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Getting married at The Italian Villa – one of the UK’s favourite wedding venues – is more affordable than you might think, with ALL-INCLUSIVE wedding packages starting from just £4,123 for 65 guests, including exclusive venue hire, a three course gourmet wedding breakfast (or your choice of alternative wedding breakfasts!) with tea, coffee & chocolates, drinks package and an evening buffet… incredible value! Limited availability – call 01202 816074 to book your viewing today.

The Italian Villa is a one-of-a-kind luxury venue in Poole, Dorset. Set over three floors, the elegant building is nestled amongst 10 acres of beautifully manicured gardens.

With a license to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, services are performed in front of a balcony overlooking the stunning Italian Garden, an idyllic backdrop for your vows.

Our catering team is committed to delivering the finest quality food; from the canapés to the wedding breakfast, all ingredients are seasonal and sourced locally. Our chefs are constantly pushing themselves to ensure they are creating the innovative and modern dishes and strive to provide the very best quality, style and taste.

We are able to offer you exclusive use of the Villa on your wedding day, meaning you are free to relax and make the most of the building and the pretty grounds. With no other distractions, our staff’s sole focus is you and your guests, ensuring you and your guests receive the very best service and feel truly spoilt!

The stunning building, pretty gardens and the exceptional service have established the Italian Villa as one of the most sought after wedding venues in Dorset. We are proud to have been voted the “World’s Most Popular Wedding Venue” at the International Wedding Industry Expert Awards 2015.

  • Voted World's Most Popular Wedding Venue 2015
  • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies & Civil Partnerships for up to 250 guests
  • Exclusive use of all 3 floors of the Villa, plus private cordon off area of the spectacular Italian Gardens
  • Special Offers for off peak and late availability
  • Food catered by award winning Beales Gourmet offering exceptional food & service
  • Countless magnificent locations for stunning photos
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
In the city
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Ellen Sent on 26/09/2017
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We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding

We got married at your beautiful venue on the 14th September and just wanted to send a message to say how incredibly grateful we are and to say a massive thank you to everyone involved! The Villa and gardens looked absolutely stunning and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding, thank you!

Aphra and Candice were incredible on the day (and day before letting us set up and helping us though the run through) putting us both at ease and making our wedding such a relaxed and enjoyable day. At no point did we worry about anything (even when it turned out the registrar hadn't signed the certificate!) everyone was so professional and our guests are still commenting about how wonderful all your staff were and how perfectly the day ran.

Of course the food was delicious, please pass our complements on the chefs, and to everyone who helped tidy away that night and made so easy to grab everything the next day.

We couldn't fault anything and can't thank you enough for making our day absolutely perfect!
Gemma Sent on 13/06/2017
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They saved our wedding..!

I am so overwhelmed and happy to say that my husband and I Sean got married here on Friday 9th June 2017. We were blown away with how unbelievable the service was. Nothing was too much for any staff member. The Italian Gardens were just stunning and the weather so beautiful. A big thank you to Justin Cohen as without him our wedding wouldn't have been here and we will be forever eternally grateful for this. To Nicola Langley the events manager who was so helpful to everyone and made sure everything ran smooth, she even pinned my dress up as was so big with so many layers started to tear in the inside. To Richard the night evening manager made sure the smooth running of the evening party and was just perfect. To Hannah Dodds for all the emails and arranging and to all the staff who we didn't meet who put so much effort in. The food was absolutely mouthwatering everyone loved it. It was perfect... we are ready to do it all over again. I can't thank thank the staff of The Italian Villa/Beales Gourmet enough. Will remember this day for the rest of our lives. Perfect xx
Vicky Sent on 13/06/2017
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They make sure all the little details are perfect.

We had our wedding at the Italian villa on Thursday 8th June. And it couldn’t have been more perfect. The whole team were fantastic and are so friendly. They make sure all the little details are perfect.
Frankie was amazing from start to finish and was so helpful. A big thank you to Nicky our events manager for making the day run so smoothly and she went above and beyond to help make our day perfect. It was truly so special.
We have got some fab photos in the gardens and in the villa. The whole venue is so gorgeous. And I can’t recommend this venue enough. I felt so at home here and all the staff make you feel so welcome. The food was so delicious and everyone said how great it was.
I would do the whole day all over again.
Vicky and Alan Boylan. Xx
Ian Sent on 09/06/2017
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Thank you for the perfect wedding!

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.
Thank you once again for helping us have the wedding that we dreamed of.
Adele Sent on 09/06/2017
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Literally still beaming ear to ear

Thanks so much Frankie- we had just the greatest time thanks to you, Nicki, Candace, Drew etc. Literally still beaming ear to ear- it was everything we could have hoped for and more. Thanks so much again to you all- we hope we weren't any trouble and we honestly had the best day of our lives.
Adele xx”
Anonymous Sent on 10/01/2014
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We cant recommend you guys highly enough

Everything was run so smoothly and nothing was too much trouble which is perfect for any wedding day!
All of the staff were so friendly and professional and the food was absolutely gorgeous! My dad would also like to thank Mahmoud as he was fantastic on the day and the next day when we came to collect our things.
All of our guests were astounded by the Villa and the gardens and still talk about how beautiful it was. There is a competition now to beat our venue although I'm not sure it will ever happen! We can't recommend you guys highly enough!
Jon Sent on 10/01/2014
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Simply Fantastic

We can not begin to tell you how amazing and wonderful our day was at the Italian Villa. The way that you looked after us was incredible. The Italian Villa is a very special place and Derya & I will always remember our wedding day with fondness and excitement. All of your staff, without exception were extremely professional, polite and courteous - They are a real credit to you. (Please pass on my thanks to Ebony who really looked after my Mum when she had a red wine incident! & also Mahmoud who looked after the guests who would not leave!)

Sometimes it is difficult to put into words the experiences that you have..... here are the words that Derya & I have decided best suit our special day and the way in which you looked after us..... "Simply Fantastic".

We will never forget our wedding day.....
Kim Sent on 23/03/2013
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Thank you to everyone at Compton Acres that made our day so special, it went perfectly and we could not have wished for anything more. All the staff were amazing and myself and Ian really appreciate everything you all done for us.
Areesha Sent on 23/03/2013
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Simply Fantastic

The venue was set up just as we wanted it and the sun shone so we managed to get full use of the gardens which was amazing.
The Catering was simply fantastic the presentation was superb and it tasted absolutely delicious, we have had so many amazing comments so please thank all the catering team.
The Venue Manager Ebony was just fantastic nothing was too much trouble from set up through to finish and everything ran seamlessly.
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