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The Italian Villa at Compton Acres

£1950 - £5125 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
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A beautiful Italian style villa country house situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside with stunning surrounding gardens.
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From just £4,200 for 65 guests, all inclusive (exclusive venue hire, drinks package, 3 course gourmet wedding breakfast with coffee & ch...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:30 AM
Late Night Extension


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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

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

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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
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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 v...
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Mr & Mrs B.
Married in October 2019
November 2019
It lived up to all expectations
Hi Frankie, Thank you for your lovely email, it’s all been a bit of a whirlwind since the wedding, it all happens so quickly. We were so please we picked the Italian V...
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Mrs & Mrs Szewczuk
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Our dream wedding
Dear Frankie and Team, We are finally settling down from our beautiful weekend. We would like to let you and The Italian Villa team know how amazing our day was and jus...
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Mr & Mrs D.
Married in September 2019
October 2019
We had an amazing day
Hello Hannah and all of the team at The Italian Villa, Thank you! Thank you for looking after us all so diligently on the 29th September. We had an amazing day and all o...
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Mr & Mrs D.
Married in September 2019
September 2019
MASSIVE thank you
I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to you and all the team for making Simon's and my day so special. It was a dream!
Paula & Alex
Married in September 2019
October 2019
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 ju...
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Winter Wedding Fair

19th January 2020
Come along to our Winter Wedding Fair on Sunday 19th January, 11am - 3pm. Meet with our wedding team to discuss your special day and have the opportunity to chat to our professional wedding suppliers.
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Location & Contact Details


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

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

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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