The Italian Villa at Compton Acres

£1000 - £6045 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
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COVID-19 Update
We are open and offering pre-booked viewings for future weddings as well as offering and holding small intimate weddings following Covid-19 Government Guidance. We hope you are all staying safe and are here to help if you need us. The Italian Villa team x
A beautiful Italian style villa country house situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside with stunning surrounding gardens.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
£85 per head includes a 3 course sit down meal, drinks package and evening buffet per person. Optional extras can be added such as canapes, additional drinks etc. based on a minimum or equivalent minimum spend of 65 adult guests

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
£85 per head includes a 3 course sit down meal, drinks package and evening buffet per person. Optional extras can be added such as canapes, additional drinks etc.
What is included in this pricing:
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
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: Hannah
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
Mr and Mrs Hall
Married in August 2020
September 2020
settings were beautiful, the food was amazing
Mr and Mrs Hall would like to say a huge thank you to Hannah, Drew, Emily and the whole team at The Italian Villa for making our wedding day so special on 2nd August 2020 Even during these tough times everyone pulled together and made the day perfect, the sun was shining, the settings were beautiful, the food was amazing and our guests had such a good time. Thank you once more for helping us make a memory we will never forget.
Emily & Paul
Married in 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!
Jo & Kiera
Married in January 2020
June 2018
Thank you for everything
Hi, just wanted to say Thank you too you all who helped our Wedding journey from start to finish go so smoothly. All who was involved did an amazing job and made sure Kiera and I were happy with everything and on the day we felt like we didn't have to worry about anything. So Thank you for everything.
Married in January 2020
June 2018
It all went like clockwork
I just wanted to say a big thank you for organising our special day. It really was an amazing venue and the food was superb. We had a fabulous wedding day and it stayed dry! Please could you pass on our appreciation and thanks also to Stephanie as she did a stirling job on the day and day before. It all went like clockwork.
Mr & Mrs W
Married in November 2019
June 2018
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 via email over the last three years, always being at the end of the phone, to ensuring the numerous dietary requirements our guests had would be catered for. We can’t thank you and the villa team enough, our meal was beautiful and lots of people commented and said it was the best roast they’d ever had and that the dessert exceeded their expectations. We couldn’t have wished for a better day and we are so grateful to yourself and the team who always went the extra mile to ensure everything was perfect on the day.
Mr & Mrs B.
Married in October 2019
June 2018
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 Villa, it lived up to all expectations and we had a wonderful day. The whole day went perfectly and everyone enjoyed themselves. Please pass our thanks to the whole team, everyone worked so hard in giving us the best day, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. And the food in particular was amazing!! Also, thank you for all your help with everything, you’ve been very helpful and patient when I was probably worrying about things I didn’t need to worry about !! Hope to see you again soon, All our Love

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, England

Travel Notes

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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