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Why choose The Italian Villa for your corporate event?

Our team create memorable moments that make your event WOW! If you’re looking for somewhere truly special to host your next business event in Dorset, The Italian Villa will make your guests and your own team feel truly welcomed and well looked after.


The Italian Villa is the only purpose-built venue of its kind anywhere in the UK, and we are delighted to have it here on our Dorset coastline. Set upon 10 acres of magnificently manicured gardens at the iconic Compton Acres, this truly is a venue like no other, making it the ideal setting for your next business event.

From directors’ boardroom meetings to AGMs, award ceremonies, staff training, networking, Christmas & summer staff parties and team-building events, you can rest assured that we have the capability of hosting your perfect event with ease. Our talented chefs, front of house staff and event managers are at your service.

Three spacious suites await you at The Italian Villa, each with its own unique charm in abundance. The Verona & Siena Suites offer cutting-edge audio-visual equipment, big screens and of course free wi-fi. All three suites offer air conditioning and built in sound systems giving your business presentation the impact it deserves. All suites are accessible by lift and stairs.

The Medici Suite

The Medici Suite is the largest and most opulent of our three suites and can host seated banquets for up to 200 guests and canapé receptions for up to 250 guests.

Situated on the ground floor and overlooking the stunning Italian Gardens, this Suite delivers a WOW factor to your event every time. A stone staircase leads elegantly onto the Italian Gardens, which you are free to use as part of your event.

The Verona Suite

The Verona Suite, with its impressive balcony overlooking the Italian Gardens below, is ideal for boardroom lunches, seminars and training events for up to 120 people. This suite is light and airy, has a very contemporary design and sits proudly on the top floor of our three story venue.

The Siena Suite

The Siena Suite situated on the lower floor of The Italian Villa is charming and extremely versatile.

This Suite is ideal for boardroom meetings, intimate dinners, presentations and with its own licensed bar and stage, evening parties for up to 250 people. This suite also has doors leading through to the Italian Gardens.

The Italian Garden

This was one of the finest gardens built by Thomas William Simpson in 1924 and early pictures show evacuation work being carried out by hand with barrows of soil being pushed up on wooden planks to form the high banks around the garden.

Symmetry and an elegant formality are the prime characteristics of the Italian Garden, which is arranged around the cross of the central ornamental lake, with its carved stone fountains, exquisitively coloured water lilies and flashing shoals of Koi Carp to delight the eye.

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