The William Cecil

(58 reviews) 58 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 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. 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
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 (58)

Venue Service

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.
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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....
Venue Service

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....

Faultless and perfect!
Venue Service

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.

Best day ever!
Venue Service

By Alison & Richard, on 02 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Mar 2019

We held our wedding here last week. Amy organised the wedding before hand brilliantly. Shane and Rhea on the day were fantastic along with all the staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Rooms lovely, food brilliant, atmosphere awesome. Can not say thank you enough for making the day so special. Thank you xxx

I would recommend this Hotel for anyone
Venue Service

By Wendy, on 02 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2018

The William Cecil was the venue for my daughters Wedding. We arrived the day before the Wedding the Staff were wonderful and looked after everything and nothing was to much trouble. I would recommend this Hotel for anyone thinking of a looking for a wedding venue. I would go back to this Hotel again. I would like to thank all the Staff at the William Cecil for all their hard work and making my daughter wedding such a wonderful day.

Thank you so much for accommodating our day.
Venue Service

By Hannah & Daniel, on 25 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2018

We had our wedding here on Saturday and we absolutely loved the venue. The garden pavilion looked beautiful. Weather was on our side, marquee stunning, and we had the best day. The staff were helpful and polite. Food was amazing.. canapés were so delicious, followed by our wedding BBQ. Everyone complimented the venue. Our room was beautiful, loved the bath!! Thank you so much for accommodating our day. Mr & Mrs Rosser x

Everything was superb.
Venue Service

By Trudi DAngeli, on 25 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

Attended a wedding at this beautiful venue last weekend and it was fantastic! From the marquee to the house to the food and the staff, everything was superb.

All the thanks in the world!
Venue Service

By Neil & Alice, on 23 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2018

Neil and I had the most amazing weekend for our wedding two week ago! The whole team went above and beyond to make every part of our dream come true, nothing was too much to ask. I’ve had loads of comments on how beautiful the venue was on the day! We will definitely be returning for a weekend on our anniversary. If you are contemplating using The William Cecil for your wedding, BOOK IT NOW!! Thank you again

Amazing day that surpassed our expectations
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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!

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