The Italian Villa
164 Canford Cliffs Road
The Italian Villa is my nearest wedding venue, in fact I pass it on my regular run during the week, that may tell you just how close it is!
I have photographed plenty of weddings at this venue and everyone is unique. The are so many different opportunities for photographs. The gardens change according the season and the plants constantly grow and evolve so every visit to the Italian Villa is like the first time.
History of The Italian Villa
The Italian Villa in Poole, Dorset, is a renowned venue celebrated for its architectural beauty, exquisite gardens, and proximity to beautiful beaches. Built with Italian-inspired design elements, it offers a romantic and luxurious atmosphere perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The villa is surrounded by meticulously maintained gardens, featuring lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and manicured lawns. It’s also close to Poole’s stunning coastline and sandy beaches, like Sandbanks Beach, offering a blend of luxury and natural beauty.
The villa prides itself on its culinary delights, with a professional catering team that creates various culinary experiences using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. As a purpose-built wedding and event venue, it offers a range of facilities and services to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience, capable of accommodating weddings of different sizes and styles.
Regarding its history, one notable aspect is the Italian Garden, one of the first gardens built by Mr. Simpson in 1924. The garden is an impressive example of Italian design, featuring symmetry, formality, an ornamental lake with carved stone fountains, and vibrant landscaping. It also includes significant elements like the bronze Wrestlers of Herculaneum and the domed temple of Bacchus, adding to its historical and aesthetic value.