight House provides a delightful and historic setting.
Other information: Each room has its own licensed bar. Free car parking for up to 150 people. Extensive menus available from finger buffets to silver service.
Brightly colored veils were worn in ancient times in many parts of the world and were considered a protection against evil spirits Greek and Roman brides for yellow or red veils (representing fire) to ward off evil spirits and demons. At one time, Roman brides were completely covered with a red veil for protection. In early European history, with the advent of arranged marriages veils served another purpose - to prevent the groom from seeing the brides' face till after the ceremony was over. Brides began to wear opaque yellow veils. Not only could the groom not see in, the bride could not see out! Therefore, the father of the bride had to escort her down the aisle and literally give the bride to the groom. Nellie Custis, the daughter of Martha Washington, is credited with wearing the first lace veil.