The Nelson Room

Pontefract Town Hall offers a stunning and breath-taking venue. It's perfect for those who seek a dignified and practical setting for a unique wedding.

The Nelson Room is located on the first floor of the Town Hall. It was renamed the Nelson Room in 1855, when the original plaster cast model of Nelson’s final moments 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 60 guests for your ceremony.

For your reception you can hire the Assembly Hall. Located on the same floor of the Town Hall, this offers a flexible stylish space ideal for live entertainment and evening celebrations. It accommodates up to 120 guests.

The Nelson Room in Pontefract Town Hall photo gallery

Additional information

Children over 5 are included in the maximum number of guests. Where children attend ceremonies, parents are responsible for ensuring they are supervised at all times.

Facilities and services

  • Seating for 60 guests
  • Original plaster cast model for Nelsons Column
  • CD / Bluetooth / USB music facilities
  • Hearing Loop
  • Natural daylight in all rooms
  • Pontefract Town Hall
    3 Bridge Street
    WF8 1PG

    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.​

Image of a bride and groom stood in Wakefield Town Hall

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