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The Italian Villa at Compton Acres

£4200 - £11965 for a package
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


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…

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
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No. of People In Team
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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 pla...
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Jo & Kiera
Married in January 2020
January 2020
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 Kie...
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Married in January 2020
January 2020
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 d...
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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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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.
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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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Nearest Airport


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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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