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
(74)
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Mr & Mrs Senior
Happy couple Married on May
May 2022
Our magical wedding day
My husband and I were fortunate enough to find The Italian Villa and book for our wedding day in May 2022. When looking for a wedding venue in our local area, we were looking for 75+ guest capacity, spacious rooms, different floors for wedding breakfast and evening do, excellent food and beautiful surroundings. The villa did not disappoint. The gardens are beautiful enough and in May absolutely stunning in colour. Our day was simply perfect. Hannah and Sinead were absolutely fantastic in running our day at the villa, nothing was too much to ask. They catered for our every need. Always at the end of a phone and always answering my somewhat high maintenance emails. The catering was simply fantastic, all of our guests were blown away with our menu, especially the menu that catered for vegans, not just a strip of lettuce or slice of carrot, the menu was fantastic. The wine is all of excellent quality as well. If you are looking for a venue that will take care of you and offer excellent service and amazing food, please consider The Italian Villa. It was everything we could have wanted and more. Thank you again Hannah & Sinead, it was everything x
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Tess & Faisal
Happy couple Married on January
February 2022
Every single person involved was so helpful and friendly and our day was better than we could have imagined because of you guys!
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everyone involved in our special day. Lauren you were amazing at answering my millions of emails and had the answer to everything including last minute changes! Thank you so much for being so patient and knowing exactly what and when to do everything. Jack was asking all morning “are we going to Lauren’s hotel” 😂😂 Drew, clearly you were the perfect man for the quiz and made it fun and even better than we could have imagined! Sinead, you were pure perfection from the second we got out the car. We literally cannot thank you enough for making the day run so perfectly even with some little hiccups here and there (mainly because I forgot to tell the singer our venue changed 🙊) you made it look like everything went perfectly to plan, and it even felt like it did to us although we knew otherwise haha. Changing the tables round last minute, adjusting timings for the singer, following us round the gardens with my train in your arms (sorry! 😂) and just generally being an awesome human being. Every single person involved was so helpful and friendly and our day was better than we could have imagined because of you guys! Also, we had so many people tell us that it was the best wedding food they’ve ever tasted! In short, you guys rock. Lots of love, The bride & groom! Tess & Faisal
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Alex and Matt
Happy couple Married on November
January 2022
I know I said it already but you were so kind and understanding and made the planning of the day so easy.
I know I said it already but you were so kind and understanding and made the planning of the day so easy. You never got frustrated at my ridiculous questions and it was so nice to meet you face to face after years of planning! On the day Sinead was absolutely incredible, she’s so brilliant at her job, made us feel completely at ease, always spoke to us with a huge smile and just made it the most wonderful day. It’s not often you feel so completely looked after and we really felt that on the day. We will truly cherish our memories of the 7th November forever. Please will you pass on our thanks to all of the staff from the day. Particularly the chef, the food was AMAZING although I was too excited to eat much of it! Just everyone, was wonderful. Thank you
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Matthew and Lauren
Happy couple Married on November
January 2022
made our special day SPECTACULAR
Mr & Mrs Merna, Me and my new wife got married at the Italian Villa on Friday 5th Nov 2021. Our wedding was originally one of the various that got caught up with the whole Beales Gourmet Ltd disaster. We were very nervous, things were going wrong left right and centre with the Liquidation, Covid and family issues. However the day finally arrived, I was met by Sinead first thing on the Friday morning and from there onwards she made our special day SPECTACULAR! I really cannot put into words how amazing, helpful and professional she was. She bent over backwards ensuring anything that could have gone wrong didn't, and when thrown with various curve balls throughout the day she just dealt with them and no-one was the wiser. The venue looked AMAZING, the food was the best food we have eaten and every guest that attended the day was stunned with the grounds, the villa, the food and how amazing the staff was. We have already mentioned this to Lauren when we popped back on Saturday however as you are the owners of the most special place for me and my wife we wanted to let you know that you have the BEST wedding events manager (Sinead) and all of the staff that day and evening did make our day go better than we ever thought could be possible. Please could I kindly ask that Sinead does get the recognition she deserves for her part in making our day the best day ever. Both me and my wife Lauren have agreed that every 5th November we will be back at Compton Acres for a walk around the prettiest gardens in the world and have lunch in the cafe looking at the villa as it is that special to us. Thankyou for having such an amazing venue, amazing staff and letting us have our most precious day there! Lots of Love Matthew and Lauren
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Matt & Lou
Happy couple Married on November
November 2021
Literally Perfection & Dream Wedding
So! Me and my new wife got married at the Italian Villa on Friday 5th Nov 2021. Our wedding was originally one of the various that got caught up with the whole Beales Gourmet Ltd disaster. We were very nervous, things were going wrong left right and centre with the Liquidation, Covid and family issues. However the day finally arrived, I was met by Sinead first thing on the Friday morning to get the day started and finalise everything before it started, and from there onwards she made our special day SPECTACULAR! I really cannot put into words how amazing, helpful and professional she was. She bent over backwards ensuring anything that could have gone wrong didn't, and when thrown with various curve balls throughout the day she just dealt with them and no-one was the wiser. The venue looked AMAZING, the food was the best food we have eaten and every guest that attended the day was stunned with the grounds, the villa, the food and how amazing the staff was. We have already mentioned this to Lauren when we popped back on Saturday however as you are the owners of the most special place for me and my wife we wanted to let you know that you have the BEST wedding events manager (Sinead) and all of the staff that day and evening did make our day go better than we ever thought could be possible. Please could I kindly ask that Sinead does get the recognition she deserves for her part in making our day the best day ever. Both me and my wife Lauren have agreed that every 5th November we will be back at Compton Acres for a walk around the prettiest gardens in the world and have lunch in the cafe looking at the villa as it is that special to us. Thankyou for having such an amazing venue, amazing staff and letting us have our most precious day there! You will never regret your special day being at the italian villa!
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Mr and Mrs Gault
Wedding: November
January 2022
The venue is so beautiful
Hello We would just like to say what a fantastic time we had last Friday at our son’s wedding at The Italian Villa. The venue is so beautiful. We would especially like to thank our wedding manager Sinead. She smiled all day and was polite, professional and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. The whole event was expertly managed. I would not hesitate to recommend The Italian Villa to any couple for their wedding. Thank you for making the day special. Regards Alison & Steve Gault
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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