The River Mill Wedding Venue

Where old meets new, The River Mill is a diverse, unique industrial events and wedding venue offering the perfect amount of quirky and cool. With vaulted ceilings, exposed brickwork, and striking cast iron beams, the venue’s beautiful structure and versatile design means you can either max out your event décor or keep it minimal. It’s a blank canvas for you to style any way you wish, giving you the freedom to bring all your ideas to life.

Along with our impressive indoor space, our piece de la resistance is our sun-drenched riverbank, overlooking the River Derwent. Almost like a secret hideaway, it’s the perfect place for you and your favourite people to party into the night.

Despite being just a stone’s throw from the city, you’d never know it, our balmy bankside hideaway turns into a little slice of Caribbean heaven during the summer months.

During the cooler months, it’s equally as magical when it turns into a Winter Wonderland complete with firepits, marshmallows and a whole lot of love.

Whether you’re sipping a G&T on a summer’s afternoon or treating your guests to a street food style BBQ from our horsebox, we create an atmosphere like no other.

A Brief History

Set on the world heritage site of Darley Abbey Mills, the whole area is rich in industrial history. The River Mill has been lovingly restored to the highest of standards, keeping all the charm and originality of the early 1800s iconic architecture with a modern twist.

For any historians amongst your guests, they can even wander along the cobbles and locate all the historical and archaeological points around the Mills which provide information about each site via a QR code and iphone. 

If only these walls could talk!

Team River Mill

Meet our friendly and talented events team! Our super-talented and dedicated Event Managers work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure your special day runs like clockwork. They will meet you ahead of your event and make sure that exactly the right amount of magic is recreated for your special day.

Our Bigger Sister Venue

With an older sister venue as iconic as The West Mill, it’s hard not to follow in its well-oiled footsteps. Born in 2015, The West Mill is spread over four floors of industrial space for each part of your wedding.

Since its launch, its reputation has skyrocketed and has been lucky enough to see around 250 weddings a year ever since! 

As a younger sibling, The River Mill is already proving just as popular for those wanting a slightly more relaxed and intimate vibe.