The Italian Villa at Compton Acres

(31)
£1500 - £5200 for venue hire
Up to 180
On-site
Exclusive Use
Wedding license
A beautiful Italian style villa country house situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside with stunning surrounding gardens.
Features & Capacity
Overview
Venue Type
Country House / Manor House
Guests
180
Reception Capacity
250
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:30 AM
Late Night Extension Available
Yes
Venue
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
Water View
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
  • Prices start at
  • £1500
  • Maximum Price
  • £5200
Packages
  • Minimum Price Per Head
  • £62
  • Maximum Price Per Head
  • £142
  • Minimum Number of Guests
  • 65
Reviews
(31)
Excellent venue...
Dec 2015
Happily married
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...
Dec 2015
Happily married
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...
Jul 2016
Happily married
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...
Feb 2016
Happily married
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...
Jul 2016
Happily married
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...
Apr 2016
Happily married
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...
Nov 2015
Happily married
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...
Dec 2015
Happily married
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...
Jul 2016
Happily married
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...
Oct 2016
Happily married
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...
May 2016
Happily married
Stunning settings, stunning building & amazing service by all staff...

The Italian Villa exceeded everything we wanted from a wedding...
Jul 2016
Happily married
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...
Aug 2016
Happily married
We had the best day ever with Italian villa, everything was perfect.

It was great...
Mar 2016
Happily married
It was great, everything was perfect and they knew just how we wanted it

We attended a wedding fair at the Italian Villa...
Apr 2016
Happily married
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...
May 2016
Happily married
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...
May 2016
Happily married
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...
Sep 2016
Happily married
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...
Sep 2016
Happily married
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...
Mar 2016
Happily married
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...
Jul 2016
Happily married
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...
Jul 2016
Happily married
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...
Jan 2016
Happily married
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...
Aug 2016
Happily married
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...
Sep 2016
Happily married
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...
Sep 2016
Happily married
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...
Apr 2016
Happily married
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!
Testimonial
Dec 2016
A happy couple

We can't thank you enough. The staff were amazing.
Testimonial
Sep 2016
A happy couple

An amazing venue in beautiful surroundings.
Testimonial
Sep 2016
A happy couple

countless remarks from guests praising the food!
Testimonial
Sep 2016
A happy couple

Full Description
  • 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 :)
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2010
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    25
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(2)
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
Photos
(18)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • 164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7ES, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Poole
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M27 (1)
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Branksome
    • Nearest Airport
    • Bournemouth
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