The West Mill

Derby

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The West Mill is a unique wedding venue set in the Grade I listed former cotton spinning mill. We are an exclusive use, no corkage venue, licensed for civil weddings and receptions.

Here at The West Mill we pride ourselves on our professionalism, enthusiasm and passion for creating memorable weddings and a seamless service to our couples and their guests.
Since launching in 2015, the venue has enjoyed considerable success and together with our unique venue, we believe that our team is behind those achievements. From our Event Managers, to our Housekeepers we strive to create the most exceptional wedding experience for our couples. From the initial viewing to the day itself, we’re here to take care of you and you not only leave as newlyweds but friends too.

The West Mill is a magnificent Grade I Listed former industrial mill dating back to the early 1800’s. The mill has been restored and converted into a beautiful wedding venue creating a magnificent setting for your wedding day.

Originally built as a cotton spinning mill, the building played an important part in the history of the Industrial Revolution. Having laid empty and derelict the four-storey building has been lovingly restored back to life.

The mill’s renovation has retained all of the industrial architecture of the 1800’s and is positioned in a superb setting on the riverbanks of the River Derwent. Inside, think barrel-vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls, cast iron columns and beams, with breath-taking views of the weir.

The West Mill Venue is an exclusive use venue, licensed for civil weddings and wedding receptions. This means that The West Mill is yours for the day from 11am right the way through to midnight.

You and your guests will have exclusive use of our Venue and we guarantee that the only people on the grounds of The West Mill will be your guests and our wedding team.

Our catering partners share our commitment to excellence and integrity and will discuss the cost of your individual requirements openly and clearly. You are free to pick and choose elements from suggested menus or work with our well-respected catering team to design your own bespoke menu. Your wedding breakfast is cooked in our kitchen onsite and all produce is sourced locally where possible.

The West Mill is a no corkage venue which means you can bring your own drinks for the daytime reception and wedding breakfast, without a corkage charge. All standard glassware, ice and props are included as well as a fully staffed team to prepare and serve your drinks.

Our exclusive accommodation consists of eight en-suite double bedrooms (sleeping sixteen adults and up to five children). All styled by West Mill Venue signature style. The Grade II listed Mill House was originally constructed in 1799 as the Mill Managers House. Sadly, the building had not been used since the 1970s and was in need of major renovation.
Combining the Georgian architecture of the 1800s with the industrial style of The West Mill, we have carefully restored the building into a boutique house to accommodate you and your guests on your wedding night.

The West Mill at a Glance

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P.O.A
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Bedrooms
8
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Historic
Same-Sex Weddings
City Centre
Exclusive Use
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Seated Capacity
Up to 160
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Reception Capacity
Up to 160
Exclusive use wedding venue No-corkage fee for your daytime drinks City Centre Venue Grade II luxury accommodation less than a stone’s throw away No hidden extras policy - ensures that you know exactly what your day will cost right at the start, with no unpleasant surprises after you’ve booked. We have lovingly restored a historic mill back to life to offer a unique wedding venue and experience. HistoricCity Hotel / City VenueNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CityNearest Town : DerbyConfetti Permitted View More
In House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseIn House CateringClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsOn The Day Wedding CoordinationBridal Changing FacilitiesExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpaceWater ViewLovely GroundsRusticGarden OutdoorSame-Sex View Less

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Georgia and joe
Amazing place
We love the surroundings, we love that industrial feel it has and we really love how everything is set over 4 floors. Perfect for us as a couple.
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Bethany andJames
Gorgeous venue
We love the west mill. Gorgeous venue, can’t wait to get married there.
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Anya and Michael
The West Mill
The West Mill have made our planning and booking a dream. They have been so cooperative and supportive, catering to suit our needs. I’m so excited for our big day and feel at ease knowing the venue is going to exceed everyone’s expectations!
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Leanne and Matt
First visits
Super helpful and friendly with a relaxed approach that allowed us to make a decision without feeling pressured. Very flexible in arranging further venue viewings to allow family members to view with us.
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Grace & Alex
Beautiful venue
Can’t wait to get married at this wonderful venue!
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Charlene and Dominick
Wedding of our dreams!
The West Mill team are truly amazing! Our wedding planning experience has been great! Absolutely loved their menu tasting experience. Cannot wait for our wedding day!
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Gemma and Daniel
The Original West Mill
We chose this venue for its complete uniqueness and beauty. The way it has been restored and kept a lot of features it fantastic. It's a beautiful building on its own but the way the owners have decorated this old mill is perfect. The bonus is the area it is located on is gorgeous too. No matter the time of year this venue is fit all! Each floor has its own role in your big day and they even have a beautiful mill house for you to hire for the wedding night. Honestly we cannot wait for our big day.
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Sophie and Samuel
Our dream venue!
The moment we arrived we had our socks blown off! We fell in love instantly
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Rebekah and Philip
Perfect for us
As soon as we entered The West Mill we both absolutely loved it. The history of the building and its traditional features are just wonderful, and as my Nanny worked in a cotton mill when she was a younger lady it really felt like a little nod to such a special person in my life. The industrial elements teamed with the lighting, the river landscape and the styling make The West Mill stand out amongst other venues, and the staff have all been exceptionally helpful and friendly. From viewing to booking, viewing again (& again because we love visiting!), and lots of helpful replies to emails we’ve sent they really have been brilliant. We adore The Mill House accommodation too which is simply stunning, and can’t wait to wake up the day after the wedding as Mr & Mrs and share breakfast with some of our closest family and friends. A truly wonderful building and team!
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Ashley and Chad
Vintage vibes with a personal touch
Finding a venue that has everything you could ask for is daunting to say the least, but on arriving at The West Mill, we knew we'd found the perfect place for us to commit ourselves to each other.
Despite being conveniently located near Derby city centre, the site is nestled next to a huge park, overlooks the river and comes with 8 rooms accommodation on the day. Inside, the decor is all dark woods and vintage leather couches which leave huge potential to either brighten with white florals and greenery or go full gothic with your colour scheme.
The styling team (and in-house catering team) have also been nothing short of amazing despite the challenges of the current Covid situation and have offered unparallelled support - even when answered the daftest of questions.
Hands down cannot find a fault. And that's even before they ramp up their assistance as we get closer to our big day!
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Darley Abbey Mills, Darley Abbey, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 1DZ

The West Mill

  • Darley Abbey Mills
  • Darley Abbey
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • DE22 1DZ
  • United Kingdom