The West Mill

(47 reviews) 47 5
Darley Abbey Mills Darley Abbey Derbyshire DE22 1DZ
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About The West Mill

Darley Abbey Mills, Darley Abbey
Derbyshire, DE22 1DZ

The West Mill is a unique and original wedding venue located in Derbyshire. The Grade I listed building has been restored to the highest standard to transform the former Cotton Spinning Mill into a truly stunning wedding venue.

The building sits in the enviable location on the riverbanks of the River Derwent and the waterfall over the historic weir.

The historic venue is available for your exclusive use, meaning that it will be totally yours on the day. This guarantees that the only people on the premises will be you, your guests and your dedicated team. The West Mill Wedding Event Manager and Catering Team will be on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly from the planning stages to the big day itself.

West Mill’s renovations have restored the building’s original charm. The venue’s rooms have been inspired by the converted warehouses in Shoreditch and New York, boasting modern exposed brickwork and cast iron beams. We also have industrial style lighting to complement and highlight the 1800’s architecture and warehouse aesthetic.

We can cater for wedding celebrations for guest lists from 50 up to a maximum of 160.

Within the exclusive hire agreement, you have full use of the whole venue from 11am to 12:00am. This includes the stunning ceremony room, the dining room, the evening room, the gallery and of course the grounds. Additionally, the bridal dressing room provides a contemporary yet vintage area in which the bridal party can primp and pamper themselves ahead of the ceremony.

The West Mill is in an excellent location for your guests’ transportation with good access to the M1 and Derby station.

• Unique & original venue, available for exclusive hire. • Grade I listed historic venue with warehouse loft & industrial feel • Family-run wedding venue • No corkage policy – we provide high quality catering and service • Civil ceremonies and wedding receptions for up to 160 • Great access to the M1 & Derby train station

Facilities at The West Mill

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The West Mill Reviews (47)

Wow, wow, wow!
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By Ruth MURFIN, on 29 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Aug 2019

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.

Simply Stunning
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By Ali & Dave aka Mr & Mrs Smith, on 25 May 2019Date of Wedding - 22 May 2019

Our entire experience at the West Mill was perfect from the minute were booked it to driving away the morning after the wedding. The staff were superb, the food was amazing and the venue itself is so stunning you don't need to add a thing. Thank you for making our day everything we'd dreamed of and more.

Simply Stunning
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By Ali & Dave aka Mr & Mrs Smith, on 25 May 2019Date of Wedding - 22 May 2019

From the minute we booked the West Mill to driving away the morning after the wedding the whole experience was superb. The staff were brilliant and we can't thank you enough for making our day perfect. The venue is so stunning you don't need to add anything to it. You will never regret holding your wedding here. Our day was everything we'd hoped for and more.

Superb and unique Derbyshire venue
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By Yolandie and Aidan Richardson, on 21 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Mar 2019

From the moment we saw the West Mill we fell in love with it. We loved the authenticity of the building and the fact that each part of the day would be on different floors, as it was March there was no guarantee the weather would be good but we knew the venue would be stunning and big enough if it rained. We also loved the outside of the venue and view of the weir. An added bonus was that it was easy for guests to stay in Derby and get to the venue as a lot of guests didn't live locally. The support from our wedding planner and the West Mill was excellent and the the food was superb, and it was an added advantage that we could provide our own alcohol for the guests during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. So many guests commented on how good the food was and how great the venue was and we would thoroughly recommend the West Mill to anyone looking to get married.

Emma & Calum West
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By Emma & Calum West, on 06 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Nov 2018

We’d both just like to say the biggest thank you to you for every thing you did for us! From meeting us back in September and going through every step, answering every email, to calming us both (mostly cal) on the morning of our wedding! You made it run so much smoothly than we would have ever hoped! Even when our bunch of rowdy lads got slightly tipsy to say the least! Your personal touches made it even more special, you are absolutely incredible at what you do & we can’t thank you enough for making the best day of our lives so stress free and easy!

