Weddings & Events
Goffin Land is a 96-acre wedding and event venue in a hidden valley on the edge of the bustling city of Exeter. Evolving as a soil regenerating sheep & cattle farm and home to the Biophilia Project. Goffin seeks to be an oasis for social and ecological change providing access to land for those in need to connect with nature while nurturing mind, body and soul.
With nearly a hundred acres of meadows and woodland to enjoy, yet easily accessible from Exeter and major transport routes, Goffin Land is the perfect location for those seeking to get married or to have special social event in a unique, natural and eco-friendly way, surrounded by the beautiful outdoors. For weddings we are partnered with one of the best wedding planners ever – West Country Wedding Planners – to allow the smoothest course possible to that magic day.
Only four wedding events a year so let Gemma of West Country Wedding Planners (WCWP) & her team offer friendly thoughtful advice and if needed, a competent helping hand for the bits you don’t want to do.
WCWP have been planning couples weddings for over 11 years and know how much time and effort planning a wedding takes, especially when you are emotionally involved. They are also aware of how the final details, which you have spent months and years carefully preparing, can sometimes be overlooked on the day. Gemma is a brilliant wedding organiser and will help you with your design and all the detail to create the best wedding you could dream of. So take a peek at her portfolio and contact Gemma to find out more. www.westcountryweddingplanner.co.uk
For corporate or special social, educational events Contact John Yates (custodian) for a chat and more information
The centerpiece of the venue is Gray’s Barn a striking 2-storey timber frame barn that provides a fantastic space for wedding receptions and meals, with a fitted stage available for music and dancing into the evening.
Upstairs there is opportunity for a chill-out lounge replete with cushions, low tables, atmospheric lighting and rugs – budget dependent.
Just down the hill is a specially created amphitheatre available for ceremonial use. Holds 100 plus people. Though Goffin is not registered for marriages, you can still hold beautiful ceremonies here in our amphitheatre, barn or woodland glade. We have contact with local celebrants.
We can provide venue dressing, rustic tables and seating, wedding decor, plus a PA system for wedding bands and DJs to use.
Catering onsite is provided by our partners who can provide anything from a wood-fired hog roast through to a vegetarian banquet. Flexibility is their art-form and whatever your wish they can provide. On Goffin we always seek fresh local food using organic ingredients wherever possible and working with the best local suppliers and specialists we know.
There is a special area in the woodland, alongside the babbling Pin Brook and a specially created amphitheatre available for ceremonial use. The whole venue is very child-friendly and activities can be laid on – from big games to bushcraft to archery – for all ages through our partnership with great bushcraft and forest school leaders.
Compost toilets are provided onsite along with a flush disabled loo. Camping is possible by arrangement and wood-fuelled showers in a kitted out shepherds wagon are on hand.
If you’re looking for somewhere earth-friendly, fun & festivally to get married, why not consider Gray’s Barn and Goffin Land your home for the weekend?
Our Wedding Facilities and Features
Anybody who hires Goffin for their wedding will get the following:-
- Use of the venue for a minimum of 48 hrs from Friday at 12pm
- Gorgeous timber-frame barn for wedding reception and party
- Play amplified music until Midnight in the barn
- Solar and Mains Power. Spring Water on tap
- Disabled flush Toilet
- Compost Loos
- Use of Amphitheatre or woodlands (or anywhere else) for an outdoor ceremony
- Main fire pit area, campfire space and seating with firewood
- Access to 96 acres of meadows and woodland
By arrangement additional benefits budget dependent:-
- A bespoke menu tailored to your needs by our caterers, ranging from Hog Roast (from farm) to Vegan
- Catering facilities
- Rustic Tables and Chairs
- PA System and stage
- Compost Loos and hot wood-fuelled showers in Shepherds Wagon
- Event Staffing to look after you and your guests
Additional Extras include:-
- Festival Decor
- Camping for up to 30 on the night before the wedding in beautiful paddock
- 48hrs camping for up to 200 guests
- Bell Tents, Yurts and Tipis
- Games and Activities provided by professionals
Goffin Land is not yet licensed for civil ceremonies. We offer you several beautiful outdoor areas to hold a blessing ceremony or something similar, as well as the barn if preferred. We can help you find local celebrants and registry office details as required.
Packages at Goffin Land range from £3000. We try to be as flexible as possible and ensure you can work to budget