Host Your Event At The Rust Belt


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

The Rust Belt Market, WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award Winner 2018
We couldn’t have picked a better venue and group to work with for our wedding day.
— WeddingWire, Client Review
As Seen on The Knot
 
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...
— The Knot, Client Review

Our Event Space

Main Room

Downtown Ferndale

4,000Sq Ft Room

On-Site Rentals

String Lights

Red Velvet Couch

Barn-Wood Walls

Dimmable Lights

Eclectic Features

Stage

PA & Microphone

HDMI Projector & Framed Screen

Macrame Tapestry

Succulent Boxes

Adjacent Areas

Bar

Additional 1,000Sq Ft

Full Service

Glassware & Ice

Craft Beer on Draft

Package Options

Auxiliary Bar Options

Terrarium Feature

Facilities

Restrooms

Coat Room

Prep Kitchen

Capacity

Maximum, Wedding

185 guests seated with banquets and dance floor

Maximum, Seated (non-Wedding)

200 guests with banquets and chairs

Maximum, Theatre-Style

250 guests in rows of chairs without tables 

Maximum, Standing 

250 guests with optional cocktail tables 


Rental Rates: 2019 & 2020 Events

Daytime

Standard Room Rental: 9am - 2pm

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday: $950

Weekday: $600

Earlier access available hourly

Evening

Standard Room Rental: 3pm - 11pm

Friday: $2000

Saturday: $2300

Sunday: $1800

Weekday: $1100

Off-Season Wedding Discount

January - March, Inquire for details

Standard Fees

Security Deposit: $200

Cleaning: $175

Catering Buyout: $500

Extras

Early Access

10am set-up for Standard Evening Rental: $400

Extended Rental

Access until midnight: $200

Food & Beverage

*Catering

Bar Package

Equipment Rental

Tables & Chairs

*Linens

Fire Sign

Rust Belt Gear: $75

For outdoor use only

*We do not provide catering services or linen rental. Please review our catering policies for additional information.


Rental Rates: 2021 & 2022 Events

Daytime

Standard Room Rental: 9am - 2pm

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday: $1000

Weekday: $950

Earlier access available hourly

Evening

Standard Room Rental: 3pm - 11pm

Friday: $2300

Saturday: $2600

Sunday: $2000

Weekday: $1200

Off-Season Wedding Discount

January - March, Inquire for details

Standard Fees

Security Deposit: $200

Cleaning: $250

Catering Buyout: $500

Extras

Early Access

10am set-up for Standard Evening Rental: $450

Extended Rental

Access until midnight: $300

Food & Beverage

*Catering

Bar Package

Equipment Rental

Tables & Chairs

*Linens

Fire Sign

Rust Belt Gear: $100

For outdoor use only

*We do not provide catering services or linen rental. Please review our catering policies for additional information.


Venue Reservation

Date-Hold Process

Complete a venue tour

Receive a client proposal

Payment Due

Date-Hold Deposit (this is 1/2 of our Room Rental Fee)

Non-Refundable

We cannot hold any date without a date-hold deposit.

60 Days Prior

The Following is Due

Room Balance

Security Deposit

Cleaning Fee

Early/Extended Rental

Rust Belt Fire Sign

30 Days Prior

The following is due

Guest RSVPs

Bar Package Payment

Any Extras/Add-Ons

Vendor Contacts

A payment schedule is outlined in every client proposal. Our late payment fee is $35 per day.


Catering Overview

Prep Kitchen

Our Catering Buyout Fee is applicable if not utilizing one of our preferred caterers.

Water Service

Catering is responsible for providing water service to guests.

Bussing

Catering is responsible for bussing tableware, glassware, and any disposables.

Additional Policies

Please review our client contract for all catering policies and expectations.

