Testimonials

Testimonials

To all at Beales, A huge thank you for being so incredible from start to finish! Nothing was ever too much trouble or too big an ask! Cait was so professional and lovely and responded so quickly to every email and phone call. Everything we had asked for was down to perfection from the flower napkins to glasses constantly refilled. I had so many people telling em how attentive the drink pourers were during reception drinks and at the top table the guys serving us were just incredible! So happy and friendly and I never had an empty glass…perfect! They were always so happy and friendly and everyone was served so quickly. I think jack asked for a beer at one point and before he even finished his sentence someone had already brought him one! The food was unreal everyone has told me it’s the best wedding food they have ever had! And we have all had a LOT of weddings this year! The hog roast on Sunday worked so perfectly! We had all the cheese brought down from Sunday too which was an added bonus. We didn’t know how you were going to set up or serve it all and it far exceeded our expectations and was just perfect! Honestly words aren’t enough I could be here all day writing down every little detail that we just loved that you guys delivered for us over the weekend! So thank you so very very much!!!! Take care and warmest regards Bobbie and jack xxx

Jack & Bobbie

Wedding, Lulworth Castle

We just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you to you and the team at Beales. We had a fantastic day and and loved the food and so did our guests. That lamb was so good and the anchovy and caper butter was done to perfection. Everyone commented on how good it was. Well done again and thank you for all your help all along the past few months, it’s been great.

All the best,

Alice & Francois

Wedding, Highcliffe Castle

We used Beales to cater our wedding and we can’t fault their service. From start to finish they have been incredible, so helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much for them and they were so flexible with our wants/needs. Cait in particular was amazing, we can’t thank you enough for all you have done! The food tasting was such a lovely experience and the food served at our wedding was sensational. The service was brilliant and we really can’t fault them. We would 100% recommend Beales Gourmet for any catering needs!!!!!

Harriett & Lee

Wedding, Lulworth Castle

Dear Justin and the team,

I just wanted to say a huge personal thank you for the amazing food on Friday evening at BSO’s Proms in the Park. I was the event manager for Blue Sky Financial Planning and both Gary and I have had nothing but exceptional praise from the 70 guests about the food and catering staff.

Drew, Verity and the young lad who was only on his third shift were particularly kind and helpful.

You couldn’t have done it better Beales!

Best wishes, 

Kate

Kate Chastey

Blue Sky Financial Planning, BSO Proms in the Park

Hi Frankie

Please can you pass on to all the team especially Tony what a huge success the party was and all very much thanks to the efficiency and brilliance of the Beales team. The food was absolutely delicious and so many people came up to me and said how fantastic it was and that it was the best food they had ever had at a 21st! it was all piping hot and beautifully presented.  All the staff were helpful and smiling and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Breakfast was also a huge hit and much needed after a lot of dancing!. Again beautifully presented the team having done a massive clear up from the night before.

All in all it was first class and I want to thank you all so much for making the party what it was.

With best wishes

Lord & Lady Rockley

Birthday celebration, Private Estate

Having worked for several months on this very special party at Highcliffe Castle, the food was an essential part of the the overal project. Our vision for Highcliffe Castle and how it would be decorated and themed for the party was very clear, and we wanted to make it an unforgettable jaw dropping experience for our guests. Our relationship with Beales Gourmet was built on their solid experience, their exceptional delivery and their ability to create wonderful food, and our expectations were high from the outset. We worked together over several months to refine and develop the locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, the menu’s, and even the crockery and tiny details for the party, and this paid huge dividends in the form of an amazing event where our guests were blown away by the food, the vision, the service, the professionalism and the friendly approach provided by Beales Gourmet. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Ian & Tony

Birthday celebration, Highcliffe Castle

Dearest Cait,

You-are-simply-AMAZING! 

We really really can’t thank you and Drew enough. Our day went so smoothly we’re still pinching ourselves.  We were going to message you on our return from honeymoon (in Bali at present) but guess there’s no better time than the present. 🙂

The catering for the day was so very well organised, immaculately presented and the food was a DREAM! Drew outdid himself! He REALLY put 110% into it and he was so calm, professional, smiley and intuitive. Thank you for lending him to us!!!! 😀 

You really have been amazing Cait, and thank you for your patience, hard work and juggling a million and one things like it’s nothing! 

Best wishes,

Amina and David Stringfellow

Wedding, Lulworth Castle

Beales provided the catering for our wedding at Sopley Mill on June 24th and what an amazing job they did! We had so many guests commenting on how good the food was, from the canapes to the delicious wedding breakfast and the amazing evening buffet. Quite a few people said it was the best duck confit they had ever had, as well as the best wedding food! We can’t thank Ross and his team enough for all of their hard work on the day as everything ran seamlessly. Ross kept us informed and had a very flexible approach, which was great as we needed a bit more time to talk to our guests between the main and dessert, and his suggestion to serve the evening buffet outside rather than where we had originally planned was a great one, as it meant guests could continue to enjoy the evening sunset. The service in the lead up to the wedding was brilliant too – Cait couldn’t have been more helpful and answered all of my emails very promptly. We will certainly recommend Beales to any friends and family for future weddings/events! We’re so pleased we chose Beales for our wedding!

Caroline & James Ryder

Wedding, Sopley Mill

Just wanted to say thank you so much for helping us out with organising the catering for our wedding. Everyone loved the food, especially the pudding, and said how lovely the atmosphere was. The staff were so attentive to everyone!

Thanks 

 

Michelle and Aimee

Wedding, Lulworth Castle Courtyard

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,

Sincerely,

Mike and Sheila Overton

Mike and Sheila Overton

Parents of the Groom, Wedding @ Lulworth Castle

Hi Cait,
 
We had an amazing day thank you, with a huge amount of credit due to yourself, Matt and the team who were there on the day. Matt kept everything running smoothly (and my glass topped up!) with a huge grin on his face (and often a funny hat on his head!). The food was outstanding – we had loads of compliments, especially on the lamb and the pasties – and we are so grateful to the chefs for sorting all of our odd requests for us. The waiting / bar guys were amazing – very attentive and totally slick.
We couldn’t have asked for a better service, thank you very much!
Alice & Nick

Wedding, Lulworth Castle

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!

Many thanks

Róisín & Graeme

Róisín & Graeme

Wedding, Marquee

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.

Thanks again,
Nicola & Martin x

Nicola & Martin

Wedding, Highcliffe Castle

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

Wedding, Lulworth Castle

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 Hammond

Rachael & Chris

Wedding, Highcliffe Castle

“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

Gala Ball, The Lighthouse

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

Wedding, Highcliffe Castle

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

Wedding, Lulworth Castle Courtyard

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

Wedding, Sopley Mill

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

Upton House Music Festival, Stephen C Associates

Hi Cait,

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!

Sophie

Sophie & Adam

Lulworth Castle Wedding, June 2016

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

Lulworth Castle Wedding, May 2016

Dear Laura,

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

Private Dinner Event

Dear Laura,
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

Diverse Abilities Diamond Gala Ball

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.

Yours faithfully
Claire Collins

Claire Collins

Wedding at Lulworth Castle

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 2015

Rebecca

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 2015

Rachel @ 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 2015

Gemma 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 2015

Chris

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 2015

Ruth, Louisa, Tyler and all the family

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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!

Claire Collins

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...