Funerals

Funeral Hire

If you’re looking for a private function room for a funeral wake venue in the area around Pontefract, The Rustic Arms in Ackworth may prove a perfect location. Our function room provides the privacy required for your guests and we are happy to discuss your preferred catering requirements to meet your needs in full. Alternatively, your gathering or wake can take place in the pub lounges, where your guests may find it easier to relax within more intimate surroundings.

We offer afternoon tea or provide buffet meals any time of day and the pub is less than ten minutes drive from the Crematorium in Pontefract. All our food is freshly prepared and we source local ingredients, wherever possible. We’re happy to take as much time as needed, to ensure your funeral gathering takes place in the manner and style needed and can work with you to ensure the meals or buffet menu meet all your expectations and are within your budget. If you prefer to serve hot dishes or snacks at your funeral gathering, we are more than happy to fit in with your desires and your guest will be provided with the hearty meal you require.

The Perfect Funeral Wake Venue

Everything needed to ensure your gathering progresses smoothly with no hitches will be discussed prior to the event, so your drinks requirements and bar needs will be covered in depth to ensure there is no confusion on the day of the funeral and that your guests are treated with the respect required at this sad time. If you prefer to leave the organisation of menus to us we will meet your budgeting needs and you can rest assured we will use all sensitivity to make your event run smoothly. We can provide music throughout your wake or gathering, if you prefer and will ensure the choice of songs and music is appropriate to the occasion.

We will arrange your room with tables and chairs to meet all your requirements and all the tables will be covered in fresh linen. If you require specific table decorations or additional tables for displays, you only need to let us know and we will ensure the function room or area selected for your private gathering is laid out in the fashion specified.

A Relaxed Wake

If you opt to hire our function room for your funeral gathering, we can hire it for a set number of hours or for the whole day, if preferred. We will work with you to ensure your comfort and privacy are ensured throughout your final goodbyes to your loved one, and that all your guests are treated with the utmost respect and courtesy throughout their time at The Rustic Arms.

The lawns and lakeside location of The Rustic Arms make it a perfect situation for anybody needing to reflect in peace and your guests will be free to spend time in the comfortable gardens at all times throughout your funeral gathering. Our helpful team of staff members will be fully aware of your booking and will do everything possible to welcome your guests and make sure their needs are met in full throughout the entire funeral gathering.

You are welcome to come out to The Rustic Arms at any time to take a look around the pub and discuss your requirements in full detail. We pride ourselves on the funeral gatherings and wakes we have hosted in the pub, and we will do our very best to ensure that the funeral room hire, the catering, drinks service and the waiting service you receive will be exemplary. You will be given all the time needed to make your farewells and grieve your loss in privacy, but with comfort and the peace of mind generated when you know the room decor and catering arrangements will suit the occasion and your guests will be treated with the courtesy and respect demanded on occasions of this nature.

Feel free to get in touch to discuss your funeral room hire at The Rustic Arms in Ackworth, you won’t be disappointed in your choice of venue, whether you opt for the privacy of our function room or prefer to hold your funeral gathering within the pub environment.


If you would like to hire our venue for any occasion please fill in the form below and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.