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Venue Fact File: The Italian Villa at Compton Acres, Dorset

02 Aug 2017

Elegant and enchanting, The Italian Villa in Poole is a stunning wedding venue waiting to be explored

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The Italian Villa is the only venue of its kind anywhere in the UK and won the coveted 'Best Venue' award at the National Wedding Industry Awards.


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Facilities and services

This Tuscan-themed villa has been purposefully designed for the perfect wedding day, with each of the three suites fulfilling a specific role for the day: beautiful ceremony in the Verona Suite; delicious gourmet wedding breakfast in the Medici Suite; and vibrant evening party in the Siena Suite. Of course one of the major highlights is the 10 acres of themed gardens, providing breath-taking backdrops to dramatic wedding photographs. The Italian Villa is licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and partnerships in either the Verona Suite (up to 120 guests) or the Medici Suite (more than 120 and up to 250). There is free car parking on site and in surrounding streets, as well as free WiFi.


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The in-house catering by Beales Gourmet and fantastic selection of wines and other drinks mean that your guests will be well taken care of all day. An  exceptional team of wedding coordinators to help you plan your dream wedding.

Availability and pricing

The Italian Villa is available 364 days a year (closed on Christmas day), for exclusive hire only. Weddings start from just £4,123 for 65 guests and rates are dependent on season, month and day of the week. The wedding packages include venue hire costs, wedding breakfast, drinks package and an evening buffet.

Best spot for photographs

There are so many to choose from. Aside from the gardens, the Romeo and Juliet style balcony at the front of the venue is stunning.


Customer testimonial

“What an amazing day. From booking our wedding to the end of the actual day, we couldn't fault a single thing. Frankie was absolutely amazing, answering all our emails and queries we had before the day and nothing was ever too much to ask. On the day itself, Nikki was incredible; the day ran like clockwork. We have had endless compliments from our guests on the day, the food, staff and the venue itself. Thank you to everyone at The Italian Villa for making our wedding everything that we had dreamed of and more. It was truly unforgettable." Sam & Emma Scott


Find out more at Any weddings booked by 31st December 2018 will benefit from an additional £300 booking discount.

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