Stamford hotel crowned among best wedding venues


The William Cecil in Stamford named one of the best wedding venues across the county

Celebration bells are ringing out at a boutique Lincolnshire hotel, after The William Cecil in Stamford was crowned a winner of the Hitched Wedding Awards 2022 — seeing it placed as one of the best wedding venues in the county. 

The William Cecil was listed as one of three locations to win the Lincolnshire ‘wedding venue’ award at this year’s Hitched awards — a localised collection of review-based awards, centred on the opinions of real couples who have recently tied the knot.  

Standing on the edge of the historic Burghley Estate, the hotel offers a bespoke wedding experience, with each couple’s individual needs being at the centre of its approach. No matter the size or style of the event, The William Cecil has been widely recognised for its personal approach and luxury function space. 

The hotel is believed to be the only venue in Stamford that is licensed for ceremonies either indoors or outdoors, with its Garden Pavilion and choice of three different rooms capable of hosting between eight-120 people — a sizeable wedding breakfast and ceremony. The venue is also dog friendly and can provide an in-house master of ceremonies.  

Couples may also choose to have exclusive access to the hotel on their special day — with 27 individual bedrooms available, plus eight rooms at the neighbouring Bull & Swan, which also makes up part of the Hillbrooke Hotels collection. There is also a dedicated wedding coordinator on hand to help guide couples through the planning and running of their special day. 

Sergio Martinez Rios, general manager of The William Cecil said: “We are absolutely delighted to be winners of this award and it’s a real testament to the hard work of all our staff, who ensure we offer couples a truly memorable experience. It’s always nice to be recognised for what we do, but when you know it stems from real reviews left by the people you’ve looked after, it feels that much more special.”  

He continued: “We have some exciting new developments in the offing at The William Cecil, as we continue to improve on what is now officially, one of the best wedding experiences in Lincolnshire.” 

Paul Brown, managing director of Hillbrooke Hotels, also said: “The William Cecil is neatly nestled within a picturesque Lincolnshire town — the perfect canvas for the team to paint an award-winning wedding venue upon, and they have done just that. At Hillbrooke, we put the guest at the centre of everything we do, with weddings being no exception. We are immensely proud of what the hotel has achieved and it's all down to the hard work and dedication of its amazing staff.” 

The William Cecil is one of four hotels within Hillbrooke Hotels — a collection of hotels and inns in beautiful English locations. The group prides itself on offering true retreats for both leisure or business stays — where traditional environments meet modern attitudes.  

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