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These prices are available for the months of April through December. These prices are available for the months of January through March.
Reception
$5,700 starting price
Bar
$30 starting price
Reception
$4,500 starting price
Bar
$30 starting price

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On WeddingWire since 2016

The Rust Belt Market is a hybrid artisan marketplace and special event venue located in the heart of downtown Ferndale, Michigan. The building is residence to more than 35 vintage artists, makers & designers during regular weekend business hours, with an eclectic, yet modern landscape. Inside the event space, you'll find the perfect mix of industrial finishes and intricate architectural details, that come together to create a truly memorable space to host your special celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

The venue features 4,000 square feet of indoor, industrial-inspired event space, accommodating up to 160 guests seated. The existing decor includes twinkle lights, a tufted velvet loveseat, a seven-foot aquarium that鈥檚 home to Amazon Dart frogs, and the venue鈥檚 signature wooden pallet archway. The 1,000-square-foot adjacent Bar is also included in your rental, as well as a preparation kitchen for your caterers access. A newly constructed Bride / Groom suite, The Green Room, is also available to elevate your overall wedding day experience. The Green Room offers the ultimate in luxury decor, and is a posh private space, perfect for those intimate moments leading up to your grand celebration. Furthermore, a self-service coat room is also 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, in-house furniture rental, and cleanup for your event. Craft beer is included in all bar packages, along with champagne, wine, and various spirit options to choose from. A complete list of signature cocktails are also offered during the Cocktail Hour to welcome your guests in style. The venue also provides you with a list of their preferred caterering partners to choose from for your complete food service needs.

Location

Ferndale is located about 15 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's professional and friendly Events Manager will be happy to advise you on further details of local attractions and transportation options for your special day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$5,700

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Glassware
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

75

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Barn

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
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 event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

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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4.4 out of 5 rating
30 Reviews
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
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Mara
Mara L. Married on 01/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Rustic Venue!

Our wedding at the Rust Belt Market was amazing! With farm tables and chairs, the venue needs little additional decoration because it is so beautiful. The team had some personnel changes during the time I was planning with them, and although there was a minor communication error because of the personnel changes that we realized day of (!!), the Rust Belt events team quickly fixed the error and we were back on track. We were also so happy and appreciative that the staff were ok masking for our wedding, where we asked all guests to also be masked because it was just before the peak of omicron. Excellent bar service as well! We can't recommend this venue highly enough :)
Victoria
Victoria Married on 12/31/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
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Michelle Married on 10/25/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
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Mike & Becky
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The Rust Belt Market frequently asked questions

The Rust Belt Market includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Glassware
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Rust Belt Market includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at The Rust Belt Market includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
The space offered by The Rust Belt Market for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Barn
The Rust Belt Market offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
The Rust Belt Market offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
The Rust Belt Market offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Rust Belt Market offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Rust Belt Market is recommended by 89% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in average response time, 4.5 in value, 4.4 in professionalism and 4.3 in flexibility.

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