EVENT SPACES AT UNION STREET MARKET
West Hall Mezzanine
The mezzanine floats atop Union Street Market’s West Hall, overlooking the food and beverage stalls below and offering great views of the landscaped outdoor plaza through floor-to-ceiling windows. This dynamic, semi-private space in a beautifully restored and modernized historic warehouse has elevator access and its own staircase to the Market floor. The mezzanine event space includes the Teaching Kitchen, a fully equipped demonstration facility that can be used as a food staging area or with live chef programming.
Capacity: Seated: 140 / Standing: 250. The space allows flexible table configurations, including auditorium-style for presentations.
Availability: The mezzanine may be rented in blocks of four hours, typically from 10 am to 2 pm or from 4 pm to 8 pm. Each block is inclusive of set up and teardown time. Additional time can be added for complex set-ups.
Amenities: The space includes tables and chairs for up to 100 guests using the Market’s mezzanine furniture. Additional tables and chairs may be rented. The mezzanine has a large monitor for presentations. Background sound is connected to the West Hall’s sound system but operates on an independent zone so the volume can be adjusted or turned off. Live music can be provided by special arrangement.
Teaching Kitchen on West Hall Mezzanine
The Teaching Kitchen is a beautiful culinary demonstration space that offers high-end cooking appliances along with state-of-the-art cameras and A/V. Located on the mezzanine, the Teaching Kitchen has foldable glass doors that provide a private, quiet space. The Teaching Kitchen can be used for cooking classes, private chef dinners, or meetings.
Capacity: Auditorium-style Seating: 24 / Standing: Up to 40
Availability: 8 am to 8 pm
Amenities/Extras: The Teaching Kitchen includes a cooktop, stove, refrigeration, ice machine, commercial dishwasher, and cookware. The A/V equipment can be used for recording the session.
The Central Arcade is the space between the two Market halls, a nearly 5,000-square-foot restored warehouse space that includes original murals, designer lighting, and exposed brick. This space can be used for a variety of programs and events, including pop-up booths and vendor fairs, as well as private parties. The Arcade is semiprivate, with public circulation through the Market halls on both ends of the space.
Capacity: Seated: 150 / Standing: 300
Availability: Flexible time frames, including all-day rental from 8 am–8 pm
Amenities/Extras: Includes tables and chairs for seating up to 150; additional seating may be rented
The outdoor plaza provides private space adjacent to the West Hall in a unique, industrial setting. The space is framed by the historic warehouses and features a fire pit and overhead twinkle lights. Available starting Spring 2023.
Capacity: Seated: 160 / Standing: 400
Availability: Flexible times from 8 am–11 pm
Amenities/Extras: Includes the Market’s outdoor furniture, with tables and chairs for 160
Make Union Street Market your own! Large-scale events can take over the entire Market for the evening, with catering provided by each merchant offering samplings of their specialties. This is a uniquely Fort Wayne activity for large corporate events or conventions. Lots of options exist for programming spaces such as the outdoor plazas, Arcade, or mezzanine with live music, demonstrations, presentations, and information.
Capacity: Indoor seats: 400 / Outdoor seats: 200 / Standing: 2,500
Availability: The full Market experience is only available midweek during the winter from 5 pm to 10 pm.
Amenities/Extras: All of the Market’s tables and chairs, building-wide audio system
Union Street Market features food and beverage options from the merchants, offering a unique catering service that supports the Market’s independent local businesses.
Alternatively, rather than selecting a specific catering service, event hosts can prepurchase Union Street Market gift cards, redeemable by any Market merchant. When your guests arrive, simply hand out the gift cards, encourage attendees to circulate in the Market and select food and beverages of their choice, and bring it back to the event area. This option can be supplemented with hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and/or bar service in the event area.
If the Market’s food offerings do not meet your needs, outside caterers can be accommodated with a 20% outside catering fee. All alcohol service must be made by the Market. Outside caterers are required to provide liability insurance.
Union Street Market is adjacent to the Electric Works North Garage, an 1,100 space parking deck. It’s a short walk from the garage, through the well-lit passageway under the elevated railroad track, and straight into the Market. The garage offers two-hour free parking to Market customers, with paid parking thereafter. If free parking is desired for the entire duration of your event or if valet service is desired, please discuss parking options with the Event Coordinator.
All décor must be approved prior to the event. No nails, screws, staples, tape, or other items may be used to adhere to surfaces in any space. Any hard-to-clean or remove objects such as glitter, loose confetti, sand, or similar substances are prohibited; their unauthorized use will lead to additional cleaning fees.
A deposit equal to 50% of the space and catering fees are due upon reservation of date and time. The balance is due 30 days before the event. If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the event, the entire rental fee is forfeited. If cancellation occurs more than 30 days from the event date, then a refund of 50% will be provided.
Credit cards may be used for payment and incur a fee of 3% to cover processing costs.
To ensure facilities are prepared for future activities, events must end on time. Failure to vacate by the end of the contracted time will incur hourly charges.
Event spaces must be left in broom clean condition, with all trash in bags. Market staff will remove trash and do post-event cleaning.
Electric Works is a non-smoking campus.
Planning An Event
If you’re interested in hosting your event at Union Street Market, simply fill out this form and we’ll get back to you with more information. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.