La Dolce Vita comes to Dorset. All salmon-pink exterior and terracotta-tiled roof, it's a slice of Tuscany on the English south coast.

You're surrounded by Italianate gardens as you sip prosecco and admire the domed temple of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine.

The villa offers the ultimate photo op on a Romeo-and-Juliet-style balcony, but be sure to globe-hop to the Japanese tea garden for more snaps! Inside, the light-filled Verona Suite is ideal for ceremonies.

Afterwards, enjoy an Italian feast in the Medici Suite.

Ceremony capacity: 250; Packages per person: £43; Corkage: £10

Italian Villa; 01202 816074; www.the-italian-villa.co.uk