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by Emma Hla

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Images by Richard Murgatroyd Photography.

I’m so excited to be showcasing this ultra new and über cool wedding venue – The West Mill. Not yet open, this venue is the newest kid on the wedding block! An industrial dream located on the river banks of the ancient River Derwent, The West Mill is due to launch Summer 2015.

However, patience is not always a virtue, especially when the owner, his photographer and his venue stylist simply couldn’t wait to show the space off! So, rather than wait until the building project had been completed, they organised a rather beautiful styled shoot to show off the space as it was in January of this year…

So if you want to see a bit more of this venue then keep reading folks, with gorgeous styling my our fave Darby & Joan and fab photography by Richard Murgatroyd there’s plenty to get you inspired!

the west mill wedding venue


Images by Richard Murgatroyd Photography.

Darby & Joan: The Midlands has never seen a wedding venue like this… Dating back to the early 1800’s, a World Heritage site and originally built as a cotton spinning mill, this building, The West Mill, played an important part of the industrial revolution.

The venue is currently undergoing a huge restoration and refurbishment project with work due to be completed Summer 2015. The striking industrial history of The West Mill provides a memorable setting for weddings and the renovation will retain the historical architecture of the 1800’s.

Exposed brick walls, original blue black brick tiled floors, cast iron beans and a unique cast iron ceiling together with their handpicked pieces of furniture and décor offer a truly unique venue filled with character and atmosphere.

Occupying a superb setting on the riverbanks of the ancient River Derwent and the waterfall over the historic weir, The West Mill is set over four floors and will be licenced for civil weddings and wedding receptions. Rather marvellously, this is a no corkage charge wedding venue, giving you the option to supply your own daytime drinks without any charge!



Venue The West Mill | Photography Richard Murgatroyd Photography | Styling Darby & Joan Vintage | Bridal Fashion Timeless Couture | Accessories Timeless Couture | Makeup & Hair Kate Boyd | Florist Tineke Floral Designs | Cake Yummy Little Cakes | Stationery Best Day Ever UK | Groomswear Reiss | Balloons Dottie & Love Balloons | Letters Doris Loves | Models Blake Models Ltd

Exciting right?

Hot couple aside, this is one epic space and it’s only going to get better as the development nears it’s final stages. To see the Need to Know details about The West Mill and to contact the fab team, hop across to the directory here! You can also follow their journey on facebook.

Thank you so much to all involved in this styled shoot and for sharing it with Coco Wedding Venues.

Lots of love…

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Emma Hla

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Emma Hla

Emma is the founder & curator of these award-winning pages. Passionate about venues, interiors and a good Whiskey Sour. You'll also find Emma working as a Creative Director consulting for wedding venues around the UK.

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