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The West Mill

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About

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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    Michael W. Married on 16/02/2022
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    Unique, stress-free & versatile venue!

    I can't even begin to explain how perfect our wedding at The West Mill was!

    First of all, we had to postpone the wedding due to Covid, and it couldn't have been an easier process. Everyone at the venue was very supportive and allowed us time to consider our options. It was this moment, I realised how lucky we were to have our big day in such safe hands.

    There were a number of planning events we really enjoyed, but most notably, the taster evening! It was so great to visit the venue and see it set-up and speak to so many members of staff. Throughout the entire planning process, there was always someone at the venue, at the end of the phone or an email to answer our questions, and we never felt like an inconvenience.
    Our event manager was also so lovely - she helped us to stay calm on the big day and was generally a pleasure to be around. All staff were attentive and our guests had nothing but praise for every aspect of the venue.

    Aside from how helpful and lovely the staff are, the big pull was obviously how gorgeous and versatile the venue is. At West Mill, they have a number of props, decorations, candles and all table linen/cutlery etc. which you are able to use. Alternatively, it's easy enough to hire in companies or add some special details yourself. The good thing is that without adding any of that, the venue is gorgeous as it is, so you can't really go wrong!

    There are so many other pros to booking this venue; we really loved how flexible the catering plans were - fantastic vegan options, sharing platters and alternatives to suit your vision. We decided to go for trestle tables and found it was such a sociable set-up! The on-site dressing room was also something we really loved! It looks small but we managed to have around 10 people getting ready in there, and it didn't feel too full.

    The thing we loved most about this venue, was the size! We had a winter wedding and the weather was terrible! However, it really didn't affect our day as each element to the wedding took place on a different floor and so, it felt as though we were moving locations throughout the day. Guests made comments about how varied the day was and that the venue was full of surprises.

    I could go on and on about The West Mill but I'll will sum-up by saying that I have no negatives, and I would encourage anyone wanting a stylish, sociable and stress-free wedding, to book this venue! 🙌
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    Jessica H. Married on 11/02/2022
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    Our Perfect Wedding

    We have just returned from our honeymoon and had time to reflect on our brilliant day and just wanted to say Thank you so much for making our day as special as it could possibly be. It was honestly a dream day and would couldn’t be grateful enough.

    The team were absolutely incredible setting everything up and the staff were so kind and supportive to everything we asked for to the finest detail.

    We’d also like to send a HUGE thank you to the catering team. The wedding breakfast was brilliant. We couldn’t stop talking about how fantastic the food was throughout and our guests said they’d never had such beautiful food at a wedding before, everything was perfect.

    We will do nothing but recommend The West Mill as the best wedding venue future bride and grooms could ask for. It has been such an easy process to the build up of our big day and we cannot thank you all enough.
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    Anna H. Married on 28/01/2022
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    Amazing venue - we had the best day !

    We had our wedding at the west mill and I would highly recommend the venue and team. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and the entire team were so helpful and flexible making sure our day was just the way we wanted it.
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    Carrie M. Married on 25/11/2021
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    Absolutely Amazing

    Would 100% recommend The West Mill as a venue, always stayed In contact with me even when I had to postpone due to Covid and everything was set up to exactly how I imagined it on the day and Shannon my wedding co-ordinator was amazing nothing was too much trouble and she was just the best
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    Chris Married on 04/10/2021
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    An amazing venue with staff that couldn't do enough for us

    The West Mill is an amazing venue. Stunning, full of history, and with a organised, clever setup that keeps the day running smoothly. The event manager and staff worked hard both before and during the day to make sure everything was efficient and, most importantly, enjoyable.

    We were unfortunate to have to postpone during the lockdown but even that was handled considerately and with understanding.

    We had such a great day, in large part to the choice of venue and the staff, who couldn't do enough. Would thoroughly recommend.
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    Helen B. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Best Day Ever!

    The West Mill was the second venue that we viewed and instantly we knew it was right for us.
    One of the great things about The West Mill is that each part of your wedding happens on a different floor, so there is none of this ushering guests out whilst the room is set up.
    The owners have done an amazing job with the decor, we loved the industrial chic style.
    Hannah from the West Mill Kitchen was fantastic - great communication, ideas and recommendations. The food was fantastic and our catering manager on the day was also brilliant.
    We also recommend hiring The Mill House in the night of your wedding too, much like the venue it’s very well done and aesthetically pleasing and convenient!
    All in all if you book The West Mill you won’t be disappointed! Highly recommend! Thank you guys for the Best Day Ever!
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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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    Lauren H. Married on 17/03/2022
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    A wedding venue that exceeds expectations

    We booked the West Mill back in 2018 for our 2020 wedding, since then we have had to re-arrange 3 times due to covid but finally married here on 17 03 2022. From first meeting up until now the venue and its team have been exceptional, have exceeded expectations in all areas and have been a support through a challenging covid-related time. We could not recommend them enough. The venue itself is absolutely stunning, the staff attentive and the food and drinks reasonably priced. Nothing was too much trouble and we're just sad its over so we don't need to visit again.
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    Louisa C. Married on 19/02/2022
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    Our wedding

    Absolutely fantastic. Staff were amazing but invisible in a great way. Loved everything about the mill. Everyone committed on how beautiful the venue is and how tasty and good the food was. Seem less from beginning to end!
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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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Could 2022 be the year you marry?

With savings of up to £1050 on the Wedding Venue and our Exclusive Mill House Accommodation, we have some fantastic late availability dates for weddings in 2022 with Special Offers & Discounts.

Take a look at our current late availability below for fantastic dates at discounted prices.

Please talk to the events team for more information.

events@thewestmillvenue.com | 01332 229 029

Prices includes The venue Hire & an overnight stay at The Mill House on the night of your wedding*

July 2022

Thursday 7th July was £6,800 now £6,000

Wednesday 20th July was £4,425 now £4,025

Friday 22nd July was £9,100 now £8,000

August 2022

Tuesday 16th August was £5,425 now £4,975

Wednesday 17th August was £5,425 now £4,975

Tuesday 23rd August was £5,425 now £4,975

Monday 29th August* was £6,950 now £6,450

*Bank Holiday - Venue Hire Only Accommdation Unavailable

September 2022

Tuesday 6th September was £4,125 now £3,800

Wednesday 7th September was £4,125 now £3,800

Thursday 14th September was £4,125 now £3,800

Thursday 15th September was £5,700 now £5,200

Thursday 22nd September was £5,700 now £5,200

Thursday 29th September was £5,700 now £5,200

October 2022

Sunday 9th October was £6,750 now £6,250

November 2022

Thursday 10th November was £4,650 now £4,300

December 2022

Thursday 29th December was £9,575 now £9,125

Friday 30th December was £9,575 now £9,125

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