Pontefract Town Hall


Important Information

​​Pontefract Town Hall is an 18th Century architectural jewel located in the heart of the town’s ancient historic centre. Formerly a Magistrates Court, Quarter Sessions and Fire Station, it has been recently restored to its original magnificence and offers a perfect setting for a corporate or private function.

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Weddings, ceremonies and private functions

Pontefract Town Hall offers a stunning and breath taking venue for those who seek a dignified and practical setting for a unique wedding or celebration.  There are a collection of rooms available for use.

The Nelson Room

Located on the first floor of the Town Hall,  renamed the Nelson Room in 1855, when the original plaster cast model of Nelson’s death scene was donated to the Town by its then MP Benjamin Oliveria. The plaster model was sculptured by I E Carew and used to mould bronze castings for Nelsons Column in London.

The room will seat up to 80 guests for your ceremony. 


The Hartley Suite

Located in the former Mayor's Parlour on the ground floor of the Town Hall the suite has been newly decorated.  Before your ceremony guests will assemble in our waiting room which is furnished with chandeliers, beautifully restored furniture and  a grandfather clock created by William Sheppard, who had a shop on Micklegate in 1822.

The room will seat up to 25 guests for your ceremony.

View images on our Facebook page​​

Delacy Room

Your marriage or civil partnership ceremony will be witnessed by two guests.

Please contact us to view the rooms available.

Please note that attendance is restricted to the couple and two witnesses only.

Book a registrar

Please contact us to check availability and provisionally book a registrar.

Wedding, party and catering packages

Wedding/ party catering packages are available including arrival drinks, buffets, entertainment and venue decoration of your choice. Please contact the Events and Functions team for more information.

​The venue has a licensed bar which is open till late.​

Book an appointment​ with an Events Co-ordinator to view the venue.​

Conference, e​​vents and meeting space

The Town Hall boasts a 300 capacity auditorium which is popular for large conferences, shows and festivals and offers a sound and lighting system making it an ideal venue for quality stage productions and live entertainment.

The Nelson Room makes a very suitable business meeting room, offering different style set ups from Theatre style to cabaret.​

Virtual tour

Book an appointment​ with an Events Co-ordinator to view the venue.​​

Rooms and capacities

(For conferences and events only)

Services, facilities and equipment
  • Assembly Hall
    1st Floor ,300 capacity - theatre
  • Nelson Room
    1st floor, 100 capacity - theatre
  • De Lacey Room
    Ground floor – 10 capacity
  • Dedicated Events Co-ordinator
  • Hospitality services
  • Natural daylight in all rooms
  • Excellent on-site catering services
  • Hearing loop
  • Flip chart and pens
  • Projector and screen
  • Sound​​ and lighting system
  • Licensed bar
  • Built-in/portable PA system (fees may apply)
  • Table linen (fees may apply)
  • Stage and dressing room (fees may apply)

​​​ Where ​​​w​e are​

The Town Hall is located just off the M62 at Junction 32 and is only a short walk from nearby railway and bus stations. There is ample car parking close by.​

Contact us

Pontefract Town Hall

Bridge Street

01924 305830