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Virginia Park Lodge

Virginia, Co Cavan
Capacity
300
Reviews (35) 5/5
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Virginia Park Lodge, an 18th century hunting estate set in 100 acres of beautiful Cavan countryside overlooking Lough Ramor. Taken over and restored by Richard Corrigan, the Virginia Park Lodge is the epitome of elegance, with a distinctly homely feel and luxury finishing touches.

Whether you are looking for intimate or extravagant, traditional or unexpected, Virginia Park Lodge is a truly individual place to celebrate the most memorable day of your lives. We offer a dedicated events team to organise all the special details of your wedding. We are happy to design a bespoke menu, compiled using only the finest natural produce, a true reflection of Richard Corrigan’s passion for wild, flavour-rich and unpretentious cooking. The historic house and stunning gardens are exclusively yours to enjoy with your close friends and family amidst the beauty and privacy of the estate.

The Exclusive Pavilion with lake views can cater for up to 300 guests while indoors the 18th century Marchioness room can hold a more intimate wedding for anything up to 90 guests.

Reviews

4.8/5
35 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value4.9/5
Responsiveness4.5/5
Flexibility4.8/5
Professionalism4.9/5
Helena Mullooly
Added 18th Mar 2020
Wedding 30th Dec 2019
Everything was fabulous on the day. We did not know until three weeks before the wedding that the manager had changed and only found out because I phoned. We did meet before the big day and I was reassured and was given lots of time. I did not meet a manager upon check out which was disappointing as we did not and still not receive a final breakdown of costs, etc. On the day, the staff and service were amazing. Particularly, the waitresses were so friendly. The meal was outstanding and the decor at Christmas was like a fairytale. It was a fabulous venue for our wedding and I only wish I could taste the meal again!
H & C. Burge
Added 27th Feb 2020
Wedding 29th Dec 2019
A stunning location and venue for a wedding. Every room has character and the house feels like your home for the day. Incredibly attentive staff and exceptional quality food. Our challenge in planning was communication. Perhaps a wedding planner is recommended to help in this regard. Accommodation booking needs modernisation to ensure inevitable changes to the guest list are seamless. Overall a fabulous venue and team. Recommend especially booking a pre wedding/ or after wedding night as one day felt too short.
Juliana Hynes Roche
Added 1st Mar 2020
Wedding 20th Dec 2019
We had the most amazing wedding. The staff are all so professional and the venue is spectacular!
Claire and Marc
Added 18th Nov 2019
Wedding 16th Nov 2019
As soon as we walked into the lodge we knew this was the venue for us. Everything about it is incredible, it looks and even smells amazing, the grounds are gorgeous to explore, and all the rooms, including the cute woodland huts, are lovely. The staff and level of service we received on the weekend cannot be faulted. It was a real pleasure to work with them and we were made to feel very at ease. From breakfast to dinner, the food was all FANTASTIC. We have had so many guests tell us how much they enjoyed it and how sad they were to leave - we just want to do the whole thing again!
Alan and Christine
Added 13th Nov 2019
Wedding 14th Sep 2019
We only viewed Virginia Park Lodge for our wedding. From initial impressions, no other venue would offer us the homely characteristics of the lodge and the organic menu choice sealed the deal. The staff were very attentive from start to finish, no stone was left unturned. At breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snacking times, no one had to ask for anything as the staff had every detail thought of. The two day affair went swimmingly and all guests who had been prior were delighted and those who hadn't been, thought it was one of the best wedding venues they'd been to.
