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Nestled in the heart of Compton Acres, Poole, The Italian Villa is your go-to corporate oasis, offering a haven of functionality and adaptability for a spectrum of events. Boasting a range of facilities, The Italian Villa stands as a captivating blend of sophistication and natural beauty.

Guests enjoy the convenience of 30 free on-site parking spaces, supplemented by nearby on-road parking, and the option to utilise the Compton Acres car park for evening events. Culinary delights are created by the in-house catering team, known for crafting bespoke menus with a current emphasis on local produce and healthy wholefoods. The catering repertoire extends from light event buffets and three-course sit down meals to BBQ’s, themed and hot fork buffets, canapes, and breakfast friendly bowl food. The venue ensures accessibility with a lift to all three floors and accessible route around the Compton Acres gardens.


The Italian Villa unfolds as an exclusive use venue with three suites across three floors, each equipped with air conditioning and built in sound systems. Set within 10 acres of themed gardens, delegates benefit from reduced-rate garden tours.

  • Medici Suite (Ground Floor) – Overlooking Italian Gardens, this suite with a private bar, toilets, and direct garden access accommodates up to 300 guests, ideal for awards ceremonies, lunches, canape/networking events, and dinners.
  • Verona Suite (First Floor) – Offering panoramic views of Italian Gardens, this suite accommodates up to 120 guests, perfect for meetings, lunches, seminars, and training events.
  • Siena Suite (Lower Ground Floor) – Accessible to Italian Gardens, this suite with a large private bar, stage, dancefloor, and soundproofing for music, accommodates 250 guests with casual seating suitable for intimate dinners, presentations, awards, and evening parties.

Event options and pricing

The Italian Villa plays host to a diverse range of events, including board meetings, AGMs, corporate wellness days, staff training, award nights, Christmas parties, corporate summer parties, networking events and team building activities. While detailed pricing varies, venue hire at The Italian Villa starts from £850, ensuring accessibility for a range of budgets.

The Italian Villa presents a remarkable venue, seamlessly blending sophistication, versatility, and natural splendour. If you are looking for a venue to host your next corporate function, please get in touch below.

Photography credit: Joe Weil Photography