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Derby Museums

Nr. Derby, Derbyshire View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
1 review
Starting at £1,500
6 to 250 Guests


Derby Museums is a group of historic, beautiful wedding museum venues located in Derbyshire, England. Couples can choose between four unique spaces in Derby, each with a distinct atmosphere and charm.

Facilities and Capacity

These four venues can accommodate between 5 and 250 guests, and the Derby Museums team welcomes weddings both intimate and extravagant. The first venue, Pickford's House, is ideal for smaller gatherings. This Grade I listed townhouse is a stunning celebration of Georgian living. Its elegant furniture and fittings create a sense of 18th-century glamour, and outside in the garden, the smell of herbs and jasmine fills the air. The outdoor space is ideal for a wedding ceremony or drinks reception, and its tranquil beauty makes for a delightful photo backdrop. The great dining room accommodates 25 guests, and couples can also choose the top gallery for an informal wedding buffet. The Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill is another venue option. This Grade II listed building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it boasts wonderful views of the River Derwent. Brick walls create an industrial-chic vibe, and the space can hold up to 180 guests. The space has a private entrance from the Cathedral Green, a bar that features many drink options from local breweries. Upon arrival, the museum's modern glass entrance is the perfect spot for a drinks reception. For a venue steeped in artistic and literary history, nearlyweds need look no further than The Museum and Art Gallery on The Wardwick. This Grade II Listed former library is one of the city's most striking and iconic buildings, featuring archways, a glass atrium, and an unusual mezzanine. The space can cater to 200 guests. Finally, The Museum and Art Gallery on The Strand offers couples the opportunity to say 'I do' among stunning artworks and enjoy their wedding breakfast in one of its world-class galleries. It has space for up to 120 guests, and it's a lovely location for smaller and larger gatherings alike.

Services Offered

Instead of offering packages, Derby Museums gives nearlyweds the opportunity to create a celebration that's truly their own. These unique venues accommodate private catering, and the expert team can share a selection of trusted suppliers to assist couples with their planning choices. The Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill also offers in-house catering options from The River Kitchen. With such an array of styles and venue sizes, there is something to suit every wedding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Confetti Permitted
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    Wedding Breakfast and Evening Party for 120 Guests

    My partner and I choose the Italian Room at the Museum of Making, and it could not have been a better decision.

    Christine was brilliant, couldn’t have done more for us, really calm and ensured everything went smoothly. She was responsive to our budget as well.

    All the staff were really friendly and attentive, including getting some cushions out for my 4 year old daughter to have a sleep on during the wedding breakfast.

    The food was amazing, especially the hog roast. The wedding breakfast was delicious.


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