Conferences & Corporate Events

We know that getting your conference/meeting correct is extremely important. All of our bookings are inclusive of room hire, TV, DVD, flip chart, screen & Projector. Various catering options
are available on request.

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Functions & Parties

Whatever your occasion – The Ratcliffe bar will accomade your every need to ensure your special event is a success. From menu’s to music – our staff will liase with you, so every detail is sorted ahead of your event.

The Ratcliffe Bars, offers unrivalled facilities and comfort and with over 100 free car parking spaces makes sure whatever your function or event is, a truly special one.

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Matchdays at The Ratcliffe Bars


Open every matchday before the game. 12 noon Saturday’s/ 5pm Tuesday’s. It’s the perfect location for a pre match drink with friends and fellow supporters. All away supporters will receive a warm welcome from us at Ratclitte Bars.

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We can accommodate all sizes of conferences and meetings large or small. If you have a budget in mind contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

Our ‘Daily Delegate’ rate consists of a set fee per delegate with Tea, coffee, Orange Juice, Danish Pastries on arrival. Tea & coffee at morning and afternoon breaks as well as a hot and cold buffet lunch with desert and jugs of orange juice.

Ring up for a personalised quote – Contact Steve on 01706 646 851

Getting the right seating arrangement for your conference can be vital. This is where our expertise comes in. Conferences can be setup according to your requirements. Our suites are capable of being setup in many different ways. Please talk to our staff when making your booking.

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The Ratcliffe Suites are the ideal venue for your special day, from champagne on arrival to our excellent choice of menus and buffets it’s all in hand to give your guests a wedding reception that they’ll remember for years to come. See our Rooms page for further information on the venue or see some of our sample menus and options


We offer a friendly service for family and friends to gather after the funeral service in comfortable, friendly


Recently fully refurbished to a very high standard with many options of food and drink available the Ratcliffe bars is an ideal venue to hold your party. Whether it be for a Birthday, Retirement, Engagement, Christening, Holy Communion or Christmas. All of our suites are available for both daytime and evening hire. For more information or to make an enquiry about your party get in touch with us

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We a large function venue on the main car park and can fit 500 fans. We are open 3 hours before every match and live sport will be shown on our giant screens throughout the venue.

Ice cold draught/bottled beers will be available along with a selection of hot pies.

Any coach parties, let us know and we can be ready WHENEVER you wish to arrive.

Call 01706 646851 for more information


Welcome to the Ratcliffe Bars & Function Suites

Welcome to 'The Ratcliffe Bars & Function Suites' the official venue of Rochdale Football Club.

We have suites available for all types of occasions from the perfect wedding & conference venue, to private parties, sportsmans evenings, awards nights and wedding fayres, All are available with Catering Packages.

The Ratcliffe Bars, offers unrivalled facilities and comfort and with over 100 free car parking spaces makes sure whatever your conference, function or event is, a truly special one

Upcoming Events

Christmas Party Nights At Ratcliffe Bars

Christmas Party Nights At Ratcliffe Bars

Sat 21st Dec 2019

Have you got your Christmas do planned yet? Why not join us in the safe and friendly surroundings of the Ratcliffe Bars at the Crown Oil Arena Rochdale. Call our team on 01706 646851 for bookings and information.

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Limehouse Lizzy

Limehouse Lizzy

10th Jan 2020

The award winning Limehouse Lizzy! Live in concert! Performing all the greatist hits from the hit band Thin Lizzy.
Make sure you get down to the Ratcliffe Bars for this event to get your rock on!

Tickets are £14 in advance on
and ticketline
also available from the venue call 01706646851

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Shout! Motown & 60's Dance Party

Shout! Motown & 60's Dance Party

30th Nov 2019

Once again another one of our amazing Motown Nights, make sure to get down to the Ratcliffe Bars for another night you cannot miss. With DJ's Dave Sweetmore and Nick Robinson plus some of our special guests. Make sure to get tickets now.
Tickets available on Skiddle (search ratcliffe)
or give us a call 01706 646851

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The Dale Bar

The former Rochdale AFC players lounge, the Dale bar has a capacity of 110 people and comes fully equipped with Giant Screen TV and Plasma Screen TV's. Free WIFI is also available.

This room is available for day hire or evening hire. Please note for conference rates please enquire when booking. All function/conference payments made are non refundable.

Free car parking available for over 100 cars.

