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.
65 Reviews for The William Cecil
Recommended by 100% of couples
Kevin Smith · Married on 01/07/2020
Exceptional Wedding Venue & Service
Expertly handled from start to finish. Excellent staff, superb food, nothing too much trouble.Sent on 17/09/2020
Rebecca & Craig Martini · Married on 25/10/2019
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 againSent on 04/11/2019
Louise & Josh · Married on 28/09/2019
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.Sent on 12/11/2019
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 only. Terms and conditions apply.
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*.
Prosecco arrival drink with canapes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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