The Rust Belt Market

22801 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Rust Belt Market

The Rust Belt Market is a banquet hall-style wedding and special event venue located in downtown Ferndale, Michigan. The building is the residence of a marketplace of more than 40 vintage artists and designers during business hours, with an eclectic, modern design. This venue’s high ceilings and intricate architectural details come together to create a space befitting your special celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

This building features 4,000 square feet of indoor, industrial-inspired event space for up to 160 seated guests or up to 250 standing guests. The existing decor includes twinkle lights, a tufted loveseat, a seven-foot aquarium that’s home to Amazon Dart Frogs, and the venue’s signature wooden chevron archway. The 1,000-square-foot Revel Bar is also included in your rental as well as a preparation kitchen. Furthermore, a self-service coat room is available for the convenience of you and your guests. This facility is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with wireless internet and a public address system. The peak season for this venue stretches from April through December, offering you a broad range of dates to select for your special day.

Services Offered

The Rust Belt Market provides all bar services, glassware, event rentals, and cleanup for your event. Craft beer is included in all bar packages, and champagne, wine, and liquor are also available. If you desire a signature cocktail or specialty drink, their bartenders will be happy to accommodate you. While this venue does not handle catering, the team is happy to provide you with a list of their preferred caterers and food trucks.

Location

Ferndale is located about 20 minutes from downtown Detroit, Michigan. You and your guests will have easy access to a variety of hotels, restaurants, transportation options, and cultural opportunities. These include Wayne State University, the Motown Museum, Lake St. Clair, and the Detroit River. The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is conveniently located a 30-minute drive from this venue. The Rust Belt Market staff will be happy to advise you on further details of local attractions and transportation options for your special day.

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27 Reviews for The Rust Belt Market

Recommended by 91% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Michelle · Married on 10/25/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect Venue

    The Rust Belt was the perfect venue for our wedding! The decor is gorgeous and we only needed to provide minimal table decorations to make the space look amazing. It's located in downtown Ferndale, so there are tons of great photo locations and bars to keep the party going once the reception is over. Parking isn't free, however you can pre-pay for guest parking through the city if that's a huge concern. We did that and it worked out perfectly. Christina was amazing and very responsive to any questions/issues we had, and the bartenders on staff at our wedding were great. We highly recommend using this gorgeous venue!

    Sent on 11/26/2019
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    Colleen G. · Married on 12/07/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Awesome venue!

    We hosted our annual company holiday party at The Rust Belt and we were very pleased. The space itself is gorgeous on it's own and Christina was awesome and very easy to work with. We got so many compliments on how unique and comfortable the space was. Thanks again Christina!

    Sent on 12/11/2018

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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The Rust Belt Market FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 1100
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1100
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Glassware
    Set Up
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 20
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March

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The Rust Belt Market frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Rust Belt Market?

The Rust Belt Market includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Glassware
  • Set Up

At The Rust Belt Market, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Rust Belt Market includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The Rust Belt Market in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Rust Belt Market for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Rust Belt Market for wedding events?

The Rust Belt Market offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Rust Belt Market offer?

The Rust Belt Market offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does The Rust Belt Market offer for wedding events?

The Rust Belt Market offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend The Rust Belt Market and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Rust Belt Market is recommended by 89% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in value, 4.5 in professionalism and 4.4 in flexibility.