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 and 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 in a unique, natural and eco-friendly way, surrounded by the beautiful outdoors.
Natural and Outdoor weddings with barns, camping and earth-friendly fun
Goffin can easily host up to 250 guests including overnight camping for those wishing to go for the full wedding weekend experience. The events team at Goffin can help plan couples’ special day and ensure it is made as easy for them as possible – we particularly specialise in creating a ‘festival’ feeling to weddings and making bespoke, magical environments to explore and enjoy.
Contact John Yates (custodian) for a chat and more information
The centrepiece of the venue is 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. 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 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 36hrs 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 wedding planner to help you with your design of the wedding. Contact Stacey Gray our local wedding organiser with Goffin Land in her portfolio https://www.glascollection.co.uk
- 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 £2500 + VAT upwards. We try to be as flexible as possible and ensure you can work to budget