GOFFIN LAND WEDDINGS
THE NITTY GRITTY
Ceremony Capacity: 100 – 150 in Amphitheatre and Woodland Glade, more out in the fields
Reception Capacity: 200
Licensed for Marriages & Civil Partnerships: No
Facilities Include: Large 2-storey timber-frame decorated wedding barn; compost toilets; wood-fuelled showers; disabled loo; camping paddock; amphitheatre and woodland glade for ceremonies; some hardstanding parking; solar power and spring water; PA System and Stage; fairy lighting and celtic light sculptures; fire pit and benches; basic self-catering for campers.
Catering: Provided by Art of Food. Also wood-fired hog roast from pigs raised onsite.
Bar: Pay bar run by venue. Eco-friendly wine supplies available from morewine.eu, plus foraged cocktails, local ale and cider. Flexibility over wine and champagne for wedding breakfast/dinner and suppliers.
Late License: Music and Alcohol until 12am
Other Suppliers: Ceremonies: Free Range Ceremonies, Banqueting Tables South West, Childrens and Adult Activities from Sylvan Adventure, Festival décor from Another World Productions Ltd.
Accommodation: Bell Tents, Tipis and Yurts available for rent
Pets: No dogs unfortunately. Hamsters, Reptiles and other small creatures fine!
A Peaceful Permaculture Oasis in Devon
Goffin Land is a 96-acre hidden valley, a peaceful haven on the edge of the bustling city of Exeter. Operated as a community farm and home to the Biophilia Project, the South West Permaculture Convergence and Off Grid Festival, 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.
Goffin can easily host up to 200 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.
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 is a chill-out lounge replete with cushions, low tables, atmospheric lighting and rugs. We provide rustic tables and seating, wedding decor, plus a PA system for wedding bands and DJs to use. Compost Toilets are provided onsite along with a disabled loo and there are wood-fuelled showers in a specially kitted out shepherds wagon. All water onsite is from a spring water supply and the barns are all fitted with solar panels to help ensure your wedding is as carbon-friendly as possible.
There is a special area in the woodland, alongside the babbling Pin Brook and a specially created amphitheatre available for ceremonial use. This wedding venue is very child-friendly and activities can be laid on - from big games to bushcraft to den-building and archery - for all ages through our partnership with Sylvan Adventures.
At Goffin Land we work with The Art of Food caterers (http://www.artoffood.org) and local suppliers including Real Food Cafe and Shillingford Organics. There’s also pigs and lambs from the farm and wood-fired hog roasts available. Couples are welcome to make other arrangements but will have to pay an additional fee to the venue for this. There are earth-friendly policies onsite around disposable dishes/cutlery, biodegradable cleaning products and products used in the kitchens.
Our environmental commitment even extends to our wine list. We work with morewines.eu who supply only biodynamic, organic and low sulphite natural wines, mainly from bag in box. More Wine provide a super low-impact wine service by massively decreasing the carbon footprint of wine they sell by up to 80%. On top of that, as much as 70kg of glass is saved from the recycling bin for a single wedding of 100 guests. Our Ales and Ciders are sourced from within 15 miles as well.