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The William Cecil

£2500 - £4250 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
27 Bedrooms
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Standing on the edge of the Burghley Estate in the beautiful town of Stamford, The William Cecil is licensed for ceremonies indoors and outdoors in our stunning Garden Pavilion.
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For your special day, we have two function rooms to choose from for your wedding breakfast. The first is our Marquee, which is set in ou...
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We know that a big part of what makes a wedding so special is being able to spend time with friends and family whilst enjoying some wond...
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Sometimes organising a wedding can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together some packages to take away the stress and help you organise th...
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Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
07:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
At The William Cecil, our entire wedding service is totally focused around you - you let us know what you want for your special day and we make it happen. We believe in a truly unique experience for each of our brides, whatever the style or size of day you're planning. A beautiful garden marquee awaits or you can take your choice of three stunning reception rooms in the hotel itself. Our lovely wedding co-ordinator, Amy, will be there to support you in the planning, to talk you through the logistics, provide inspiration and offer advice. We pride ourselves on tailoring each wedding to your bespoke needs. We want you and your guests to be hit with the ‘wow’ factor and enjoy the wonderful ambience of the hotel while sampling some of our two AA Rosette award winning cuisine.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Alison & Richard
Married in March 2019
April 2019
Best day ever!
We held our wedding here last week. Amy organised the wedding before hand brilliantly. Shane and Rhea on the day were fantastic along with all the staff. Nothing was too ...
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James & Sarah
Married in September 2017
March 2019
The best day ever
I husband and I celebrated our wedding here at the William Cecil and wow what a day. The hotel is simply beautiful and definitely has that something extra if that’s what...
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Hannah & Daniel
Married in September 2018
October 2018
Thank you so much for accommodating our day.
We had our wedding here on Saturday and we absolutely loved the venue. The garden pavilion looked beautiful. Weather was on our side, marquee stunning, and we had the bes...
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Neil & Alice
Married in August 2018
September 2018
All the thanks in the world!
Neil and I had the most amazing weekend for our wedding two week ago! The whole team went above and beyond to make every part of our dream come true, nothing was too much...
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Cautheen & Richard
Married in July 2019
July 2019
We cannot recommend this venue enough
Over 2 years ago, we met with Amy, the wedding planner. She guided, advised, provided ideas from her invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience, and helped us plan our...
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Margaret W
Wedding: July 2019
July 2019
I can highly recommend.
Just a lovely charming hotel. Service was great. Stayed for my sister's wedding and it was amazing. The staff went out of their way to make sure the day went well. Breakf...
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The William Cecil Wedding Fair

29th September 2019
Join us at The William Cecil, where you will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of fizz and enjoy the opportunity to meet a variety of local wedding suppliers.
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Location & Contact Details


High Street St Martins, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2LJ, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (2)

Stamford Living

Industry Awards (1)

Two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence
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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Take some time off to relax for a week or so before the big day - it will be over before you know it so make sure you enjoy every second!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The rose arch and pavilion in the gardens. It features in every wedding album, no matter the season.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Topside Lincoln Red beef, Yorkshire pudding, horseradish! A mini bite sized roast.

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