The Italian Villa at Compton Acres

£6557 - £20000 for a package
Up to 180
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COVID-19 Update
We are open and offering pre-booked viewings for future weddings as well as offering and holding small intimate weddings following Covid-19 Government Guidance up until 21st June 2021. We hope you are all staying safe and are here to help if you need us. The Italian Villa team x 01202 030727
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A beautiful Italian style villa country house situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside with stunning surrounding gardens.
Pricing & Costs

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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


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

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


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 :-)


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Larissa Hirst
Married in July 2021
August 2021
Simply wonderful
After being there throughout rearranging our wedding not once, but twice, the villa still managed to exceed our expectations, and was exceptional on our wedding day. The staff are incredible, and it seems like they really care, especially Drew the ops manager. Food was brilliant, everything was organised to perfection, thoroughly impressed. It's such a unique venue as well, our guests felt like they were on holiday!
Mr and Mrs Hall
Married in August 2020
September 2020
settings were beautiful, the food was amazing
Mr and Mrs Hall would like to say a huge thank you to Hannah, Drew, Emily and the whole team at The Italian Villa for making our wedding day so special on 2nd August 2020 Even during these tough times everyone pulled together and made the day perfect, the sun was shining, the settings were beautiful, the food was amazing and our guests had such a good time. Thank you once more for helping us make a memory we will never forget.
Emily & Paul
Married in February 2020
March 2020
Amazing venue, amazing staff, amazing food, amazing day!
We got married at The Italian Villa 2 weeks ago and it was the best day ever in every aspect. The staff are phenomenal and so professional, from Hannah who helped us plan aspects, to Drew and Steph who enabled the smooth running of the day, to the service provided by the catering team it was amazing. We found it was such good value for money and they went out their way to help us with everything. Beyond that, the venue is perfect, having 3 floors and beautiful gardens. There is nothing I would change about our wedding day, mainly down to how good our venue was and how smoothly our wedding day ran. Thank you so much!
Jo & Kiera
Married in January 2020
January 2020
Thank you for everything
Hi, just wanted to say Thank you too you all who helped our Wedding journey from start to finish go so smoothly. All who was involved did an amazing job and made sure Kiera and I were happy with everything and on the day we felt like we didn't have to worry about anything. So Thank you for everything.
Married in January 2020
January 2020
It all went like clockwork
I just wanted to say a big thank you for organising our special day. It really was an amazing venue and the food was superb. We had a fabulous wedding day and it stayed dry! Please could you pass on our appreciation and thanks also to Stephanie as she did a stirling job on the day and day before. It all went like clockwork.
Mr & Mrs W
Married in November 2019
November 2019
The best roast they ever had!
Hello Frankie, Chris and I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help in ensuring everything went to plan last Sunday; from replying to our many questions via email over the last three years, always being at the end of the phone, to ensuring the numerous dietary requirements our guests had would be catered for. We can’t thank you and the villa team enough, our meal was beautiful and lots of people commented and said it was the best roast they’d ever had and that the dessert exceeded their expectations. We couldn’t have wished for a better day and we are so grateful to yourself and the team who always went the extra mile to ensure everything was perfect on the day.

Spring Wedding Fair

19th April 2020
Come along to The Italian Villa's Spring Wedding Fair on Sunday 19th April 2020, 11am-3pm. See the beautiful villa set up and dressed for a wedding with our recommended suppliers on hand to help you.
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

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M27 (1)

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Press & Awards


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

Industry Awards (1)

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

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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