The Wardwick

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Weddings at The Wardwick
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At Derby Museums we truly believe each wedding is unique. We offer you the opportunity to design your own wedding, giving you the freedom to create your vison. We don’t offer set packages, allowing you the freedom and creativity to make your special day whatever you want it to be. There are four beautifully unique venues within Derby Museums for you to choose from, with the ability to build your day across more than one of our stunning venues. Our experienced staff can offer advice and suggest trusted suppliers to help you plan every detail. It’s your day, it should be perfect for you!

The Wardwick

The Museum and Art Gallery on the Wardwick is a stunning example of Flemish Gothic Architecture. This stylish red brick venue boasts a long and illustrious history spanning centuries, it is undeniably one of Derby’s most iconic buildings. The site of Derby’s first public library still celebrates its heritage with the grade listed bookcases prominently lining the room. This unique venue is a proud part of local history located in the heart of the city centre.

Ceremonies and Celebrations

Locally better known as the former Central Library, this space has been transformed into an ideal wedding venue full of character with features such as the striking arched entrance and beautiful glass atrium. Offering a quirky backdrop for anyone seeking something a little alternative for their wedding ceremony - why not say ‘I Do’ in the bay window or underneath the ornate mezzanine balcony full of curiosities?

This venue is accommodating to more intimate celebrations but has the space for larger gatherings. There is a plethora of options for layout, with its spacious floor and open design making this the perfect space to continue your celebrations into the evening.

Exclusive Access

Wedding venue hire includes exclusive access of the library, providing you with the opportunity to decorate and the freedom to choose your own special touches. Derby Museum and Art Gallery on The Strand is an adjoining building and interior access can be made via our grand staircase for anyone who wanted host their ceremony in a gallery before celebrating in The Wardwick.

Dining and Drinks

A fully staffed bar is on offer at this location, a variety of drinks packages are also available including arrivals drinks, table drinks and even signature couples’ cocktails. Derby Museums can provide canapes and an afternoon tea at this venue. External catering is more than welcome if there is anything else you desire, giving you the freedom to have your day, your way.  

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