Local Area

Location Overlooking Poole Harbour

The Italian Villa is ideally located overlooking Poole Harbour to take advantage of all of Dorset’s Jurassic Coastlines natural beauty. You can head in any direction from any of our hotels and find stunning scenery and many activities to take part in. North takes you into the rolling hills and quaint villages of the Dorset countryside. East takes you to the ancient woodlands of the New Forest, its varied wildlife and the Isle of Wight, a short ferry crossing over Solent water. South takes you to the 7 miles of sandy beaches that is the expanse of Poole Bay with its many opportunities for partaking in water sports or just a beach day with the kids and West takes you into the World Heritage site of the Dorset Jurassic coast with its many cliff top walks, small bays and years of geological history on show on the differing rocks along this spectacular coastline. There are many different places to visit for a day out and for National Trust members there are at least eight National Trust sites with in a short car journey for you to explore. The Italian Villa offers you a fantastic location for the perfect wedding, come and explore Dorset with us.

Hannah Gibson, BSO Senior Development Officer

On behalf of us all at the BSO, we cannot thank Tony Beales and his wonderful team enough for their fantastic support in organising our Black Tie Gala Evening at The Italian Villa. It is rare to work with a team who is prepared to support on each and every aspect of the event - however big or small. The team at Beales achieved this proudly. The evening will be remembered as a truly memorable and special experience for our most valued supporters, special guests and musicians.

Lauren and Ben x

Ben and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for all that you and your team have done for us! You are all individually great! Thank Ebony also for all her organisation on the day it ran so smoothly because of her!
Our day was perfect and it was all because of all of you creating such a special day!You are such an asset to your team and are so great at what you do!

Siobhan and Ian

Myself and Ian can not thank you and all the team for making our day a truly memorable day. Everything was perfect, the glass of water on arrival when my mouth was dry with nerves to Chris and the evening team following around with chilled bubbly. We could not of wished for better!

It was the best day of our lives and we are so grateful to you all!


I just wanted to thank you and your team for my fabulous 50th Birthday party. It all went very smoothly from the initial enquiry to the party - I cannot fault anything and it all went off without a hitch on the evening. 

Sam & Darren

We had an amazing night - everyone said how breathtaking the venue was, the staff were very attentive and the food was lovely - it couldn't have gone better so a huge thank you to you and your staff!

Maria's displays were fabulous and the ice cream tricycle a really good addition - thank you for the recommendation!