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The Rust Belt Market

Ferndale, MI View map Visit website
Rating 4.4 out of 5
29 reviews
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 160 guests

About

$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 160 guests

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.

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.

  • Woman-owned

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?

$1,600

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

$1,600

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?

$24

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 maximum capacity of your venue?

160

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

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall

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
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
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
Decor
Lighting
Tables

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

29 Reviews

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Rated
4.4
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Recommended by 89% of couples
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  • Mara
    Mara L. Married on 01/07/2022
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    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 :)
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    Victoria Married on 12/31/2019
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    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
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    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!

Awards

  • 29
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Mike & Becky
    43 photos · 09/27/2019
  • Brandon & Theodore
    23 photos · 05/26/2019
  • Kristen & Micthell
    63 photos · 03/30/2019
  • Jamal & Blair
    28 photos · 10/01/2017

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22801 Woodward Avenue Ferndale, MI, 48220
2489905511
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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)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer

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
  • Banquet Hall

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
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Rust Belt Market have available for wedding events?

The Rust Belt Market offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

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 86% 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, 4.4 in professionalism, 4.4 in value and 4.3 in flexibility.

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