Need Help, Great Hall for Medieval wedding feast
We've just got engaged and looking at wedding venues, although we're struggling at present, so looking for suggestions. What we're looking for is:
Medieval banquet in the evening - Ideally in an old castle with a Great Hall, although open to suggestions on alternatives (Manor House, etc. with a large enough banquet Hall).
Banquet seating in long tables, so no round tables (We understand this does rule out some venues).
Location - anywhere in the UK (excluding Northern Island).
Guest list is circa 125 people, although that may reduce slightly as I'm sure not eveyone will be able to come, but should be a guide on size (this is what's restricting us at present, finding a great hall big enough).
Mature gardens and or/lake views would be preferrable
We're looking to have the ceremony outside in some nice gardens, with a marquee for buffet shortly after ceremony and lawn games in the afternoon - ideally in the same location as the banquet but we're flexible on that.
We've only visited 1 place so far, Peckforton Castle, which is nice and ticks most of the boxes, although there didn't seem to be much outside the castle in regards to views/gardens, so we feel the wedding pictures would be limited.
The other 2 high on the list to view are Warwick Castle and Stirling Castle, but we've not visited either of these yet.
Any other suggestions/idea's which may fit with the above?
Thanks in advance for any advice on this.
Darren + Jenni