Beales Gourmet

Beales Gourmet

Beales Gourmet

We chatted to Tony Beales, Managing Director of Beales Gourmet and The Italian Villa. Have a read!

Beales Gourmet Catering

Photography Credit: Andrew Plant Photography

Beales Gourmet are Dorset’s leading wedding & event caterers. Specialising in using the best local, seasonal ingredients to create traditional and modern elegant wedding breakfasts, canapes and evening buffets, served by a friendly, professional team.

Beales Gourmet was founded in May 2005 and typically cater all over Dorset, but also travel into Hampshire, Wiltshire and Devon for larger weddings. We are nominated caterers for some of the best venues in the south including Lulworth Castle, Highcliffe Castle, St Giles House, Sopley Mill and of course our own venue – The Italian Villa at Compton Acres – as well as working with marquee companies to bring our award-winning catering to just about any venue.

Dorset Wedding Venues

Photography Credit: Andrew Plant Photography

There have been so many memorable weddings over the past 14 years! One that sticks in mind is a couple whose family hailed from a very specific region in Europe and they wanted a menu that was reminiscent of their home town. We researched the perfect menu which won us rave reviews from the entire wedding party. That was special! We have also had some great innovations that have often been suggested by lovely couples – such as some of the great sharing options that we now have as a mainstay on our menus!

The trend for sharing-style wedding breakfasts is showing no sign of abating. In fact, the trend seems to be towards getting even more creative with this! Whether it’s going for a taste of the Mediterranean with giant Paella pans, or sharing platters of tapas or mezze; or opting for the best of British with posh table picnics and afternoon teas, there are so many fun ways to give your guests the opportunity to be more interactive. Another firm favourite are our table roasts, where generous boards of roasted meats are placed on the dining tables with an abundance of roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables and of course never forgetting the Yorkshire puddings!

Wedding Trends 2019

Photography Credit: Joe Weil Photography

The best part of what we do is making people happy with food… there is no better feeling! When you see wedding couples and their guests’ smiles during their wedding breakfast, you know that you’ve been a part of their special day. The cards and feedback that we get after each wedding are equally lovely to receive!

Our one piece of advice to couples planning their wedding is…Remember, this is YOUR special day. Sometimes couples get too hung up worrying about what their guests would like to eat, whereas the food you serve should represent what you love as a couple. Your guests will have fun regardless!






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