Host Your Event

Have an idea for your event already?
Fill out our inquiry form here!

Whether you are having a corporate party, wedding, business meeting, media event, or numerous other occasions, Eastern Market's historic setting is the perfect venue for any type of event! We have multiple indoor and outdoor spaces available, totaling over 125,000 square feet. 

View our Event Rental brochure!

NOTE: NO SATURDAY EVENTS, NO EXCEPTIONS

This form will help us better understand the details of what you're looking for and how we can help. Please note that this form is not a reservation, just an initial inquiry.

Take a 3D tour of our event spaces:

Shed 2Shed 3Shed 5

Shed 3 Wedding ExampleShed 4Shed 5 KitchenShed 5 CommonsShed 6 • Parking

Several days to choose from

Our facilities are available 9 a.m. to midnight, at times when our public markets are closed:

  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays (except from mid-June through the end of October)
  • Wednesdays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
  • Sundays (except June 1 through the last Sunday in September, and during Detroit Lions home games)
  • Unfortunately, Saturdays are not available because of our year-round Saturday Market

Shed 2

Shed 2 is the oldest shed, built in 1891. In 2008, construction was completed to update the shed to include modern amenities without sacrificing its original integrity. It is not available during public market hours.

  • Capacity without tables: 3,400 people
  • Capacity with tables: 1,590 people

Shed 3

Shed 3 is the most flexible choice. It was constructed in 1922 and extensively renovated in 2009. It has four wings, and during some public market hours, there may be a wing available (except on Saturdays).

  • Capacity without tables: 3,120 people
  • Capacity with tables: 1,891 people

Shed 5

Shed 5 was built in 1981. It's enclosed, and includes a plaza along Russell Street, plus a community kitchen, after the completion of an $8.5 million project in 2015 to restore and enhance the shed. Shed 5 is heated, has restrooms, and a commons room.

  • Capacity without tables: 1,980 people
  • Capacity with tables: 1,128 people

If you have any further questions for your event, email Melissa Thomas.

Preferred Vendors & Caterers

For events at which 100 guests or more are expected, when more than light snacks are served and/or when a liquor license is required, an Eastern Market Preferred Vendor is recommended. These vendors have the most experience with our venue and will work to make your event planning as smooth as possible.

PREFERRED VENDORS & CATERERS LIST