We absolutely cannot thank you enough for everything you did with the lead up to the day. It has been an absolute pleasure from the moment we met Cait to view the Italian Villa until the end of our big day.
The venue looked stunning and I can’t believe how lucky we were with the weather! All the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was amazing and everything was so well organised.
Stephanie was fantastic on the day too!
Also, I must thank Lily as I also spoke with her several times leading up to the day and she was always so friendly and was always nice to have a little chat when I called to arrange payments.
It has been a real pleasure and I just couldn’t have wished for a better setting but most importantly we appreciate all the help and efforts of those involved, that is really what makes the day run smoothly and ultimately a day we won’t forget!
From the day we booked the Italian Villa to our big day, the communication and organisation has been amazing! Thank you for helping us plan such a magical day. Special thanks to Frankie, who always replied to our long lists of questions so efficiently and in great detail!
Also, a special thanks to Stephanie our events coordinator on the day. Stephanie ensured our day was ran as smooth as possible, guiding and helping us with the speech announcements and our chinese tea ceremony preparations.
We’ve received endless comments on how beautiful the garden was, and how amazing the food and service was. Our guests felt cared for and we all had a fantastic day!
We couldn't thank you all enough for creating our magical perfect day, it felt like a dream!
I know this place wins 'Dorset Wedding venue of the Year' regularly, but it really should win 'UK Wedding venue of the Year'! I really can't recommend it enough or do justice to the place with a few words.
It was perfect. The venue itself is perfectly set up as a physical and beautiful, practical and spacious building, the gardens are inspirational and our guests really appreciated the opportunity to walk round them as part of their experience that day, the food was absolutely amazing - gourmet catering for over 100 people, the management made it easy for us in the build up and on the day, the staff were professional, well trained, friendly and lovely...
As a personal experience as the bride, it couldn't have gone better or easier. And as a wedding guest experience I have only had effusive positive praise about the place. Thank you Italian Villa and everyone - please do use this venue, it was all-round brilliant.
We would like to let you and The Italian Villa team know how amazing our day was and just how special it was due to your professionalism, assistance, efforts and dedication. Your services was very well received, our food was amazing it was exactly if not more than we imagined. Our guests loved the venue and just how well the team worked together.
Thank you for helping us put our visions into reality and helping to create our dream wedding. Extra special thank you for Amanda she was amazing and nothing was too much of an ask.
Many thanks and keep up the amazing work and services.
Our wedding day was so special for us (obviously!) but we can honestly say that the staff at the Italian Villa were incredible. Nothing was too much trouble and everything went so flawlessly! Stephanie was also amazing, she was so attentive and kind, and put up with me asking her to do something every 10 minutes!! The food was beautiful and so tasty, everybody commented on it and we also had a few people who wanted the recipes!! All in all our wedding day was spectacular and we couldn't thank you enough!
I wanted to write this while it is all still fresh in my mind.
I can only describe yesterday as absolutely perfect, 10/10, 100% !!
It was a wonderful day. We were blessed with the weather and blessed with a beautiful venue and fantastic staff. Everyone was so polite, kind and just so nice. Nothing seemed too much trouble and I was treated and allowed myself to act like a princess!! Steph did a fabulous job of looking after us (big thanks you Steph) and there was a young barman who just took amazing care of me, running around and making sure I had the drink I wanted. If you are able to track him down please give him big thank you from me (dark hair and glasses).
Frankie, you and all other staff I liaised with in the planning of the day were brilliant and made it so much easier for me. I never felt awkward asking you a question or changing my mind on something.
Where to start… Tim and I cannot thank you guys enough for the support you gave us from the minute we booked the Villa last year through to the day itself. The Villa and gardens in many ways speak for themselves when you go to visit for the first time but what made the difference in our decision to book the venue was your level of customer service, your flexibility and award-winning catering.
I’ve spoken to brides-to-be in the past and many of them describe the stresses associated with wedding planning (as well as the final few days before the wedding itself), but I’ve got to say that my experience in organising a wedding at the Italian Villa didn’t feel like that at all. We booked the Villa in late September and we were attending an open day by the following month! I met so many contacts on the day and booked our photographer (Joe Weil), hair stylist (Laura McKenzie), make-up artist (Tara Sanger) and childcare services (The Wedding Crecherz) as a result. All were incredible. I cannot recommend your open days enough!
There are no words for the day itself. Having already legally wed my partner before Christmas, I was worried that I might not feel the same rush of emotions that I had at that time. But I did! Turning out of the grotto and walking down the steps into the garden towards my guests was the most amazing feeling! I shed many tears as I walked towards Tim – the setting was perfect, and the pianist/ singer was unbelievable. I was blown away by her voice. I thoroughly recommend Jasmine Morley and would go as far as to say that she should be one of your preferred suppliers. The rest of the day unfolded in the same way. The sun came out as Christina Derrington conducted our blessing on the steps and we all got to enjoy the beautiful gardens whilst sipping Prosecco and eating canapes. Christina was also an amazing find – she demonstrated the utmost professionalism on the day.
When it came to the wedding breakfast, well what can I say, the room looked beautiful! Clair Lythgoe is one talented lady with those incredible flowers cascading over large gold stands and the gorgeous chair drapes by Linen & Lace grabbed the attention of our guests as they walked into the room. But without a doubt, it was the food that our guests raved about the most! Scotch eggs, crumbled goats’ cheese, duck legs, chicken breasts, lemon possets and sticky toffee puddings – whatever one ate, it was yummy! I had one guest still questioning the next day how the catering team managed to produce over forty perfect scotch eggs – that’s not easy! And then there was the dancing. So much fun! The different floors of the villa proved useful on the night – the upstairs space provided a quiet retreat for our elderly guests and those with little ones. It was thanks to you and Steph in particular that the day ran in the way that it did and for that, I pass on a huge thank you to you both for your support and patience in the lead up to the day and on the day itself. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Italian Villa to others.
WOW WOW WOW. We had our wedding at the stunning Italian villa, on March 21st 2019. The service, venue and staff were perfect! We booked an all inclusive package deal and from the get go the team were incredible. I cannot emphasise the standard of service enough! We had support from team members around the clock with the planning. A special thank you to Frankie, her patience and communication skills were fantastic- thank you Frankie for everything! Nothing is too much to ask, and they are extremely experienced and offer their advice on what works best, to ensure you have the best day. The venue is outstanding, not just the beautiful gardens, but the inside venue covering three floors is stylish, classy and classic. The food provided from Beales Gourmet is out of this world! Our guests have nothing but praise for the food and it’s the best around! We added the additional £5pp to offer our guests menu choices, we are pleased we took this package. Our events manager on the day was a lovely, man called Drew. Drew was attentive, fun, organised, and relaxed. He ran the day so smoothly and ensured we were all taken care of with food, drinks and laughing. He was the cherry on the top for our day, another special thank you to Drew. We can not recommend the Italian Villa as a wedding location enough. There’s isn’t anything more you could want in a venue, team and caterer. Our day was magical!! Love the Howgate’s x
Just to say a massive thank you for all your support in the run up to the wedding you were superb. The day was absolutely fantastic and the staff, especially Drew, were outstanding in the service they provided. I enjoyed every minute of the day and all my guests left extremely happy. It was amazing. The food was also outstanding. I was a little worried that some of my guests would not appreciate a fully vegan menu but so many of them came up to me and commented how amazing and delicious the food was. The vegetable pakoras seemed to be a particular highlight for a lot of people.
Thank you again for all your support. From the moment we first enquired the help and support we have been given has been absolutely outstanding and we are now a very happy married couple. 🙂