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The West Mill

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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    Jessica T. Married on 02/09/2018
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    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!
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    Lauren R. Married on 27/08/2018
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    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.
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    Renna M. Married on 03/02/2018
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    Best Day Ever

    Fantastic venue, fantastic staff, fantastic food, fantastic service. I can not fault the west mill in any shape or form. Such a unique industrial style venue. You will not regret booking your wedding here.
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    Fontaine C. Married on 13/10/2017
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    The West Mill was the perfect venue for our wedding day and all of our family and friends fell just as much in love with it as we did. The staff were amazing and accommodated us all without any hesitation. I would recommend having your wedding here any day of the week!!
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    Elesha R. Married on 25/08/2017
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    This venue really does speak for itself. It's a truly stunning converted Cotton Mill that has has been renovated to perfectly cater to your wedding needs. The West Mill has a wow factor, with 4 unique levels to accommodate each wedding element (service, good, party, welcome room) and a gorgeous courtyard for your drinks reception beside a spectacular weir, the venue really does tick all the boxes.

    The staff go above and beyond to ensure that your day runs perfectly and the onsite caterers Jenkinsons are equally fantastic.
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    Cheryl S. Married on 18/06/2021
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    Exceeded our expectations

    We held our wedding at the West Mill on 29th June 2021.
    The whole day was totally amazing from getting ready to the last dance.
    Everything was set up on each floor from the ceremony room through to the evening reception. There was no waiting about for rooms to changed around which made everything flow so easy.
    We we’re lucky enough for the sun to be shining and we’re able to have our drinks reception outside. The drinks were served from the horse box which we loved.
    The setting outside is superb, having photo’s by the river.
    The food was amazing from the canapés, wedding breakfast and the evening grazing tables.
    We stayed at the Mill House on our wedding night and the rooms are beautiful.
    The staff looked after us and ensured everything went smoothly making sure we had everything we needed.
    All in all a perfect day.
    Thank you to Andrew and his team for going above and beyond to ensure our day was absolutely perfect.

    Cheryl & Phil
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    Pennie Married on 17/11/2018
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    Perfect day

    “The most beautiful place to get married that isn’t actually a church”, “amazing attention to detail” - just two of my guests’ comments. Nothing is too much trouble and they really have thought of everything.
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    Rachel M. Married on 31/12/2017
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    West Mill wedding

    The venue is incredible and totally the selling point. They’re obviously very busy and you feel a little like you’re on a conveyor belt of couples. Wedding coordinators were very professional but not always warm; sometimes felt like a number.
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    Lottie L. Married on 19/07/2017
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    An absolutely fantastic venue with amazing staff, who were brilliant from start to finish. From the moment we first arrived to look round, we knew it was the best venue for us. The staff were so helpful all the way through the process and the day ran so smoothly. All our guests loved the venue and I couldn't recommend the West Mill highly enough. Our coordinator, Emily, took our ideas and turned them into a truly spectacular vision and gave us a day we'll never forget!
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    Kelly B. Married on 01/07/2017
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    Perfect location, perfect staff, perfect food. The whole day was absolutely stunning. Our guests were overwhelmed with the venue, and the beauty of the outside area, and the food was outstanding! Thank you for making our day so perfect!
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    Janice S. Married on 09/05/2017
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    Nothing is too much trouble. They listen to what you want and help you plan it. The no corkage plan is an excellent idea. Helps with the budget. The venue is so beautiful it doesn't need too much adding to it. The outside space is stunning for photos.
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    Anna Married on 09/02/2020
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    Stunning Venue & Incredible Service

    We got married in Feb 2020 at this incredible venue. From start to finish the service/experience provided was highly satisfactory. All the team were amazing and helped make our special day go without a hitch. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a truly spectacular wedding day. We loved the fact the venue is split over the 4 floors as it allows for your day to run continually and you don't have to wait around for areas to be set up and cleared etc. In addition the added touches and decor included in the venue mean you need add very little to create a gorgeous atmosphere.

    We were also really lucky to be able to stay within The Mill House which is accommodation next the main venue the night before and after the wedding which really added to our weekend. The accommodation is beautifully presented and extremely well maintained. The breakfast provided in the mornings was a fantastic spread and we were so well looked after by the two ladies who service the accommodation. Being able to have our closest friends and family all together for the weekend really added to our day.

    I would highly recommend this venue to anyone considering having their special day at The Westmill.
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    Jerry Married on 07/11/2019
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    Love love loved it!!!

    Wow...still thinking about how amazing our day was at this beautiful venue since we got married in November!

    Everything about it is just perfect! The staff are amazing (especially Abbie, our co ordinator) the venue is just stunning and we really couldn’t recommend it enough!

    If your due to get married here then you will have the best experience and the most perfect day. If your considering The West Mill then just one visit will make up your mind!!!

    It will always be special to us!!!
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    Ruth Married on 28/08/2019
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    Wow, wow, wow!

    Well, what can I say. I am still buzzing after attending my Son's wedding yesterday.
    From start to finish, the staff have been more than excellent. The organisation is amazing. The venue is so scenic and allows you the exclusive use of the building. Each floor us set up for different stages of the wedding.

    The accommodation is amazing, really enjoyed the breakfast in the morning
    The rooms are out of this world.

    Thank you so much to each and everyone who contributed to our day. Comes very highly recommended.

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