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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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Number of Guests Included
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
Dawn and Nigel
Married in October 2017
December 2017
Many many thanks for making our day so special!
We would like to thank all of the staff involved in making our wedding lunch at The William Cecil the most special day we could have wished for. From meeting Amy Dawkins...
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Bev and Mark
Married in December 2017
December 2017
If you are looking for a perfect wedding venue in
Our experience of the William Cecil from our first meeting with wedding coordinator Amy Dawkins to the actual day itself was first class. We couldn’t have asked for more....
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Martin and Anna Semple
Married in May 2017
May 2017
We highly recommend the William Cecil!!
We can only highly recommend the William Cecil for hosting our special day!! Amy did an excellent job throughout the planning leading up to the day and they were really h...
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Dawn and Adrian
Married in April 2017
April 2017
We cant recommend them enough
We spent 12 months planning our wedding at the William Cecil, at all stages the staff were helpful, very friendly and always approachable. the day before and on the day a...
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Lloyd and Gail
Married in February 2017
April 2017
Big thank you to all the staff.
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 detail, it was all brilliant. The...
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Jo and David
Married in March 2017
April 2017
We simply had the best, most magical day topped of
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 occasionally and also dine here. Since...
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The William Cecil Wedding Fair

7th October 2018
Calling all Brides & Grooms to be! 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
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Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

It is best to enter our venue in Google Maps - we share our postcode with the most of Stamford!

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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.