The William Cecil

(45 reviews) 45 5
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 bridal 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, 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 – no ‘price per head’ packages, no standard lists of what you must have. 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 stunning and individually decorated bedrooms • Complimentary bridal suite for the night of your wedding

Facilities at The William Cecil

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Small Hotel
Historic
Outdoor License
Pub or Restaurant
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 Location

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

High Street St Martin's Stamford Lincolnshire PE9 2LJ
01780 750082
45 5

The William Cecil Reviews (45)

Amazing day that surpassed our expectations
Venue Service

By Neesha and Stephen, on 11 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

We cannot thank the William Cecil and its staff enough for making our day so special. The day completely surpassed every expectation we had. The venue itself is amazing and we were able to make the space our own completely. The gardens, outside ceremony area and marquee are all beautiful and the space is so secluded and intimate, you would never know that the main hotel building and its guests were just meters away. The facilities and upkeep of the whole space is second to none! The staff were absolutely amazing from start to finish. They all bring with them a wealth of experience. They were on hand from the moment we started planning to the actual day and nothing was ever too much to ask. On the day, we had a team dedicated to the running of the whole day, from decorating the venue, to the timings and running of every detail throughout. They made us feel like royalty, our only job was to relax and enjoy the day! Complete 5-star experience from start to finish, we cannot be happier!

Amazing day that surpassed our expectations!
Venue Service

By Neesha & Stephen, on 11 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

We cannot thank the William Cecil and its staff enough for making our day so special. The day completely surpassed every expectation we had. The venue itself is amazing and we were able to make the space our own completely. The gardens, outside ceremony area and marquee are all beautiful and the space is so secluded and intimate, you would never know that the main hotel building and its guests were just meters away. The facilities and upkeep of the whole space is second to none! The staff were absolutely amazing from start to finish. They all bring with them a wealth of experience. They were on hand from the moment we started planning to the actual day and nothing was ever too much to ask. On the day, we had a team dedicated to the running of the whole day, from decorating the venue, to the timings and running of every detail throughout. They made us feel like royalty, our only job was to relax and enjoy the day! Complete 5-star experience from start to finish, we cannot be happier!

It was perfect!
Venue Service

By Gemma and James, on 21 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Jun 2018

First of all we wanted to say thank you SO much for everything you've done for us, yesterday and since we booked our wedding a year ago. It was absolutely perfect and we both had an amazing day that exceeded our wildest expectations. As I said earlier, one of our guests said it was the best wedding meal she'd ever had, and others said it was the best wedding they'd been to full stop. The buffet went down a treat too - I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we really appreciate all the work that went into making a delicious vegan menu. James has been talking about that caramelised red onion salad constantly, even though he's 'not one for salad'! Lots of our guests commented on how lovely and helpful all of the hotel staff were, and we concur. It was perfect!

Our wedding was perfect...
Venue Service

By Laura Sparrow, on 21 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 25 May 2018

Everyone who attended our spring wedding at the William Cecil was so complimentary. We had the most perfect day (weather disappointed us a little but it didn't matter in the end) venue, food and staff we cannot fault. Wish we could do it all again. Special thanks to Amy & Carrie who made our day so special.

Our Wedding 6th May 2018
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By Amy and Matt, on 15 May 2018Date of Wedding - 06 May 2018

We had an amazing wedding day and this was definitely thanks to the venue we picked. The William Cecil had everything we dreamt of. Thankfully we were blessed to have the most gorgeous weather which meant we could have our ceremony in the garden pavilion, something we had always wanted. We had taken the majority of bedrooms for our guests and this made the venue feel exclusively ours. We also hired the marquee for our wedding breakfast so it meant our guests were all kept in the same area and mingled whilst we had our photos taken and they could easily be rounded up. The food is outstanding and all our guests were complimentary about that - which is a tough ask from 70 guests! We then had our reception in the main house, which worked perfectly. The venue and the brilliant staff enabled the day to run smoothly. Amy was brilliant from start to finish, we needed to change some menu items and Amy coordinated this with the Chef who did a sterling job at accommodating all our requirements and the many special dietary needs too. Vicki was fantastic and went through everything with me the day before and we had such a giggle. Nothing was too much trouble and really made us feel at ease. All the guests had a wonderful time and the honest feedback we have had was that it was, if not the best, definitely one of the best weddings they have been to. Who could ask for more? So would we recommend this venue - absolutely - can’t rate it highly enough! Thank you to all at the William Cecil Hotel, we have very special memories to cherish forever! Amy and Matt

