West Mill Derby Wedding Photographer

West Mill is a beautifully restored former cotton mill dating back to the early 19th century. Its industrial charm, exposed brick walls, and original features provide a unique and atmospheric backdrop for a wedding and an absolute gift for photographers. Becky and Mark’s beautiful wedding at West Mill in Derby was a sophisticated, classy affair in a fantastic venue. Needless to say, I was delighted to be their wedding photographer for the day.

Unique photo opportunities

Situated on the banks of the River Derwent, West Mill boasts stunning views and picturesque surroundings. The industrial architecture in particular offers endless opportunities for stunning wedding photographs. From the rustic charm of the mill’s interior to the natural beauty of the river and countryside, there is a variety of backdrops to capture scenes and moments on your special day. I was like a kid in a sweet shop, playing with the light and shadows throughout this amazing exclusive use venue right from the start of Becky’s bridal prep. 

Exclusive and intimate atmosphere

West Mill offers exclusive use of three (!) floors of versatile spaces  in the main building, plus an additional Mill House, courtyard and riverside grounds to accommodate different aspects of your wedding celebration. Whatever the weather, West Mill adds a sense of heritage and character to your wedding celebration. You’ll be exchanging vows in a venue steeped in history and significance, creating a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests.

Fun in all the right places

After the ceremony and a quick confetti shot in the courtyard, guests gathered for drinks downstairs before making their way up to the magnificent dining room for the wedding breakfast.  Filled with joyous and poignant moments, the speeches from Becky’s Dad, as well as the groom and his brothers had the room in fits. 

I’m not one for long, drawn-out portrait sessions and my couples usually feel the same way.  Becky and Mark were happy to grab a few minutes of couples time, but were keen to head back their guests before long. Quite right too!

Festivities continued on into the evening with dance floor fun and an epic live band. 

A perfect end to a perfect day.  Congratulations Becky & mark – and thank you so much for inviting me to be your wedding photographer at West Mill, Derby. 

I shoot the day as I find it, with minimal posing and interruption from myself. If you like the sound of this and are looking for a wedding photographer for your wedding at the Castlefield Rooms, or for another fabulous venue, please check out some more of my featured weddings and my portfolio. Why not drop me a line to chat more.  I can’t wait to hear from you

As a former cotton mill with a rich history dating back to the industrial revolution, West Mill adds a sense of cultural importance to your wedding celebration. You’ll be exchanging vows in a venue steeped in history and significance, creating a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests. Its blend of historic charm, scenic beauty, and personalized service, make it a popular choice for couples looking for a unique and memorable wedding venue.

West Mill offers bespoke wedding packages tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re planning a small, intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, their packages can be customized to accommodate your vision and budget.

West Mill is often praised for its attention to detail and commitment to customer service. From the quality of the facilities to the level of service provided by staff, they strive to exceed expectations and ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests. Their expertise and attention to detail help ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly and stress-free.

Derby is centrally located in the UK and easily accessible by road and rail, making it convenient for guests traveling from various locations. While West Mill itself may not offer on-site accommodation, Derby and the surrounding area typically have a range of lodging options to suit different preferences and budgets. From boutique hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts, your guests will have plenty of choices for overnight stays.

Overall, getting married at West Mill in Derby offers a fantastic blend of history, beauty, and personalised service, creating a truly memorable experience for you and your loved ones.