Wedding venue: Haarlem Mill
The gorgeous Haarlem Mill in Wirksworth is Derbyshire’s newest sought after wedding venue.
This industrial-style wedding venue is a converted cotton mill which opened in autumn 2017. There is space for up to 150 of your nearest and dearest to share your wedding day with you and, when you hire Haarlem Mill, you get exclusivity – yours will be the only wedding taking place that day. The mill has an intimate, romantic feel to it.
Its location, situated on the outskirts of the small market town of Wirksworth, is rural and bohemian as well as being easily accessible from Derby and Nottingham, as well as other nearby cities. Although it’s industrial through and through, Haarlem Mill is surrounded by farmland, making for a location with a real wow-factor. The mill itself is a grade II listed building, built by Richard Arkwright, the most famous pioneer of the industrial revolution, and was the first cotton mill in the world to use a steam engine.
Inside, Haarlem Mill is industrial-chic through and through – think exposed brick walls, wooden floors, and lead industrial windows. In contrast to this, there are plenty of plush seating areas and swish lounges – the perfect places for your guests to congregate with canapes and reception drinks before the wedding breakfast.
The mill has been lovingly restored by Helen Davies and Natalie Poynton, the team behind local wedding catering company, Zest 4 Events. With their vast experience in catering for weddings, Haarlem Mill’s menu is as good as you would expect. Using local produce, there’s menu options catered to you from hearty dinners to fine dining experiences, taste and flavour are big on the menu.
The bridal suite is one of our favourite parts of Haarlem Mill (after all, we’re all about the dresses!). Brides and their bridesmaids can have use of the bridal suite from 10am on the wedding day and get ready in style before floating down the aisle.
Haarlem Mill is the perfect venue for a cool and stylish couple looking to wow their guests with an amazing location, industrial decor and lashings of romance.
Find out more about Haarlem Mill here.