Life’s not just for living,
but for celebrating!

Let us introduce you to The River Mill, a unique exclusive-use events venue to host any event.
We guarantee that you’ll celebrate in style and make a show-stopping impact on every single one of your guests. Since our relaunch in summer 2022, we have fast become one of the leading and most popular wedding destinations in the UK and it’s easy to see why.

With our unique riverside terrace underneath the festoons, our industrial décor and quirky props including our ‘Booze & Bubbles bath’, our ‘Drunk In Love’ neon sign and selfie station, as well as our ‘horsebox on the cobbles’ – perfect for a gin or street food station – our appeal is never ending. 

But it’s not just weddings we do, whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday, a special anniversary, a corporate event, a christening, even a vowel renewal, we ensure that you celebrate in a space with sophisticated style and set up like no place else.

Our Space

Set on the world heritage site of Darley Abbey Mills, The River Mill is rich in history which will make you want to explore every nook and cranny within our historic mill grounds. Having been lovingly restored to the highest of standards, whilst keeping all the charm and originality of the early 1800s iconic architecture. You’ll find vaulted ceilings, original exposed brickwork and striking cast iron beams which creates the most incredible exclusive-use events venue.

Our Heritage

The history of Darley Abbey Mills dates back to the late 18th century. The complex was originally established by Thomas Evans, who obtained a lease on land in the area in 1783. During the 19th century, Darley Abbey Mills underwent several expansions and changes in ownership. Now, The Mills are home to many wonderful businesses including our two venues!

Our Secret Spot

This tranquil space offers a little slice of country just a stone’s throw from the city. With calming sounds of the river, it’s the perfect secret hideaway for you and your guests. Whether you’re sipping G&Ts on a summer’s afternoon or treating your guests to a BBQ station, a tapas style sharing platter or grazing table, we create a riverside magic like no other.

“When we saw the River Mill Venue we knew it was the one! A special hats off to Jane Booley our event manager who throughout was so accommodating and couldn’t be more helpful. The catering was incredible too! The best tapas we have had and all the guests were very satisfied and full! To top it off, we were even allowed to have our wonderful dog share the day with us too.

We can’t thank the team at the River Mill Venue enough!”

Sophie & Rob

Fancy a look around?

We’d love to show you around to see how we the venue could work for your celebrations.
If you’d like to talk to us about your event or book a viewing, get in touch with the team today!