The Rust Belt Market

Metro-Detroit's finest artist & vintage marketplace




Event Space 

  • Centrally located in downtown Ferndale
  • Temperature controlled 4000sq ft room 
  • Handicap accessible restrooms
  • Small changing room 
  • Twinkling string lights throughout main room
  • Coat-check room 
  • WIFI, PA, microphone, speakers
  • Eclectic design features 
  • Wooden chevron wall & wooden archway
  • Tufted love seat (great for photos)
  • Unique Rust Belt "fire sign" as outdoor feature  ($50 for propane) 
  • 7' terrarium with amazon dart frogs

Revel Bar 

  • 1000sq ft full-service bar adjacent to main room
  • Prep-kitchen available for catering staff (fees detailed below) 
  • Craft beer included in all bar packages 
  • Glassware included with all bar package 
  • Bartending staff included with bar packages, upon consumption, & cash bar
  • Auxiliary Bar options available 
  • Guests are able to walk around the marketplace with drinks during retail hours
  • Convenient parking for food trucks


Maximum, Seated

200 guests, with tables and chairs

Maximum, Theatre-Style

250 guests in rows of chairs without tables 

Maximum, Standing 

250 guests with optional cocktail tables 

Event Space Rental Rates

Standard Evening Rental

  • Friday: 3pm-11pm, $2000
  • Saturday: 3pm-11pm, $2300
  • Sunday: 3pm-11pm, $1800
  • Tues., Weds., or Thurs.: 3pm-11pm, $1100

Monday evening is not available for rental.

Inquire about our 2018 off-season wedding rates: January through March.


Standard Daytime Rental

  • Friday, Saturday, or Sunday: 9am-2pm, $950
  • Mon., Tues., Weds., or Thurs.: 9am-2pm, $600

Event Set-Up & Wrap

Standard Set-Up

Standard evening rental times: 3pm-11pm

Early Access

  • Extend set-up time by five hours: 10am access, $400
  • Day-before set-up is leased at full rental rate

Extended Evening Rental

  • Extend leased time to midnight: $200
  • Access to the event space will be granted no earlier than time leased

Security Deposit

Event Space

  • $200, refundable without damage to RBM property
  • Due 60 days prior to event

Bar & Prep Kitchen

  • $300, required if not utilizing a preferred catering company
  • Due 60 days prior to event

Venue Reservation

Date-Hold Deposit

  • Required to reserve the venue
  • Non-refundable
  • Date-Hold Deposit is half of the room rental fee

Balance Due

  • Balance of room rental fee: due 60 days prior to event
  • Security deposit(s): due 60 days prior to event

Bar Package 

  • Payment in full: due 30 days prior to event
  • All RSVPs must be finalized prior to 30 days of event

Late Payments

  • Past-due accounts will be placed on hold 
  • $35 per day late fee: applied to client's payment request

Staffing and bar needs will not be procured until the account is made current. 

Our market and event space is magical.  To help keep it that way, we require couples to follow our guidelines for ceremonies and receptions. 


Days and Times

Saturday and Sunday ceremonies cannot begin until the marketplace closes to the public and Rust Belt Merchants exit the building.

  • Ceremonies may begin no earlier than 7:15pm on Saturdays
  • Ceremonies may begin no earlier than 6:15pm on Sundays.  
  • Ceremonies may begin anytime Tuesday through Thursday
  • Ceremonies/receptions are not booked on Fridays


Rehearsal time is not included nor is it leased at a discounted rate.  Due to the nature of our venue, past ceremonies have not required rehearsals.  


Christina Cosio

(248) 990-5511

Photography by Killer Creations