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The West Mill

  • Wedding venue located in Darley Abbey
  • Historic Grade I-listed building
  • Multi-award-winning all-inclusive venue
  • Exclusive use of entire venue and grounds
  • Stunning location beside River Derwent
  • Separate ceremony and reception spaces
  • Licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies
  • Events and catering manager available
  • Personalised menus to suit all couples
  • Nearby luxury accommodation

This Grade I-listed building boasts the stunning features of the early 1800s with barrel-vaulted ceilings and exposed brick work. If you are looking for a wedding venue with both history and character, The West Mill is perfect for you.

With exclusive use of the entire venue and stunning surroundings of the River Derwent, you can enjoy the privacy and seclusion of this spectacular space on your special day. Enjoy the stress-free experience knowing the events manager has everything under control.


The West Mill is a wonderful Grade I listed former industrial mill that dates back to the early 1800s. After becoming derelict, the mill was carefully restored and shows off its original industrial architecture making for a wonderfully unique wedding venue. Originally built as a cotton spinning mill, this building played an important role in the industrial revolution.

The interior features barrel-vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls, cast iron columns and beams making it a stunning space to celebrate with your family and friends.

Positioned on the idyllic riverbank of the River Derwent, The West Mill is near the breath-taking waterfalls of the historic weir.


With full exclusivity, and split across four floors, this wonderful space offers three separate rooms for you to have your ceremony and reception in different areas.

The Cotton Quarter

This characterful room features exposed brick walls, original blue brick tiled floors, cast iron beams and a stunning cast iron ceiling. Situated on the top floor of the mill, this space offers picturesque views of the River Derwent making it a magical place to say your vows.

Civil ceremonies take place at the southern end of the room, where the Georgian paned windows allow beautiful light to flood in.

Ceremony Capacity - 160 guests

The Breakfast Room

With magnificent 19th Century features like barrel-vaulted ceilings and Georgian paned windows, this space is perfectly spacious for you and your guests to enjoy a delicious meal. Suitable for both large and intimate weddings you have the choice of a Trestle table layout or a Round table layout.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 160 guests

The Spinning Room

Showcasing its natural acoustics this room is perfectly suited for the evening entertainment. Situated on the first floor, this space offers a fantastic dance floor with room for a DJ or band.

The West Mill also features The Dressing Room, which can be used for pre-wedding pampering and preparations and is conveniently next to the Ceremony room. With full-length mirrors and rustic furniture this is the perfect backdrop for the 'getting ready' photographs.


The West Mill offer a delicious selection of food chosen by you, for both the day and evening. The West Mill work closely with Jenkinson's, one of the most respected independent caterers in the UK. They will work with you at every stage of the process from planning your personalised menu to providing an impeccable service on the big day.

Their daytime food can include tasty canapés both sweet and savoury, and the wedding breakfast can be anything from a three-course meal to a BBQ. It's all up to you.


The West Mill has eight luxury en-suite double bedrooms located in The Mill House just a small distance from the venue. All rooms are furnished with vintage style furniture and come with all expected amenities including a buffet breakfast the morning after the wedding. There is also a communal living room area located on the ground floor for all guests to enjoy.

If The West Mill looks like the ideal venue for your wedding celebrations use the buttons below and to the right to get in touch.

The West Mill
Darley Abbey Mills
Darely Abbey
DE22 1DZ
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