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There's a choice of two rooms available to hire at Ramsbottom Civic Hall:

  • Main Hall
  • Holcombe Room

Main Hall

The Main Hall is the larger of the two rooms and is the perfect location for weddings, dinners, family celebrations and charity events. It's been fully refurbished, while retaining many original features. It benefits from extensive natural light, has an open platform stage and easy access to the bar, kitchen, garden area and the Holcombe Room.

Holcombe Room

The Holcombe Room is smaller than the Main Hall, but is ideal for wedding ceremonies, wedding breakfasts, smaller family celebrations and corporate events. With it's striking décor and direct access to the private garden area, it's a popular choice for more intimate occasions.

Room and facilities hire rates

When hiring one of the rooms at Ramsbottom Civic Hall, the hiring price includes WiFi, a projector and screen and an in-house PA System.

  • Main Hall only
    • Week day: £45 per hour
    • Weekend: £50 per hour
  • Holcombe Room only
    • Week day: £40 per hour
    • Weekend: £45 per hour

Catering and bar service

When hiring a room, you can also hire the licensed bar and self-catering kitchen service space for an additional fee:

  • Week day: £60 per hour
  • Weekend: £70 per hour

While we do not provide a catering or bar service, we can recommend a bar provider or you could arrange your own self-catering suppliers to use the fully serviceable kitchen and bar areas. Please note that conditions apply for external suppliers, as follows:

  • Caterers must be registered with the local Environmental Health Office. A refundable deposit of £250 will be required to ensure that the caterers leave the premises (particularly the kitchens) in a clean and tidy state.
  • The established bar supplier must be a personal license holder and submit a temporary events notice, giving the name and address of the venue as the event location.

Hire equipment and personnel

To support your event or special occasion, wee have extra facilities available for hire:

  • Additional projector and screen: £40
  • Flip chart stand, pad and pens: £15
  • External AV equipment: price on request
  • Door supervision: £17.50 per hour (minimum of 4 hours)
  • Tea and coffee: £2.20 per person
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits: £3 per person

Room layouts and styles

Either room can be arranged to suit your event, which we'll do for you. We're also happy to advise on an appropriate layout to best serve your event. Here are some suggestions for the layout styles often used in our rooms:

Cabaret style

  • All delegates face the front on rectangular tables
  • Ideal for small group work, social events and presentations
  • Main Hall: maximum of 18 tables or 108 people
  • Holcombe Room: maximum of 8 tables or 48 people

Dinner and dance style

  • Tables around the outside of the room
  • Dance floor in the central area
  • Used mostly for Weddings and evening entertainment
  • Main Hall: maximum of 18 tables or 144 people
  • Holcombe Room: maximum of 8 tables or 64 people

Classroom style

  • To present to small and medium sized groups
  • Delegates (in ones, two's or three's) have own workspace
  • Ideal for testing and individual training
  • Main Hall: maximum of 24 tables or 72 people
  • Holcombe Room: maximum of 9 tables or 27 people

Herringbone classroom style

  • Like the classroom style, with tables angled towards the centre
  • Allows more discussion than ordinary classroom layout
  • Main Hall: maximum of 18 tables or 72 people
  • Holcombe Room: maximum of 8 tables or 32 people

Theatre style

  • Used for product launches, presentations and concerts
  • Used to present to a large number of delegates
  • Allows for optimal room occupancy
  • Main Hall: maximum of 165 people
  • Holcombe Room: maximum of 70 people

Boardroom style

  • Centrally located table (with or without a hollow square layout)
  • Classic layout ideal for debate or discussion
  • Popular for meetings
  • Main Hall: maximum of 20 tables or 70 people
  • Holcombe Room: maximum of 9 tables or 40 people

U-shape style

  • Seating around three sides of the room
  • Ideal for presenting from the front
  • Layout supports discussion
  • Presentation space in the middle of the room
  • Main Hall: maximum of 17 tables or 60 people
  • Holcombe Room: maximum of 6 tables or 30 people