The Italian Villa at Compton Acres

£6,300 - £25,000 for a package
Up to 140
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A beautiful Italian style villa country house situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside with stunning surrounding gardens.
The Italian Villa at Compton Acres Pricing & Costs

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
Includes exclusive venue hire, 3 course sit down meal, drinks package and evening buffet per person. Optional extras can be added such as canapes, 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
The Italian Villa at Compton Acres Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


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

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

The Italian Villa at Compton Acres 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: Shannon
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 :-)


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr & Mrs Ashman
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
We’ve had so many wonderful comments!
Thank you so much for hosting our wedding last weekend. We had the most amazing day and that was down to all of your hard work behind the scene! Bianca and Kiki, thank you so much for being such a calming influence and ensuring everything went so smoothly. The food was incredible, wine delicious and the venue was a stand out! We’ve had so many wonderful comments saying just what an amazing day it was! Thank you so much again, can’t wait to visit soon.
Sophie & Luca Riccio
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
You are all so good at what you do!
We aren't sure where to start in expressing our thanks & gratitude to you all for making our wedding day unbelievably perfect. The whole day ran without a hitch, that was all because of your careful planning, organisation, attention to detail. We had amazing feedback on the food, the grounds, gardens & staff at the venue. A massive thanks to Lauren for showing us around the venue 18 months ago &answering our thousand questions via email ever since. Also, a hug to Bianca who was a pure angel!
Bobbi & Adam Croney
Happy couple married in June
August 2023
Magical day!
My husband & I had the most magical day in June for our wedding here at the Italian villa, we travelled 3 hours for this venue & it was well worth it. Everything from start to finish was PERFECT - from Lauren helping planning to Bianca running the day. All our family & friends complemented on the whole day including how amazing the food was. Nothing to too much trouble and all the staff were all so lovely and helpful. Thank you to everyone for making our day so special 💕
Anna & Will
Happy couple married in May
August 2023
Thank you for making our wedding the best day
We recently married at the Italian Villa and it really was the most perfect day. The weather was glorious which obviously helped, but the venue itself is stunning and could fool you in to thinking you actually are in Italy. Our guests couldnt believe how beautiful it was. Hannah and Lauren were great and always on hand to answer our questions in the lead up to the wedding and on the day Bianca and Kiki were amazing!
Emma & Matthew Freeman
Happy couple married in April
August 2023
We felt as though the team were on hand to help us
My husband and I had the most amazing wedding day. Lauren, Bianca and the whole team made our experience very enjoyable and stress free. Everything was perfect from the little details to the big. Lauren communicated quickly and answered any silly question I had to put my mind at ease & Bianca set up all of our tables on the wedding day and was a perfectionist in making our dream become a reality. Our food was also exceptional and all of our guests said how fantastic it was.
Mr and Mrs Bridgewater
Happy couple married in December
February 2023
Absolutely incredible throughout!
I just wanted to drop you an email to say a massive thank you to every one at compton acres but especially yourself for what I can only describe as the most magical day of my life. You was absolutely incredible throughout all of it and nothing was too much of an ask of you for whatever we needed. You honestly put me at ease so much and I think I was asking you a million things at once throughout the day and you went above and beyond for anything I needed. I know you do alot of weddings but I ho

The Italian Villa Wedding Fayre

3rd March 2024
Come and explore The Italian Villa and the beautiful gardens that surround it! We will have our amazing suppliers on hand to chat to you about anything you could ever need to make your day perfect!
The Italian Villa at Compton Acres Location & Contact Details


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

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27 (1)

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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The Italian Villa at Compton Acres Press & Awards

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

Bridebook Awards (3)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Italian Villa at Compton Acres?

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 The Italian Villa at Compton Acres in 5 adjectives

Exclusive, Unique, Friendly, Bright, Romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at The Italian Villa at Compton Acres?

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 The Italian Villa at Compton Acres?

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 The Italian Villa at Compton Acres 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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