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The Ratcliffe Suite

The Ratcliffe Suites have undergone a £160,000 face lift and have been completely re-designed and refurbished and now offers unrivalled facilities in the north west for all types of occasions from weddings and parties to funerals. All come available with our fantastic catering packages.

The 300 capacity Ratcliffe suite. Suitable for all types of occasions this suite has been designed with your function in mind and is available for 1/2 day or full day hire as well as evenings.

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Latest news from Ratcliffe

Christmas Party Nights SOLD OUT?!?

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Our Christmas Party Nights have once again proved to be a huge success, with all three advertised dates now sold out. Due to high demand we are pleased to announce a fourth date, Saturday 21st December!!! The night will include a live act, an SDN events DJ, and a scrumptious hot Christmas supper. A private […]

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The Ratcliffe Bar’s undergoes a massive face-lift!

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We are delighted to announce that after a 3 month programme which started in February, The Ratcliffe Bar’s and Function Suites is now looking better than ever. We are still only 75% into the refurbishment as we look to complete the transformation later this year. Check the photos below to see how its coming along. […]

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NHS Blood Donation

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We host blood donations at our venue, check the NHS website via this link for further information

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SHOUT! Motown & 60s Dance Party 5th Anniversary

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Saturday night saw the 5th anniversary of the popular SHOUT! Motown & 60s Nights take place in the Ratcliffe Bars. Started in February 2014 by DJs Nick Robinson and Dave Sweetmore the nights, now held 3 times a year, have become known as the best in the area. To celebrate 5 years Nick and Dave […]

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Race Night At The Dale Bar

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Friday night saw the Trust host the Race Night for the 5-a-side pitch appeal in the Dale Bar. The last night was a huge success and saw an auction for a “Director for the Day” prize in which the winner would receive a tour of the stadium, matchday meal in the Boardroom, drinks at half […]

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Conferences in full flow today!

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2 rooms to suit your requirements ✔ Various catering choices ✔ Fresh filtered coffee and tea ✔ Projectors and large screens ✔ Over 200 FREE car park spaces ✔ Call or email our team for info 01706 646851

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Posted by Fusion UK

  On Friday 11th January 2019 we welcome back the world famous tribute to Thin Lizzy, Limehouse Lizzy. Tickets are available now by calling 01706 646851.

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Posted by Fusion UK

  This coming Saturday, 27th October Rochdale FC are hosting Charlton FC in the  League and the Ratcliffe Bars & Suites will be open for business from 12pm till 5pm. Both teams are currently hovering somewhere in the mid-table so this promises to be a great fixture! We will have a a great range of […]

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Liam Gallagher Tribute

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We have another amazing Extra Time at the Dale event coming soon! After the upcoming Dale V Accrington Stanley game on Saturday 24th November why not head down to the Carlsberg Lounge for the sensational Liam Gallagher tribute act.  Hosted by our very own Dave Sweetmore, this FREE event is not to be missed. Tribute Liam […]

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Christmas at The Ratcliffe

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Bookings are now being taken for our fantastic Christmas Party Nights. We These events are taking place on 1st, 8th, 14th and 15th of December. All the nights include a festive hot supper (optional), your own private table, a live tribute sensation and our top quality DJs playing all the Christmas anthems and classic floor fillers. […]

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If you have an enquiry about any of the services we offer, please get in touch via the message panel and we will get back to you ASAP.

Alternatively if you would like to make a booking click on out online booking form.

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Refreshments on arrival

Standard refreshments provided on arrival include:

Tea, coffee, biscuits, orange juice.


Bacon Barms, Fruit Platter, mineral water on tables, mints/sweets

Please state what extras you require

Meeting start time

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Lunch required

Conference buffet lunch

Menu varies - includes hot & cold buffet with fresh fruit

Minimum 40 persons - £7.95 per person

(Please use this section to describe any other needs or requirements you may have. We will always try to fulfil your requests, for ideas click on our conference extras PDF here)

Terms & Conditions of Booking.

We don't charge a deposit but all bookings made by email or phone are confirmed bookings and are subject to a £250 cancellation charge if cancelled within 7 days of the event and £100 if cancelled outside of this seven day period.

All function/Conference payments made are non refundable.

We have a projector and screen that you are welcome to use free of charge and uses a standard VGA Visual and RCA Left and Right audio inputs. Although we don't envisage any problems we cannot guarantee that these connectors will work with all laptops and computer systems.

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