Please pass on our thanks and gratitude to all the staff involved (inc. Drew Jo and Ross) at the very draughty Castle, some of whom were forced to endure very cold temperatures at times: these were aided and abetted by a ferocious East wind, along with a vigorous blizzard.
The service was first-class, your people were very efficient and supremely friendly and the food excellent, in particular, the lamb of the main course. Being pretty ancient, I’ve been to a few weddings in my time but the food was the best I’ve had. If I ever get married again, which is pretty unlikely in view of my age, I shall ensure you guys do the catering.
Thank you once again,
Mike and Sheila Overton
Hi Cait and Tony,
We’ve just returned from honeymoon and are still basking in the post-wedding glow!
We wanted to say thank you so much for all your efforts with the wedding, it was a truly wonderful day and that was in no small part down to Drew and the team. We cannot tell you how impressed and reassured I was by Drew – everyone who had cause to speak with him on the day also said the same thing. He was the absolute epitome of calm professionalism; a real class act. All the staff on the day were so lovely and the food was delicious, you really made the day so special.
We have to say that working with you in the months leading up to the day itself was an absolute pleasure and you made a stressful time much easier than it might have been. Without exception, everyone we met and dealt with from Beales was so friendly, responsive, positive and accommodating and the whole experience exceeded expectations; right through to the fabulous treacle tart you made just for us!
We can’t thank you enough for helping us have such a wonderful day!
Róisín & GraemeRóisín & Graeme
From the very beginning, Beales were approachable, friendly and accommodating when we were planning our wedding. The team on the day were spectacular: professional, efficient and kind. Kieran introduced himself at the beginning and went out of his way to ensure everything was perfect. And I haven’t even mentioned the food – WOW! Everything was delicious. My only wish is that my wedding dress wasn’t so slim fitting so I could have managed more if the evening buffet.
Nicola & Martin x
We just wanted to contact you following our wedding at Lulworth Castle on 20th May. Scott and I had the most fabulous day and I can honestly say that Matt made the day so perfect for us. He worked so hard and was so attentive, efficient, kind, polite and running around for everyone ALL day! The whole day ran so smoothly and I do believe that was all down to Matt – He was amazing – can’t thank him enough.
The wedding food was excellent – had so many comments saying how good it was – served hot and tasted fresh! The canapés were perfect and so tasty! And the drinks were served all day.
Also, I speak on behalf of my family who held a bbq the next day, where Beales were also the caterers. Again, Matt was so welcoming and great with the guests! The BBQ food was delicious!
Can’t fault Beales at all – Tony has a great company! All of the staff are so helpful and accommodating.
Thank you for making our day so special 🙂Lauren & Scott White
We just want to say a huge huge thank you for the food that was served at our wedding on New Years Eve at Highcliffe Castle! Everything was absolutely amazing and helped to make our day unforgettable! Our guests agreed and have said that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding! We would also like to say a massive thank you to the staff involved in helping to make our day exactly what we wanted it to be especially seeing as it was during the festive season when people like to have time off!
Thank you again and best wishes,
Rachael and Chris HammondRachael & Chris
“We were absolutely thrilled with the amount raised on the night, the final total now is nearly £102,000. WOW! This will go a very long way to supporting our children and adults with disabilities across Dorset.
Tony, we couldn’t have pulled off such a successful event without you guys 🙂 , as always the food was truly exceptional. We received so much feedback on the night from so many guests on how tasty and very well presented the food was, massive well done. I’ve said it before, but I have to say it again, you are simply the best caterers ever! You have such a fantastic team, everything was on time and nothing was too much trouble from any of your team on the day and night, please pass on our thanks to the whole team. As always, I really appreciated Laura and Cait’s great support in the months leading up to the event!
Thank you for everything, you’re a star!”Diverse Abilities
Excellent quality cooked food. We had Beales gourmet provide the food for our wedding breakfast and it was delicious. Even the fussiest of eaters complimented how amazing the food was. Beales not only offer good tasting food, but food that is cooked to perfection. The Beales staff that were there on the day were amazing! Going above and. Round their duties to provide an excellent service. Highly recommend!Alex & Natasha
Wow, what can we say about Beales catering. They are truly fantastic in every way and made our wedding day the best day of our lives.
From our very first meeting, every email and every question we could possibly ask (some even twice) the team were so kind, professional and helpful and made our wedding day perfect.
Everything on the day ran perfectly, the food was exceptional (we have been overwhelmed by positive comments from our guests), the staff were fantastic and their attention to detail was impeccable. They could not do enough for us and our guests and for that we are forever grateful.
If you are looking for a catering team for your special day we wholeheartedly recommend Beales!Carla & Sean Norton
We just wanted to say thank you so much to you and the Beales team for all your hard work. The food and service was excellent and we were so happy with the final result. So many people commented that the food was delicious, as we knew it would be! The indian buffet in the evening went down so well and we were pleased to create a menu that was personal to us as a couple.
