The Rust Belt Market is a banquet hall-style wedding and special event venue located in Ferndale, Michigan. Since the building is the residence of a marketplace of more than 40 vintage artists and designers during business hours, you can expect an eclectic, modern design. The Rust Belt Market’s high ceilings and intricate architectural details come together to create a space that’s perfect for your engagement party, wedding ceremony, wedding reception, or all of the above.
Facilities and Capacity
The building features 4,000 square feet of indoor, industrial-inspired event space that can accommodate between 50 to 250 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. There’s even a self-serve coat room! The Rust Belt Market is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with wireless internet and a sound system.
The Rust Belt Market provides all bar services, glassware, event rentals, and clean up. Craft beer is included in all bar packages, and champagne, wine, and liquor are available, too. Want a signature cocktail or specialty drink? Their bartenders have you covered. While the Rust Belt Market does not handle catering, the team is happy to provide you with a list of their preferred caterers and food trucks.
Ferndale, Michigan, is located about 20 minutes from downtown Detroit. You and your guests will have easy access to a variety of hotels, restaurants, transportation options, and cultural opportunities, like Wayne State University, the Motown Museum, Lake St. Clair, and the Detroit River. Conveniently, the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is a 30-minute drive from the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale.
Recommended by 90% of couples
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Ian · Married on 06/22/2018
The Rustbelt Market was the perfect venue for both our ceremony and reception. It was a pleasure working with Christina. She was always responsive and very helpful in answering any questions that we had. Overall, the experience was a breeze and relatively stress free.Sent on 07/11/2018
An upside of this venue: the gathering space, for the most part, is already decorated! The couch cove is a unique place to take pictures. You can get away with minimal DIY decorations (save money).
Additionally, they have an in-house bar (with a cocktail hour offering) and an table and chair rental. Instead of having to search for separate vendors to come in, these services are offered by the venue itself.
We would highly recommend this space to anyone looking to have a memorable day.
The Rust Belt Market's reply:Thank you Ian! You guys were an absolutely joy to work with! We appreciate you sharing with others about our in-house options and Preferred Vendors list. The companies we work with make planning your day stress free and fun. Thanks again for sharing your special day with us!
Colleen Godlewski · Married on 12/07/2018
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
Katelyn · Married on 10/20/2018
My experience with The Rust Belt Market was perfect. This venue is unique, beautiful & so easy to work with. The service was great, and I highly recommend using Holiday Market - who is one of their preferred catering vendors. If you are looking for a setting out of the ordinary, this is the place for you.Sent on 11/08/2018
The Rust Belt Market's reply:Hey Katelyn, your wedding day was absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks again for choosing us for your special day!