Our Preferred Caterers

Two Unique

248.549.5242

twounique@twounique.com

Lafayette Market

248.392.2100

jgilbert@thelafayettemarket.com

Holiday Market

248.543.4390

holidaycatering@holiday-market.com

We highly recommend all of our preferred companies and enjoy working with their staff. Contact a representative to secure a quote for food, staffing, bussing, and water service.


Our Open Bar Packages

Beer & Wine

$5 per guest per hour + 6% tax and 20% service

Package Details

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House Spirits + Beer & Wine

$6 per guest per hour + 6% tax and 20% service

Package Details

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Premium Spirits + Beer & Wine

$7 per guest per hour + 6% tax and 20% service

Package Details

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Top Shelf Spirits + Beer & Wine

$8 per guest per hour + 6% tax and 20% service

Package Details

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Minor Soda Package

$1.50 per minor per hour + 6% tax and 20% service

Couple’s Cocktails

Batched COcktail Options

Made fresh in-house with quality mixers

Served in coupe glasses, garnished

1 Cocktail

110 Servings: $750 + 6% tax and 20% service

*2 Cocktails

220 Servings: $1400 + 6% tax and 20% service

Moscow Mule

Vodka, Lime juice, Ginger Beer, Mint

Sea Breeze

Vodka, Grapefruit Juice, Cranberry Juice, Lime Wedge

French 75

Gin, Lemon Juice, Sparkling Wine, Lemon Twist

Margarita

Tequila, Triple Sec, Lemon juice, Lime Juice, Lime Wedge

Paloma

Tequila, Grapefruit Juice, Simple Syrup, Soda, Lime Wedge

Mojito

White Rum, Lime Juice, Mint, Club Soda, Lime Wedge

Daiquiri

White Rum, Simple Syrup, Lime Juice, Lime Wedge

Michigan Mule

Bourbon, Lime juice, Fever Tree Ginger Beer, Mint

*Included as part of a 4 hour minimum open-bar liquor package.

Service details and additional policies are reviewed during venue tours as well as stated in our client contract.


Cocktail Service

Optional Add-On

Add craft cocktail service to an open-bar liquor package: made-to-order after market hours

Rate

$400 Service Fee

Stocking Fee

Applicable to specialty spirits and mixers


Traditional Toast

Raise a Glass

$6 per glass + 6% tax and 20% service

Sparkling

Cava Brut

Glassware

Flute

Service

Placed and filled by us

Client-provided alcohol / self-service not permitted

Wedding-Party-Only Toast

Rate

$6 per glass + 6% tax and 20% service

Want a memorable toast without budget overruns? Our wedding-party-only option captures the magic of the moment.

Sparkling

Cava Brut

Glassware

Flute

Service

Placed and filled by us

Client-provided alcohol / self-service not permitted


CEREMONY GUIDELINES

Market Policy

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

Friday or Saturday

Ceremony may begin no earlier than 7:15pm

Sunday

Ceremony may begin no earlier than 6:15pm

Tuesday - Thursday

Ceremony may begin anytime

Rehearsal

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.  


Table & Chair Rental


Lodging

Hyatt Place

422 N. Main Street

Royal Oak, MI

New construction & convenient location

Group Sales Manager

Daniel Cordtz

daniel.cordtz@hyatt.com

248.545.7030

Transportation & Parking

Hyatt Shuttle

Complimentary within a 5 mile radius

(includes The Rust Belt!)

Star Trax

Shuttle Services and Valet Options

Todd Duggins

todd@startrax.com

248.986.9562

Lyft

lyft.com/events

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Park Ferndale

parkferndale.com

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Using a ride share service can save time and, most importantly, can save lives. Celebrate responsibly and encourage others to do the same - don’t drink and drive.


Entertainment

Good Music Gentlemen

Mike Ross, Vinyl DJ

248.808.2562

DJ Dave Lawson

Dave Lawson, Vinyl DJ

734.717.2685


Rust Belt Contact

Events Manager

Christina Cosio

events@rustbeltmarket.com

248.990.5511

@rustbeltweddings

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