Gotcha Covered are one of Ireland's premier wedding planning, event design & event management specialists. The hugely successful team, with over 30 years experience, is led by Patrick Bennett, whose passion for exceeding expectations has guided Gotcha Covered to become one of the industry leaders they are known as today.
Years of experience has taught the team what works—and what doesn’t—when designing a space to optimize guest flow, interaction, and impact. From corporate events, to casual yet sophisticated cocktail parties, from formal weddings to intimate family gatherings, the team at Gotcha Covered work tirelessly to orchestrate your ideal event, down to the very last detail, leaving you with exactly zero to worry about.
Meet The Team
Over the past sixteen years, Patrick has dedicated himself to flawless event management and event design, and in finding ever-inventive ways to create unforgettable experiences. Throughout that time, he has fostered close relationships with top suppliers, including award-winning caterers, floral designers, and photographers, all of which means he knows just the right professionals to carry out your vision. Surrounding himself with a team of ambitious energetic individuals, who share a love and passion for creating memorable events is what keeps Patrick's motivation alive.
One of the highlights of Patrick's year is travelling to interior design exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States with the design and production team. Not only does this inspire and set the tone for the year, it is wonderful bonding time for the team. In his spare time, Patrick loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, gardening, and walking his Bichon Frise, Benji on Bull Island.
Before joining the Gotcha Covered Team, Paul held the credited role of General Manager of 8 bars and 2 restaurants at Dublin Airport for over 6 years as part of the Thomas Read Group/ Cavtat Taverns Ltd. Seeking a change Paul took on the role with Gotcha Covered as Operations Manager where he manages & oversees the production team to ensure that all events no matter how big or small are delivered, set up and removed in the most efficient and professional manner as possible. When he can Paul enjoys his time off escaping to the Spanish sunshine to enjoy some much-needed R & R on the golf course.
SENIOR EVENT MANAGER
Growing up in Co. Wicklow, Andrea completed a BA in UCD in Geography & Politics and then went on to complete a Postgraduate degree in the Fitzwilliam Institute achieving a distinction in Event Management & PR. Her love of adventure then brought her to New York City where she lived and worked in the events industry for two years. Returning home, Andrea joined the Gotcha Covered team in October 2016 with a focus on working in weddings and private parties. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys sampling Dublin’s food & wine scene, nights out at the theatre or cinema, travelling the world when she can & walking her Maltese Terrier Lulu.
Barry was born in Dublin but at an early age moved to Edinburgh, Scotland. It was here where he completed a BSc in Graphic Design but also where he found his passion for the events industry.
With over 17 years of experience in both running his own events company and supporting large-scale events in Scotland, Barry has gained a wide understanding of the industry. Throughout that time he freelanced as a Graphics Designer as he always felt a strong urge to be creative. In 2017 he had an opportunity to combine both his passion for events and graphic design by working as an Events Organiser/Lead Graphics Designer.
Barry returned to Dublin in 2021 and joined the Gotcha Covered team which provides him with the perfect opportunity to continue to develop his skills and experience in an industry that he loves.
EVENT MANAGER ASSISTANT
Aileen is the newest member of the Gotcha Covered team. She is no stranger to the hospitality and event industry. With over seven years of experience, Aileen is extremely passionate about her customers and clients. Aileen graduated from G.M.I.T in Galway in 2018 and 2019 in Event Management with Public Relations and Bachelor of Business (Honours). This is where she found her love for planning and organising. Besides all thing's events, Aileen's second passion is traveling. Whether it is a staycation or a long-haul flight to Australia, she is always ready for an adventure.