Wedding 5th May 2018
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By Louise Batty, on 17 May 2018Date of Wedding - 05 May 2018

We had the most magical day from start to finish and only wish we could do it all again! Ian and I had wanted the outdoor ceremony but being the early part of May it was a gamble especially as we’d had such awful weather the week before! But on the day the sun shone and the ceremony was made all the more beautiful by being held in the lovely pavilion surrounded by our friends and family in the beautiful grounds with Burghley Park only a stones throw away. From the very start of the planning Amy was a massive help and guided us through all the decisions and ups and downs that go with organising a wedding! On the day Vicky and the rest of the team couldn’t do enough for us (even lending a hand to do up my dress!) The drinks reception was held on the lawns and it was so nice for our guests to be able to wander the grounds while we were having the photos done and not to be restricted to one area. The wedding breakfast was delicious and served quickly and efficiently. The evening entertainment provided in the package was a DJ who contacted us before for any requests and was more than accommodating with our list and with the impromptu ones on the night! Our Bridal suite was lovely and even had its own private garden which was an added bonus the following morning to sit in the sun with your first cup of tea as a married couple. We couldn’t have wished for a better venue and can’t recommend the William Cecil high enough thank you all again for making our dream come true Ian and Louise xx

Wedding Reception
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By Sarah & Mike, on 09 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 31 Mar 2018

Held our reception here following our wedding in St Lucia. It was perfect, nothing was any trouble and they took care of everything. Perfect food, quirky venue, fantastic events team. They threw us an amazing party xxx

The best day!
Venue Service

By Grace & Barrett, on 04 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Mar 2018

We want to say a massive thank you to Amy & all the staff at The William Cecil. We couldn't have asked for a better day and loved every minute of it! Every guest commented how lovely the food was and the service was fantastic too. Nothing was ever too much for any of the staff, who were all so welcoming & friendly. We couldn't recommend this venue enough and wish we could do the day all over again!! Thank you again for making our day so special!

Everything we hoped for and more...
Venue Service

By Kirsty and Jonathan, on 14 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Feb 2018

Very accommodating to guests and ourselves throughout the day, amending times, food and table layouts to suit our needs. Constantly asking if everything was ok or if anything needed doing. Listened to everything we requested and helped make our vision for the day reality. Couldn’t fault any of the staff in food service, evening bar, management and coordination of the day. The location was perfect and we loved having use of both the marquee and Burghley room. Every guest commented on how lovely the food was and how friendly the staff were. Various guests stayed the night and couldn’t fault the rooms and the breakfast was lovely too. We would have no hesitation in coming back to make use of the restaurant and hotel facilities in the future. Totally perfect wedding day.

Perfect wedding!
Venue Service

By Hayley & Tom, on 07 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Jan 2018

We booked a late availability wedding at the William Cecil (booked Oct 2017, wedding in Jan 2018). I can't praise the team highly enough! We had regular meetings, complimentary menu tasting (all the food was fantastic!) and even last minute dietary requirements weren't a problem. I had so many compliments from my guests about the food, the laid back atmosphere and the staff. There was a real feeling that no request was too much. We had the perfect wedding day and wouldn't change a thing.

Perfect day
Venue Service

By Ashley & Aimee, on 05 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Jan 2018

We looked at several venues before choosing the William Cecil for it's charm and decor. Our wedding planner Amy was extremely helpful and organised and kept us informed of the whole process as we went along. Our MC on the day, Shane was also very good and helped our big day run smoothly. All the food was superb, from the wedding breakfast to the evening hot buffet which was freshly prepared and delicious with more than enough provided. All of the hotel staff were very helpful and friendly and we could not fault the hotel on anything that made our day so special.

Winter wedding
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By Louise and Ben, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2017

We had our wedding at the William Cecil in December. Having only booked the venue late August we had a lot of work to do but with the help of Amy, Shane and the rest of the staff we had the best day of our lives. All our guests commented on how relaxed the whole day was and how lovely the venue, food and rooms were. The attention to detail from the staff was impeccable and any requests we had were met. Overall a wonderful day and we want to do it all over again. Thank you to the William Cecil

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