Laura & Andy French
Added 14th Nov 2019
Wedding 30th Aug 2019
It has been quite a few weeks now and we are still in awe of the most incredible wedding we had at Virginia Park Lodge, which well and truly surpassed all our expectations. It is a stunning place; nestled in the woods, overlooking a tranquil lake, we fell in love with The Lodge instantly. Over the months of our wedding planning we paid quite a few visits to Virginia Park Lodge, always warmly welcomed, treated to coffee and homemade shortbread and tours of the beautiful grounds. We had seen Virginia Park Lodge in all seasons. The house and grounds always look exquisite whether there is frost on the ground, sun shining, or in the case of our wedding day, dreaded rain as, if anything, this only intensified the homely feeling of The Lodge. Its’ exclusivity allows you to feel that the place is your own, an elegant home where Irish hospitality is shown at its best. As a family of foodies, we were certainly drawn to the outstanding reputation Richard Corrigan has garnered for exceptional and considerate food. It came as no surprise that each meal was mouth-watering, unforgettable and the likes of which would be hard-pressed to find at any other wedding venue in the country. As a hands-on/ Pinterest enthusiastic bride, I was self-assured going into our wedding of the visual aesthetic we were creating but was not expecting the overwhelming, magical feeling stepping into the Lodge and later a full Pavilion of buzzing guests taking their places under twinkling lights. The excitement was palpable. The magic of Virginia Park Lodge is owing not only to its beauty and high standards but to a truly remarkable team of people. It can take days or even weeks for all the stories of their kindness and attention to detail to trickle back to you from guests. We cannot put into words how grateful we are to each and every member of the team; Jean, Sophie, Ray, Hilary and particularly our wedding co-ordinator Ciarán Whelan-Siqueira. Ciarán is exceptional, there is just no other way to describe him. His impeccable style, class and professionalism are second to none. He has a fantastic charm and charisma that made each moment of planning and the day itself such a pleasure for us, our families and all our guests. Ciarán truly made our wedding celebrations extraordinary! Virginia Park Lodge will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We will be taking every opportunity to visit for lunches, dinners or any upcoming event in their calendar, to relish in the happiest of memories we now hold.
M&J
Added 17th Nov 2019
Wedding 22nd Aug 2019
Virginia Park Lodge is a dream! We loved our special day there in August 2019 - between the food, the gorgeous accommodations and amazing lodge interior you couldn't ask for more. Ciaran is incredible - he made us feel so at home and was so attentive to all of our needs for the 3 days. Ray behind the bar is wonderful too! Our guests loved every minute. Couldn't recommend it more!
no
Added 7th Nov 2019
Wedding 17th Aug 2019
The only thing that made Virginia Park Lodge exceptional for us getting married there was their wedding co-ordinator Ciaran Whelan. He was running the entire wedding during difficult times for them with staffing etc. If it wasn't for his professionalism and organisation after his take over on the week before our wedding, the week leading up to our wedding would have been very stressful. The whole experience of the food tasting was fabulous in London. I rate VPL 5 stars for Ciaran only! Food was beautiful, venue is fabulous but service leading up the our wedding was extremely poor as we had about 7 port of calls and different people contacting us about silly issues that were solved between their own staffing. Their lack of communication within their staff and with ourselves was very stressful but Ciaran pulled it altogether. Our guests were unable to get in contact with the lodge to reserve accommodation which was annoying as most of our extremely large wedding guest list had to stay in local B&B's. However, it was a magical day and the most special all thanks to Ciaran.
Kate & Gavan
Added 22nd Nov 2019
Wedding 2nd Aug 2019
We viewed a couple of venues for our wedding in August and we loved Virginia Park Lodge as soon as we arrived. Kate Carolan showed us around and she and Deirdre Corrigan were lovely to deal with throughout the whole process. The idea of having the place to ourselves on the day and be able to accomodate all of our guests overnight was a big plus for us. We also really loved the outdoor setting and the pavilion is just beautiful. The location of the band (tucked away behind a curtain for set up) and the fact that the bar is in the same room was also a plus compared to other venues. Without doubt the highlights on the day were the exceptional service from the VPL team - they thought of everything and were so pleasant too, and of course the food! I would highly recommend Virginia Park Lodge as a wedding venue. If we were to do it all again, we'd certainly return
DD
Added 14th Nov 2019
Wedding 28th Jul 2019
Firstly the venue is beautiful and has spectacular views its a very romantic venue and you are made feel it’s your home for the wedding but of course the team always make the difference. Some highlights for the team: Steve was instrumental on the day thank you for being there for us, ensuring the day went smoothly. You were seamless at being there but your presence not being noticed, you are an absolute pro and I couldn’t imagine the day going as well. Keiran, was so kind and a support to me throughout the day and you have a very special way of making everyone feel relaxed in your presence. Eoin the chef and his team presented beautiful food,They absolutely surpassed our (sky high) expectations and the food was commented by our guests as being the best they have had ! Hilary, is some woman,Your passion, energy and creativity is remarkable. You went above and beyond for us I won’t forget this. Last but not least Deirdre I would rarely used the word “perfect” but our wedding day was and VPL were absolutely apart of this. The venue is the best Ireland offers and I have been to many ! I would highly recommend each future bride visit VPL..
