The William Cecil

(64 reviews) 64 4.98
High Street St Martin's Stamford Lincolnshire PE9 2LJ
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About The William Cecil

High Street St Martin's, Stamford
Lincolnshire, PE9 2LJ

Standing on the edge of the historic Burghley Estate in the charming Lincolnshire town of Stamford, is The William Cecil, a wedding venue that sets new standards. 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.

A beautiful garden marquee awaits or you can take your choice of three stunning reception rooms in the hotel itself. We also offer outdoor wedding ceremonies in our romantic garden pavillion so you can experience your special day amongst the charm of the Cecil's beautiful garden including perfectly manicured lawn and rose covered archway.

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.

At The William Cecil, 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.

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

Facilities at The William Cecil

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Pub or Restaurant
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The William Cecil Reviews (64)

Perfect venue for a relaxed wedding
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By Rebecca & Craig Martini, on 04 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Oct 2019

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

We had the most wonderful day
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By Louise & Josh, on 12 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2019

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 Best Day Ever
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By Carol and Brian Dear, on 27 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2019

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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By Lendel Clarke, on 29 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2019

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!

everything was absolutely perfect
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By Hannah, on 08 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

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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By Sophie Bowyer, on 30 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2019

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.

I can highly recommend.
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By Margaret W, on 18 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Jul 2019

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.

Garden ceremony
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By Sue Liggins, on 13 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Jul 2019

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.

Bride's Dream....
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By Cautheen & Richard, on 19 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2019

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....

We had the most wonderful day
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By Clare & Dom, on 09 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

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.

Faultless and perfect!
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By Chloe & Bryn, on 01 May 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Apr 2019

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!

The Most Perfect Day
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By Chloe Passant, on 30 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Apr 2019

We had our wedding here this month and I can not fault the team - who went over and above everything we could have asked or expected in the run-up. We booked 9 months before the day and in that time they were beyond helpful, taking care of so much and always replying to emails, keeping me on track with planning. The team made the day flawless and they bent over backwards to do every little thing they could. I honestly felt like they were friends by the end of it. The facilities are great and there's lots of space and freedom to decorate however you want. Great venue, nice overnight stay rooms for travelling family etc and an experience I wouldn't change at all.

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