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The Italian Villa at Compton Acres

£1900 - £5000 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 £4,123 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 2017 Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards and awarded Best Venue Award at the national Wedding Industry 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
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Wedding: October 2016
September 2016
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 perfect. I couldn't recommend them more.
Wedding: September 2016
September 2016
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 welcoming, warm, friendly and effi...
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Wedding: September 2016
September 2016
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. They were completely flexible with ...
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Wedding: September 2016
September 2016
Venue was excellent...
Venue was excellent, the staff were excellent, the catering was excellent - we had an amazing day.
Wedding: September 2016
September 2016
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 venue is so adaptable to you...
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Wedding: August 2016
August 2016
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 putting lights under the tables for the...
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The Autumn Wedding Show

14th October 2018
You are invited to visit the UK’s one and only Italian Villa all dressed up for the perfect wedding. Let our friendly team give you a personal tour of the Villa and meet amazing regional suppliers!
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Location & Contact Details


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

Nearest Town


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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