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The Italian Villa

Compton Acres, 164 Canford Cliffs Rd, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7ES

The Italian Villa

Compton Acres, 164 Canford Cliffs Rd, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7ES


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The Italian Villa at Compton Acres – Poole, Dorset
Introducing the UK’s favourite wedding venue... Exclusively yours!

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the 10 acres of manicured gardens at the renowned Compton Acres, the stunning Italian Villa has earned a reputation as one of the UK’s best wedding venues, offering chic sophistication, impeccable service and mouth-watering cuisine.

The venue was voted Best Venue at the National Wedding Awards and was also named “Most popular all-inclusive venue, Worldwide” in the International Wedding Expert Awards!

As the only venue of its kind in the UK, the multi-award winning Italian Villa gives you 3 floors of unrivalled elegance to lay on your dream wedding. This luxury venue in Poole, Dorset, is licensed to perform civil ceremonies & civil partnerships. And with a balcony that overlooks the stunning Italian Garden, you can be sure that your wedding photos will truly be outstanding!

When you book The Italian Villa, you’ll enjoy full exclusivity of the venue for your entire wedding, entirely self-contained. Over its three floors, the grand Villa provides a true fairy-tale wedding venue, never having to worry about seeing “other guests at a hotel”, or have “staff attending to other matters”... When at The Italian Villa, you are our ONLY priority! Our team’s impeccable standards ensure that every couple and their guests feel like genuine VIPs.

Combined with direct access into the spectacular Italian Garden, the Villa can cater for small, intimate wedding receptions for 65, 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 audiovisual screens, The Villa’s superb facilities enable couples to theme or create a truly memorable occasion.

And with catering from the award-winning Beales Gourmet, your guests will savour the most spectacular cuisine from our talented team of chefs - The perfect match for your magical wedding day…

Information on The Italian Villa , Compton Acres , 164 Canford Cliffs Rd , Poole

Capacity: Guest Capacity: Poole to Poole
Civil Licence Capacity: Poole to Poole
Marquee Capacity: Poole to Poole
Indoor Dining Capacity: Poole to Poole
Evening Entertainment: Dance floor in Siena Suite, Entertainment licence with digital sound limited @ 96db, Evening reception facilities for 200 guests in the Siena Bar, Stage available for Live Band and/or DJ
General Facilities: 10 acres of spectacular, themed gardens for sensational photographs, Car Parking on site for 30 cars guaranteed (over 80 spaces on site after 6pm). More than 150 free spaces in surrounding roads, Child Friendly: High chairs available for babies, Disabled Facilities: Lift serving all floors; disabled toilet; easy access ramps, Free WiFi on site, Two full service bars on site with cash and card payment accepted, Wheelchair Accessible
Accreditations/Awards: Winner - Best venue at Wedding Industry Awards (South West & National), Best wedding caterers - Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards 2016, Best Venue - Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards, Accreditation/Awards: Voted Best Wedding Venue at National Wedding Awards 2016
Dining Options: Alcohol License with full bar facilities, Buffet, Rustic, BBQ and Hog Roast available as alternative dining options, Corkage Option for wedding reception and wedding breakfast, In House Catering by Beales Gourmet Ltd, Seated banquets up to 180 guests
Staff Assistance: Wedding Coordinator will look after you from your initial enquiry right through to after your big day!
Local directions: Follow the M27 westbound from Southampton, continue on the A31 to Ringwood, branch left at the Ashley Heath roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A338 towards Bournemouth & Poole. Continue down the A338 past Bournemouth towards Poole. At County Gates Gyratory roundabout take the 2nd exit on to The Avenue B3065 heading towards Canford Cliffs & Compton Acres. Continue through Canford Cliffs Village, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit on to Canford Cliffs Road, follow the signs to Compton Acres, turn left into Compton Acres.

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Off peak weddings from just £4000 all inclusive!

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Wed 01 Nov 2017 – Wed 28 Feb 2018

We have created an exceptional value package for couples wanting to get married at The Italian Villa!
The package is available in November, January and February, with other great deals available in the other “off peak months” from October to April.

For full details, visit: www . the-italian-villa . co . uk /off-peak-wedding-packages

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92917

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Review of The Italian Villa

Posted on by Ian & julie NCustomer visited Mar 2017

Just wanted to thank everyone at the Italian Villa for a perfect wedding.

From the start, Laura organised everything and put us at ease that everything would go to plan.

A special thanks to Nicki, the Events Manager, for organising the smooth running of the day.

Not forgetting the caterers, who provided spectacular food that everyone complimented.

We enclose some photos of our perfect day.

Thank you once again for helping us have the wedding that we dreamed of.

Please pass our comments on to everyone involved in our special day

Ian and Julie

Review of The Italian Villa

Posted on by Amy BCustomer visited Apr 2017

“Hi Frankie,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you, Drew, Nicola and everyone involved in our wedding. It was perfect in every way and completely faultless. We had our dream day and the venue was amazing. Thank you to you all for all your hard work.

