Host Your Event At The Rust Belt

A unique venue for weddings, engagement parties, corporate gatherings and more!



Event Space 

  • Centrally located in downtown Ferndale

  • Temperature controlled 4000sq ft room

  • Handicap accessible restrooms

  • Twinkling string lights throughout main room

  • Self-serve coat 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 ($75)

  • 7' terrarium with amazon dart frogs

Revel Bar 

  • 1000sq ft full-service bar adjacent to main room

  • Prep-kitchen available for catering staff (fees applicable)

  • Craft beer included in all bar packages

  • Glassware included with all bar packages

  • Auxiliary Bar options available

  • Guests are able to walk around the marketplace with drinks during retail hours


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

off-season wedding rates

  • Inquire about our 2019 off-season 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

Venue Rental Security Deposit

  • $200: Required for all events

  • Due 60 days prior to event

  • Refundable within 5 days post event

Any break of policy or loss, theft or damage to Rust Belt Market property will result in a partial or complete forfeiture of client's Security Deposit.

food and beverage

Revel Bar

  • Our bartenders are TIPS Certified and follow safe serving practices

  • Open Bar and Cash Bar options available

  • A Closed Bar Fee is applicable to any event without bar service

Prep Kitchen

  • $500 Catering Buyout: required if not utilizing a preferred catering company.

  • Catering Buyout Fee is also applicable if utilizing food trucks instead of a catering service


  • Water: client's catering company or service company is responsible for providing water service to guests.

  • Bussing: client's catering company or service company is responsible for bussing tables of tableware, glassware, and any disposables

  • Trash: client's catering company or service company is responsible for taking refuse to compactor

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: due 60 days prior to event

  • Closed Bar Fee: if applicable, due 60 days prior to event

  • Catering Buyout: if applicable, due 60 days prior to event

  • Any additional staffing and/or service fees 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

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

  • Friday or Saturday: ceremonies may begin no earlier than 7:15pm

  • Sunday: ceremonies may begin no earlier than 6:15pm

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday: ceremonies may begin anytime


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

The Rust Belt Market, established 2011