So last month I was lucky enough to be asked to have a stand at the Summer Open Day at a fairly new venue. It is the most gorgeous industrial wedding venue, in a former mill, nestled in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. The venue is Haarlem Mill, in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
It is an old mill building that that has been renovated into the most beautiful wedding venue for couples looking for a modern, on-trend, unusual space for their day. It really is a show stopper! Beautiful brick walls, with huge black iron windows lined up on every wall. Gorgeous wooden floors echoed in the original wooden beams on the ceilings, adorned with beautiful festoon lighting.
On the top floor there is a huge ceremony room with an amazing focal point of a floral wreath backdrop, and balloons should you wish. Dottie and Love Balloons has some giant balloons that are a fantastic welcome at the bottom of the aisle! A fitting place to say your vows.
There is also a newly refurbished area for the guests to congregate before and after the ceremony as well as a beautifully decorated space for the bridal party to get ready in, looking over the gorgeous rolling fields of Wirksworth. You must also check out Haarlem Bridal, who provide absolutely stunning contemporary couture bridal wear and are based at the mill so will always be on hand!
On the first floor, there is a modern and stylish bar area for guests to chill and have some quiet time. The main room, where the real celebration kicks off has stunning long tables, dressed in a elegant but edgy way, delicate greenery laid down the centres. Tineke Floral Designs create the most amazing table centrepieces to complete the styling. The food supplied by Zest Catering will be so tasty!
Why not make a real focal point and centrepiece for your day with this cake swing from BrambleSky. Finished with a showstopper of a cake, you are sure to get your guests talking about your day for a long time to come. This s one of my favourite cake designs, really classy and simple - foliage wreath with a splash of metallic!
The bottom end of the room is your dance floor, which you can complete with an unusual backdrop, how about a personalised neon sign from In My Life to really make your occasion.
There's also an ultra modern outdoor terrace area if you are lucky enough to have a sunny day for your wedding, complete with hanging seats!
But the main thing that makes Haarlem Mill so special, is not only the way it has been so carefully and successfully decorated and styled, but is the staff, who are so welcoming, invested and passionate about making the day the best it can be.
There is an open day being held on Sunday 16 September 2018, with goody bags and free entry! I can highly recommend the open days and can confirm the suppliers that attend are genuinely great at what they do. Hope to see you there!