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.
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.
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.
27 Reviews for The Rust Belt Market
Recommended by 91% of couples
17 User photos
Victoria · Married on 12/31/2019
Our Dream Wedding!
From the beginning of our planning process, Christina and the Rust Belt team were fully on board to having a New Year's Eve wedding and everything that entailed. Their list of preferred vendors was super helpful in choosing vendors who were familiar with the space and could work to blend our vision with their services. We toured several different venues and looked at even more online, and The Rust Belt was always one of our top choices. The atmosphere is incredibly intimate and needed little in the way of decoration to make the space feel like "us". Our guests raved about how cool and different the space was! Their bar packages were also super affordable and easily amendable for any budget. Christina and her team truly went above and beyond to make our day perfect, and I would recommend anyone considering the Rust Belt to just book it!Sent on 01/09/2020
Michelle · Married on 10/25/2019
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
Colleen G. · 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