Virginia Park Lodge was originally built as a hunting lodge for the first Earl of Bective, Thomas Taylour, one of Ireland’s richest men. Located 20 miles away from his principal residence, Headfort House, in Kells, the lodge was intended as a cottage-style home from home, informal in layout but still lavishly decorated with the finest silver, china, and furniture. The Earl added to the property and imported exotic shrubs and trees from China, Japan and elsewhere to create the parkland that surrounds the lodge.
Today, the Lodge remains opulent as ever, rich in history but with a homely feel, having been lovingly restored by Michelin starred chef Richard Corrigan. Set on One Hundred Acres of private grounds on the banks of Lough Ramor, our dream is to create truly lasting memories for our guests, through exquisite cuisine made with the finest ingredients grown on our very grounds, beautiful wines and hospitality of uncompromising standard.We offer a dedicated events team to organise all the special details of your wedding, and we welcome you to share your ideas, dreams and preferences with us, so we can turn your perfect day into reality. Our wedding packages combine our exquisite cuisine with uncompromising service from start to finish. The packages, available for parties of all sizes, include a welcome reception, drinks reception, wedding banquet as well as a vast variety of extra touches, formed to your individual needs and requirements. We can also arrange the ceremony, entertainment, music, flower arrangements, and all the necessary services and suppliers that you will need for your wedding day.
We are happy to design a bespoke menu, compiled only using the finest, natural produce. 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. We hold frequent Wedding Showcases for future wedding parties to come and see our magnificent surroundings and get a feel for what it would be like to get married at Virginia Park Lodge. As well as our wedding facilities, you will also be able to see our wonderful lodge accommodation and the truly unique features and food available at Virginia Park Lodge.