Meet The Team

About The West Mill Venue

The West Mill Venue is owned and run by Andrew and Chrissie Rose. Inspired by our own wedding in 2012, we wanted to create a unique atmospheric environment for weddings for couples to enjoy. We love historic buildings and industrial architecture and when we saw the West Mill lying derelict we knew we had to do something to rescue the building.

The History…

Built as a cotton spinning mill in 1822, the Grade 1 Listed building had fallen into decline, cotton spinning stopped in 1967 and most of the building had lain empty since then. We purchased the building in January 2013 and after 18 months we received Listed Building and Planning Consent to convert the building into a wedding venue. Our challenge then begun to bring this magnificent building back to life and after 12 long months of building work we opened for our first wedding in July 2015.

Since July 2015 we have had a busy two years hosting wonderful weddings and also starting our own family with two daughters India and Alexia being born. We have been overwhelmed and inspired by the positive feedback that the West Mill has received from our couples  and we are truly honoured to have received six awards.

Our Story…

Andrew trained as a chartered surveyor in London working for King Sturge, Maquarie Global Property Advisors and Blackrock. He has a passion for  industrial architecture and historic buildings, his favourite building is St Pancras Station. Outside of work he loves spending time with his two young daughters. Any spare moment after that he has he enjoys running and triathlons, in 2011 he completed the gruelling Marathon des Sables which is 6 marathons in 7 days through the Sahara Desert!

Chrissie has worked as a journalist in London for 15 years, she is Showbiz and Royal Editor for OK Magazine. Having attended many extraordinary weddings herself, she has a love for weddings and creating amazing events. Chrissie loves being a mum to  daughters India and Alexia. Her interests are photography, fashion and interior design.

The West Mill Awards & Accolades

The Wedding Industry Awards East Midlands Town & City Venue of the Year 2017

The Wedding Industry Awards National Town & City  Highly Commended Venue of the Year 2017 

RICS East Midlands Building Conservation Award 2017

RICS East Midlands Building Hospitality & Leisure Award 2017

Derby Civic Trust Restoration Award 2016

George Rennie Conservation Award 2017

Andrew Rose

Chrissie Rose

Mirlah Richardson
Events & Marketing Manager

Anna Tully
Events & Accommodation Manager

Karen Eggleton
Event Manager

Lucie Evans
Event Manager


Here at The West Mill we pride ourselves on our professionalism, enthusiasm and passion for creating memorable events 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.

During the course of your wedding planning, you’ll get to know all the members of the team who are on hand to answers your questions via email or on the phone. 01332 229 029

Around 3 months before your wedding day you’ll be invited to your planning meeting. We’ll go through all the final details with you such as decor, timings and suppliers and it is here you’ll be assigned your West Mill Event Manager.

As well as being present at your planning meeting, your Event Manager will also be there on your wedding day. They’ll make sure everything runs smoothly, assist with the set up and of course ensure you and your guests are well looked after and have the most fabulous day.