Wedding of dreams
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By Tracy Lloyd, on 21 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Feb 2018

Where do I start? I suppose the best place would be the beginning. We had been struggling to find a venue, that amazing place that sets the scene for one of the most special days in your life, someone happened to mention to us had we heard of the west mill, it had only been open a few months. We booked an appointment, and from that day never looked back. This venue is breath taking in its entirety, the setting of the building and the interior, but also each level on its own is amazing. We were welcomed with open arms at the venue, the staff couldn't of been more accommodating, The employees here 100% are committed to making this day the best it could ever be, was better than we imaged, they went above and beyond. We never had to worry about anything, the understood our brief of the day, they made sure everything went smoothly it's difficult to find the words to describe how amazing these people truly are. This venue having different floors for different sections of your wedding is amazing and makes your day flow with ease as once you are at the venue you can settle into your day and not have to worry about getting places. The fact they have gone out of their way to keep the heritage of this venue really adds those lost touches to the perfect day. We knew the moment we walked up to the door this is the place we wanted to start the rest of our life together. We were never let down, never worried and most importantly we were made to feel comfortable and happy. Thank you Westmill, for making the start of our marriage a truly spectacular, stress free, beautiful day

The wedding of the year
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By Mr and Mr Beaumont-Mills, on 19 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Dec 2017

WOW! What can we say about the West Mill and their amazing team other than you have our eternal gratitude for making mine and my husband's day better than we could have imagined and hoped for. Our guests still talk about how incredible the venue and the people that work here are. Thank you to the Jenkinsons team for your service throughout the day, your professionalism and attention to detail was second to none. Our guests are still raving about the food (the best they have ever had at a wedding they constantly say). Thank you to the West Mill team for helping with the get in/out of all our decorations, drinks etc, the day ran without a single hitch. But mostly a massive thank you to Mirlah, our wedding co-ordinator, for ensuring that everything went to plan. From the moment we walked into our first planning meeting you were a star, and forever put our minds at ease. All the added extras you and the team did for us touched us deeply, we look back and we we are still thankful that we came across this wonderful place. I would recommend people travel from all over the world to get married here. Not only is the place as beautiful than anything you could imagine or want from your special day (It's character is outstanding), but the team that work here deserve every medal under the sun. We wish we could relive the day over and over. All our love and best wishes for future weddings held here. The Beaumont-Mills. Xxxx.

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By Abbie & Andy Brown, on 18 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Oct 2017

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to amazing team at The West Mill. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. The West Mill is just magical. We have had such amazing feedback from all of our guests, who were just as in love with the venue as we are. The day ran so smoothly, and Emily was an absolute star. The team went out of their way to make everything perfect for us, and I couldn't have wished for anything more. We have just had our pictures back from our photographer and I just cannot stop looking! I knew the minute I stepped out of the car at our first viewing that The West Mill was perfect for us, and it didn't disappoint in any way. I cannot recommend the team, the venue, the location, the caterers any more. Thank you for making my wedding dreams come true!

Where to start........
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By Kerry and Lee Wright, on 15 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2017

This venue blew us away from the moment we saw it but neither of us could have expected our wedding day to be as prefect as it was. It is a venue that speaks for itself but when dressed is like something from a magazine! We had so many compliment us on our choice of venue and looking at our wedding photos we can see why! The service provided by everyone involved in the whole process has been beyond words, but especially Anna for making it so easy and for always being there to help and advise! We will never forget this day and are only sad we can't do it again! If you're looking for great value for money, incredible arty pictures, amazing food, great surroundings and a team that will help you imagine your wedding dreams than #teamwestmill are the ones for you!

The Best Venue for the Best Day of our Lives
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By Nikki & Brook Duncombe, on 26 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Sep 2017

To Andrew, Chrissie and the amazing Anna who helped us through the best day of our lives and all your other amazing staff who I don’t know by name but were equally amazing. What can we say…WOW!!!! We knew the venue was a perfect fit for us when we viewed it earlier this year in fact you were the only venue we viewed and we knew it was perfect for our day so stopped the search. All we have heard from our guests since and even during the wedding is that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. I know that is down to the stunning venue you guys have created and your amazing staff helping it run so smoothly. We loved every second of it! Can’t believe it is all over! If you are looking for a rustic/industrial venue with original features but all the modern day touches you want at a wedding then look no further! This place is out of this world! Thank you again for everything! I'm already thinking when can we renew our vows so we can do it all over again!

The most beautiful wedding!!
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By Diane, on 02 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Jul 2017

Massive thank you to everyone at the West Mill!! I attended my son and new daughter-in-law's wedding at the most beautiful place ever, the staff were amazing, the food absolutely top notch, best pie n mash ever!

The Team You Have is Remarkable!
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By Amanda Panto, on 15 May 2017Date of Wedding - 12 May 2017

Just to say an enormous thank you for our wedding on Friday. It was absolutely perfect and everyone absolutely loved the venue - the minute we saw the West Mill we knew we couldn't get married anywhere else but it's not just the building - the team you have is remarkable; Emily, Penny and Jenkinsons were all phenomenal and went above any beyond for us and the day really couldn't have been better. Keep doing exactly what you are doing. You made our wedding!!!

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