FAQ’s

Below are answers to our most commonly asked questions, simply click the box to reveal the answer.

If you have any additional questions by all means don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Can I pay off the cost of the venue hire by instalments?

Yes we have a 0% payment plan which can be put in place to save you paying a large deposit. Simply set up a monthly direct debit from the date you book to the wedding date. 

What is the registry office for Haarlem Mill?

The registry office for Haarlem Mill is Bakewell registry office - 01629 533261

What time can we arrive at the mill on the day of the wedding?

You will have access to the mill from 10am on the day of your event

Can we drop anything off the day before the wedding?

Access is from 10am on the day of the wedding. If there isn’t an event the day before you may be able to drop things off providing this has been prior arranged

What is the maximum number of guests at the venue?

The maximum number of guests the venue can hold is 150. The maximum number for a seated three course wedding breakfast is 120 guests, parties over this would be looking at a more informal dining style (buffet)


Do you allow children at the venue?

Yes we do allow children at our venue, however if you have more than 5 children we require a responsible adult or events nanny to look after them

What time do we have to finish the party?

Last orders at the bar is 11.30pm, guests should be left by midnight

Can we bring in our own caterer?

It is essential that we offer consistently high standard of catering, therefore only offer our own excellent in house catering team.

Can we have a menu tasting session?

We offer group tasting evenings which give you the opportunity to experience the venue, the food and drink.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

Yes, as long as we know in advance

Can we bring in our own wine?

Wine and champagne must be purchased through Haarlem Mill. If there is something specific you would like to offer your guests which isn’t on our wine list we will be happy to try and source it on your behalf.

Are there any hidden costs?

There are no hidden costs, but one thing to consider is the cost of the registrar, this will be down to the client to arrange.

What parking is available?

There is parking space available for approx 50 cars on site. Guests wanting to leave cars should have prior arranged this with Haarlem Mill.

Can we have a live band?

Yes. We have a PA system available for the bands use in two areas of the main banquet room

Do you have accommodation on site?

There is no accommodation on site, but there is an abundance of hotels, bed and breakfast, guest houses and holiday rentals to suit every budget.

What happens about decorating the room?

You are free to come the morning of your wedding to decorate the room yourselves. Alternatively we can do this for you, we just ask for you to leave everything clearly labelled so we can make sure everything is set out just how you like it.

Are there any areas outside for photo opportunities?

We would encourage your photographer to visit the venue prior to the wedding. Previous wedding clients have used the rural landscape as the backdrop, although there is no formal areas specifically for photos, there are many local beauty spots that you can easily access by going off site whilst your guests enjoy canapés and drinks.

Do you have a card machine?

Yes, we have card machines available which can be used on the bar when buying drinks