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Venue Hire

On the site of the world’s first factory, Derby’s iconic Silk Mill offers a stunning industrial backdrop on the banks of the River Derwent.

Celebrate your special day in one of our unique and historic locations

Derby’s iconic Silk Mill stands on the site of the world’s first factory and is the gateway to the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site. Grade II listed and soon to be opened as the Museum of Making, this impressive 18th Century building offers a stunning industrial backdrop for your event on the banks of the River Derwent. The centrepiece of the Civic Hall is a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine suspended above your head!

We have a range of premier meeting rooms, gallery spaces and halls available to hire for large events; the details of which will be published here very soon. Please contact our Events Manager Christine for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!