The Italian Villa

Welcome to Dorset’s most prestigious wedding venue, The Italian Villa.

Set against a divine 10 acres of manicured gardens within the renowned Compton Acres, The Italian Villa is the perfect setting for any wedding, corporate or private event.

Managed by illustrious caterers, Beales Gourmet Ltd, the multi award-winning venue provides 3 floors of unrivalled elegance to lay on your dream event. Along with a balcony overlooking the breath-taking Italian Garden, you can be sure your event photos will be truly unforgettable.

When you book The Italian Villa, the stunning venue becomes exclusively yours for the entire event. And superbly spaced over three floors, the grand Villa gives couples a true fairy-tale wedding venue, and gives businesses the ultimate place to WOW their clients and staff. 
You’ll never have to worry about seeing other guests like 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 every guest feels like a VIP.

Along with direct access into the phenomenal Italian Garden, the Villa can cater for small events (corporate events from 30 guests, intimate wedding receptions from 60 guests), 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 you to theme or create a truly memorable occasion.

Over the past 2 years, The Italian Villa has been voted the world’s most popular wedding venue* and has won the Gold Dorset Tourism Award for Venue & Business Tourism two years running.

Get in touch with their friendly team on 01202 816074 to plan your special event!

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: By Appointment only


Italian Villa Website

Special Offers


You get 10% off all food and drink with our Annual Membership Card

Combined day out

Visit Compton Acres and Dorset Belles
for a Poole Harbour Cruise

Gift Vouchers

Ideal present for the
keen gardener

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