Private Events Food & Drink

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Food & Drink

Whatever your event, you should expect nothing but the finest quality catering to ensure that your guests have everlasting memories of the occasion. Our award-winning chefs will work with you to make your experience entirely unique by creating the perfect menu for your event, to your exacting requirements.

About Beales Gourmet

Founded in 2005 by award-winning chef – Tony Beales, Beales Gourmet is one of the fastest growing and most respected wedding & event catering companies on the South Coast, bringing a modern and sophisticated approach to catering at the Italian Villa. The back bone of the kitchen, Head Chef Ladislav Poustevnik, runs a very tight ship with the rest of the kitchen team ensuring that every dish meets the high quality standards expected by Beales Gourmet. Operations Manager, Drew Illman, shares the passion for professional and friendly service at every event. When it comes to good food and great service, the Italian Villa has it all!

Canapes & Drinks Receptions

Get your event off to a stylish start with our beautiful and imaginative canapés. Choose from our innovative sweet and savoury menu, or have our chefs design something especially for your event.

Dinner Party Menu

Our exquisite and vibrant gourmet evening dishes are created using only the finest and locally sourced ingredients to give your guests the ultimate taste experience. These beautiful dishes will be the talk of your party and be remembered long after the party has finished.

BBQs, Hog Roasts & Evening Buffets

Let your guests enjoy their dinner whilst soaking up the beautiful views of the beautifully manicured Italian Garden. We offer a range of BBQ, hog roast & evening buffets menus to compliment your event proceedings. As always, our menus are fully customisable and our chefs would be delighted to invent a dish exclusively for your event.


I just wanted to thank you and your team for my fabulous 50th Birthday party. It all went very smoothly from the initial enquiry to the party - I cannot fault anything and it all went off without a hitch on the evening.

The venue and room set up was perfect and the food was fantastic. My guests all had a lovely time and have been raving about the buffet - especially the sausage rolls!

Special thanks to Matt and Frankie who worked hard to ensure that the evening went off well. I would have no hesitation in recommending you.

Sarah Da Silva

Thank you to you and your team for an amazing night last Friday.
Everyone had a great time.


Thank you so much to you and the rest of the team, it was truly amazing and Carly was totally overwhelmed and surprised! The staff on the night were fantastic and the event manager (I have forgotten his name) was great, the way he organized and greeted us made it all the more special.

We were very lucky as well, as the rain stayed away!

Thank you for all your hard work, time and effort, this is one birthday myself and Carly won't forget!
Please pass on my appreciation/thanks to the entire team, they were magnificent and made it a truly unforgettable evening.

Sam & Darren

We had an amazing night - everyone said how breathtaking the venue was, the staff were very attentive and the food was lovely - it couldn't have gone better so a huge thank you to you and your staff!

Maria's displays were fabulous and the ice cream tricycle a really good addition - thank you for the recommendation!

Many thanks again!

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Your Perfect Event

Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements so we can help you plan the perfect event, whatever the occasion.

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Use our calendar to check availability on your preferred dates. Please note, we get booked up very quickly, because of this, it is advised to book your venue hire well in advance. Dates beyond what is shown on our availability calendar may be available - please enquire, as we only show up to 18 months ahead.

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