On one of our latest adventures 2 Chicks and Venue found two venues that are the perfect size for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and/or receptions.  The Cutting Board & Occasions both offer rental space, tables, chairs, simple centerpieces, food & beverage and can handle all of your alcohol needs.  These two venues are truly one stop shops for any couple looking for stress free planning.

Occasions is located downtown Burlington NC.  It has a smaller meeting room for

up to 50 guests and a main space that can handle up to 400 people.  They have a choice of round tables, banquet tables and smaller square table to really personalize your layout design.  The dance floor is in a great location so that everyone can see your first dances.  As a coordinator, I would use the second smaller room for an entertainment room for small children attending the event by placing games and toys to keep them occupied so they have just as much fun at the event as their parents. 

          Occasions keeps one staff per 50 people on site during your event.  They will handle all of your set-up and tear down.  They have a full southern styled home cooking buffet that will keep your guests coming back for seconds (so plan for extra)!  They have all of their ABC permits so they can handle all of your bar and beverage needs.  To rent, all you need is to meet their food minimum and then the space is only $200 per hour.  If you are looking for a good place to hold a party in the downtown area, this is one to check out.

          The Cutting Board is conveniently located off of I-85/I-40 in Burlington NC. 

They have four different size rooms.  The most intimate would be their dinner for four, which would be perfect for a proposal dinner or a lunch celebration following a justice of the piece marriage.  Another room can hold up to 20-25 people which is great for small bridesmaid luncheons or hosting a private lunch for the groomsmen prior to the wedding.  They have a large rental space that can either be divided or opened to host up to 175 people. 

          The Cutting Board offers simplistic romantic centerpieces and linens to set the mood for any occasion.  You are welcome to bring a band or dj to entertain your crowd.  They are known for their “Chuck” Burger and Fix’in Bar along with their salad bar.  This is the perfect local location for rehearsal dinners if you are already planning a simple wedding or they can add filet or salmon to your menu to “dress” your celebration up!  They are easy to work with and will take over all of the set up while you are at the ceremony or rehearsal. 

          Burlington has lots of venues and these two really do a great job pleasing their guests.  Both The Cutting Board & Occasions have been around for years and are a well-known name throughout town.  Contact the staff at either one of these establishments and start your stress-free planning today!

(All photos are from their website/facebook fanpage)


Janna w/ Cutting Board, 2699 Ramada Road Burlington NC; 336-229-2770; www.mycuttingboard.com

Shelia w/ Occasions, 286 E. Front St Burlington NC; email: occasionscateringnc@yahoo.com; www.occasionscateringnc.web-design-new-york.us