You were always so helpful and professional in the lead up to the wedding and nothing was too much trouble, I know I asked a lot of questions! Drew and the team on the day were brilliant and helped so much with the smooth running of the day. Drew especially really looked after us and made us feel so at ease.
We will of course recommend Beales for any future events!
Amey & Chris
We used Beales Gourmet for the provision of catering in both our VIP and Pre-Concert dining areas at this year’s Upton House Music festival as they came highly recommended and having experienced their quality of food and excellent service we knew our guests would be impressed. Beales Gourmet served over 500 discerning guests over the 3 days of the event. The feedback from both our sponsors and our customers has been overwhelmingly great, enhancing the wonderful music and ambiance of the event.
We cannot speak highly enough of the team and the job that they have done for us and we look forward very much to working with them on many events in the future and specifically next year’s festival.
Stephen C McManus
Wow, I don’t know where to start with the review. You guys were more than fabulous. I literally couldn’t have asked for more. The comments on the catering were extremely positive with comments such as its the best catering at a wedding that they have had. The service, the managers, the staff, the food! All exceptional. You guys have every element required from a catering company down to a T! You remembered everything!!! Some of my guests are the fussiest and the comments from those were unbelievable. I forgot the cookies for the children and the manager actually sourced some at the castle! And one of your fabulous staff were making hats out of the napkins with the children. I am literally still reeling in the perfection of it all.
Also, thank you to you and Laura for your help these past 18 months!
SophieSophie & Adam
We just wanted to say thank you so much for your help with our wedding day. You made things so easy for us from start to finish, with your help on setting up the tables the day before, you calmness throughout the day and all the lovely little touches along the way such as holding back canapes for us while we were out and generally making sure we were well looked after the whole way.
Everything was just perfect; the waiting staff were lovely and the food was cooked to perfection – we’ve had several people tell us since how nice the food was and how much they enjoyed it. We’ve also had a glowing review from one of our guests who had a lactose allergy and she commented how she’d never been so looked after in all the wedding she’s been to!
Again, thank you so much for a lovely day!Sean & Lisa Beers
Thanks to Tony for cooking a fantastic meal for us. Everyone paid their compliments. The first timers were amazed when they went into the kitchen as I had told them we were having baked potatoes and beans!
Vanessa and Charlie were delightful and did a great job. It was undoubtedly our best evening yet so I will already book the same date for next year 🙂
I am not surprised Beales Gourmet continues to grow in size and stature. All your hard work pays off when people are so happy with everything.
Thanks again,Annette D'Abreo
Thank you so much for your fantastic support over the last year, it really was appreciated – you were an absolute star….
We were absolutely thrilled with how our first ever Ball went and received so many fantastic comments regarding both the food which was beyond first class and the service! The level of support we received prior to the event, during the day and on the night itself was fantastic.
Please do pass on our BIG thanks also to Ebony, she was so helpful at all times during the day/evening and a credit to Beales Gourmet too – also a big well done to each and every member of the waiting staff, it was incredible that such a huge number of guests all received each course in a very timely and co-ordinated manner.
The event raised a phenomenal £60,883 which is absolutely fantastic.
Thank you once again for your tremendous support and look forward to seeing you again in the future.Sharon Wells
The wedding of James and Hannah Collins at Lulworth Castle this week, 2nd November, was a fantastic day and in our opinion could not have been bettered in any way. This was made possible by the fantastic food and service provided by Beales Gourmet Ltd. Taking into account the difficult working environment in which food was produced, it was delivered hot to the table and beautifully presented. The waiting staff were both polite and professional, and nothing was too much trouble. Matt is an asset to you and ensured that the whole day and evening flowed so smoothly.
Throughout the whole evening many guests passed comment on the high standard of service that they had received.
There will not be any hesitation in recommending you in the future. Once again, thank you for helping to make the day so magical.
