The William Cecil

High Street St Martin's, Stamford (Lincolnshire) PE9 2LJ Map · Telephone · Website
68 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0
Menus from £68
Number of guests 30 to 120
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About The William Cecil

Standing on the edge of the historic Burghley Estate in the charming Lincolnshire town of Stamford, is The William Cecil. If you’ve imagined a luxury honeymoon suite with a stunning private garden in quintessentially English surroundings, then The William Cecil is your ideal choice.

Our professional staff will work with you to put together your perfect wedding day. From the first time you visit the hotel to the last dance, we will tend to your every need and we’ll get to know you and your plans just as well as you do. We’ll find out exactly what you’re looking for and put together a personal plan and quote. If you want to ask a question, we will be there to help you.

At The William Cecil we love all four legged pooches, whether big or small, so don’t leave them out on your special day. Whether you give them an important role in the bridal party, or they are simply an honoured guest, having your faithful friend at your side is a great way of making the day a family affair. Your beloved pooch can also enjoy its very own meal during the wedding breakfast and we are able to offer a dog-friendly bridal suite.

We don’t do hundreds of weddings, we’re not a wedding factory and you’re not a statistic. 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.

  • Licensed for outdoor ceremonies in our unique Garden Pavilion
  • Two AA Rosette Awards for exceptional cuisine
  • Civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts for up to 120 guests
  • Bespoke planning for any budget
  • 27 individually decorated bedrooms including a complimentary honeymoon suite
  • Dog-friendly weddings and dog-friendly bedrooms
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68 Reviews for The William Cecil

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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  • Ali

    Ali B. · Married on 16/08/2021

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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Baker / Chick The Perfect Day

    What a fantastic day, the team at the William Cecil delivered on every level. Amy, Jonathan and his team were faultless and couldn’t do enough for us all. The venue itself was amazing, the garden and outside area for the ceremony truly made it magical. We couldn’t of asked for more and would 100% recommend for anyone. Our perfect day

    Sent on 25/08/2021

    The William Cecil's reply:

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure hosting your wedding day and we really do hope that it was all you imagined. Please do keep in touch and keep sharing your photos, we love to see them.
  • Stacey

    Stacey N. · Married on 05/08/2021

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    Outstanding service

    We had the most amazing wedding day at The William Cecil, the date had been changed a couple of times due to COVID but the venue where amazing! We still can’t believe how perfect our day was from start to finish, the team at the venue gave outstanding service to us and our guests. We can’t thank them enough, our guests had the best day too, and are still commenting on how great it was. It means the world to us.

    Sent on 11/08/2021

    The William Cecil's reply:

    Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful wedding day and thank you for sharing your photos. You both look wonderful. Please do keep in touch, we would love to see you again soon.
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    Chloe S. · Married on 06/08/2021

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    Rayner/ Sherwin Wedding!

    The wonderful William Cecil was the perfect venue for our wedding. From our first viewing of the venue, the staff were warm and welcoming and went over and above to answer any questions we had. Amy in particular was always on hand throughout the planning to help with any little concerns or silly questions I had.

    We had booked the William Cecil particularly for the amazing outdoor wedding pavilion. Typically, the morning of our wedding it was torrential rain but the staff were so brilliant in allowing my husband time to make the decision right up until the last minute. Luckily, the rain stopped and the ceremony was absolutely perfect.

    Throughout the day, Amy, Jonathan and all the staff were outstanding; they were as brilliant as they were the first time we viewed the venue! Nothing was too much trouble and they made sure the day ran seamlessly.

    It really was the perfect day and that was all thanks to the brilliant William Cecil!

    Sent on 31/08/2021

    The William Cecil's reply:

    Hi Chloe, thank you so much for your lovely review. It was touch and go for a moment, but the weather was certainly on your side in the end! It was a pleasure planning your wedding day and I am so pleased you got the outdoor ceremony you dreamed of. Please do keep in touch.

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The William Cecil FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    In the Country
    Small Hotel
    Pub or Restaurant
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Outdoor License
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Venue Leisure Facilities:
    Beautician
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted
    Pets Welcome

3 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • The William Cecil 1
    Winter Wedding 2022

    Get married with us on selected dates between January and March 2022 from only £4995

    Package cost £4995. Based on a minimum of 50 day guests and 80 evening guests.

    Additional day guest £95.00 and evening guest £20.00.
    Available on selected dates between January and March 2022*.

    Package includes:
    Prosecco arrival drink
    Three course wedding breakfast with tea and coffee
    Half a bottle of house wine per person
    Glass of prosecco for the toast
    Evening nibbles – bacon and sausage baps, potato wedges
    Room hire for the day and evening reception (excluding the Marquee)
    Complimentary civil ceremony room (excluding the Garden Pavilion)
    Complimentary bridal suite
    A dedicated Wedding Coordinator to help plan your day
    Master of Ceremonies

    *This Winter Wedding offer is valid on weddings happening on selected dates between 1st January 2022 and 31st March 2022 excluding bank holidays. Offer is made subject to availability, and is valid on new bookings only.

  • The William Cecil 2
    An Intimate Wedding

    An Intimate Wedding for £775

    This package includes exclusive use of our Exeter room for your wedding ceremony, a three course dinner and a bottle of house wine in the restaurant for the wedding couple, and an overnight stay in our honeymoon suite with a bottle of Bollinger champagne and strawberries to celebrate.

    We hope that you share our excitement and we look forward to celebrating with you.

    Offer is made subject to availability and is valid on new bookings and selected dates only. Terms and conditions apply.

  • The William Cecil 3
    Serendipity 2022 £7250

    Get married with us on a Friday or Sunday between May and October 2022 from only £7250.

    Package cost £7250 for up to 60 day guests and 90 evening guests.

    Additional day guest £95.00 and evening guest £20.00.

    Available on any Friday or Sunday between May and October 2022*.

    Package includes:
    Prosecco arrival drink
    Three course wedding breakfast with tea and coffee
    Half a bottle of house wine per person
    Glass of prosecco for the toast
    Evening nibbles – bacon and sausage baps, potato wedges
    Room hire for the day and evening reception (excluding the Marquee)
    Complimentary civil ceremony room (excluding the Garden Pavilion)
    Complimentary honeymoon suite
    A dedicated Wedding Manager to help plan your day
    Master of Ceremonies

    *This Serendipity offer is valid on weddings happening on any available Friday or Sunday between 1st May and 31st October 2022, excluding bank holidays and Burghley Horse Trials weekend. Offer is made subject to availability, and is valid on new bookings only.

    To enquire about this offer, or to book an appointment to discuss your wedding plans, contact The William Cecil’s Wedding manager on 01780 750 082 or email weddings@thewilliamcecil.co.uk

1 Event

  • Oct Sun

    The William Cecil Wedding Fair

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    • When:
      Oct 03, 2021 11:00 - 15:00
    • Place:
      High Street St Martin's, Stamford

    Calling all Brides & Grooms to be! Join us for these exclusive events 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 high-end wedding suppliers, as well as tour our beautiful venue. Our experienced wedding team will also be available to discuss your special day.

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  • High Street St Martin's Stamford (Lincolnshire) PE9 2LJ
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