Photography by Beales Gourmet
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the 10 acres of manicured gardens at the renowned Compton Acres, this stunning Italian Villa has earned a reputation as one of the UK’s best wedding and event 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. The venue has also won a string of tourism awards because of the number of events it brings in from across the country and from international markets.
As the only venue of its kind in the UK, the multi-award-winning Italian Villa provides three floors of unrivalled elegance to host your dream wedding or special event. This luxury venue in Poole, Dorset, is licensed to perform
civil ceremonies and civil partnerships. With a balcony that overlooks the stunning Italian garden, couples can be sure their wedding photos will truly be outstanding!
When booking the Italian Villa, you’ll enjoy full exclusivity of the venue for your wedding or event, 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 their ONLY priority! Their team’s impeccable standards ensure that every couple and their guests feel like genuine VIPs.
Creating endlessly spectacular photo opportunities, guests have full access to the exquisite 10 acres of themed manicured gardens at Compton Acres, plus exclusivity over a large proportion of the Italian gardens. Bridal couples are less than 5 minutes away from award-winning beaches at Sandbanks. Combined with direct access into the spectacular Italian garden, the villa can cater small, intimate wedding receptions for 65 or 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 couples to theme or create a truly memorable occasion.
With catering from the award-winning Beales Gourmet team, your guests will savour the most spectacular cuisine from their talented team of chefs, providing a perfect complement for a magical wedding day. Voted as Dorset’s Best Wedding Caterers, Beales Gourmet delivers the most spectacular canapés and wedding breakfasts and gala dinner menus, and they strive to completely exceed the highest of expectations using the very best local, seasonal ingredients. With inventive and experimental cooking styles and presentation, the cuisine prepared is modern and stylish, and it is matched by exceptional service from a professional team.
With an unrivalled local reputation as top caterers, Beales Gourmet sets the bar high with their seductive contemporary cuisine, catering not only for weddings but also corporate events, awards dinners, gourmet hog roasts, and even private parties onboard luxury yachts.
The Italian Villa hosts three high-profile wedding open days. Their 2018 Wedding Open Days (11am-3pm on each day) will take place on:
• 14th January,
• 15th April
• 4th October