Russell Event Center




Spanning several buildings and millions of square feet, the Russell Industrial Center is one of Detroit's premiere commercial, artistic, and events facilities. With a history spanning nearly a century, it's the perfect place to create your own family history. The complex began as a manufacturing facility but has now been revitalized as a blank canvas for countless artists.

The Russell Industrial Event Center is the facility's premier space for events. The vast space features polished white floors, exposed beams, and classic industrial-style lighting. The space offers a blank canvas to wedding designers and DIY brides alike. Conveniently host both ceremony and reception at the same venue. Using drapes to create a distinction between the ceremony and reception areas. You can also use uplighting, greenery, and furniture to completely transform the exceptional space into a venue that has been completely customized to fit your wedding theme. The venue comes with a loading dock, making it easy for your vendors to come in and out. If you're looking for an affordable and totally customizable setting then this is the place for you.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Loft


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 2,000 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 2,000 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $5,000 to $7,500 for a reception and ceremony and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Russell Event Center is estimated at between $13,569 and $21,528 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Coat check room
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 2:00AM