A beautiful Italian style villa country house situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside with stunning surrounding gardens.
Features & Capacity
Country House / Manor House
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension Available
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
Prices start at
Minimum Price Per Head
Maximum Price Per Head
Minimum Number of Guests
Excellent venue and excellent staff. I can not rate them highly enough. Even 7 months after our wedding we could take my husband's grand...
The venue is set in beautiful surroundings...
The venue is set in beautiful surroundings. The inside and the outside of the venue is stunning and the staff are all extremely helpful ...
Our wedding day was literally the best day of my...
Our wedding day was literally the best day of my life. The Italian Villa made our day. There commitment, passion and values they uphold ...
Couldn't ask for more...
Couldn't ask for more..everyone made the day so easy so my husband and I could just enjoy every moment! :)
The venue speaks for itself...
The venue speaks for itself, it is so beautiful inside as well as the gardens around it. The staff were all exceptional. From the moment...
The Italian Villa honestly gave me the best day of...
The Italian Villa honestly gave me the best day of my life!!!
They were professional, hardworking, couldn't do enough for me and my...
We didn't really consider the venue at first...
We didn't really consider the venue at first, but my mother booked the viewing and i'm so pleased she did!
The charming, helpful & acc...
Excellent customer service...
Excellent customer service. Could not ask for more. They really adapt to the style of wedding the Bride and Groom want. We were really c...
the best venue ever...
the best venue ever. by far the most exceptional day. everybody commented on us having the best wedding they have been to. the staff,...
The most fabulous venue with stunning gardens...
The most fabulous venue with stunning gardens. Our wedding co-ordinator Grace went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day was perfec...
Stunning settings, stunning building & amazing service by all staff...
The Italian Villa exceeded everything we wanted from a wedding...
The Italian Villa exceeded everything we wanted from a wedding venue. The stunning gardens combined with the beautiful and spacious Vill...
We had the best day ever with Italian villa...
We had the best day ever with Italian villa, everything was perfect.
It was great...
It was great, everything was perfect and they knew just how we wanted it
We attended a wedding fair at the Italian Villa...
We attended a wedding fair at the Italian Villa and initially were just looking for ideas. However on arrival the venue was so beautifu...
Our wedding was magical due this venue...
Our wedding was magical due this venue. The gardens were amazing. We had a gorgeous sunny spring day and the flowers were spectacular. A...
We are so pleased we chose to have our wedding...
We are so pleased we chose to have our wedding at The Italian Villa- the venue and surroundings itself are absolutely beautiful and I do...
Venue was excellent...
Venue was excellent, the staff were excellent, the catering was excellent - we had an amazing day.
Our wedding was made all the more special by choosing...
Our wedding was made all the more special by choosing this as our venue. From before we booked to after the wedding the staff were very ...
We had an amazing wedding day the staff were amazing...
We had an amazing wedding day the staff were amazing and always on hand if we needed anything. The Food was outstanding all the guest co...
The Italian Villa is nowhere near where we live but...
The Italian Villa is nowhere near where we live but was recommended to us. We intially booked because it was unique, had beautiful groun...
I first went there like 10 years ago for a...
I first went there like 10 years ago for a visit. Way before i ever thought of getting married and the first thing that came to my mind ...
Absolutely thrilled with the venue...
Absolutely thrilled with the venue, looked beautiful and was set up as we desired which was such a relieve. Only negatives I can think o...
Nothing was too much trouble...
Nothing was too much trouble, every request we made was catered for without quibble (with the staff blowing up helium balloons and putti...
From the moment we walked in to view the Italian...
From the moment we walked in to view the Italian Villa as a possible wedding venue we fell in love with it. The gardens are spectacular...
The Italian Villa is an outstanding wedding venue...
The Italian Villa is an outstanding wedding venue. High expectations were succeeded. The staff couldnt do enough for us or our guests. T...
Our wedding was the most fabulous day...
Our wedding was the most fabulous day, the venue, staff and food were all amazing. Our guests also commented on the staff, organisation ...
an amazing day we are overwhelmed by it all!
Christina & Jim
A happy couple
We can't thank you enough. The staff were amazing.
A happy couple
An amazing venue in beautiful surroundings.
Adam & Emma
A happy couple
countless remarks from guests praising the food!
A happy couple
Introducing the UK’s favourite wedding venue... Exclusively yours!
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the 10 acres of manicured gardens at the renowned Compton Acres, the stunning Italian Villa has earned a reputation as one of the UK’s best wedding venues, offering chic sophistication, impeccable service and mouth-watering cuisine.
The venue was voted Best Venue at the National Wedding Awards and was also named “Most popular all-inclusive venue, Worldwide” in the International Wedding Expert Awards!
As the only venue of its kind in the UK, the multi-award winning Italian Villa gives you 3 floors of unrivalled elegance to lay on your dream wedding. This luxury venue in Poole, Dorset, is licensed to perform civil ceremonies & civil partnerships. And with a balcony that overlooks the stunning Italian Garden, you can be sure that your wedding photos will truly be outstanding!
When you book The Italian Villa, you’ll enjoy full exclusivity of the venue for your entire wedding, entirely self-contained. Over its three floors, the grand Villa provides 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 our ONLY priority! Our team’s impeccable standards ensure that every couple and their guests feel like genuine VIPs.
Combined with direct access into the spectacular Italian Garden, the Villa can cater for small, intimate wedding receptions for 60, or can provide a relaxed setting for up to 250 guests when using the Italian Garden. Well appointed with lifts to all three floors, air conditioning, built in sound systems and speakers, a stage, and audiovisual screens, The Villa’s superb facilities enable couples to theme or create a truly memorable occasion.
And with catering from the award-winning 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 Murphy
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
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and 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
Location & Contact Details
164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7ES, England