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  • 66 / 100
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The Vavasour East is an exclusive VIP hospitality facility set on level 2 inside Aviva Stadium. The suite has views of the historic Lansdowne Road, affording guests sights of the crowds down below.

After guests have enjoyed a superb gourmet three-course meal, they can enjoy an entertaining pre-match celebrity guest speaker before heading to their seats in the east stand.

On return, post-match finger food is served whilst in-depth Q&A’s occur with the players, throughout a complimentary bar is served with superior wines.




Rating: Good

Plus

  • Good Seats in the East Lower Stand
  • Celebrity Speakers

Minus

  • Hospitality Duration is Not Generous
  • Seats a Little Walk from the Suite
  • No Champagne Included
  • No Car Parking

Key Points

Location Inside Stadium (Level 2)
Capacity 100 Guests
Catering
  • 3-Course Gourmet Meal
  • Post-match Finger Food
Admission IRFU Official Match Ticket
Drinks Complimentary Bar – Includes Superior Wines & Half-time Drinks (Beers, Wines & Soft Drinks)
Price Guide €775
Price Rating ££££

Package Content

Location

Inside Stadium (Level 2)

Viewing

East Lower, Blocks 103/106/107 (Try to 22m)

Tickets

IRFU Official Match Ticket

Private Table/Facility Size

10 to 12 Guests

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • (Beers, Wines & Soft Drinks)
  • Superior Wines, Half time Drinks

Main Meal

3-Course Gourmet Meal

Additional Catering

Post-match Finger Food

Guest Speakers

  • Pre-match Celebrity Guest Speaker
  • Post-match Interview Q&A with Players

Audio Visual

TV Coverage

Programme

Official Match Programme

Souvenir Gift

Ref Talk

Our in-depth article will tell you everything you need to know.

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Vavasour East Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Vavasour is a popular hospitality suite at the Aviva Stadium, always sure to sell out. It is named after a picturesque square of that name close to the stadium. The space contains a central suite and an east and west wing. The Vavasour East is a section that is not always available for match-day hospitality, it has a fairly small capacity of 100 guests.

Location

The Vavasour is situated at the South end of the stadium on Level 2, which will be on the Lower Tier.

Facility/Décor

The suite has no direct views of the pitch, however, it is glass-fronted at the rear, with views of Lansdowne Road, so is blessed with natural light. It is a functional suite.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for 10 guests. Smaller groups will need to share a table.

Admission

The seats for Vavasour East are invariably allocated in the East Lower Stand in Blocks 103, 106 & 107, side-on to the action. These seat locations tend to be better than those allocated in Vavasour West (West Upper seats). It is a little walk from the suite to the seats, so it is not possible to return to the suite for half-time drinks.

Catering

The facility opens 2.5 hrs before kick-off, which seems a little tight for reception and lunch. You can expect to enjoy a 3-course luncheon prior to the match and post-match finger food.

 

Inside the Vavasour East

Drinks

There is a complimentary bar, including fine wines, however, Champagne is not included. The bar is only open for 1-hour after the match has ended.

Service

Service is left to the waiting staff, there is not a formal hostess service.

Entertainment

There is a pre-match celebrity guest speaker, and guests will be delighted when current Irish team players return for a Q&A after the match.

Audio-Visual

There are a few TV screens in the restaurant to view other sporting events or video highlights, but certainly not enough for all guests to have a view.

Car Parking

There are no car park passes included in this package, which means guests will have to use public transport, taxis, or source parking themselves in the Ballsbridge area.

Extras

A souvenir match programme is included as well as Ref Talk for each guest.

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66 / 100
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Total 66/100
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Dress Code

Most hospitality options have no strict dress codes, however, smart casual is generally adopted (no trainers), it is advised to dress for the weather.

Getting There

An exclusion zone operates on matchdays meaning guests must either walk from the city centre (3km) or use public transport. The closest railway station is Lansdowne Road, which is part of the suburban railway in Dublin known as the DART, and Dublin Bus operates a range of services to the area around the ground.

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