Recommended by 90%
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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!
Carrie · Married on 06/16/2018
We couldn't have picked a better venue and group to work with for our wedding day. The Rust Belt is a unique venue for any event. The decor they have there is so special and you really don't have a lot to do outside of what the venue already offers. Although you have to essentially bring everything in for your event they have a great list of preferred vendors you can work with to get your day put together. Christina was a pleasure to work with and made the process really easily. We highly recommend using this unique space for your wedding!Sent on 07/03/2018
Tatum · Married on 05/05/2018
We used the venue for a company party for our employees and they absolutely loved the layout and all of the fun eclectic details!Sent on 05/09/2018
Dawn · Married on 04/07/2018
We had such a wonderful experience. Christina was easy to communicate with and using their preferred vendors made wedding planning easy. The space has a cool vibe that’s memorable for guests.Sent on 04/15/2018
Jody · Married on 04/05/2018
If you want everyone who attends your wedding or event to tell you that they have never been to a nicer or more unique venue, then book the Rust Belt Market. The look has a funky, rustic look, and the price is well within reason. The staff and management are helpful, friendly and willing to offer helpful suggestions if you ask. I am still fielding compliments from my friends and family about the venue, close to a week later.Sent on 04/08/2018
Shelly · Married on 03/31/2018
We are coming up on a month since our wedding at the Rust Belt and are still randomly hearing great reviews from our friends and family who had an amazing time there! The occasion brought in many newcomers to the area and they were so impressed with how singularly beautiful the space is. We partnered well with Christina, the events manager, who was extremely patient and responsive as we worked clumsily through all the details. She really made things easy, and everything we discussed went smoothly on the day. Michael was a wonderful bartender and helped us concoct our signature bride and groom cocktails before the big day. We heard many compliments about his easy going but attentive service as well. I would not hesitate to recommend the Rust Belt and its solid team to anyone wanting to throw a party that everyone will remember!Sent on 04/23/2018
Meredith · Married on 12/09/2017
We hosted our company holiday party at the Rust Belt in December. It was an awesome experience! Our guests loved the venue and enjoyed being able to use the Rusty Bucks to shop. Christina did a fantastic job helping us plan our event. She was extremely patient with us and all of our questions and requests. All of the staff were excellent. Many of our employees have asked me if we can have more events there in the future. We will definitely consider it! Highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for an affordable, fun space for their party. My only regret is forgetting my camera at home and not being able to get more photos. Cost below includes our premium bar package and Rusty Bucks for our guests.Sent on 01/03/2018
Adam · Married on 10/20/2017
What a wonderful venue and a wonderful staff they have running it. If you’re looking to think outside the box for your wedding venue then this is the place. No boring banquet hall like all the other. Just a beautiful unique space to host your event. I would 10/10 recommend to anyone.Sent on 10/27/2017
Sean · Married on 07/27/2017
I had booked our company's 30th Anniversary party at the Rust Belt and everyone was amazed at how eclectic and hip the venue was. The staff were all amazing and very quick with any and all services. Such a great experience all around. Would recommend the venue for parties and weddings!Sent on 07/31/2017
Sarah · Married on 06/24/2017
Absolutely perfect. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about The Rust Belt! Choosing this venue was the best decision I made in regards to my wedding. Everything was truly special, very unique, and all my guests loved the space!Sent on 07/11/2017
Matthew · Married on 06/17/2017
We admittedly had few demands and quite a bit of flexibility, but working with the folks at the Rust Belt was unbelievably easy. All we added to the room were simple table linens, small flower centerpieces in mason jars, and a $12 disco light, and the venue was gorgeous. You can get an unforgettable room, with a unique photo booth setting and a top notch bar for pretty cheap. They made sure they saved a parking space for our food truck, they offered services that I hadn't thought of (at reasonable prices) and our guests absolutely loved the place!Sent on 06/20/2017
Kenneth · Married on 06/03/2017
We are SO happy we chose The Rust Belt Market as the venue for our wedding ceremony and reception! This event space and the people that own and run it were a perfect match for our own sensibilities - classy but still down-to-earth, fun and laid-back but still very professional. Christina (event manager), Chris and Tiffany (owners), Steve (table/chair rental) and our bartenders were all fantastic and very easy to work with. We really appreciated that the space is kind of pre-decorated and offers a lot of built-in amenities (like the bars, stage, A/V, lighting), but has so much more personality than a banquet hall. Our caterer and DJ were also recommendations from the Rust Belt and they were both complete home runs that totally complemented the whole vibe of the venue! If you're like us and want something different than a banquet hall experience, but also aren't interested in DIY-ing every single thing, the Rust Belt Market can't be beat!Sent on 06/07/2017
The Rust Belt Market's reply:Thanks again Ken and Lizzy! It was a pleasure working with you guys and your special day was gorgeous!
