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This eclectic Detroit venue is perfect for the modern romantic

Romantic Rust Belt wedding venue Photographer: Heather Nash Photography

Are you a Michigan bride or groom looking for a wedding venue that's as unique and artful as you? The Rust Belt is a hybrid market and event space that's the perfect backdrop for the modern romantic. Located in the vibrant Ferndale suburb of Detroit, this venue combines eclectic design and luxurious details in an entirely fresh way. With artisan design elements, oversized farm tables that turn a reception into a gathering, and a variety of hidden gems - The Rust Belt will create a truly bespoke ceremony and reception for you. Keep reading to see some of the amazing features that make The Rust Belt so distinctive! Detroit wedding venue and event space Photographer: Heather Nash Photography

Market by day, Reception by night

One of the things that is so special to The Rust Belt, is that it's home to an incredible amount of local artists and vendors. Coming together for a weekly weekend marketplace, this venue is the storefront to over thirty independently owned and operated small businesses. The craft, art, and inspiration from these creators is seen throughout the venue - from red velvet soft-seating, reclaimed wood walls, artisan-made lighting, twinkle lights and terrariums.

Reclaimed wood wall venue Photographer: Heather Nash Photography

These beautiful permanent fixtures of The Rust Belt are flipped into the perfect wedding reception space seamlessly. Their gorgeous Amish-made farm tables can host your closest friends and family, from 100 to 160 guests. The intimate and rustic seating area is paired with gorgeous wood cross-back chairs (all included with your event rental). Couples have the option to add-on extended hours, an outdoor warming station, bridal suite, and more to make the space perfect for their wedding needs!

Luxurious green room for the bride & groom

While the venue area the headliners sneak away to is often called a "green room" - The Rust Belt's luxurious bridal suite is actually The Green Room. With gold and velvet detailing that will make anyone feel like a movie star, this space is a brand new add-on that offers sanctuary, space for a bride or groom to get ready, and somewhere for the newlyweds to snuggle after the ceremony!

Luxury green bridal suite Photographer: Photo by Patrick Tracy

Your wedding day can fly by in a blur, so having a space to take a moment with your spouse can be invaluable. This lavishly designed suite is the perfect place to sneak away with your photographer for intimate and moody portraits! Want to see this gorgeous room & the rest of the iconic event space in person? Schedule an in-depth tour to learn what your wedding could look like HERE.

A space for every part of your day

By virtue of being a fully-operational artisan marketplace, this wedding venue offers a number of areas to delight you and your guests. While the event space is very popular for reception gatherings, onsite ceremonies are also included at no additional charge. Picture getting ready in The Rust Belt's glamorous Green Room, saying your "I do's" against an artful wooden backdrop, enjoying an interactive cocktail hour, and ending your night with dinner and dancing in a warm and eclectic atmosphere.

Detroit same sex wedding venue Photographer: Stefanie Russo Photography

One of the coolest in-house features of The Rust Belt Market is their permanent industrial-designed bar. Guests can enjoy pulling up a modern barstool, grabbing a cocktail (don't forget to add-on your complete bar package), and exploring the adjacent marketplace. This one-of-a-kind space turns cocktail hour interactive, allowing you and your guests to peruse and enjoy the art, shops, and crafts the Market has to offer! Interactive wedding cocktail hour Photographer: Heather Nash Photography

Brides are beaming about Rust Belt

"I can’t say enough good things about The Rust Belt. When we toured the venue, we fell in love with it. We were looking for a very unique space, and The Rust Belt delivered." - Kara, Bride "The Rust Belt is an amazing venue and we are so happy we chose them for our wedding. They had everything we were looking for. Everyone was so nice and helpful during this whole process. The tables are beautiful and were exactly what we imagined. Everything went smoothly, and I couldn’t ask for a better experience." - Chiara, Bride "We are so happy with how everything turned out for our wedding! It was such a perfect location for us. We appreciate that the venue is unique and is beautiful! All we had to do was add flowers for the ceremony & tables and it was absolutely perfect! We are so appreciative of your team's hard work that went into the wedding (from months before, to the day of!)." - Samantha, Bride

Rust Belt Wedding Venue Photographer: Sidney Bischer Photography

Turn this hidden gem into your dream venue

The Rust Belt is a truly unique wedding venue, with visual delights that are sure to keep your family and friends sharing memories of your big day! Their unique and artisanal space speaks for itself - start your wedding planning journey by visiting their website to schedule a tour. Ready to pop the bubbly at finding your new wedding venue? Mention ‘Wedding Chicks’ and book your date by July 1st, 2023 to receive a complimentary champagne toast for your wedding party! A huge thank you to The Rust Belt for sharing their fabulous event space and marketplace with our readers! You can follow along with their updates and exciting news over on Instagram or Facebook.
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