Set within the beautiful gardens of Compton Acres in Poole in Dorset, this unique, luxurious venue is available for weddings, private hire and corporate events, providing 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 and has a professional team dedicated to making your special day perfect. The wedding & events venue is available for exclusive use and comprises of three elegant suites, each designed to provide a glamorous setting for your function.

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Wedding Open Day

Sunday, January 10th, 2015 – 11:00 to 15:00 You are invited to visit the UK’s one and only Italian Villa all dressed up for the perfect wedding. Let our friendly, professional team give you a personal tour of the Villa and meet some of the region’s...

White Christmas at The Italian Villa

Thursday, December 17, 2015 – 18:30 Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and we’d like you to spend it with us! Celebrate your team’s Christmas party at the multi award-winning Italian Villa, the perfect setting for you and your team to...

The Top 20 Surprise Wedding Dances

Marriages create the time-honoured union between a loving couple, and so much more. Without them we’d never be able to describe someone’s enthusiastic musical motions as being like a ‘dad dancing at a wedding’, and a world without would forever be a far less lovely...

A change of dress

When planning your big day, two of the most important things to consider are the venue and the dress. There’s a lot to take into account when searching for a wedding dress – from design and colour to what will best fit your body shape and personal style....

The Italian Villa voted most popular wedding venue in the world

The Italian Villa at Compton Acres, Poole, has scooped the ‘Most Popular Wedding Venue in the World’ Award in the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts Awards. The awards are the world’s top gongs for the wedding industry, awarded on a...

Dorset Venue on Top of the World

Dorset’s The Italian Villa have been voted 2nd most popular wedding venue in the world. The Italian Villa at Compton Acres, Poole, has secured its place as one of the world’s top wedding venues, coming in a close second place for the “Most Popular All-Inclusive Venue”...


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