At Derby Museums we truly believe each wedding is unique. You will work together with our dedicated and experienced team to ensure your day is perfectly tailored to you. Without set packages you have the freedom to create your vision. You and your guests will feel like VIPs from the moment you arrive to waving your guests goodbye at the end of the night. Every aspect of your day will be a bespoke and magical experience.
There are four beautifully unique venues within Derby Museums for you to choose from. Flexible spaces are on offer to cater for the most intimate or extravagant of celebrations, from 5 to 200 guests, in whatever style suits you best.
The Museum of Making – Derby Silk Mill. This is a Grade 2 listed UNESCO World Heritage property and is the site of the first factory in the world. Situated on The River Derwent, it is arguably the birthplace of the industrial revolution in 1721! This is currently undergoing a £17m refurbishment and is due to open in late 2020/ early 2021. It has a stunning civic hall with a Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engine hanging as the centrepiece. The dedicated ground floor can host weddings, ceremonies and dinners for up to 180 people. Its riverside location combined with the historic industrial venue creates a unique and inspirational backdrop for any wedding.
The Wardwick. A 19th century grade 2 listed building has long stood as one of Derby's most iconic buildings- with its long and illustrious history spanning centuries- it is undeniably one of Derby city's premier wedding destinations. The Wardwick, boasts a splendour all of its own and is home to a fascinating range of nationally important collections. The classic Gothic architecture is a breath-taking backdrop for your wedding. It offers flexible spaces to cater for up to 200 guests, in whatever style suits you best.
The Museum and Art Gallery – Situated adjacent to The Wardwick. Featuring several unique galleries licensed for your wedding ceremony, as well as larger galleries and spaces for your wedding breakfast, your day will be surrounded by the splendour and fascination of paintings and artefacts of local and international significance. The spaces are perfect for weddings of up to 100 guests so can be a wonderful setting for more intimate gatherings as well as those with a larger guest list.
Pickford’s House. This is a grade 1 listed townhouse museum with Georgian furniture and architecture. The grandeur of the master dining room is perfect for more intimate wedding of up to 25 guests. The beautiful Georgian Garden with fragrant herbs and the heady perfume of Jasmine filling the air, make it a delightful space to enjoy drinks with your guests before your meal, as well as creating a wonderful backdrop for your photos.
All our venues are licenced for weddings and available for late bookings too.
We'd love to hear all of your ideas so far and start turning your wedding dreams into your Dream Wedding.
Intimate Wedding- Vintage Afternoon Tea for 15
We would love to see Happy Couples still be able to have their happy ever after even with the current government guidance in place.
Be surrounded by a truly remarkable collection of historic porcelain and ceramic ware from Derbyshire.
Offer for 15 Guests : £1350 (inc vat) for a beautiful, intimate wedding day for you and your nearest and dearest, to include:
Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator, leading up to your day and on the day itself, to greet you and ensure everything runs smoothly
Exclusive hire of The Ceramics Gallery venue from 12pm to 5pm
Selection of Canapes served with your drinks reception
Luxury Afternoon Tea served on beautiful vintage crockery
Drinks package - Drinks reception of bucks fizz or Pimms & a glass of Prosecco for your toast
Choice of plain or vintage style table linen
Use of Easel for your welcome sign or table plan
Use of a post box
Use of cake stand & knife
Use of the stunning World Collection Gallery or Joseph Wright Gallery for your afternoon ceremony for an additional £300
Additional guests if government guidance allows can be added for an additional charge.
This offer applies only for dates that are available at the time of booking. Excludes Bank holidays, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.