Pontefract Town Hall

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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.

Formerly a Magistrates Court, Quarter Sessions and Fire Station, it has been restored to its original magnificence and offers a perfect setting for a corporate or private functions.

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Weddings 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. There are two rooms available for hire. The first and slightly more intimate room is the Nelson Room, so called as it features the original plaster cast frieze used for Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square.
The second, larger, but equally dramatic room is the Assembly Hall, which offers a flexible stylish space ideal for live entertainment and evening celebrations accommodating up to 120 guests.

Room Hire

The Town Hall boasts a 272 capacity auditorium which is popular for large conferences, shows and fairs. With a comprehensive sound and lighting system this makes Pontefract Town Hall and ideal venue for quality stage productions and live entertainment. 
Take a step back into history in the beautiful Nelson Room. This space lends itself to business meetings seating up to 30 delegates board room. This flexible space is also perfect for smaller private functions with adjacent bar area for guests to enjoy the celebrations.
The De Lacy Room is the perfect space for smaller meetings, up to 10 delegates. This cosy board room is located ideally on the ground floor and is equipped with traditional furniture. 

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Rooms and capacities

Services, facilities and equipment
  • Assembly Hall
    1st Floor , 272 capacity - theatre
  • Nelson Room
    1st floor, 100 capacity - theatre
  • De Lacey Room
    Ground floor, 10 capacity - board room
  • Dedicated Events Co-ordinator
  • Hospitality services
  • Natural daylight in main rooms
  • Hearing loop
  • Flip chart and pens
  • Projector and screen
  • Sound​​ and lighting system
  • Licensed bar
  • 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
Pontefract
WF8 1PG

01924 305830