Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - July/August 2022 (Issue 93)

LOCAL Going Fall in love with these stunning properties in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch THE ITALIAN VILLA 01202 030 727 | By marrying at The Italian Villa, couples can be sure of a wealth of fabulous opportunities. Set within the renowned Compton Acres, pairs can enjoy free access to 10 acres of manicured gardens on their big day. The multi-award winning venue provides a picture-perfect backdrop, beautifully designed over three floors, and the balcony overlooking the breathtaking Italian Gardens is perfect for that Romeo and Juliet moment! Say “I do” with up to 180 guests in the sophisticated Verona Suite or for larger events, the magnificent Medici Suite can easily accommodate 180 loved ones. Leading directly out to the Italian Gardens, lovebirds can host al fresco drinks receptions while the tables are being set for elegant wedding breakfasts. In the summer months, they can also have their ceremony outside looking out across the ornamental pond to the sound of birds and the water fountain. For evening celebrations, the Siena Suite provides the perfect place to party. Set up like an exclusive private members’ club, it has a stage big enough for live bands or DJs, a dancefloor and a comfy lounge area for chilling out. We love… that the beautiful Japanese Garden, complete with a traditional-style tea house, is perfect for standout couple shots post vows. 15 REGIONAL VENUES