Pontefract Town Hall

Pontefract Town Hall is an 18th Century architectural jewel located in the heart of the town’s ancient historic centre. It has been recently restored from a Magistrates Court, Quarter Sessions and Fire Station. The town hall offers a perfect setting for a corporate or private function.

Pontefract Town Hall event space with bunting and people attending an event

For more information about wedding ceremonies at Pontefract Town Hall, see our Wedding Ceremonies at Pontefract Town Hall here.

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Weddings and private functions

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.

There are two rooms available for hire.

The first and slightly more intimate room is the Nelson Room. This 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. This offers a flexible stylish space ideal for live entertainment and evening celebrations. It accommodates up to 120 guests.

Room Hire

The Town Hall boasts a 272-capacity auditorium which is popular for large conferences, shows and fairs.
Pontefract Town Hall is perfect for stage productions and live entertainment due to its advanced sound and lighting system. Take a step back into history in the beautiful Nelson Room. This space lends itself to business meetings seating up to 30 delegates boardroom. The flexible space is also suitable for small private events, with an adjacent bar area for guests to enjoy the festivities.
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Virtual Tour

Rooms and capacities

Assembly Hall Nelson Room
1st Floor
272 capacity - theatre
1st Floor
100 capacity - theatre

Facilities and services

  • 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​

  • Location:

    3 Bridge Street
    Pontefract
    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.​

Contact Us

Pontefract Town Hall Bridge Street Pontefract WF8 1PG

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