Thank you

Review of The Italian Villa

Posted on by Becky & luke NCustomer visited May 2017

Just wanted to say thank you again for everyone at the Italian Villa for their help making our day perfect - even the weather! We had such a special day with our family and friends and we enjoyed every minute. Special thanks to Frankie who helped with anything we needed in the run up, even the last minute changes. Thank you for helping us create the wedding we dreamt of with our decorations, archway and lights. Our events managers Nicola and Candice had everything covered before we could even think of it - like saving the Bride some buffet food, and the Bridesmaid's even said they want them to help run their own weddings! The BBQ was delicious and the buffet with second helpings were certainly welcomed by the guests as well as access to the gardens! Thank you all for making it a truly unforgettable day for us.

Kind regards,

Becky & Luke

Review of The Italian Villa

Posted on by Carolyn & daniel SCustomer visited Jun 2017

Dear Laura, Frankie, Nicky and team

We would just like to thank you so very much for all your help during the past nine months in the lead up to and including our wedding day.

From day one you were brilliant - helpful, friendly, informative and nothing was ever too much trouble. If only everything I've ever organised could run as efficiently as you do!

The day itself was better than we ever could have expected - Nicky was absolutely fabulous, so calm and friendly yet so very organised! I think it was Lauren (I'm sorry if I've got the name wrong, there had been a fair amount of toasting by this point!) who took over in the evening and everything continued to run so smoothly.

We have had endless comments from guests about how wonderful they thought the day was - the venue, the food, the atmosphere. Between all the guests there we've probably been to several hundred weddings so they can be a tough crowd but they were completely bowled over by it and that's thanks to you and all your hard work. It was exactly how we wanted our wedding day to be but we never dared believe it could be that good! It turns out it was better!

I've included a couple of photos - I'm sure you've seen millions - but I wanted you to see how happy we look, we looked like that all day because you allowed us to have the best party we could have had with all of our dear friends.

Thank you again, you are stars.

Best wishes,
Carolyn & Daniel Simpson

Review of The Italian Villa

Posted on by Brendan & nicola CCustomer visited Jul 2017

Nearly three weeks on from our most amazing Italian Villa Wedding, which we can’t quite believe! Our feet haven’t really touched the ground since then, fabulous Honeymoon in Praia D’el Rey and Lisbon in Portugal, and then back to move in to our new house. In the middle of that, we have discovered we are going to be Grandparents in January. So quite a lot to take in!

Obviously needed to write to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to you and the whole team for making our day so wonderful. The whole event went like a dream from start to finish and we cannot thank you enough for your support, help and outstanding professionalism. We have never come across a group of people who are so ‘unflappable’! We can’t imagine anything becoming a source of stress for you guys!

The feedback we have had from so many of our guests has been fabulous – we are just so happy that even though the choices were ours, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and evening as well which is obviously what any Bride and Groom would wish for. The weather was unbelievable and we are just so happy that it allowed everyone to enjoy your beautiful venue to the full.

We are impatiently waiting for the photographs and video and are so excited about getting to see them and re-live the day all over again. We attach a couple of pictures that Sarah Elvin has sent us as a taster. Hope you like them.

Lots of luck to you all for a successful Summer of Weddings and events and thank you again.



Review of The Italian Villa

Posted on by Sophie & luke NCustomer visited Aug 2017

We would just like to say a massive thank you to you and your amazing team that ensured we had the most perfect wedding! All of our guests have commented on how well organised the day was, how fantastic the food was and how accommodating you all were. Through the rain and the sun our day looked absolutely stunning and everything ran like clockwork without a glitch. Thank you for all of your help throughout the planning process and for your forever quick replies. Everyone at the Italian Villa should hold there heads high and know that they really do make peoples dreams come true!

We can never thank you enough,
Thanks again,
Sophie and Luke

Review of The Italian Villa

Posted on by Natasha FCustomer visited Aug 2017

Where do I start?
Natasha and I got married at The Italian Villa on Friday and are both still struggling to get over the brilliance of the whole day; a day that owes so, so much to the absolute attention to detail and personable approach of the villa. From day one, Frankie was fantastic. Communication was spot on - every single avenue covered with a smile and eloquent nature.
On the day, Nicky was out of this world. She made our day and was - without doubt - the best person in the world to run it. Cool, calm and collective. People are still commenting on her absolute professionalism and brilliance - she's a superstar.
The food - as we knew after our initial tastings - was the best of the best. Certainly the best we have ever experienced at a wedding.
And, the venue: no words can describe it. It is stunning and - for the day - is yours. Beautiful.
We would give and arm each to press repeat and do it again. The best day of our lives.
Thank you Nicky, Frankie and co. We will never forget the most special day ever.
Pete and Natasha xx

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