Anyone know of any pubs or venues in the area with decent sized function rooms? I am looking at around 50 - 100 people. Have enquired about the upstairs room at the Roebuck which I really like, and I'm waiting to hear back from them. I finally found someone to marry me, and I am looking to have a reception that won't cost the earth.
You could try The Miller of Mansfield on Snowsfields. A few years ago the large upstairs function room could be booked without charge - though that may have changed. The manager is only there at certain times, so probably best to ring first.
Im also getting married and Ive just spent the last few months doing extensive research (ie going on lots of pub crawls) looking at venues. My circumstances were slightly different in that I was looking for a place to fit 100 150 people and I also needed disabled access/accessible loos etc which cut down our options, but in our travels the local ones we came across were:
The fine Line (Monument) whole venue for hire. Very helpful manager.
These were the only local ones I can remember off the top of my head, We looked at loads more, but drifted more towards the city as many of them let you hire out the whole pub as they tend to be closed at weekends. In the end, we went for The Distillers in Smithfield.
Good luck with our search. If you want any more info, feel free to PM me.