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Food & Drink

Winner of Best Wedding Caterer 2019 at the national Wedding Industry Awards, Beales Gourmet exclusively manages The Italian Villa, providing exquisite catering for weddings, private hire and corporate events.

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! All set menus at the Italian Villa can be customised to suit any culinary requirement, so please don’t be afraid to ask!

Canapes & Drinks Receptions

Our stylish canapés and aperitifs help prepare your guests for the main wedding breakfast whilst they mix and mingle as you head off for photographs. Choose from our menu or have our talented chefs design your own exclusive dishes.

Wedding Breakfasts

Your wedding menus can be tailored to suit your individual culinary requirements and most importantly your personal catering budget. Whatever dishes you choose, Beales Gourmet work hard to deliver you and your guests the consistently high standard of food that our customers have come to expect.

BBQs, Hog Roasts & Evening Buffets

Sit back, relax and let the Italian Villa’s resident caterers prepare an exclusive party in the comfort of your own surroundings. From impressive dinners to casual garden parties and large corporate events, Beales Gourmet will deliver a truly outstanding service to meet the requirements of any event. No event is too big or too small for Beales Gourmet.

Lauren and Ben

Ben and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for all that you and your team have done for us! You are all individually great!

Thank Ebony also for all her organisation on the day it ran so smoothly because of her!  Our day was perfect and it was all because of all of you creating such a special day!  You are such an asset to your team and are so great at what you do!

Helen Lovejoy

You guys really are the best and exceeded all my expectations and turned my dream wedding into a reality.

Karen & Pete Burton

We just wanted to drop you a final email to say a great big "THANK YOU"!!!!!!
Right from the very start of our wedding process yourself and other members of the team have been absolutely amazing!! No request was too big or small and you made us feel like ours was the only wedding that you were dealing with!

All of our guests had a great time and kept talking about how gorgeous the grounds were and how delicious the food was, especially the evening food and how it was served. The popcorn machine was a big hit too!!
So thanks once again from two very,very,very happy clients!

Siobhan and Ian

Myself and Ian can not thank you and all the team for making our day a truly memorable day. Everything was perfect, the glass of water on arrival when my mouth was dry with nerves to Chris and the evening team following around with chilled bubbly. We could not of wished for better! It was the best day of our lives and we are so grateful to you all!

Mr & Mrs Baudry

The day ran without a hitch, expertly managed by Matt and the events staff. Everything flowed extremely well and we never felt hurried or stressed for a second, anything we needed or wanted to change on the day was never a problem and the team couldn't do enough to help us and our guests.

The food was exquisite! We had a magician, casino tables, photo-booth, band and DJ, all of which the venue can accommodate. Our guests are still raving about the day now and we haven't stopped smiling since!

Mr & Mrs Jenkins

We just wanted to thank everyone at The Italian Villa. You were all amazing on the day and this really helped with the smooth running of the day. We truely are thankful. Can you please ensure our thanks are passed onto all of the staff.

Thanks again for all your help on making our special day perfect!

All our love x x x

Emily & Ollie

We had the most perfect day and absolutely loved every moment of our day! Thank you so much to all the staff who were part of making our day so brilliant, particularly to Laura, Megan and the guys running the bar downstairs in the evening! You were all fantastic and made our whole wedding from start to finish so fun and relaxed! It was truly the best day ever! Thank you so much for everything you have done! Lots of love

Mr & Mrs Clarke

Thank you all your help with planning our wedding - you made sure we had thought of every little thing and came back very quickly with every query!

On the day before, Megan took lots of time to make sure we were happy with each detail and was flexible to all of the last-minute changes. Throughout our wedding day, Megan also went out of her way for us to ensure we had everything we needed and had a calm and friendly manner, which we really appreciated. All of the bar and waiting staff were equally polite, professional and efficient. The guests were all very impressed with the food and many said it was the best venue they had ever been to! We are so pleased that we had our reception here and would certainly recommend it. Thank you again for making the day run so smoothly. I have given you a 5* review on Yell.

Nicola & Josh Harris

As you know from when we first met, I loved the venue so much and since I was little it has always had a special place in my heart. The work that you, Grace and all the team did exceeded even my expectations and as you know I am a bit OCD when it comes to these sorts of things. You have been beyond phenomenal with your communication, help and attention to detail and have made the whole journey such a joy from start to finish. Grace was amazing on the day and it all ran so perfectly smoothly, I am just sorry if we put your timings back a fraction.

I still can't quite believe how lucky we were with the weather in the end. It was strangely quite magical and intimate in the church when it rained and then it all cleared up for the boat and was lovely when we reached you. I really appreciate the team moving everything back outside as it looked so beautiful and was just how I wanted it. The little touches to George were magical and I know my sister was overwhelmed with it all. The little flower for him is stunning and again such a super memory for us all from the day.

I have read so many of your lovely reviews and can only agree with all of the dazzling comments that are made about you all. The food was absolutely incredible, the venue looked spectacular and your coordination of the day made sure everything ran so well so that all the bridal party relaxed and enjoyed themselves. I don't think there are enough words to praise you all and how thankful we are for making our special day so wonderful!

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