Top Wedding Venues in Stamford and the Surrounding Countryside

Top Wedding Venues in Stamford and the Surrounding Countryside

With its beautiful countryside and picturesque views, it's easy to see why so many couples choose to tie the knot in Stamford and the surrounding area.

Nestled between Lincolnshire, Northants, and Rutland, Stamford and its charming villages span across several county borders, presenting an abundance of stately homes, historic country manor houses, and idyllic rural marquee wedding venues.

With easy access from London and numerous other major cities, Stamford might just be the perfect destination for your upcoming wedding. In this article, we've curated a list of ten popular wedding venues in Stamford and the surrounding area to help you find your dream location.

Burghley House

The most iconic Stamford wedding venue - the grand Elizabethan manor house that is Burghley. With stunning parkland, beautiful Orangery and a Great Hall to die for, Burghley is quite literally fit for royalty.

There are several licensed ceremony locations here, and two options for your drinks reception and evening celebration, depending on the weather. The parkland sits right next to the town of Stamford, with easy access - just two minutes in the car from local amenities and guest accommodation options.

Having personally dealt with the team at Burghley on numerous occasions, I can attest that their dedicated wedding team will be on hand at all times to help you create the perfect wedding day.

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The William Cecil

Sitting perfectly on the edge of the Burghley estate, The William Cecil is another excellent choice for your big day. Options for set up include the wonderful garden pavilion, indoors in the Burghley or Exeter suites or utilising the space outdoors with a marquee event.

Well-versed in hosting weddings, the William Cecil promises flawless service and a seamless event.

Based in Stamford itself, this venue is sure to impress with plenty of accommodation onsite and a stunning honeymoon suite to boot. I highly recommend booking a tour of this fantastic Stamford wedding venue.

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Normanton Church

The Barnsdale

"Life should not only be lived; it should be celebrated." A true sentiment. And one that rings true for this superb Rutland Water venue just 15 minutes drive out of central Stamford. The Barnsdale is a sophisticated retreat on the shores of Rutland Water, offering stunning views in the most glorious of settings.

You won't find it difficult to achieve the perfect wedding photographs at this quintessential country venue. Normanton Church is just around the corner for a stunning shoreline ceremony, or simply say your vows at The Barnsdale itself.

With their experienced events host available throughout the planning and celebration itself, your event here is guaranteed to run smoothly. The Barnsdale is a wonderful choice for a rural wedding near Stamford.

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The Haycock Hotel

Just a stone's throw of Stamford, situated in the quaint village of Wansford, sits Haycock Manor Hotel - a charming 16th Century Coaching Inn.

This elegant venue is set within 12 acres of grounds, graced by the serene River Nene nearby. With the award-winning Prévost restaurant onsite, dining here is undoubtedly one of its highlights. Be sure to expect only the very best cuisine for your wedding breakfast, and even more impressive- their ballroom can host up to 250 guests, making it the ideal choice for a larger wedding.

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The George, Stamford

The George

This next offering is one of Stamford's most iconic wedding venues. The George Hotel is simply stunning and brings a wealth of character to the local area. For your ceremony, there are four licensed rooms to choose from - The King Charles, The Walter Scott, The London Room and The Henry Whincup Room, each with its own unique character and style, accommodating guest numbers ranging from 20 to 50.

The oak-panelled dining room can host up to 110 guests for a seated wedding breakfast, with the Henry Whincup room acting as a versatile reception space accommodating up to 130 guests.

For larger gatherings, there's also the option for a marquee wedding in their beautifully maintained gardens. All in all, the George offers a beautiful and memorable wedding experience, complete with fine cuisine, personal service and stunning surroundings. What's not to love?

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Sissons Barn

Situated just outside Stamford in the delightful Fenland village of Peakirk, this unique, contemporary oak-framed barn could be the perfect setting for your big day. Offering flexible options to suit your day, the barn can be both your ceremony venue and reception location or simply a place to party following your church or registry office wedding.

With a trusted list of suppliers, the staff at Sissons Barn will help you tailor your event completely, including utilising their recommended caterers, photographers and decor specialists.

The farm upon which the barn is situated has been passed down four generations, with current family members Ben & Laura, who married on the farm themselves, deciding to set up the wedding venue and put Sissons Farm on the map! I would highly recommend booking a viewing of this beautiful rural venue.

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Sibson Inn

The Sibson Inn has hosted weddings for over 16 years. Conveniently located at the edge of the village of Stibbington between Stamford and Peterborough, this delightful Inn caters to intimate family gatherings up to wedding breakfasts for 120.

Ceremonies take place in the lovely Wansford Hall ceremony room, with your reception to follow in the permanent marquee. The hotel also features a wedding garden for photographs and drinks following the ceremony. To get a feel of the atmosphere, head to their website and take a video tour of the space.

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Molecey Estates

Located in West Deeping, a stone's throw from Stamford (A ten-minute drive), the recently renovated Mr Molecey's Marvellous Mill is just that - marvellous!

Dating back to the late 18th century, this former granary and mill were once part of the historic Molecey House estate. Expertly restored to preserve its rich heritage, the venue now serves as a stunning backdrop for weddings, special events, and art exhibitions.

As a wedding venue, it works incredibly well. Picture this - opening your wedding with a stunning ceremony in the beautiful oak-framed stable block, overlooking 20 acres of idyllic countryside grounds featuring meandering rivers, streams, hidden bridges, and picturesque paths. The setting is truly magical.

The house provides the perfect space for your evening reception venue with ample accommodation for guests. With a penchant for interior design, the style of this place doesn't disappoint! I would highly recommend a viewing here for your big day.

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Orton Hall, Peterborough

This next one is a little further afield - in central Peterborough, but with the A1 within arms reach, it's easily accessible from Stamford and a great choice if you prefer to be in the city.

Although situated in the city, Orton Hall is located in a quiet part of town with lovely grounds and an excellent feel. They describe themselves as a leading wedding venue in Peterborough, and with many hundreds of events under their belt, it's easy to see why.

The venue offers a variety of options for ceremony space, with capacity ranging from 40 to 120 - all tastefully decorated in keeping with the history of this marvellous historic building. The conservatory is a particular favourite, with original stained glass windows to rival any church or cathedral!

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Rutland Hall Hotel

Finally, I'd like to showcase another incredible venue on the shores of Rutland Water, ideally situated between the towns of Stamford and Oakham.

Rutland Hall, steeped in 18th-century history, has been a sought-after wedding destination for years. With 65 acres of breathtaking parkland and picturesque views overlooking Rutland Water Reservoir, this location creates a truly magical setting for your special day.

The venue boasts several ceremony location options and versatile spaces for your evening reception. As one of the larger venues in the area, the Pavilion Suite can comfortably accommodate up to 550 guests.

Accommodation-wise, Rutland Hall is ideal. With plenty of rooms to choose from, your guests will be delighted to stay here - the lodges, apartments and hotel rooms are all available for you to book for your guests. As Stamford wedding venues go, this one is superb.

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All in all, Stamford and the surrounding area have much to offer! With numerous picturesque Stamford wedding venues to choose from, the rural setting lends itself perfectly to beautiful photography and a tranquil environment. You'll be sure to find the ideal wedding ceremony and evening reception venue here in the Rutland & Lincolnshire countryside. Happy hunting!