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The William Cecil

£500 - £4500 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 par t of what makes a wedding so special is being able to spend time with friends and family whilst enjoying some won...
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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 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.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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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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Natalie and Ryan
Married in August 2018
August 2018
Will definitely come back on our year anniversary!
I would just like to say a massive thank you from us both we really did have the best day and it was all down to you and the staff! We can't thank you enough it went so w...
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Mick and Sue
Wedding: August 2018
August 2018
The day was faultless
Just a note to say a big thank you in making Natalie's Wedding Day a Day she and Ryan will never forget. The day was faultless and your team we're excellent so please sen...
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Neesha and Stephen
Married in August 2018
August 2018
Amazing day that surpassed our expectations!
We cannot thank the William Cecil and its staff enough for making our day so special. The day completely surpassed every expectation we had. The venue itself is amazing a...
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Kirsty and Jonathan
Married in February 2018
August 2018
Totally perfect wedding day.
Very accommodating to guests and ourselves throughout the day, amending times, food and table layouts to suit our needs. Constantly asking if everything was ok or if anyt...
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Grace and Barrett
Married in March 2018
August 2018
Thank you again for making our day so special!
We want to say a massive thank you to Amy & all the staff at The William Cecil. We couldn't have asked for a better day and loved every minute of it! Every guest commente...
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The William Cecil Wedding Fair

7th October 2018
Join us for this exclusive event 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 suppliers!
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Location & Contact Details


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

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


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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!

What’s your favourite canapé?

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