Meet the Team

“We work hard to achieve our goal. That goal is the same as yours: to host an unforgettable event”
Bernie O'Donoghue - Elevate Weddings & Events

Bernie O'Donoghue

Planning Specialist

With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, specialising in Weddings & Events in renowned four and five-star venues, Bernie has worked closely with many wonderful couples to transform their dreams into reality. She possesses a true flair for planning tailor-made experiences with impeccable attention to detail. 

Elevate Weddings and Events was founded as the result of this lifelong passion and career path colliding, and it is a dream which she has always held dearly.

Completed a Failte Ireland Hotel Management Programme and graduated with distinction in 2001 before commencing her career in hospitality. 

Bernie is a Waterford native living in Kerry for the past 17 years and a loving mom of 2 amazing kids. When not planning celebrations, she is happiest spending time with her husband and children on their farm.


Muireann Nic Giolla Ruaidh

Planning Specialist

Hospitality and events manager with nearly 30 years of industry experience. Driven by seeing clients happy and fulfilling their wishes, she takes pride in providing the best experience possible.

Muireann has been recognised by the Food Awards Ireland and the Travel & Hospitality Awards for extraordinary commitment and service provided to clients. She has strong ties with the local community of Dingle as well as the wider Irish hospitality community.

Holds a BSc in Management and HDip in Hotel and Catering Management.

She is happiest with her partner and three children, she loves exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula, the Irish language, and enjoying good music and great food.

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Noel Quirke

Creative Digital Specialist

Noel is a web designer, digital specialist, and proud Kerryman. An insightful professional who is passionate about providing valuable content to our clients. 

Combining traditional methods with a more flexible, contemporary approach, Noel’s mission is to provide a bespoke digital service that is accessible to all, but feels tailored just for you. We’ll create a wedding website that is uniquely yours, completely customizable, and anticipates all your wedding planning needs, such as digital invitations, and receiving responses in real-time, providing all the information your guests will ever need and more.

Studied Software Development with the Code Institute. With his newfound knowledge and skills, Noel established a tech start-up, Web Conversion.

He is happiest chasing his two dogs around the park on days off with his fiancé.

PLANNING | We will be there throughout the entire process to guide and advise you, and to work on your behalf behind the scenes with planning, sourcing, and managing. We don’t overcomplicate this element, because we know you don’t have time for that. Logistics, scheduling, financial management, and supplier communication are all handled efficiently without you having to get bogged down in too many details. Creating our comprehensive “event report” will ensure each detail, movement, and timing is considered in advance of your big day.

SUPPLIERS | Assembling the right team from the start is so important. We will only ever recommend the best suppliers who suit your requirements perfectly. Our promise is to build a team who will communicate, support each other, and deliver a wedding with the highest standards and customer service possible. Working with reliable and experienced professionals provides a stress-free planning process and an exceptional event your guests will never forget.

Love Notes
"We want to thank you so so much for all your help in planning our wedding. Everything went amazingly well and we cannot express how appreciative we are for everything that you did for us. Your advice, preparation & attention to detail was amazing and you were so professional and gracious at all times."
- Juliette & David July 2020
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"Thank you so much for everything you have done to make our wedding day so special. You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and made our lives so much easier from the get-go."
- Deirdre & Ian December 2020
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"Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality and for giving us the most perfect wedding day. You went above and beyond for us and our guests and we are so grateful we had the wedding day we always wanted."
- Jessica & Jack December 2020
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"Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. You made the journey to our wedding day very easy as you guided us and nothing was ever a problem. You are amazing at what you do."
- Nicola & Joe July 2020
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"Thank you so much for everything, we really appreciate all the help and support you gave us, especially in the months leading up to our wedding. We really enjoyed our special day, thank you so much."
- Aisling & Cormac August 2019
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"It is difficult to find the words to express how grateful we are to you for everything you did for us in relation to our special day. From the moment we met, we knew we were in special hands. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding dreams come true."
- Caroline & Declan July 2019
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"You have made planning our wedding stress-free. Nothing was too much trouble and you accommodated all our requests and always shared your experience and good advice."
- Edel & Gordon December 2019
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"Thank you for everything you did for us, we had such a magical day."
- Siobhan & John November 2019