Thank you for considering the Rockford City Market for your special event! We would love the privilege of celebrating with you!

With construction finally reaching completion in April 2019, we’re excited to debut all of the history and hard work behind this new indoor building. We have two beautiful event spaces that help make up this historic landmark and public space--The Bowtruss Room is 3,300 sq. ft. with exposed brick and wooden beams and Market Hall is 3,600 sq. ft. with industrial cement floors and the building’s original limestone. We have contemporary garage-style doors leading outside, perfect for a summer party or watching the snow fall during a winter wedding. We invite you to come experience this modern take on Rockford’s historic charm. Let us celebrate your event with you and your guests in one of Rockford’s oldest (and now newest!) buildings.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.


Becca Bartels

Event Coordinator



Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with my rental fee?

The use of our black resin Chiavari chairs, round or rectangular banquet tables, black table linens, third floor bridal suite, and staff on site throughout the event.

What is the maximum capacity of the event spaces?

Our lower level Market Hall seats 175 (standing room for 225) and our Bowtruss Room seats 225 (standing room for 300).

Who handles the food and beverage services?

We offer a list of local and delicious caterers with a variety of tastes and cuisines. Contact the RRDP office or the Event Coordinator for the list of this year’s approved caterers! We’re sure to have something that meets your needs.

Am I able to bring my own decorations?

Yes! This is your day and we want our space to be exactly what you’ve envisioned. We only ask that you refrain from nailing, gluing, or taping anything to the walls, and per fire code, we ask all candle votives and holders be pre-approved by the RRDP staff.

Am I able to come in early and set up?

We know that setting up an event space can take time. That being said, our weekend rentals are blocked from 10am until Midnight, hopefully giving ample time to set up the space.

How far in advance are bookings accepted?

We are still accepting bookings for 2019, 2020, and beyond!

Contact Becca Bartels at Becca.Bartels@rrdp.org or (815) 315-1337 for more details!