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A Summer Wedding at The Burwell School | Hillsborough NC Wedding Catering

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A Summer Wedding at The Burwell School | Hillsborough NC Wedding Catering

The Burwell School, located in the charming historic district of Hillsborough, is owned and operated by the Historic Hillsborough Commission. This group, created by an act of the 1963 North Carolina General Assembly, has a mission to: “Maintain and preserve the Burwell School Historic Site; to interpret the history of 19th century Hillsborough for the enrichment of the public; and to celebrate and promote the culture and heritage of Hillsborough and Orange County.”

The Burwell School is a unique landmark. It hosts many events throughout the year and serves as a community gathering place. The site thrives as a place of learning. It offers guided tours and children’s educational programs, as well as hosts lectures, exhibits, concerts, special events, and readings.

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Brides, having your wedding and reception, at the Burwell School Historic Site will make for a lovely and picturesque setting. Being in the heart of Historic Downtown Hillsborough, it is conveniently located near I-85/40 and is very close to Greensboro, Burlington, Mebane, Chapel Hill, and the Raleigh-Durham area. The school has been serving the Triangle for over 100 years.

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The site has a beautiful and expansive lawn, complete with period gardens that surround the beautiful stately frame house. The house has a long, inviting front porch perfect for sitting back in the rocking chairs on summer wedding days. The Burwell home features two parlors and a wide central hall. The handsome mahogany stairway and formal dining room are furnished with period antiques.

We were so honored to cater a magical wedding reception here recently. We’ve sprinkled this post with a lot of our favorite pictures from the day. To see all the pictures, check out our Pinterest page.

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Outside, guests were able to enjoy a summer tray of Imported and Domestic Cheeses with Assorted Crackers while waiting for the bride to arrive. Inside, we started out the reception with Heavy Hors d’ Oeuvres featuring our delicious Grilled Tuscan, Pita and Focaccia Breads. The breads were served with fresh homemade Humus, Spinach Artichoke, and Tomato Basil spreads.

Also featured in this picture, you’ll find a blend of summer Baby Greens with Feta Cheese, Candied Walnuts, and Fresh Strawberries. The salad was finished with a light Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing.

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A refreshing bowl of Seasonal Cubed Fruit, served with Vanilla Yogurt Sauce, really hit the spot on a hot day. For the kids, Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bites with our famous Apricot Sauce were served while everyone loved the Ham sliders on fresh baked Sweet Potato Rolls with Whole Grain Mustard Sauce. For dessert, guests had their choice of miniature Lemon Squares, Cannolis, Cream Puffs and Chocolate Bites. Miniature foods have been a big wedding trend this year.

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There is nothing we love more than serving a wonderful family on one of the biggest days of their lives. At Catering By Design, we strive to serve every single client just like a member of our very own family. We have menus for every occasion and budget. Call us today and ask about our FREE menu tastings.

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