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Why you need a gourmet grazing station at your wedding

From donuts to oysters, check out the latest foodie trend coming soon to a wedding near you

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Looking for an alternative to the traditional formula of canapes, champagne, wedding breakfast then cake? Let us introduce you to the new school of foodie-cool “Grazing Stations”. Inspired by the trend for street-food and festival-style stalls, one wedding venue has taken the concept to a glam new level with innovative and stunning spins on big-day food and drink. They add pops of colour to the room, get guests mingling and – of course – ensure there’s plenty to eat. Decor + catering + entertainment all in one? We’re in! 

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Here are a few Grazing Station options to get you inspired … 

Champagne & Oyster Bar

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Oysters and Champagne on ice? Yes, please!

Is there a more perfect culinary combination than champagne and oysters? We think not. Give your wedding an elegant old-school touch with the addition of a champagne and oyster bar.

Doughnut Deli

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Meet the donut wall: it’s decor and sweet treats in one

Satisfy the sweet tooth of guests with this guaranteed conversation starter. Whether you use the doughnuts as interactive favours, or part of the evening munchies we guarantee they’ll go down a storm with guests.

Bubbly Bar

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The pretty way to accessorise your drinks

No wedding is complete without fizz so why not make your bubbly a stunning centerpiece? A bar adorned with fresh fruit purees, berries, passion fruit, strawberries and more is not just visually exciting but also allows guests to pimp their bubbly.

Charcuterie Stall

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Honestly, is there anything better than a cheese buffet?

Ideal for midnight munchies or pre dinner snacks, the charcuterie and cheese stall is an absolute feast for the eyes and bursting with rich flavours, colours and textures.

Patisserie Parlour

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Mini desserts that are almost too pretty to eat. (Almost.)

Give your wedding dining experience the wow-factor with the addition of a french-inspired patisserie parlour. Offer guests sweet treats such as Eton mess, tiramisu and macaron pops for an indulgent end to the evening celebrations.

The George in Rye is now offering all of the above grazing stations as part of their wedding packages. Prices start from £2.50 per person. Photography by Wookie Photography. Food styling by Styling by Jen. Styling by The Pink Pumpkin. Flowers by Alex Ball Flowers. Sequin linen by Pudding Bridge. 

Photography: Wookie Photography

Food Styling: Styling by Jen

Styling: The Pink Pumpkin

Flowers: Alex Ball Flowers

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Sequin Linen: Pudding Bridge