The Italian Villa

Welcome to Dorset’s most prestigious wedding & events 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.

The Italian Villa has been an award winning favourite with brides and grooms for years and is now under new management by the Merna family who own Compton Acres. Mr Merna comments “Obviously current restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic have made it necessary to postpone wedding plans for many couples, but we are here for you and ready to help you with your plans for the future. We hope we can get the Villa back on track as soon as possible to create more happy days ahead”.

The multi award-winning venue provides 3 floors of unrivalled elegance for your dream event. The beautiful setting along with a balcony overlooking the breath-taking Italian Garden will ensure your wedding photographs will be truly unforgettable.

When you book The Italian Villa, the stunning venue becomes exclusively yours for the entire event. Superbly spaced over three floors, the grand Villa gives couples a true fairytale wedding venue, and businesses the ultimate place to celebrate with clients and staff. You can also enjoy use of the gorgeous Italian Garden as an outside entertaining space. Our team’s impeccable standards ensure that every guest will feel like a VIP.

The Villa can cater for small events (corporate events from 30 guests, intimate wedding receptions from 65 guests), or can provide a relaxed setting for up to 180 guests for a sit down reception or 250 guests for a standing event. 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.

For more information get in touch with our friendly team on 01202 030727 or email us on and let’s start planning your special event!

Office Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday: By Appointment only

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