The West Mill

Darley Abbey Mills, Derby (Derbyshire) DE22 1DZ Map · Telephone · Website
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About The West Mill

The West Mill is a historic wedding venue located on the banks of the River Derwent in Derbyshire. This Grade I listed property has been lovingly restored and has retained many of its original features. Here, you and your beloved can celebrate in style, surrounded by the perfect blend of historic architecture and contemporary amenities offered here.

Facilities and Capacity

The West Mill offers many beautiful event spaces to host your entire wedding celebration on-site. Located on the top floor, The Cotton Quarter is licensed for civil ceremonies and can comfortably accommodate up to 160 guests. Here, original tile flooring, exposed brickwork, and cast iron beams create a warm and inviting atmosphere for your heartfelt vow exchange. The Georgian-paned windows throughout this room offer views of Darley Park and the flowing river, providing a breathtaking ceremony backdrop. Afterwards, your guests can retire to The Gallery for a relaxed drinks reception. Situated on the ground floor, this space offers an industrial-chic aesthetic comprising cast-iron beams, polished concrete flooring, and vintage decor. The Breakfast Room provides a bright and airy space for a seated dining experience. Here, original barrel-vaulted arches, exposed brickwork, and Georgian-paned windows create a historic ambience for up to 160 seated guests. This venue also boasts a dedicated evening reception space, The Spinning Room, for your occasion. This first-floor space features vintage booth seating, an industrial-style bar area, a spacious dance floor, and room for live event entertainment. The venue’s delightful Bridal Suite is available for the wedding party to relax and prepare for their day in comfort and style. Overnight accommodations for up to 16 adults and five children are also available on the property. The beautiful grounds here provide ample picturesque wedding photography spots for you and beloved to capture your wedding portraits.

Services Offered

The West Mill is an exclusive-use venue, meaning that you and your guests will have this expansive property to yourselves for the duration of your event. Their in-house culinary team can create a stunning wedding menu to impress your guests, and there is a wide selection of beverage options to choose from. The venue’s dedicated wedding coordinator will work with you to ensure that you get the most from this magnificent setting for your special day.

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The West Mill - at night
The West Mill - at night
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The West Mill
Enjoying a moment together
Enjoying a moment together
The Cotton Quarter on the top floor
The Cotton Quarter on the top floor
The Cotton Quarter ceremony setup
The Cotton Quarter ceremony setup
Wedding processional
Wedding processional
Beautiful ceremony space
Beautiful ceremony space
Through the window
Through the window
The ceremony
The ceremony
Charming furnishings
Charming furnishings
Wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony
The Breakfast Room
The Breakfast Room
The Breakfast Room set for dining
The Breakfast Room set for dining
Seating chart
Seating chart
The Spinning Room bar area
The Spinning Room bar area
The Spinning Room cosy seating
The Spinning Room cosy seating
The happy couple
The happy couple
In full swing
In full swing
First dance
First dance
The Gallery
The Gallery
The Gallery proivides ample space
The Gallery proivides ample space
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The West Mill - The Gallery
The West Mill - The Gallery
The West Mill - The Gallery
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The West Mill - The Dressing Room
The West Mill - The Dressing Room
The West Mill - The Dressing Room
The West Mill - The Dressing Room
The West Mill - The Dressing Room
The West Mill - The Dressing Room
The West Mill - The Dressing Room
The West Mill - The Ladies
The West Mill - The Ladies
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The West Mill - The Lift
The West Mill - The Lift
The West Mill - The Lift
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The West Mill - The Grounds
The West Mill - The History
The West Mill - The History
The West Mill - The Grounds
The West Mill - The Grounds
The West Mill - The Grounds
The West Mill - The Grounds
The West Mill - The Grounds
The West Mill - The Grounds
The West Mill - The Grounds
The West Mill - The Grounds
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The West Mill - No Corkage
The West Mill - No Corkage
The West Mill - No Corkage
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The West Mill - Canapes
The West Mill - at night
The West Mill - at night
The West Mill - at night
The West Mill - at night
The West Mill - at night
The West Mill - at night
The West Mill - at night
The West Mill - at night
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The West Mill
Enjoying a moment together
Enjoying a moment together

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60 Reviews for The West Mill

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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    Jessica T. · Married on 02/09/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    One of a kind!

    We had our wedding at The West Mill on 21/06/21; having had it booked for around 3 years. As soon as we went to look at venue we knew it was the place for us! The industrial chic environment provided the relaxed wedding that we wanted. All of our guests loved the venue; it is so unique compared to any other venue and haivng the different floors for different parts of the wedding day means the flow of the day is never interrupted.

    All the staff we had any interactions with were so professional, helpful and lovely to speak to! Our wedding was impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, and despite how busy they must have been, the venue were always happy to speak to us and answer our millions of questions! We'd like to give particular mentions to Anna, Hayley, Hannah and Andrew for being so supportive in the run up and everything you did for us to make the day go so smoothly!

    We couldn't have chosen a more perfect venue and we 100% recommend it to those looking for a unique, one of a kind venue, with a team of staff who will go out of their way to provide you with the wedding day of your dreams.

    Thank you again,
    The new Dr & Dr Evans!

    Sent on 12/07/2021
  • Lauren

    Lauren R. · Married on 27/08/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Fantastic West Mill

    The West Mill were great to me and Jermaine, very flexible to our needs. Our day exceeded our expectations and that is mainly down to the West Mill's organisation. The food was incredible I could not fault anything.

    I would strongly recommend The West Mill.

    Sent on 04/10/2018

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The West Mill FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    Unusual Weddings
    Historic
    Landmark
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    In the City
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted
    Pets Welcome

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