Spring Taster Evening – Supplier Showcase

The West Mill Spring Taster Experience | Our handpicked suppliers - Avant Garden Flowers & Styling Images: HBA Photography | The West Mill Venue - A No Corkage Wedding Venue, Derbyshire

Last week saw The West Mill open up it’s doors to host our Spring Taster Events. Spread over two evenings, we welcomed our couples back to the venue with their family and friends to see the venue dressed top to bottom and try some delicious food. The events were a huge success and we owe so many thank yous to our handpicked suppliers who went above and beyond to style the venue and entertain our guests.

Massive thank you to HBA Photography for capturing the taster event. You can see more of Ben’s wedding photography here from past West Mill Weddings – Spolier: They’re awesome!


Stunning Flowers & Styling by Avant Garden.

Well what can we say, Laura & the team knocked it out of the park once again. From the stunning blooms to the the sequin table runners the venue looked stunning. Copper is still very much on trend for weddings of all seasons and so this beautiful set up was sure to inspire our wedding couples. All of the decor and props are available to hire through Avant Garden and the team can work with you to create bespoke hanging backdrops for all styles of weddings.

Get Creative with Avant Garden Weddings

Website: www.avantgardenevents.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/avantgardenuk

Instagram: www.instagram.com/avant_garden_weddings

Stationery Details by Amy Bailey Designs

Now where would be without table stationery to let our guests know where they are seated? The lovely Amy Bailey married with us back in March 2016 and has since gone on to start her own stationery and design company. From the table table plan to the place cards, the gorgeously illustrated stationery worked seamlessly with the decor.

Save The Date with Amy Bailey Designs

Website: www.amybaileydesign.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/amybaileydesign

Instagram: www.instagram.com/amybaileydesign

Cake Creations by Bake, Ashbourne

We absolutely adore Bake’s creations and they certainly didn’t disappoint. Whether your wedding style is more rustic, industrial or boho, Hannah at Bake will work her magic for you. We simply love the watercolour macrame cake.

Serve up Sweet Treat With Bake, Ashbourne

Website: www.bake-ashbourne.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BAKEashbourne

Instagram: www.instagram.com/bake_ashbourne

Fabulous Hand-Painted Banners by Darwin & Gray

We just had to have Stacey from Darwin & Gray create an epic banner for the ceremony floor but why stop there? Stacey kindly designed more mini banners for the cards and gifts and fabulous ‘I’m with Him/Her’ banners perfect for the backs of the chairs. Stacey designs and makes all her banners by hand which is perfect if you fancy something bespoke like your favourite quote or song lyrics.

Say it with a Banner with Darwin & Gray

Website: www.darwinandgray.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/darwinandgray

Instagram: www.instagram.com/darwinandgray

Music by The Distractions

Big thanks to the guys from The Distractions for entertaining our guests with awesome music. Putting their soulful jazzy twist on all your favourite songs the gents welcomed our guests on the ground floor whilst upstairs they tickled the ivories in the ceremony floor. If you need music for your ceremony, drinks reception or your evening do, then these guys will have you covered. You can listen to them over on Soundcloud if you fancy.

Dance the night away with The Distractions

Website: www.thedistractionsband.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheDistractionsBandLtd

Instagram: www.instagram.com/distractionsband

More Camera Action by OH! Photobooth

Each time OH! Photobooth rock up to The West Mill with their box of props and vintage camera you know you’re in for a good night. We don’t know how Jack keeps his energy up but it’s infectious and he’ll get your guests swapping props and posing at lightening speed! The photobooth is sited on the ground floor which gives you and your guests plenty of space to pose and also gives you use of our industrial lockers for the props and the bare brick wall as a backdrop. You could even hire an alternative from their wide range of backdrops to fit in with your wedding theme.

Say Cheese with OH! Photobooth

Website: www.ohphotobooth.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ohphotobooth

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ohphotobooth

Food By Jenkinsons Caterers

The real reason everybody came… THE FOOD! Our Taster Events are a chance to not only showcase suppliers and the venue but for our couples to see the caterers in action and get some all important food inspiration. Jenkinsons welcomed our guests with canapes, served up a feast in the breakfast room and also debuted their new usherette trays which were perfect for serving up treats like strawberries and cream and popcorn.

Cook Up a Storm with Jenkinsons Caterers

Website: www.jenkinsonscaterers.co.uk

Phone: 01785 252 247

Wine By Darley Abbey Wines

Good food should always be accompanied with good wine and that’s where Darley Abbey Wines came in. Serving up pink fizz and and array of fine wines, Andy & Nicole were on hand to share their knowledge should our guests wish to purchase wine through them for their wedding day. Located just a stones throw from the venue, Darley Abbey Wines makes ordering and delivering your wine super simple and lightens your load when you drop off your decor the day before your wedding. Do get in touch with them should you wish to place an order as part of your no corkage.

Say Cheers with Darley Abbey Wines

Website: www.darleyabbeywines.co.uk

Email to Order: andy@darleyabbeywines.co.uk

Instagram: www.instagram.com/darleyabbeywines1750


What a fantastic couple of days! Once again a massive thank you to everyone who makes our taster events a success. For more information about our Taster Events and when you’ll be invited read our blog post here.

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