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.
SHOES TO THE CAR
This tradition originated in England during the Tudor period. At that time, guests would throw shoes at the bride and groom as they left in their carriage. It was considered good luck if their carriage was hit. Today, more often than not, it is beverage cans that are tied to a couples car instead of shoes. It should also be noted that the English consider it good luck if it rains on their wedding day!