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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.


What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 90 reviews
Mr & Mrs Watkins
wedding on Sun, 10th of November, 2019
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

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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.

Review submitted on Tue, 19th of November, 2019
Mr & Mrs Badman
wedding on Fri, 18th of October, 2019
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

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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

Review submitted on Thu, 7th of November, 2019
Mr & Mrs Daley
Hello Hannah and all of the team at The Italian Villa,

Thank you! Thank you for looking after us all so diligently on the 29th September. We had an amazing day and all of our guests have commented on how much they loved the venue, the food and the service. We couldn't have asked you guys for

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anything more. :)

Thank you to you personally for all of your support and enthusiasm through the preparations. It was lovely to always get your upbeat and positive responses during any conversation.

We were really impressed with how organised everyone was and how easy it was to deliver and collect everything.

Thank you to all once again. It was a brilliant day.

Review submitted on Tue, 15th of October, 2019
Mr & Mrs Ma
Apologies for the late thank you message, we’ve just got back from our honeymoon and wanted to say a very big Thank You to all the staff at the Italian Villa!
Our day was beyond perfect!
From the day we booked the Italian Villa to our big day, the communication and organisation has been

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amazing! Thank you for helping us plan such a magical day. Special thanks to Frankie, who always replied to our long lists of questions so efficiently and in great detail!
Also, a special thanks to Stephanie our events coordinator on the day. Stephanie ensured our day was ran as smooth as possible, guiding and helping us with the speech announcements and our chinese tea ceremony preparations.
We’ve received endless comments on how beautiful the garden was, and how amazing the food and service was. Our guests felt cared for and we all had a fantastic day!
We couldn't thank you all enough for creating our magical perfect day, it felt like a dream!

Review submitted on Tue, 1st of October, 2019
Clare-Beth Cahill
Hi Frankie,

We absolutely cannot thank you enough for everything you did with the lead up to the day. It has been an absolute pleasure from the moment we met Cait to view the Italian Villa until the end of our big day.

The venue looked stunning and I can’t believe how lucky we were with

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the weather! All the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was amazing and everything was so well organised.

Stephanie was fantastic on the day too!

Also, I must thank Lily as I also spoke with her several times leading up to the day and she was always so friendly and was always nice to have a little chat when I called to arrange payments.

It has been a real pleasure and I just couldn’t have wished for a better setting but most importantly we appreciate all the help and efforts of those involved, that is really what makes the day run smoothly and ultimately a day we won’t forget!

Review submitted on Thu, 26th of September, 2019

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