The Italian Villa at Compton Acres

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£6557 - £20000 for a package
Up to 180
Bedrooms
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A beautiful Italian style villa country house situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside with stunning surrounding gardens.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£6,557
Maximum Price
£20,000
Includes exclusive venue hire, 3 course sit down meal, drinks package and evening buffet per person. Optional extras can be added such as canapes, late night licence, outdoor ceremony etc.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
180
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
10:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Winner of Best Venue at the 2019 South West Wedding Industry Awards and awarded Best Venue at the Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards, The Italian Villa is the only venue of its kind in the UK. Set against a divine 10 acres of manicured gardens within the renowned Compton Acres, it is the perfect setting for that magical day when you say “I do”. This exclusive wedding venue provides Bridal couples with 3 floors of unrivalled elegance to lay on their dream wedding. It features a balcony overlooking the breath-taking Italian Garden to ensure that wedding photos will be truly unforgettable. When you book The Italian Villa, the multi-award winning venue becomes yours alone for the entire event. With over three floors, the grand Villa gives couples a true fairy-tale wedding venue, never having to worry about seeing “other guests at a hotel”, or have “staff attending to other matters”... When at The Italian Villa, YOU are their ONLY priority. The team’s impeccable standards ensure that the entire wedding party feel like VIPs. Along with direct access into the phenomenal Italian Garden, the Villa can cater for small, intimate wedding receptions for 65, or can provide a relaxed setting for up to 180 guests in the Medici Suite. Well-appointed with lifts to all three floors, air conditioning, built in sound systems and speakers, a stage, and audio-visual screens, The Villa’s superb facilities enable couples to theme or create the most memorable occasion.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lauren
We'd love to welcome you to our fabulous venue. Let our team show you around your dream wedding venue - we know you'll fall in love all over again :-)

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
25
Reviews
(84)
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Becca & Scott
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
You made our day magical and I will never stop being grateful!
I honestly don't even know what to say. Our wedding on Sunday was everything we could have ever wanted and I cannot begin to thank each and every one of you enough. Sinead and Kiki you made our day run so smoothly, were there when we needed anything and made everyone so relaxed and I'm so glad you both were there for our day! Lauren, Hannah and the team; you have (somehow!) put up with me for almost 3 years, my constant emails and phone calls and questions about this, that and the other! Thank you so much for all of the time and effort you put in to our day and to make me feel so calm and ready about it all! All of the staff leading up to the day and on the day were absolutely impeccable! Having worked at weddings myself I know these things aren't easy and I'm just so blown away by you all. Thank you! I didn't get to know names but the lovely man who was serving top table left my plates longer for me when I didn't eat anything, very grateful for your understanding! Every single person that came on Sunday has told us what an amazing day it was and it honestly would not have been if it wasn't for each and every one of you. Please can you point me in the direction of doing a review for the Villa because I cannot stop singing your praises and I want other couples to be able to have a day just like ours! Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. You made our day magical and I will never stop being grateful!
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Louise & Steve
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
Best food we have ever had at a wedding!
Hello Italian Villa team, We just wanted to email and say a huge thank you to you all for helping make our big day so incredible. It was everything we dreamed of and more. Compton Acres will forever hold a special place in our hearts and we will definitely re-visit each year to relive it all over again. I wanted to especially complement on the food. It was the best food we have ever had at a wedding (if we say so ourselves)! So many of our guests spoke so highly of the food, it was so delicious🙂 Thanks again and take care, Mr and Mrs Trapp ❤️
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Sian & Hugo
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
Best. Venue. Ever.
Hello! We just want to say a HUGE thank you for everything on our wedding day, it was incredible and I cannot thank the team enough for everything they did. Sinead, thank you so so much for everything - you made our day, I just felt so relaxed throughout, you were always so on it with everything and went above and beyond to make everything perfect for us. Thank you!!! Hugo and I actually said, we’re going to miss you! Kiki you were amazing too, thank you so much for putting up with our chaos! You guys were great. All the staff were exceptional. It really was the dream wedding, everything was so perfect. If we can do anything re. Recommendations please do let us know! And the food was exceptional too, everyone is still speaking about it. The starter! Thank you SO much again! Best. Venue. Ever. Sian & Hugo
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Sian & Hugo
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Best. Venue. Ever.
We just want to say a HUGE thank you for everything on our wedding day, it was incredible and I cannot thank the team enough for everything they did. Sinead, thank you so so much for everything - you made our day, I just felt so relaxed throughout, you were always so on it with everything and went above and beyond to make everything perfect for us. Thank you!!! Hugo and I actually said, we’re going to miss you! Kiki you were amazing too, thank you so much for putting up with our chaos! You guys were great. All the staff were exceptional. It really was the dream wedding, everything was so perfect. If we can do anything re. Recommendations please do let us know! And the food was exceptional too, everyone is still speaking about it. The starter! Thank you SO much again! Best. Venue. Ever. Sian & Hugo
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Ashley & Sam
Happy couple married in August
October 2022
Everything was perfect
Just wanted to send an email to all of you on behalf of me and sam to say thank you so so much for everything. Everything was perfect from start to finish and everyone was so helpful and accommodating in the lead up. We have had SO many compliments on the venue, staff, food and just everything really from everyone single one of our guests. We couldn’t of wished for a better place to get married. Many thanks, Ashley
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Ashley & Sam
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
We couldn’t of wished for a better place to get married
Everything was perfect from start to finish and everyone was so helpful and accommodating in the lead up. We have had SO many compliments on the venue, staff, food and just everything really from everyone single one of our guests. We couldn’t of wished for a better place to get married.
Location & Contact Details

Address

164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7ES, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Poole

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27 (1)

Nearest Train Station

Branksome

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth

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Press & Awards
(2)

Press & Awards (1)

Bride Magazine, Perfect Weddings, Love our Wedding, Tatler, Absolutely Weddings

Industry Awards (1)

The Wedding Industry Awards 2016 - Best Venue (nationally), among others
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A direct quote from our Events Manger "That's a hard one, we've done so many cracking weddings!" One that really stands out was an Indian Wedding where the Groom arrived on horseback! Apparently it was meant to be an Elephant... Can you even imagine! #aladdinvibes

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Make sure you are giving yourselves enough time to take everything in, your day will fly by and can be a little overwhelming! Don't rush your timings and try and get just 5 minutes alone for the two of you a few times during the day.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

One of our 2019 couples went all out and actually had a scent specially created just for there wedding day and had it pumped around the venue all day and evening. They then gave each guest a mini perfume as a favour so every time they used it afterward memories of there wedding day would come flooding back to them.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Exclusive, Unique, Friendly, Bright, Romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Japanese Gardens are totally unique and absolutely sunning. If you're feeling brave enough you can step across the stepping stones for the very best photo spot.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

All I'm saying is we're 15 minutes from the AFC Bournemouth football stadium...!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Rare Beef & horseradish cream filled Yorkshire pudding always goes down a treat

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A slice of Wedding cake of course!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

It has to be our stunning 10 acres gardens. Your guests will have access to our landscaped gardens free of charge, not to mention the endless beauty sports for your newly married photos <3

What part of your business are you most proud of?

My team!

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