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October 2017

‘The Hastings Everglades Hotel has formed a great relationship with the largest local newspaper in the North-West area, the Derry Journal.  Indeed, for the past four years, the well-sited hotel located on the Prehen Road, has been hosting the Journal's prestigious "People of the Year" Awards, the event considered one of the biggest community events in the North West area.  Having been very impressed with not only the quality of the food served on the night but fabulous dining room in the Everglades blends in perfectly with what is considered very much a community occasion.  The facilities on offer at the Everglades have been boosted not only by the newly refurbished suites but by state of the art lighting, television and audio arrangements which form an integral part of the awards evening.  In addition, waiter services to the bar are also much appreciated by the 'Journal' awards organisers, professional staff attending to seated guests a major plus.  In short, the Everglades events team never disappoint during the planning of our functions; their attention to detail is always impressive; their attentive staff on the evening exude a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at what remains an idyllic Waterside venue’.

Karen Fitzmaurice

Events & Leaflets Manager, Derry Journal 


May 2017

'The Everglades Hotel offers one of the best venues in the country for an event that demands precision, quality and professionalism. Deciding to choose here to host such a poignant event in their ballroom was confirmed by the commitment and vision of their corporate events team. Our expectations were superseded by the presentation of the food, the Ballroom and attention to detail that every member of staff displayed. Afterwards, we were inundated with thanks from guests of our Gala Ball for hosting such a great event, but it truly could not have been made possible except for the team at the Everglades.  

The management team shared our vision for making the night special.  I look forward to working with them in the near future. '

Dr Martin King,

King of Hearts Gala Ball 6th May 2017


May 2017

‘We worked with Neil Devlin and his team at the Everglades Hotel when organising the launch night of the Ryan McBride Foundation. Neil met with us at the outset and guided us through the event planning process and was on hand to answer any queries that we had. The night itself was a tremendous success with a four course sit down meal in the new ballroom, an after-dinner speech from Johnny Giles, entertainment from May McFettridge and music from Phil Coulter and Damien McGinty. We couldn’t recommend Neil and his team enough and have already booked our event next year with the Everglades Hotel’

Gareth McCay,

Ryan McBride Foundation Gala Ball 27th May 2017