Caroline & Brendan
Added 19th Nov 2019
Wedding 12th Jul 2019
We knew Virginia Park lodge was the wedding venue for us the minute we arrived. We went to their wedding showcase in January and we were blown away by the beauty of the lodge and the meticulously managed grounds and even on a winter's day the sun was shining across Lake Ramor. The staff were extremely welcoming and were extremely helpful. We had the pleasure of meeting Deirdre, who was so accommodating from the word go. We thoroughly enjoyed our food tasting in Bentleys in London which was an incredible experience. We worked alongside Deirdre, Donna, Kieran and Stephen in the lead up to our big day and we couldn't have been happier with how everything worked out. As Cliché as it may seem, it really was the most spectacular day. From the décor in the lodge, the flower arrangements by Hillary, the delicious food freshly prepared like no other wedding food before, there is nothing we would have changed about VPL as our wedding venue. We could not recommend it enough!
R & M
Added 13th Nov 2019
Wedding 11th May 2019
We organised a super complex international destination wedding over 3 days and Virginia Park Lodge, and the staff, made it all come together perfectly. Ciaran and Deirdre were instrumental in ensuring everything went smoothly into and on the day, working closely with our exceptional wedding planner Amy Shannon. As we were organising an Indian wedding, there were certain idiosyncratic requests that Ciaran and Deirdre were very accommodating with. Hillary did an exceptional job of making one of the most beautiful wedding canopy, using the tree trunks as pillars and fresh flowers to decorate. It is a real plus having an in house florist at the venue who really understands how to maximise the wow factor. The grounds are stunning, and extend over 100 acres and meant there was always somewhere to explore for our guests. We held different parts of the wedding in different parts of the venue, from the Lavender Garden, to the Sunken Garden to the Polytunnel to the magnificent house itself – it really does feel like four venues all rolled into one. The whole experience felt elegant and high end without feeling stuffy. It felt cosy and intimate which is exactly what we wanted. For us, we especially looked to a venue where the vast majority of our guests could stay on site, and VPL were able to accommodate 100+ people which allowed for a more intimate and fun weekend for everyone. The major selling point of VPL is the food, and having Richard Corrigan able to fly in to cook for us and our guests was one of the most unique and enjoyable talking points. I think every one of the guests left having their mind blown in every sense of the word!
Jenny and Ciaran
Added 2nd Oct 2018
Wedding 22nd Sep 2018
Firstly I want to start by saying how beautiful this venue is. The grounds are stunning and the lodge itself is luxurious and homely, we especially loved having the fires on around the lodge. We couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect wedding venue. The staff were fantastic from start to finish. Chris looked after us whilst we were there, he was friendly, organised and ensured that the whole weekend ran smoothly. He listened to what we wanted and helped us decide on the best way to do things...he sure knows his stuff! The bar staff were great, especially Ray who remembered everyone’s drinks. They were really accommodating and played my music on all 3 nights. Jean looked after me on the wedding day and she was so calm and lovely and was on hand to bring us anything we needed. All our guests commented on how delicious the food was throughout the weekend, from breakfast, to the wedding day to the bbq the day after. The guests also commented on how smoothly the day ran, the timings ran to perfection and the whole day was seemless. Nothing we asked was too much trouble. I honestly couldn’t fault this as a wedding venue, if you want the wedding of your dreams, this is the place!
Janet & Trevor Swanton
Added 3rd Oct 2018
Wedding 15th Sep 2018
Virgina Park Lodge is a truly special venue. From start to finish the service was impeccable. The staff are absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to deal with. The venue is beautiful, the quality of accommodation is excellent. Needless to say the food is phenomenal. Their in house florist is so talented and really amazing and all couples marrying here should use her.
Cat & Jamie
Added 3rd Oct 2018
Wedding 1st Sep 2018
We cannot recommend Virginia Park Lodge highly enough. Our wedding was a dream - the staff were wonderful - friendly + professional + everything ran so smoothly. To say the food was exceptional, is an understatement. Lots of our guests said it was the best banquet food they had ever eaten (that shellfish consomme - total wow!) The venue is stunning, the service impeccable and we couldn't have asked for anything more.
Greg
Added 10th Oct 2018
Wedding 25th May 2018
We were drawn to Virginia Park Lodge by the exclusive use of the venue for the day and the beautiful house, grounds and reception. The staff on the day were incredible, everything was taken care of without us needing to even think of it. We couldn't thank Deirdre, Nick and the whole staff for the ease of the day. We would not hesitate to recommend the venue
Caragh McNamara
Added 27th Sep 2018
Wedding 17th Feb 2018
Declan and myself had the best day! Virgina Park Lodge is such a beautiful location and the food was outsanding. Deirdre and her team were a pleasure to deal with, they made the planning and co-ordination of our weekend stress free. We can’t recommend them enough.
