Looking for a wedding venue that is home to one of Ireland's greatest love stories? Well, Virginia Park Lodge in County Cavan is just the place.
The 18th Century hunting estate was once the home of Lord Headfort and Rose Boote, his actress wife, who embarked on one of the most controversial relationships of the time when they married. They happily spent their life together at the historic house, and now couples from all over the world have a chance to share in this love story by hosting their wedding reception at Virginia Park Lodge.
The building, as well as its 100 acres of private grounds and magnificent gardens, is available for exclusive hire. Its guesthouse accommodates up to 100 guests, and all rooms need to be booked for the night of the wedding or else a minimum spend applies.
Friends and family who stay at the property overlooking the banks of Lough Ramor can really enjoy the grounds, complete with apple orchards, walled gardens, woodlands and meadows. Couples can even throw a pre or post-wedding celebration of afternoon tea or BBQ for their guests to extend the festivities.
Indeed, food is one of the main attractions of a wedding at Virginia Park Lodge, as it is currently in the hands of Richard Corrigan - one of Ireland's best-known chefs. Produce for canap√©s, the evening reception and the bespoke four-course menu come from the onsite Gooseberry Gardens and Farm.
If luxurious nuptials in one of Ireland's most beautiful manor houses sounds idyllic to you, get in touch with the country house wedding venue today.