tyra · Married on 06/01/2017
Wonderful service and venue!!!!! Christine was very accommodating. Our event was not a wedding but fabulous and beautiful. I would definitely recommend!Sent on 06/20/2017
Megan · Married on 05/28/2017
We LOVED having our wedding at The Rust Belt Market. The atmosphere and decor of the space left very little for us to have to do and it was so easy to bring our vision to life. Our guests all arrived early for the opportunity to shop the vendors. Michael and the bar tender working with him gave us excellent service and were extremely accommodating to our needs. We really wanted a casual, laid back wedding and this venue was the perfect space for our non traditional event.Sent on 05/30/2017
The Rust Belt Market's reply:Hey Megan,
Justin · Married on 07/11/2015
Rust Belt Market provided a great atmosphere and the hipster wedding vibe that we wanted. When we were dealing with Chris and Tiffany, they provided prompt service and were very flexible with the venue space. We purchased the coffee shop in addition to the wedding venue space which allowed for a little more room for our guests. At the end of the day, we fit 150 people into the space and had a great sized dance floor. We couldn't have wished for anything better on our special day.Sent on 08/05/2015
Katrina Kelly · Married on 05/18/2019
Fun Alternative Wedding Reception Space
My fiance and I live in Ferndale, so we loved the idea of having our reception there and showing our guests our city. The Rust Belt was great! All of our guests loved the unique space and the shops being open for the first hour. We chose the bar package that included two custom cocktails and they were delicious!Sent on 06/17/2019
Laura · Married on 10/08/2017
My husband and I recently had our baby shower at Rust Belt Market - we had an exceptional experience and loved everything about the venue. The event space is unique and beautiful. Our event coordinator, Christina, was so helpful and knowledgeable with coordinating everything from set up to ideas for how to help the brunch run smoothly. We had so many guests compliment us on the venue - it was so nice for them to be able to walk around and explore the market during the shower.Sent on 10/19/2017
The venue does become a little pricier after taking into account the rental space, bar fees, catering/linens, etc., however we felt everything was well worth the money.
I would highly recommend Rust Belt Market for your next event!:)
Avaya · Married on 11/13/2014
There awsome at everything you should book or buy something there. I give this place 2 thumbs upSent on 02/11/2018
Paulette · Married on 05/13/2018
Our daughter and her husband had their wedding at Rust Belt Market. The venue was perfect for them. Christrine was very good to work with. The guests enjoyed visiting the Marketplace before the ceremony. Holiday Market was the vendor of choice. Although there were a couple of things during the planning process, the night of the wedding went very well and guests raved about the food. The staff from Holiday Market was friendly and polite that evening. It would have been nice to get the evening started a little earlier because it went by way too fast! Overall, we are very pleased that our daughter and her husband chose Rust Belt and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyonw.Sent on 06/15/2018
Patrick · Married on 10/29/2016
The space, set-up, and bar service were all fantastic, and our guests had a great time perusing the vendors before things got started! My only caution would be to look into parking for your event as space in that area can be an issue. We reserved a lot with the city so our guests were covered, which was fantastic.Sent on 11/11/2016
Aubrey · Married on 07/29/2017
Although our reception space was beautiful, I would NOT recommend them. Their wedding coordinator shows little to no compassion for a stressed out bride. They don’t bend on any rules (wouldn’t let us get into the space even 15 minutes early without charging us, wouldn’t let us use the empty closet or the empty fridge to store a few things for the people helping us setup without charging us, etc). The owner promised us something, admitted he promised us something, and still did not deliver on his promise because he didn’t want to upset his wife. In addition, they make you provide your own water. Your guest cannot go to the bar and ask for a water, you have to provide your own water stations or bottles, it’s a hassle and cost you even more money. Lastly, you have to do a deep clean in the space before you leave or you’ll get charged. Oh yeah, and the bartenders traded our Cupcakes that we were saving in the back for pizza from our food truck #NotCool I could keep going on them but this post is already long enough, lol.Sent on 01/03/2018
The Rust Belt Market's reply:Hey Aubrey,
Nicole · Married on 09/04/2016
Owners and event coordinator appear to be very inexperienced. No one checked in with us prior to the wedding, on the day of, or even after to see how everything went. I'm getting this survey over 2 months later. The table/chairs guy isn't flexible at all and he's quite rude- shouldn't have to be forced to rent from him when he isn't local, isn't helpful with planning or understanding setup etc. The event space is beautiful, the bartenders were great... other than that, complete lack of customer service. We were very disappointed in that part considering the money spent. Luckily it wasn't enough to ruin our wedding. Passed on our thoughts and overall review to all of our family/friends.Sent on 11/06/2016
The Rust Belt Market's reply:Hi Nicole,
Alex · Getting married on 07/10/2020
Poor all around
I went with my fiancé to check out the place in its natural state. We immediately loved it. So I figured I would set up a meeting with them. I called the sales manager, and as soon as she picked up the phone she quickly said I’ll call you back. She never did. A couple days later I got a text message from her. I promptly texted her to see when her availability was to set up a meeting. She told me that following Thursday. A couple days later she canceled on me. I asked when we could reschedule. She said she needed her planner so she could give me an exact time, and said she would text me later that day. I didn’t hear from her until the next week. She apologized saying she couldn’t remember my number. So I gave her my availability, once again, and again I haven’t heard from her, and still haven’t heard anything from her. All in all I would not recommend the Rust belt.Sent on 07/05/2019
The Rust Belt Market's reply:Hey Alex, Client correspondence is extremely important to us as a venue and we always try to get clients in as soon as possible for tours. I had to cancel our original meeting due to a last minute event booking and you were only seeking evening tours which book a few weeks out. The call you mentioned was on the weekend when we had two weddings back to back and I was on site and didn't have a calendar in hand when you called. All new clients contacting me through text aren't programmed contacts in my phone so it can easily become confusing. We would never want a client to feel they weren't able to come in when they are interested in our venue and I am more than happy to set up a time to meet with you. It looks like I text you on Sunday and never heard back but please feel free to contact me if you have a change of heart!