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The William Cecil

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Menus from £68
30 to 120 Guests

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Menus from £68
30 to 120 Guests

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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    Ali B. Married on 16/08/2021
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    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

    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.
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    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.

    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!

    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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    Kevin S. Married on 01/07/2020
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    Exceptional Wedding Venue & Service

    Expertly handled from start to finish. Excellent staff, superb food, nothing too much trouble.
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    Rebecca Married on 25/10/2019
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    Perfect venue for a relaxed wedding

    We had our wedding at the William Cecil just over a week ago & it was fabulous! We instantly fell in love with the original features and grounds. We also found Amy and her team to be super friendly and helpful throughout - nothing was too much. We wanted a laid back, relaxed wedding & that’s exactly what we got. Wishing we could go back and do it all again
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    Louise Married on 28/09/2019
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    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.
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    Carol Married on 22/09/2019
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    The Best Day Ever

    We could not have wished for a more helpful and thoughtful wedding planner than Amy. She was thorough, imaginative and professional - a pleasure to work with. The venue is fantastic, food delicious and the staff on the day of our celebration (led by Ria) were all brilliant. I would recommend The William Cecil to anyone for their wedding celebration.
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    Lendel Married on 17/08/2019
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    Fantastic!

    Cannot recommend this venue enough. The wedding planner Amy is always available for support and any questions you may have .The staff on the day were approachable, attentive and efficient. The venue itself is kept beautifully and the food is delicious. We will be back! Thank you the William Cecil for making our day fantastic!
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    Hannah Married on 10/08/2019
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    everything was absolutely perfect

    Thank you so much to everyone at The William Cecil for making our day so magical. We couldn't have asked for a better day, everything was absolutely perfect. We didn't stop smiling from start until finish and even now, we're both still smiling about how incredible the day was.
    We couldn't have asked for a better wedding and we really do look forward to coming to see you all again in the future.
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    Sophie Married on 27/07/2019
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    Wedding

    We met with Amy who put us at ease straight away. We loved the fact that there was an outdoor or indoor option depending on the weather and that both would be ready on the day. The day went seamlessly due to the prior planning from ourselves and the whole team. Nothing was a problem. On the day, it all went to plan and was everything was catered for and the staff were excellent. We couldn’t have asked for more, we’re incredibly grateful to the team for allowing us to enjoy the day as we didn’t have to worry about anything.
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    Margaret Married on 14/07/2019
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    I can highly recommend.

    Just a lovely charming hotel. Service was great. Stayed for my sister's wedding and it was amazing. The staff went out of their way to make sure the day went well. Breakfast was also very good. I can highly recommend.
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    Sue Married on 12/07/2019
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    Garden ceremony

    I have just attended a wedding ceremony at this lovely venue, it was held in the delightful gardens. Only one thing let it down, we couldn't hear the service nor could we see the bride and groom once they were inside the " pergola" as it was so dark in there. This could so easily be put right as there appears to be power to it. Lighting and microphones in the inner ceiling that's all it needs. Apart from that the food and service was excellent, a fabulous day.
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    Cautheen Married on 06/07/2019
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    Bride's Dream....

    Where to begin...
    Over 2 years ago, we met with Amy, the wedding planner. She guided, advised, provided ideas from her invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience, and helped us plan our wonderful day.

    On the wedding day itself, we were so well looked after, from Heidi on reception, through to Shane, Rhea and the entire energetic team, nothing was too much trouble: the food was excellent, with any and all intolerances catered for, and any minor issue was dealt with and glossed over like it had never happened.

    We cannot recommend this charming venue, and it's staff, highly enough.
    Thank you William Cecil....
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    Clare Married on 20/04/2019
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    We had the most wonderful day

    Thank you so much from myself and Dom and our parents for everything you did towards our big day.
    We had the most wonderful day and everything just went perfectly for us.
    We had so many great comments from our guests and you and your team made sure it was a special day to remember. Please thank Shane for all of his help with the organisation on the day.
    We will definitely return in the future to celebrate the day we had.
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    Chloe Married on 19/04/2019
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    Faultless and perfect!

    We had our wedding here and everything was absolutely perfect, the team went over and above everything we asked and expected and blew us away. They made sure our overnight stays before and afterwards were perfect too. Faultless and perfect!

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The William Cecil 1
Offer

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
Offer

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

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