Hi Laura, We just wanted to say a big thank you to you, Matt and the team, we had the most perfect day and the Beales team were definitely a huge help in making the day run as smoothly as it did. The food was superb, we had several people come up to top table during dinner to say not only was it the best meal they have ever had at a wedding but also some of the best lamb they have ever had! People are still talking about the meal! We are so pleased we chose you as our caterers, you have been a pleasure to deal with from day one and delivered an excellent meal and service on the day. Thanks very much again, Wedding at Lulworth Castle Date: 05 Oct 2015Rebecca
Hi Tony, Firstly thank you very much for providing an excellent meal last night. The food was being raved about by everyone I spoke to. The standard and quality was excellent and we really appreciate the effort you went to, to make sure everything was locally sourced from Dorset – even the mushrooms!! The service was also excellent and all kept to time throughout the evening. We really couldn’t fault anything – please pass on our thanks to the whole team. Thanks again for everything and look forward to working with you again in the future Award Ceremony at Lulworth Castle Date: 28 Sep 2015Rachel @ Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards
Hi Laura, The weather was perfect as was the day. I don’t know where to begin on thanking you for such a wonderful service. The attentiveness, quality and professionalism was second to none. Nothing was too much trouble and I received nothing but high praise from everyone about the food and service. So I can’t thank you enough. It’s been lovely dealing with you Laura thank you for making sure everything was organised so well. We’ll definitely be using you again in the future. Christening at private home Date: 22 Sep 2015Gemma Cross
Hello Laura, Both Chris and myself are simply over the moon with the taster that we received a couple of weeks ago and are really looking forward seeing it on our big day! Thank you so much for the hard work you and your team have put in as we could really see the effort you guys had gone to for the taster, it was simply amazing! Menu Tasting for Wedding Date: 25 Aug 2015Chris
Good morning Laura Just a quick email before I return your form to say a very BIG thank you to you and all the staff from Beales involved with Louisa and Tyler’s big day. The professionalism from your staff made the day utterly seamless along with the day before when we/they were setting up which went very smoothly including a few giggles along the way. They are all to be commended. Now the food… FABULOUS, need I say more? Well, I will as it really was delicious the hog roast was mouth watering as was the super lemon dessert and again the service was superb. Thank you again Laura for working so well with us and making the day one to remember… for all the right reasons!! Best wishes Wedding at Lulworth Castle Courtyard Date: 24 Aug 2015Ruth, Louisa, Tyler and all the family
Rebecca - Wedding at Lulworth Castle
The Beales team were definitely a huge help in making the day run as smoothly as it did. The food was superb, we had several people come up to top table during dinner to say not only was it the best meal they have ever had at a wedding but also some of the best lamb they have ever had! People are still talking about the meal! We are so pleased we chose you as our caterers, you have been a pleasure to deal with from day one and delivered an excellent meal and service on the day.
Mr & Mrs G - Wedding at Highcliffe Castle
Thank you guys so much for your tireless efforts at our wedding on Saturday: I've lost count of how many people said its the best food they've ever had at a wedding! We knew the food was going to be great, but it was the service that really impressed us. Like culinary ninjas you were there when we needed anything, but vanished like smoke the moment we didn't. Vanessa was amazing: even if we went to her with something not Beales related it was immediately sorted with no fuss. Thanks also to the people behind the scenes we didn't see. We couldn't possibly have had a better wedding.
Ruth, Louisa, Tyler and all the family - Wedding at Lulworth Castle Courtyard
The professionalism from your staff made the day utterly seamless along with the day before when we/they were setting up which went very smoothly including a few giggles along the way. They are all to be commended. Now the food... FABULOUS, need I say more? Well, I will as it really was delicious the hog roast was mouth watering as was the super lemon dessert and again the service was superb.
Vanessa - Wedding at Sopley Mill
We had an incredible day and were so impressed with both the food and service we received from the Beales staff. We also had many comments from guests on the quality of the food. Our guests with dietary requirements were especially impressed and said they felt so included and that quiet often gluten free foods etc at weddings werent great but that their food was superb at our wedding!!
Ana & Peter Veash - Wedding at Lulworth Castle
We can't thank you enough for being part of the happiest day of our lives and make it super special with your touch. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and it wouldn't have been the same without the delicious food and wonderful service from Beales Gourmet. Our guests couldn't shut up about how excellent their dishes were!
Hannah & James
We wanted to say a big thank you to Beales Gourmet and the staff. Both of us work in hospitality when we're not acting so we really appreciate the work that goes into this.
The food was fantastic and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful really making the day go smoothly!
Thanks once again.
Hannah and James
Louise & Stuart
Thank you to you and all the team… you all worked so hard to give us the most special of wedding days and the outcome was outstanding! The food was just incredible and all our guests couldn’t stop raving about it. In fact they’re still talking about it now! All the staff on the day worked so very hard and I have to say that Matt was just fantastic. We didn’t have to think or be concerned about anything……he managed the whole day for us and can’t thank you all enough. You guys are awesome!
The wedding of James and Hannah Collins at Lulworth Castle was a fantastic day and, in our opinion, could not have been bettered in any way! This was made possible by the fantastic food and service provided by Beales Gourmet Ltd. Taking into account the difficult working environment in which food was produced, it was delivered hot to the table and beautifully presented. The waiting staff were both polite and professional, and nothing was too much trouble.
Matt is an asset to you and ensured that the whole day and evening flowed so smoothly. Throughout the whole evening many guests passed comment on the high standard of service that they had received. There will not be any hesitation in recommending you in the future. Once again, thank you for helping to make the day so magical...