A drone photo of The West Mill wedding venue with the river and weir to the left and the industrial venue on the right.

Discover The West Mill

The West Mill is a truly unique Derby wedding venue set in a Grade I Listed, former cotton spinning mill. Dating back to the early 1800’s, the building played an important part in the history of the industrial revolution.

Having laid empty and derelict for many years the building was lovingly restored back to life and opened in 2015. The renovation has retained the industrial architecture of the 1800’s, creating a striking backdrop for your wedding day. Barrel vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls, cast iron columns and beams create the ultimate wow factor.

Occupying a superb setting on the banks of the River Derwent and the historic weir, The West Mill is set in the heart of Darley Abbey, Derbyshire and is ready to host your dream day.

Our Space

Four floors of exclusive use, industrial-style space. With a dedicated floor for each part of your day, there is no waiting around for a room to be rearranged.

  • Ceremony – top floor (The Cotton Quarter)
  • Reception drinks & canapés – ground floor (The Gallery), spilling into the courtyard & gardens
  • Wedding breakfast – second floor (The Breakfast Floor)
  • Wedding party – first floor (The Spinning Room)
A wedding ceremony room with industrial characterful features.
A black and white image from the 1800s of women working in the cotton mill.

Our History

Having laid derelict for many years, the building was lovingly restored back to life in 2015 to be an exclusive use Derby wedding venue. During the renovation we were sure to retain all the charm of the industrial architecture of the 1800’s, making The West Mill the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Think bare bricks walls, barrel vaulted ceilings and Georgian windows drenching your wedding day in sunlight.

Our Team

Meet our friendly and experienced events team! Our super-talented and dedicated Event Managers work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure your special day runs like clockwork. They will meet you ahead of your event and make sure that exactly the right amount of magic is recreated for your special day.

A team photo of The West Mill events managers.