The William Cecil

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£2500 - £4250 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
27 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
Kindly be aware that while we welcome enquiries for weddings in 2020 and beyond, for the safety of you and your guests, our ability to host them will be subject to government guidelines.
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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,500
Maximum Price
£4,250
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 our landscaped gardens and can accommodate up to 120 guests. The second, The Burghley Room, is situated in the main hotel building and can accommodate up to 60 seated guests. For your evening reception, we offer The Burghley Room with its own private bar and room for a band or DJ. With the hire of The Burghley Room, which will accommodate up to 120 evening guests, we include the adjacent Exeter Room, which offers a quieter space for those wanting to take a break from dancing and rest their feet.
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Couple accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£70
Maximum Price
£90
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 wonderful food and drink in gorgeous surroundings. The William Cecil is renowned for its exceptional cuisine and we have won awards for the quality of our food. Our head chef is passionate about using locally-sourced ingredients and he has used his creativity and skills to design an extensive range of menu options ready for you to discover. If you’d like a magnificent selection of canapés, an evening buffet with a wow factor, or just classic favourites, we can make it happen for you. Alternatively, if you don’t fancy a formal sit down breakfast then we can offer you a BBQ instead.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£4,995
Maximum Price
£8,800
Number of Guests Included
60
Sometimes organising a wedding can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together some packages to take away the stress and help you organise the day with the minimum of fuss! These packages are priced from £4995 for 60 day guests and 90 evening guests, including an arrival drink, a three course wedding breakfast with house wine, a drink for the toast and an evening buffet – and of course you can add elements to any of them to suit your plans.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Hotel
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
27
Sleeps No. of People
54
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence
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 couples, whatever the style or size of day you're planning. A beautiful garden marquee awaits or you can take your choice of two stunning reception rooms in the hotel itself. Our 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 ambiance of the hotel while sampling some of our two AA Rosette award winning cuisine.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Amy
Congratulations on your engagement! I look forward to hearing all about your wedding plans and I am here to answer any of your questions or offer for any advice you may need. Please get in touch today.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(57)
Sandra & Tim
Wedding: September 2020
September 2020
The day and the setting was perfect.
We would like to thank all of your staff for all the help they have given us over the weekend when we were getting the last few things ready for Sam and Ed's wedding. The day and the setting was perfect. The food was delicious and the service from all the staff was friendly, curtious and efficient. Our room (27) was clean and comfortable. Our dog was made more than welcome. Please say thank you to all your staff as they made the weekend so easy and added that special touch to the wedding.
Kevin & Craig
Married in September 2020
September 2020
Exceptional Wedding Venue & Service
Expertly handled from start to finish. Excellent staff, superb food, nothing too much trouble.
Preeya & Tristan
Married in September 2020
September 2020
Everything was really perfect
We had a wonderful day - everything was really perfect and surpassed all our expectations, especially as the smaller celebration wasnt the one we planned. It felt intimate and the venue and setting were excellent. Thank you to all the staff who assisted on the day, and for the last minute espresso martini request...they went down very well with both our mums!
Mr Fisher
Wedding: August 2020
August 2020
To say it was excellent was an understatement.
I have to say I was not expecting great things for the Wedding due to the restrictions and difficulties but cannot express enough how pleased we were with the day to say it was excellent was an understatement. The arrangements were fantastic, the food was superb, the layout and gardens were great but most of all the staff in the marquee and the young Gentleman in charge were magnificent. The whole day surpassed what we would have expected in normal times. I personally would like to Thank you and all those at the William Cecil involved for what was a tremendous day and had we known all this beforehand a lot of stress and panic would have disappeared. Thank You very much from our family none of whom had one negative comment.
Emma & Chris
Wedding: August 2020
September 2020
To say it was excellent was an understatement
I have to say I was not expecting great things for the wedding due to the restrictions and difficulties but cannot express enough how pleased we were with the day to say it was excellent was an understatement. The arrangements were fantastic, the food was superb, the layout and gardens were great but most of all the staff in the marquee and the young gentleman in charge were magnificent. The whole day surpassed what we would have expected in normal times. I personally would like to thank you and all those at the William Cecil involved for what was a tremendous day and had we known all this beforehand a lot of stress and panic would have disappeared. Thank you very much from our family none of whom had one negative comment.
Louise & Josh
Married in November 2019
August 2016
We had the most wonderful day
We had the most wonderful day and everything went as planned. Thank you and the rest of the team for the best day we could have wished for. So many compliments about the hotel and staff. All fabulous!! Special thanks to Shane on the day- he was brilliant with everyone old and young. Sophie was equally as awesome at planning and setting up the rooms. Once again thank you to all that made our perfect day.

The William Cecil Wedding Fair

15th March 2020
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.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Stamford

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1

Nearest Train Station

Stamford

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards
(3)

Press & Awards (2)

Stamford Living

Industry Awards (1)

Two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence
FAQ
(5)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We don't have favourites! Every wedding is an unique as the couple marrying and that's best thing about our job.

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 and treat yourself to a pamper sessions. It will be over before you know it so make sure you enjoy every second, stress free.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Every guest had a postcard on their place setting with a personal message from the bride and groom, thanking them for coming and telling them exactly why they were so special to the couple.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The rose arch. 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.