Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Pubs & Restaurants
Marquee Site / Rent my Field
Weddings During COVID
1 to 9 guests
10 to 29 guests
30 to 99 guests
BBQ & Hog Roasts
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Licensed for outdoor ceremonies in our unique Garden Pavilion
- 27 bedrooms and two AA rosettes for exceptional cuisine
- Complimentary bridal suite for the night of your wedding
- Complimentary menu taste for the Bride and Groom
- A dedicated Wedding Coordinator to help plan your day
- Lies within the magnificent Burghley Estate
Frequently asked questions
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes, we have three licensed ceremony rooms. The Exeter Room for up to 60 guests, The Burghley Room for up to 120 guests, and our gorgeous outdoor Garden Pavilion for up to 120 guests.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Yes, you can say 'I Do' in our Garden Pavilion with up to 120 guests. But don't worry... an indoor ceremony room will be set up too, just in case.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
We do not offer corkage on any alcoholic or soft drinks but we do have a huge range of wines available on our wine list so we are sure you will find something you love.
Can we use our own caterers?
Sadly not, all catering must be provided by us with the exception only of the wedding cake.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
Access will be from 8am on the morning of the wedding.
What time does the reception need to finish?
The last song must be end at 11.45pm and the party must end at midnight.
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
Live bands can play until 11pm.
Are fireworks allowed?
Is confetti allowed?
Yes, biodegradable and thrown outside only.
Are candles allowed?
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
There is a complimentary honeymoon suite for all of our couples on the night of the wedding.
Is there accommodation on site?
We have 27 bedrooms, including the honeymoon suite.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Stamford has many hotels and B&Bs for your guests to stay in if required.
Special Guides for Brides offers
William Cecil Hotel wedding deal
15 for £1500. Get married with us on selected dates between November 2020 and March 2021 from only £1500.
Get married with us on selected dates between November 2020 and March 2021 from only £1500
In line with the current guidelines, we have created the following package for just £1500 for 15 people:
Exclusive use of our Exeter room for your civil ceremony
A glass of Prosecco per person with canapes during the drinks reception
Exclusive use of the Burghley or Exeter room for the wedding breakfast
A three course meal with half a bottle of wine followed by tea and coffee
A glass of Prosecco to toast the speeches
Luxury honeymoon suite for the wedding night
We hope that this package offers you all the elements you need to create an intimate and memorable wedding day.
Terms and conditions
This offer is valid on weddings happening on selected dates between 1st November 2020 and 31st March 2021 excluding December and bank holidays. Offer is made subject to availability, and is valid on new bookings only.
About William Cecil Hotel
Standing on the edge of the historic Burghley Estate and within the beautiful town of Stamford. Licensed for ceremonies indoors or outdoors, you'll be able to celebrate your full day with us.
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 brides, whatever the style or size of day you're planning. A beautiful garden marquee awaits or you can take your choice of three stunning reception rooms in the hotel itself.
Our lovely wedding co-ordinator, Amy, will be there to support you in the planning, to talk you through the logistics, provide inspiration and offer 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 ambience of the hotel while sampling some of our two AA Rosette award winning cuisine.
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Ask for more details about our intimate wedding package. Exclusively available until March 2021.