The Italian Villa at Compton Acres

The Italian Villa at Compton Acres

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164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset
Awarded Best Venue at the National Wedding Industry Awards, The Italian Villa is the only venue of its kind anywhere in the UK - featuring gourmet cuisine from Michelin-trained chefs and service to match!


Dorset’s most prestigious wedding venue, The Italian Villa, is set against a divine 10 acres of manicured gardens within the renowned Compton Acres and is the perfect setting for that magical day when you say “I do”.

The multi award-winning wedding venue - receiving the National Wedding Industry Award for Best Venue (Town/City) - 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 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 audio-visual screens, The Villa’s superb facilities enable couples to theme or create the most memorable occasion.

The Italian Villa is a stone’s throw from the beautiful golden beaches at Sandbanks in Poole, and easily accessible from surrounding areas of Dorset. A wide range of accommodation is available at nearby hotels and guest houses, with plenty within walking distance.


Meet the Dream Maker

Frankie Murphy
Senior Sales & Events Co-ordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 84 reviews
on Tue, 20th of August, 2019
Hi Frankie,
We just wanted to say a HUGE thankyou to you and the team at the Villa for helping us achieve our dream wedding! From day one you have been on hand for every query no matter how big or small - and we've had plenty of queries! You've been so helpful and reassuring, and always responded

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efficiently. We feel we've in good hands every step of the way!
Our day event manager Stephanie was also super helpful and made sure to talk us through every detail. She took on board every single note I gave her during our handover meeting, and the items I left her were all laid out exactly as I'd hoped. She was on hand throughout the day for any questions or extra bits of help - and made sure that we took 10 quiet minutes to eat a few canapes and have a drink between the ceremony and breakfast - and this was definitely something that we needed! She never once got flustered and her relaxed and efficient demeanour helped to keep us calm too.
Amanda, our night event manager, was equally as cool calm and collected. Not without a smile throughout the evening, she was on hand at any given point for support. She also did the most outstanding job, alongside her colleague (his name escapes me I do apologise!), at packing up all of our items, gifts, cards, and flowers to take with us at the end of the night. Everything was packaged neatly and carefully and this was a godsend after a long (and boozy) day!
Our guests were blown away by the venue, but we have also received numerous feedback that the food provided by Beales was the best wedding food they have ever had. The vegan guests were in shock at the quality of the vegan dishes - my aunt said it was the best vegan meal she has ever had and even sent her thanks to the chef on the day. The wine was also particularly well received! Our thanks go out to every single member of staff who was involved in the day.
We can't thank you all enough for helping us to have the most incredible day!
on Mon, 12th of August, 2019
Hi Frankie

Just wanted to say our whole day was perfect. Yourself in the lead up being so professional and prompt with our questions made it so much easier for us.

Stephanie was great on the day and really lovely and Amanda in the evening was also great but she got the short straw as we were

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all quite drunk.
on Tue, 6th of August, 2019
Good morning Frankie!

We have just returned from honeymoon and wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at The Italian Villa. I know everyone says their wedding day was the best day, but ours truly was the most perfect day, and a lot of that is down to you guys!

From the planning, up until

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the very last moments of the day, we were blown away with how organised, helpful and friendly the team at the Villa were.

We wanted to thank you Frankie for being so helpful during the planning. Every question I had, no matter how small, was answered quickly & always full of enthusiasm! It really helped make the wedding planning stress free & enjoyable.

On the day, Stephanie ensured everything ran smoothly. Everyone commented on how friendly & helpful Stephanie was. During our photos she made sure Rory & I were never without a drink & had canapés brought over to us so that we didn’t miss out! The small details like this really make a difference!

All our guests commented on how beautiful the villa is, and how amazing the food was...From the canapés & wedding breakfast, to the evening BBQ, it was all delicious!

We couldn’t thank you all enough for making our wedding day so special. It was everything we dreamed of and more!

Mr & Mrs Suttie xx
on Thu, 1st of August, 2019
Hi Hannah

I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to you and all the staff at the Italian Villa.

We had the most perfect day on Saturday, and we were overwhelmed by how many people said to us it was the best wedding they had ever been to!


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whole day went so smoothly and we’d like to thank Stephenie who was absolutely incredible as our event manager, nothing was ever too much trouble for her.

Our guests also highly complimented the food on the day, from the canapés to the wedding breakfast, it really was delicious so a big thank you to the waiters/waitresses and all the kitchen staff.

And finally, we would like to thank you Hannah for all the help you have given us in the lead up to the wedding. Any questions we had were always answered so quickly and clearly and we always felt in good hands with you.

Thank you for hosting the wedding of our dreams and we only wish we could do it all over again!

Much love

Sam and Lucy
on Mon, 29th of July, 2019
The wedding was Amazing! We can’t thank you all enough for all the hard work and all preparation that everyone did for us and for making our day so special.
All of our guests have commented how incredible the day was from start to finish.

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