Often times when I think of how places in the past looked I think of what is depicted in the movies.
Wooden tables and cabinets, candles, lanterns, large opaque beer mugs...
Very few items can give you the feel of being in the past at an event more than a wine barrel near a fire pit. Throw in some aged whiskey and some good conversation and all of your friends can enjoy being in another time together.
I am sharing some links below of some wine barrels that I personally find attractive. Click the links below to find out more.
A more affordable idea to really turn back the clock of your gathering: