The Italian Villa at Compton Acres

£1950 - £5125 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
A beautiful Italian style villa country house situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside with stunning surrounding gardens.
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Number of Guests Included
From just £4,200 for 65 guests, all inclusive (exclusive venue hire, drinks package, 3 course gourmet wedding breakfast with coffee & chocolates, evening buffet).
Features & Capacity


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


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

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. And with catering from Dorset’s leading event caterers, Beales Gourmet, your guests will savour the most spectacular cuisine from our talented team of chefs - The perfect match for your magical wedding day…

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Frankie
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
Emily & Paul
Wedding: 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!
Claire & Lee
Wedding: May 2018
November 2018
Craziest day of my life!
Had an amazing day. It so quickly, so make sure you treasure every moment. My venue could not do enough for me in the lee up to my big day as well as on the day. Me and my husband always had a drink and food was set aside for us.
Kim& Ashleh
Wedding: June 2018
November 2018
Outstanding wedding venue!
We had our wedding here back in June 2018 and it was simply the perfect day! Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. The food was incredible and recieved so many compliments! The bar was set so high with the villa, it was the first venue we looked at and all the others were nothing in comparison.
Christina & Jim
Wedding: December 2016
June 2018
an amazing day we are overwhelmed by it all!
Jake & Andre
Wedding: July 2018
June 2018
What can we say other than amazing!
The Italian Villa - what can we say other than amazing! It really was the perfect special day – we loved it from the moment we arrived until we left at 1AM – It all fell into place and all the planning paid off - it really was the best wedding we could ever imagine. So so happy. We have thanked the team that supported on the day but please pass our thank you's to all the people involved back and front of house – everyone raved about the food – the quality – the quantities – the room looked perfect to us - the fireworks a surprise for Jake were the cherry on the icing of the cake . Thank you so very much for all your help – we could not have done it without you – thank you as well for making it all so easy and nothing was too much trouble!
Paula & Alex
Wedding: September 2019
June 2018
UK wedding venue of the year!
I know this place wins 'Dorset Wedding venue of the Year' regularly, but it really should win 'UK Wedding venue of the Year'! I really can't recommend it enough or do justice to the place with a few words. It was perfect. The venue itself is perfectly set up as a physical and beautiful, practical and spacious building, the gardens are inspirational and our guests really appreciated the opportunity to walk round them as part of their experience that day, the food was absolutely amazing - gourmet catering for over 100 people, the management made it easy for us in the build up and on the day, the staff were professional, well trained, friendly and lovely... As a personal experience as the bride, it couldn't have gone better or easier. And as a wedding guest experience I have only had effusive positive praise about the place. Thank you Italian Villa and everyone - please do use this venue, it was all-round brilliant.

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

Travel Notes

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M27 (1)

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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
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