The William Cecil

£500 - £4500 for venue hire
Up to 120
27 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding license
Standing on the edge of the Burghley Estate in the beautiful town of Stamford, The William Cecil sets new standards. Licensed for ceremonies indoors and outdoors in our stunning Garden Pavilion.
Features & Capacity
Reception Capacity
# Bedrooms
Sleeps # of People
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
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 and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
  • Prices start at
  • £500
  • Maximum Price
  • £4500
We simply had the best, most magical day topped of
Mar 2017
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My now husband and I are both local to Stamford and have always regarded the William Cecil very highly, we would pop in for a drink occa... 

Big thank you to all the staff.
Feb 2017
A happy couple
We had our wedding at the William Cecil on 29th January. They looked after us and our guests superbly. From the food to the attention to... 

We cant recommend them enough
Apr 2017
A happy couple
We spent 12 months planning our wedding at the William Cecil, at all stages the staff were helpful, very friendly and always approachabl... 

We highly recommend the William Cecil!!
May 2017
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We can only highly recommend the William Cecil for hosting our special day!! Amy did an excellent job throughout the planning leading up... 

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 Dawkins, 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.
  • Experience
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (2)
Stamford Living
Industry Awards (1)
Two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • St Martins, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2LJ, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Stamford
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • A1
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Stamford
    • Travel Notes
    • It is best to enter our venue in Google Maps - we share our postcode with the rest of Stamford!
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What’s your #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!
What’s your favourite canapé?
Topside Lincoln Red beef, Yorkshire pudding, horseradish! A mini bite size roast.