Greenvale Hotel Cookstown Wedding – 10/10

Just a few lines on yesterday’s wedding – what a day!! Not being particularly partial to weddings I was surprised how much I enjoyed myself. A huge hats off and 10 out of 10 to the Greenvale Hotel Cookstown and it’s proprietor Mr. Micheal McIlhatton for a superb venue, great food (hot and no delay between courses), and friendly and efficient staff.

Mr McIlhatton’s hands on approach does not go unnoticed and I am quite sure he affords this personal touch to all guests – joining in the service with his staff and paying particular attention to my 7 year old daughter (thank you).

Apparently he was also the unsung hero for pulling out all the stops when the chair cover hire/balloon company did the unspeakable – and failed to deliver – who in their right mind would do that on the most important day of a young lady’s life???  You know who you are – I certainly won’t name and shame – no need – bad reps usually carry well enough by word of mouth.  But no-one would have suspected anything had gone awry – the room was dressed to perfection and the Greenvale saved the day!!!

Now though incredibly tired from yesterdays celebrations – but thankfully clear- headed I am off to sample the delights of the Belfast Taste and Music Fest at the Botanic Lawns in Belfast and will report back early next week!!  Have a great weekend.


Just in case you are looking for a reputable chair hire company I know of a great one here in mid ulster – Sitting Pretty – you can find them at

Blog Now Live!!

OK – thanks to the guys at Glenovation – our blog is now live and hosted on our website.

We will use the blog to let you know about upcoming events, listings, new suppliers eg venues are generally what we are up to from day to day.  All feedback on the site is gratefully accepted – if you have any ideas for any add ons that would make it more interesting, useful or easier to use please send them on through!!

Hope you are all having a great summer – don’t forget about the Taste and Music Fest in Belfast this weekend!!

We are looking forward to heading down to the Belfast Taste and Music Fest this weekend at Botanic Gardens in Belfast.

“Visitors can look forward to a boulevard of restaurants serving delicious food, culinary and cocktail demonstrations, a full bar and continuous staged live music including rock ‘n roll, blues and great tribute bands…plus lots of free prize draws and all for the best and most affordable prices!”

If you are a foodie here’s another date for your diary – the 3rd Lough Neagh Food Festival which is scheduled for 12th September in Castledawson village – it will be packed with quality NI suppliers serving up the finest food to eat on the day or take home.  More details will follow.


At last we have set up a blog page for whatsonni – we will endeavour to update every day to let you know what we are up to.  Don’t forget if you have an event to publicise you can do it all here for free!!