Set within the beautiful gardens of Compton Acres in Poole in Dorset, this unique, luxurious venue hire is available for weddings, private parties and corporate events. In addition, The Italian Villa provides unmatched character and grandeur whatever the occasion. Awarded ‘Most Popular Venue’ in the International Wedding Awards 2015, and exclusively managed by multi award-winning caterers Beales Gourmet, The Italian Villa combines unique character and classic architecture with modern facilities. The Italian Villa also has a professional team dedicated to making your special day perfect. The wedding & events venue hire packages are available for exclusive use and comprise of three elegant suites, each designed to provide a glamorous setting for your function.

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3 Top Tips from 3 Recent Brides

We asked three of our recent couples what advice they'd give to future brides. They've each told us the one thing that really made an impact on their big day, advice which may provide you with some inspiration for your wedding day... 1.  Top...

The Italian Villa scoops Top Rated prize on WeddingDates

Absolutely delighted to have been named the top rated venue in Dorset on the UK's leading wedding site, WeddingDates! A very special mention to our co-ordination team of Frankie Murphy, Cait Rankin & Hannah Dodds, who picked up the Best Wedding...

Hurrah – we’re officially the Best Wedding Venue in Dorset!

The Italian Villa was officially named the Best Wedding Venue at the 2017 Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards, held at the prestigious Ballroom at the Pavilion Theatre on Saturday, 18th November 2017. Over 200 guests, including some of Dorset’s most prestigious...

Italian Villa strikes GOLD at Dorset Tourism Awards

Press Release Issued: November 2017 The Italian Villa, based at Compton Acres in Poole, has won the Gold award for “Venue & Business Tourism” at the annual Dorset Tourism Awards. The multi award-winning venue were put through a gruelling multi-stage...

How to use events to boost your internal culture

We see a lot of events come through our doors at The Italian Villa (over 200 a year to be precise). As a leading event venue in Dorset, we often get asked by our clients to help them put on events that will engage their staff. And whilst some companies opt for...


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