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▼The Italian Villa at Compton Acres, Poole dreamvenues ▼Kingston Maurward, near Dorchester PHOTO BY JOE WEIL PHOTOGRAPHY The multi-award-winning Italian Villa at Compton Acres is bringing exceptional value wedding packages to brides sand grooms. While summer season weddings can vary in cost from £5,357 to £11,000-plus on their standard packages, the team have put together a package which encompasses everything that a couple would need from a venue and catering perspective for just £4,000. The price includes hire of this unique venue (the only Italian themed villa in the UK), a three-course wedding breakfast, reception and toast drinks, wine with dinner, plus a great evening buffet for 65 guests. Frankie Murphy, senior sales & wedding coordinator at The Italian Villa, said: ‘We are delighted to offer this incredible package to couples getting married in the ‘off-peak’ periods. PHOTO BY NICK RUTTER PHOTOGRAPHY ‘When you consider it is all-inclusive – covering venue hire, all catering, drinks package and more, we genuinely haven’t found a better value proposition at another five star venue. ‘We wanted to let couples know that getting married at The Italian Villa – without any compromise on quality or service – is more accessible than they might think, and that they will have the wedding day of their dreams at exceptionally good value!’ The package is available in November, January and February, with other great deals available in the other off peak months from October to April. For full details, visit www.the-italianvilla.co.uk/off-peak-wedding-packages or call 01202 816074. PS: See the villa for yourself at their wedding open days on Sunday, January 14 and Sunday, April 15 from 11am to 3pm. Enjoy your own English country house wedding at Kingston Maurward in a tranquil, peaceful and intimate setting near Dorchester. The Georgian mansion house is approached by a sweeping drive and set in beautiful gardens, with a scenic lake, extensive lawns and formal gardens. It is licensed for civil ceremonies and offers exclusive use of all state rooms and suites during your reception. You can choose how to use the rooms to create your perfect layout including reception room, quiet rooms for tired adults or even a TV lounge for restless youngsters. Friendly, professional staff will ensure that the entire day is tailored to your individual requirements and will always go the extra mile to make sure your day is one to remember for ever. For more details, call 01305 215050 or visit the website at www.kmc.ac.uk/weddings PS: See the venue for yourself at Kingston Maurward’s Autumn wedding fair on February 18th from 11am to 3pm. Bournemouth R E G I S T R A T I O N S E R V I C E TOWN HALL, BOURNEMOUTH Choice of 3 rooms - Monday to Saturday Mid-day Council Chamber - available 7 days a week. Telephone: 01202 451510 www.bournemouth.gov.uk/living e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org D R E A M W E D D I N G S I N D O R S E T & H A M P S H I R E • 4 3