Wedding Ceremonies at Pontefract Town Hall

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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 60 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 15 guests for your ceremony.

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Pontefract Registration Office

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 your ceremony

When you decide where, when and at what time you want to be married it is essential that you provisionally book a registrar. You will need to pay a non-refundable booking fee.

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Contact us

Wakefield Registration and Celebratory Services
0345 4 852 888