The William Cecil

£2500 - £4250 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
27 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Standing on the edge of the Burghley Estate in the beautiful town of Stamford, The William Cecil is licensed for ceremonies of up to 120 guests indoors and outdoors in our stunning Garden Pavilion.
Pricing & Costs

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For your special day, we have two function rooms to choose from for your wedding breakfast. The first is our Marquee, which is set in our landscaped gardens and can accommodate up to 120 guests. The second, The Burghley Room, is situated in the main hotel building and can accommodate up to 60 seated guests. For your evening reception, we offer The Burghley Room with its own private bar and room for a band or DJ. With the hire of The Burghley Room, which will accommodate up to 120 evening guests, we include the adjacent Exeter Room, which offers a quieter space for those wanting to take a break from dancing and rest their feet.
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Couple accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)

In-house catering
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We know that a big part of what makes a wedding so special is being able to spend time with friends and family whilst enjoying some wonderful food and drink in gorgeous surroundings. The William Cecil is renowned for its exceptional cuisine and we have won awards for the quality of our food. Our head chef is passionate about using locally-sourced ingredients and he has used his creativity and skills to design an extensive range of menu options ready for you to discover. If you’d like a magnificent selection of canapés, an evening buffet with a wow factor, or just classic favourites, we can make it happen for you. Alternatively, if you don’t fancy a formal sit down breakfast then we can offer you a BBQ instead.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Set menu options only
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Cutlery included
Wine allowance per guest

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Number of Guests Included
Sometimes organising a wedding can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together some packages to take away the stress and help you organise the day with the minimum of fuss! These packages are priced from £4995 for 60 day guests and 90 evening guests, including an arrival drink, a three course wedding breakfast with house wine, a drink for the toast and an evening buffet – and of course you can add elements to any of them to suit your plans.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
At The William Cecil, our entire wedding service is totally focused around you - you let us know what you want for your special day and we make it happen. We believe in a truly unique experience for each of our couples, whatever the style or size of day you're planning. A beautiful garden marquee awaits or you can take your choice of two stunning reception rooms in the hotel itself. Our Wedding & Events Manager will be there to support you through all of the planning, talking you through the logistics, providing inspiration and offering advice. 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 ambiance of the hotel while sampling some of our two AA Rosette award winning cuisine.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lottie
Congratulations on your engagement! I look forward to hearing all about your wedding plans and I am here to answer any of your questions or offer for any advice you may need. Please get in touch today.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Hayley & Luke
Happy couple Married on August
September 2021
We had the most amazing day and memories we will treasure forever and that was thanks to you all.
I cannot thank you and the staff at The William Cecil enough for all your support and making our wedding day absolutely perfect. The whole weekend from start to finish went so smoothly. The staff were incredible, so kind, helpful, supportive and welcoming. The little extra things they did such as letting us have a private room for breakfast with our wedding guest both on Sunday and Monday was amazing. The food and service on the wedding itself was faultless. Honestly I can’t put into words how amazing your team was. We had the most amazing day and memories we will treasure forever and that was thanks to you all. All our family and friends commented on how beautiful the venue was and how hospitable the staff team were also. A massive thank you to you all!
Chloe & Kyle
Happy couple Married on August
August 2021
It really was the perfect day and that was all thanks to the brilliant William Cecil!
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!
Shannon & Ali
Happy couple Married on August
August 2021
What a fantastic day, the team at the William Cecil delivered on every level
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.
Lucy & Mike
Happy couple Married on August
August 2021
An ideal wedding venue!
We hosted our wedding reception at The William Cecil this July and we cannot speak highly enough of the venue and the staff. After being severely let down by another venue during Covid restrictions, we booked The William Cecil at fairly short notice and were delighted with the service we received. Amy and the Events team provided excellent support in the run-up to our day, and nothing was too much trouble. We were kept well informed and reassured throughout the uncertainty surrounding the changes in restrictions, and their flexibility and kindness was crucial in helping us feel at ease about all eventualities. The value for money was exceptional, with super service on the day, clear and regular communication, and we were most impressed with the friendly and approachable staff who were always happy to help and all truly lovely people! The catering was delicious and we were delighted to be able to use both an outside space (marquee and lawns) and two indoor rooms perfect to dance the night away! The overnight hotel rooms provided were clean and very comfortable, and breakfast the following morning was tasty and plentiful. Thanks again to everyone who helped as part of our perfect celebration, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The William Cecil for an event or overnight stay.
James & Claire
Happy couple Married on August
August 2021
Superb wedding venue and amazing staff
Thoroughly recommend the hotel. Our wedding day was postponed twice due to Covid restrictions and throughout Amy and the team kept in touch and held the prices from our original date. On the third time of asking we got married in July. Unfortunately the weather wasn't on outside so we weren't able to hold the ceremony in the lovely gardens but it didn't matter. The hotel has a small, cosy feel and by taking over all the rooms in the hotel we were able to provide family and friends with a highly memorable event. Everything about the day was perfect and our guests loved every moment. Thank you Amy and the Team at TWC
Stacey & Tim
Happy couple Married on August
August 2021
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.
Location & Contact Details


St Martins, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2LJ, England

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (3)

Guides for Bride 2019 Awards Finalist
Guides for Bride 2020 Awards Finalist
Two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We don't have favourites! Every wedding is an unique as the couple marrying and that's best thing about our job.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Take some time off to relax for a week or so before the big day and treat yourself to a pamper sessions. It will be over before you know it so make sure you enjoy every second, stress free.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Every guest had a postcard on their place setting with a personal message from the bride and groom, thanking them for coming and telling them exactly why they were so special to the couple.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The rose arch. It features in every wedding album, no matter the season.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Topside Lincoln Red beef, Yorkshire pudding, horseradish! A mini bite-sized roast. Or maybe the mini scotch egg...