Beales Gourmet Flies Flag for Dorset by Winning Big at National Wedding Industry Awards

Dorset’s leading wedding and event caterer, Beales Gourmet, picked up the Best Caterer award at the National Wedding Industry Awards, held at London’s Café de Paris on Wednesday 16th January 2019. The awards celebrate the very best wedding suppliers from around the country, with over 400 guests in attendance.

Having won the regional South West Best Caterer award in November 2018, Beales Gourmet was put through to the national finals where judges voted them the top wedding caterer in the country. The awards are based on feedback from customers, and then scrutinised by an expert industry panel of judges. Collecting the accolades on stage were Managing Director, Tony Beales, and Commercial Manager, Justin Cohen.

Mr Beales commented:

“You’ll never know how much this means to our whole team… This recognition on a national level is just incredible, and we’re genuinely proud to fly the flag for Dorset. We’re immensely lucky to have arguably some of the country’s best produce growing all around us, so we just use these to make some delicious dishes served by a friendly team to delight our customers. We really must thank our wedding couples for scoring us so highly – these awards are so important to us because they are based on actual customer feedback!”

The venue run by Beales Gourmet, The Italian Villa at Compton Acres, also won the regional South West award for Best Venue, and was also a national finalist.

For more information on the award-winning Beales Gourmet, visit and for The Italian Villa, visit