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

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

SHOUT! Motown & 60's Night - The Return Of...

SHOUT! Motown & 60's Night - The Return Of...

Saturday 19th February 2022

Our long running 60s and Motown night
With Nick Robinson & Dave Sweetmore
Doors open 7pm, Over 18's Only
Smart Casual Dress Code
Sponsored by TASC Health and Safety Training (Heywood)

Tickets £5 plus booking fee.

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Limehouse Lizzy

Limehouse Lizzy

Saturday 5th March 2022

Straight from completing a huge UK tour with Sweet, the world's leading Thin Lizzy tribute return to Rochdale AFC's Ratcliffe Bars for an intimate gig. Tickets £17 plus booking fee available on skiddle. Doors open 7pm.

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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

The Ratcliffe Returns!

Posted by Fusion UK

We’re Back!! We can now confirm that our events team are back in action and now taking future bookings. From Monday May 17th, indoor hospitality is permitted initially under strict government guidance. All bookings will be refunded or transferred should the event be unable to take place due to any potential further lockdowns. And at […]

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‘The New Normal’

Posted by Fusion UK

With our staff back in work and taking future bookings for both the Ratcliffe Suite and Dale Bar, we are pleased to announce we are now fully up to date with all government guidelines surrounding the Covid 19 pandemic. As you will see in our pictures, the bar areas have been fitted with high quality […]

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Ratcliffe Bars are re-opening!

Posted by Fusion UK

We are pleased to announce that the Ratcliffe Bars and Function Suites are now taking bookings for forthcoming private functions, meetings and events. The venue is fully up to date with all Covid 19 related government requirements, and you can once again hold your event in the safe and friendly surroundings of our venue. For […]

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NHS – Donate Blood!

Posted by Fusion UK

Blood Donations Continue at The Ratcliffe Following the government’s announcement last week, we would like to update you on our position in assisting the NHS to manage the impact of Coronavirus, and the continuation of blood supply to our hospitals by enabling essential blood donation sessions to continue. We can confirm that blood donation is […]

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Classic Manchester Night

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Saturday 14th March 2020 saw our latest ever popular Classic Manchester Night take place at the Ratcliffe Bars. The weekend had started with the news of the awful outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, so extra measures and precautions were put in place in the venue to ensure the night could still go ahead as safely […]

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Phenomenal Christmas Nights Success

Posted by Fusion UK

Our 2019 Christmas Party Nights were a huge success, each one selling out weeks in advance. Almost 600 people danced the night away at the events, enjoying live entertainment, a delicious hot Christmas Supper, and a night filled with party floor fillers provided by our resident SDN Events DJ. Everybody had a great time, as […]

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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!

Posted by Fusion UK

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

Posted by Fusion UK

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

Posted by Fusion UK

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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    Bacon Barms - £4 per person (minimum 40)

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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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