The West Mill

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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 (50)

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!!!

A HUGE Thank You to Team West Mill!
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By Kerry Hayton, on 11 May 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Apr 2017

I don't know where to start...a HUGE thank you to #teamwestmill for the most incredible day on 22nd April. Right from the moment we walked through the door back in October 2015, we knew it was the only venue in the running to host our special day. The whole team were great, but a special mention for our Event Manager Emily who was so professional but really made us feel at ease and totally relaxed about the whole process! She went through absolutely every detail with us, and we knew we were in good hands. She was brilliant on the day too. We have had so many comments on how stunning West Mill is, and we feel so privileged that you were able to host our unforgettable day. Thanks again, you guys are amazing!

Mr & Mrs Chapman 21 April 2017
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By Sarah & Peter Chapman, on 11 May 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2017

Couldn't fault the venue at any point during planning of and the actual wedding day. Literally the best wedding I've been to and it just happens to of been my own. Anna our wedding coordinator was the loveliest lady ever! It was PERFECT!

Absolutely Fantastic Venue Thank You!
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By Jayne Wilson, on 11 May 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2017

Absolutely fantastic venue thank you Anna and everyone at West Mill for helping us make my daughter and son in laws wedding day very special on Friday April 21st. Lots of guests have said the best wedding ever couldn't ask for more !

Simply Perfect!
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By Naomi Walker, on 11 May 2017Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2017

We would like to say a huge thank you to the whole team at West Mill, particularly Lucie and Mirlah, who helped make our wedding day last month simply perfect! Their hard work and attention to detail made every floor look stunning. We both feel the venue played a huge part in making our day what it was and the comments we've received from guests certainly back that up. From our first visit back in 2015 to our wedding day, we've been welcomed warmly by everyone we met. A tightly run, most organised ship, we're more than happy with the service we have received and we'd recommend West Mill to anyone. The venue is just stunning, we couldn't have chosen a more beautiful place to have our wedding. We can't put into words how grateful we are to Team West Mill.

This Venue is Fabulous.
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By Michelle Greatorex, on 11 May 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Mar 2017

This venue is fabulous. We had our special day there on march 5th and everything was superb - we couldn't have asked for anything better . The mill is beautiful , the Staff are brilliant and could not do enough for you . Nothing was too much trouble . The food supplied by Jenkinsons was also notch and the service was impeccable. I would recommend the west mill to anyone looking to have that perfect wedding day . Thank you so much guys .

Lucky to Have Been Able to Marry at The West Mill
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By Claire MacIver, on 11 May 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Feb 2017

Phil and I have just got back from our honeymoon and we wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for managing our wedding day so brilliantly. We had a wonderful day (still smiling about it!). The West Mill is such a special place and you helped us make it our own (I know spelling out VOLE was a weird one!). Hopefully you've seen some of Albert's amazing pictures of the day - we're so pleased with how well he captured The West Mill and the feel of the day. We've had so many comments about how amazing the venue is both from our guests and those who have just seen the pictures. We feel very lucky to have been able to marry at The West Mill. We'd love to come back soon!

Everything Ran Like Clockwork.
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By Hannah Louise Darley, on 11 May 2017Date of Wedding - 10 Feb 2017

Thank you so much for making yesterday so stress free! It was the most wonderful day & everything ran like clockwork. Everyone has been so incredibly helpful every step of the way - especially Karen, & we feel so lucky to have had our wedding at The West Mill. Mr & Mrs Darley x

I am so honoured to say I am a West Mill Bride
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By Mr and Mrs Cotton, on 11 May 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Feb 2017

Gary and I got married at the west mill on 4th February 2017. After over 11 years together it's fair to say I had waited a while and it truly was the day of my dreams. I fell in love with the west mill at first sight on Sunday 30th August 2015 at our first viewing and from that moment we stepped through The door in 2015 to the time we left in the early hours of Sunday 5th February 2017 everyone at the West Mill have gone above and beyond to help support and plan the perfect day. I am so honoured and overwhelmed to say I am a West Mill bride and I want to thank all the team especially to Lucie and Karen who never grumbled at all my emails and visits (I just didn't want to stay away) and helped guide Gary and I though every stage. The wedding day was simply perfect and a day I will treasure forever, thank you all. The Venue it self is stunning and breathtaking and turns dreams to reality. Every single person at our wedding (around 150) commented on the venue and showing others my photos now, comment on the venue before any other aspect (even the dress ??) which is a huge credit to Andrew and Chrissie and all the west mill team. What a vision you had to create such a special venue. I am very sad the planning and visits to the west mill are no longer needed but Gary and I had such a wonderful time and thank you all for being part of it. I wish you every success in the future and I know the west mill will grow from strength to strength.

Simply Amazing Wedding Venue.
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By Lucy Howard, on 11 May 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Feb 2017

Simply amazing wedding venue. We had THE most magical wedding day on the 4th February 2017. Lucie and all the team at the West Mill couldn't do enough for us during the planning and especially on the day. Thank you so much for making our day so perfect. Gary and I feel so lucky to have been able to hold our Wedding the West Mill what a fantastic day. Xx

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