Paula & Jody
Added 4th Jan 2018
Wedding 2nd Dec 2017
We had an absolutely stunning time in VPL. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the whole place seemed like a fairytale. I have not heard one bad thing so far from any of our guests and in fact we repeatedly had people telling us that VPL was the best wedding venue they had ever been to. We had a rehearsal dinner the night before which was beautiful and the way the table and room was set up was truly something to behold. The staff in VPL were all so friendly but a special mention is due to the barman Ray who was an absolute gentleman and was still so pleasant when people were ordering drinks at 4am! The meal at the reception was first class and while there was no choice on the menu all dietary requiements were met. VPL has grown and developed hugely since we first booked the venue almost 18 months ago. When we booked, very few of our friends and guests had really heard of the venue so we feel like we are extremely lucky that we had our wedding in Ireland's best kept secret! Would recommend to any future couples for a 5 star experience
E+D
Added 4th Oct 2018
Wedding 27th Oct 2017
Virginia Park Lodge was everything we wanted for our wedding and more. Almost a year on and our guests still rave about Richard Corrigan's food, especially the beef wellington. One of the main reasons for choosing the venue was the fantastic high-quality but hearty food that Richard cooks and the fact that all the produce is either grown in the gardens or sourced locally. Deirdre, Bláithín and all the staff were more than helpful from the very first day we went to view the house and were happy to help with any requests we had, nothing was ever an issue. When we drove up the tree-lined avenue of the Lodge on our wedding day we could relax as we knew the team had everything in hand. The Lodge itself is beautifully restored and guests loved mingling, relaxing and later partying in the reception rooms of the house. The shepherds huts provided a unique stay for some of our friends while older guests loved the downstairs family wing in the main Lodge. The only downside is we had to leave when it was all over!
Siofra Kindregan
Added 15th Oct 2018
Wedding 21st Oct 2017
Firstly, my husband and I were thrilled with our wedding at VPL in Oct 2017 and we still look back on it as the best day of our lives to date. We booked out the venue for a rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, dinner and dancing. The venue, food and service were all immaculate throughout the two-day event. I docked a star for responsiveness and professionalism on this survey because there were a few small issues related to organising the accommodation on the run up to the event. I don't think it was intentional as the staff really strive to do their best and in hindsight I think the real issue is that although our wedding day was the most important (and probably most expensive) event in our lives and all we could think about a year in advance, it was just another function in the future for the staff. They were likely working on more urgent events scheduled to occur closer to the time. To be specific, the only frustrating aspect of our wedding planning was related to accommodation. VPL doesn't use a shared document to track rooming arrangements or room changes, rather it relies on spreadsheets emailed back and forth. It was not surprising then that some updates were missed. We also found that new rooms/room configurations were added without any heads-up and sometimes we were waiting for a while for an explanation. All that said, everything worked out well in the end. All in all, VPL staff provided a super service, price per head for meals was worth it for the quality and tastiness of the meals served. Everything down to logistics and timetables for our event were superbly coordinated while we were on site. I can't recommend the venue enough. It's beyond beautiful and the village itself is really charming.
SBSS
Added 27th Sep 2018
Wedding 26th Aug 2017
Outstanding venue with top quality food and service
S and J
Added 30th Sep 2018
Wedding 19th Aug 2017
The most amazing venue with wonderful staff. We cannot say enough about the lodge. It surpassed all our expectations. Deirdre is the most amazing coordinator/manager/planner. She made everything so easy for us on the day. The food is outstanding and over a year later people still talk about it all the time. Stunning venue, worth every penny. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Laura Ferris
Added 27th Sep 2018
Wedding 12th Aug 2017
The most wonderful wedding venue, I still have friends messaging me about how incredible our day was. The food is impeccable as is the service from all of the amazing staff. From start to finish we were so well looked after, I wish I could do it again and again. Stop searching and book Virginia Park Lodge, you will not regret it.
Joanne and Kevin
Added 16th Oct 2018
Wedding 20th Apr 2017
Virginia Park Lodge is a dream wedding location. The excellent food, idyllic setting and outstanding service with attention to detail from.every staff member, this venue will make your day even more special.
Anna
Added 16th Oct 2018
Wedding 17th Apr 2017
Excellent venue - fantastic experience from start to finish.
