Get ready for the most magical Christmas party yet!


Celebrate the festive season with your colleagues at Duston Mill – the perfect place to relax, unwind, and let your hair down after a long year of hard work. Either book out the whole venue (minimum 60 guests, maximum 200) or join one of our mixed nights.


Start the evening off with welcome drinks in our cosy winter winter wonderland lounge. Speak to our Award-winning mixologists at our mirrored infinity bar and get in your favourite cocktail. Then it’s time to draw back the curtain and welcome you into the main area where a suspended Christmas tree and mirror-ball forest awaits you. Take a seat by the fire, grab a drink at our second bar or head straight to the dancefloor, the choice is yours. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere as you dance the night away to live music and enjoy delicious street food.


So why not treat your team to an unforgettable Christmas party experience? Duston Mill is the perfect venue for your businesses party. Book now and get ready for a night you’ll never forget.

@ Duston Mill, Northampton, NN5 5FP

Duston Mill

Duston Mill, conveniently located near the centre of Northampton, is also in close proximity to the M1, train station, and several hotels. Although typically serving as a wedding venue, this winter, Black Ducks will be transforming it into an amazing party space with the assistance of Stingray Events.

Delicious Street Food

With a range of street food providers available, we have something to suit every taste.
Please note that only two traders will be serving per event:


Nonna Lucia’s – Authentic Neopolitan pizza, charcuterie and graze boards

The Flavour Trailer – Home of Northampton’s best burger

Nori Shed – Ultra healthy Asian inspired nourish bowls

Raw Boys – Oysters, Mussels and Caviar

Maya’s Kitchen – Delicious Korean street food classics

Santina’s Wood Fired Pizza – Born in Naples

The Burger Mill – Northampton’s freshest burgers


More options available on request.


Alternatively, a high end dining experience can be provided if requested*. We have teamed up with Chef Danny Tompkins ( to provide a Christmas party dining experience like no other. Contact us now for more details.
*Additional costs will be involved

Festive Cocktails

Our experienced mixologists add an extra touch of magic to our Christmas parties. With their skillful craftsmanship, they create a selection of delicious and refreshing drinks that perfectly compliment the festivities. We also have a second bar which is fully stocked with all your favourites, including draught lager.

Live Music / DJs

With a number of specially selected local musicians, DJs and other performers on our roster, we guarantee a great nights entertainment. If you are booking the whole venue, we can work with you to provide a completely unique experience.



£50 inc VAT


Available for parties of 6 – 200 people

Parties of 60+ enjoy exclusive use of the venue and are able to customise their event, including a choice of street food, live bands and DJs. Parties of less than 60 share the venue with other bookings.



Please note: If considering our Drinks Wristbands or any of the Drinks Packages, these are in addition to the ticket price and the same wristband or package must be ordered for each person in your booking.

Drinks Package 1


inc VAT

Half a bottle of house wine, a bottle of water and 4 drink tokens per person.

Drinks Package 2


inc VAT

Half a bottle of house wine, a bottle of water and 8 drink tokens per person.

Premium Inclusive


inc VAT

Inclusive premium spirits, draught beers, cider, wines, Prosecco, a selection of cocktails and soft drinks.

Drinks Token

One token valid for a soft drink. Two tokens valid for a pint of lager, bottle of bitter or cider, a small glass of house wine or house spirit and mixer. Three tokens valid for a premium spirit and mixer or a cocktail. Four tokens valid for a glass of champagne. You can order any quantity to suit your group.


Is the venue heated?

Yes, as well as multiple thermostatic heaters throughout the venue, we also have a covered fireplace to ensure that the Mill is comfortable and warm, regardless of what’s happening outside.

Does the venue have disabled access?

Yes, absolutely! If possible, please let us know beforehand if any member of your group has special requirements so that we can make their experience as enjoyable as possible.

How much is the deposit?

The deposit per person is £20 + VAT and is non refundable and non-transferrable.

Your booking isn’t confirmed until the deposit has been paid for every guest.

If it is less than 6 weeks from your event then the full amount will be due to confirm your booking. This is because the final balance of any party will be due at this time.

Can I add to my booking later?

We try to be as flexible as possible and will do everything we can to accommodate changes up to 2 days before your party, however we cannot guarantee this. Provided we have availability, you can add to your booking.

Please note, availability is subject to change and tickets are on a first come, first served basis. You can add or decrease the number of guests in your booking by sending written confirmation via email to to confirm how you would like to proceed in regards to your booking number. Full payment is required in order to secure additional tickets.

If you wish to reduce the number of people in your party, any monies already paid are non-refundable and non-transferable meaning these payments cannot be used towards any additional orders or balance payments. For example, you cannot use this money for drinks packages, or any add ons etc.

What is the minimum number of guests I can book for?

For one of our shared nights, minimum booking number is 6 guests. For a whole venue booking, minimum guest number is 60.

Is there an age limit?

Due to our liscencing, all guests must be over 18.

How and when do I pay for my party?

Simply fill out our enquiry form, email us at or call on 07367577711. One of our team will confirm all of your requirements with you before we sent out our invoice and party confirmation.

Is there parking at the venue?

Yes, we have parking for over 200 vehicles, including buses/mini buses.

Do the bars accept cash and card?

Yes, both of our bars accept all forms of payment.

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