Sinead and francis king
Added 29th Oct 2016
Wedding 3rd Sep 2016
Virgina park lodge was so professional from the very first moment we viewed it the staff were fantastic on the day nothing was too small or big they can't do enough for you and your guests I had the most amazing day with the help of the virgina park lodge deirdre and Alison can't do enough from start to finish we had our flowers done by hillary in the park lodge and they were out if this world she decorated the house beautifully she went beyond to make it everything I wanted thru out the house and the church they take so much stress away from you and they help with everything any part of your wedding they will help with we couldn't recommended the park lodge enough they were the best our friends and family are still talking about how beautiful it was the food omg gorgeous and the service well they all said it was the best they have ever had xxx
O & A
Added 28th Sep 2018
Wedding 17th Jun 2016
Genuinely VPL was amazing from start to finish! The venue is obviously stunning and the food is incredible but it was the staff that made our wedding weekend! Deirdre Corrigan was amazing on the day and throughout the planning process, nothing we wanted was trouble or an issue! Our friends and family had a really great time which was our main priority for our wedding. I couldn’t recommend Virginia park lodge enough :)
Rory (brother of the groom)
Added 18th Apr 2016
Wedding 16th Apr 2016
Fantastic and highly recommended. Exquisite food, brilliant customer service and stunning scenery. Just loved it!
Aoife Donohoe
Added 12th Oct 2018
Wedding 2nd Jan 2016
Arranged celebration from overseas. Deirdre and team were so helpful, helped us have things the way we wanted, even if not typical and so more difficult for them. Accommodated requests from family also to give us a surprise on the day. Staying a second night is highly recommended. “Simple” family meal the next day was almost as good as the day itself.
Michelle and Rob
Added 25th Nov 2015
Wedding 14th Nov 2015
We knew this would be a special place from the minute we drove through the gates. We have so many good things to say about Virginia Park Lodge and its wonderful staff. It was exactly the venue we were looking for - classy but with a relaxed atmosphere, somewhere with character, somewhere that served amazing food and offered an incredible service. Our guests have raved about this magical place ever since. Deirdre, Karine and the team were wonderful to work with - full of energy and enthusiasm - nothing was ever too much trouble and they made you feel that you were the only couple having a wedding in their venue (even though we know they had one every week). Words cannot describe how incredible Richard's food was the entire weekend. You don't often see a Beef Wellington being served to over 130 people to such a high standard. The flowers prepared by Hilary were so beautiful - we were over the moon with them. We had such an amazing time here and we will hold the fondest memories of our special day with family and friends in Virginia Park Lodge forever. Thank you!
Mark Clayton
Added 25th Nov 2015
Wedding 29th Aug 2015
Richard's team at VPL are professional, efficient and friendly. Since our wedding we have had countless comments from our guests saying not just how amazing the venue was and how the food surpassed even the highest expectation but how every guest was made to feel superbly welcome at this unique venue. We are so pleased we selected Virginia Park Lodge, they really did give us a perfect day. We can't recommend them highly enough.
Colm Lyons
Added 10th Jan 2016
Wedding 18th Aug 2015
Stay the night before and after as it is such a beautiful venue
Ciaran and Siubhán
Added 25th Nov 2015
Wedding 11th Jul 2015
We were extremely fortunate to have chosen Virginia Park Lodge for our wedding venue and am very glad that we did. The team could not have been more helpful in both the build up to and over the wedding weekend. The venue itself was superb and we had so many compliments on the quality of the food and service not only for the wedding feast itself, but the family feast the evening before, the bar-b-que on Sunday and breakfasts each day - it was really first class. The venue itself has undergone major refurbishment and the quality of rooms and furnishings in the main lodge were of a very high standard. While there is ongoing work to do in the cottages, it is clear that the commitment and ongoing investment by the owners will make this one of the best wedding venues in Ireland! The grounds are lovely and provide a great setting for photographs including the fabulous views over the lake, The option of having an outdoor service in the Lavender Garden is also a nice feature but the fact that the whole venue is located within a working organic vegetable farm that provides the very freshest ingredients as part of the wedding feast, grown and hand picked on site, is really something quite unique. I would recommend Virginia Park Lodge without hesitation! Its a very special place
Aisling & Aidan Brady
Added 25th Nov 2015
Wedding 27th Jun 2015
Spectacular in every way.. Cant recommend it enough. The whole experience was amazing. The food was fantastic and considering the size of our guest list it was quiet the achievement to maintain the standard throughout. The setting is breathtaking and the service is to match. I have no reservations on recommending VPL to any bride
Ailis
Added 25th Nov 2015
Wedding 20th Jun 2015
An amazing venue in every way! We were so lucky to have had our wedding there. Superb food, extremely professional staff and an incredible location. Can't praise it enough!
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