GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD

Queensland's Wedding Destination

At Gabbinbar Homestead you will experience luxurious preparation in our Bride's Retreat, stunning ceremony locations and breathtaking receptions. We offer a historic venue, attention to detail and flexibility.

Gabbinbar Homestead is a private country estate surrounded by the garden city of Toowoomba.

We believe every wedding should be unique and memorable and guarantee a personal experience; that is why we offer all-day use and wedding planning support.

CONSERVATORY

CONSERVATORY

THE WOODS

THE WOODS

THE PAVILION

THE PAVILION

GARDENS

GARDENS

BRIDE'S RETREAT

BRIDE'S RETREAT

BALLROOM

BALLROOM

OLD SCHOOL HOUSE

OLD SCHOOL HOUSE

GARDEN GAMES

GARDEN GAMES

STABLES

STABLES

COUNTRY FEEL. CITY CONVENIENCE.

At first glance, Toowoomba might seem an unusual place for Queensland's favourite wedding destination.

But when you realise that Toowoomba is an easy 90 minute drive from Brisbane, the gateway to Western Queensland and only a short direct flight from Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville and Cairns you will discover that Gabbinbar Homestead is centrally located for weddings from across Australia.

We are surrounded by 3,000 rooms of accommodation and have reliable transport options.

The local Darling Downs region is brimming with memorable experiences for you and your guests before and after your wedding.

The weather in Toowoomba is different to much of Queensland. We get four distinct seasons and being on top of a mountain range it is much cooler in Summer - one of our peak wedding seasons.

Toowoomba is a garden city - made famous by our annual 'Carnival of Flowers'.

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

FLEXIBILITY

FLEXIBILITY

ALL DAY USE

ALL DAY USE

PLANNING & SUPPORT

PLANNING & SUPPORT

AN ABUNDANCE OF HANDCRAFTED FOOD

AN ABUNDANCE OF HANDCRAFTED FOOD

Our WEDDING PACKAGE

Unlike a typical wedding venue we don't offer lots of different (and confusing) wedding packages.

Rather we simply provide 'The Gabbinbar Experience' for each and every wedding - which includes all-day use of the Homestead and gardens with lots of flexibility. 

'The Gabbinbar Experience' includes wedding planning, exceptional service, attention to detail and an abundance of handcrafted food.

Our WEDDING PACKAGE

Unlike a typical wedding venue we don't offer lots of different (and confusing) wedding packages.

Rather we simply provide 'The Gabbinbar Experience' for each and every wedding - which includes all-day use of the Homestead and gardens with lots of flexibility. 

'The Gabbinbar Experience' includes wedding planning, exceptional service, attention to detail and an abundance of handcrafted food.

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

FLEXIBILITY

FLEXIBILITY

ALL DAY USE

ALL DAY USE

PLANNING & SUPPORT

PLANNING & SUPPORT

AN ABUNDANCE OF HANDCRAFTED FOOD

AN ABUNDANCE OF HANDCRAFTED FOOD

REAL WEDDINGS

Stories

Jason  +  Emily

Jason + Emily

SPRING 2017
Here at Gabbinbar Homestead we love a meticulously planned proposal with all the right ingredients; a very surprised bride-to-be, tears of happiness and of course a big yes, yes, yes! Here’s how Jason managed to turn Emily’s average Friday at work into a weekend she will remember for the rest of her life.

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Dylan  +  Genevieve

Dylan + Genevieve

SPRING 2017
Genevieve and Dylan planned their wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead in just three months so it certainly was a sprint to the end for this happy couple. Our team of wedding planners looked after all of the small details so Genevieve and Dylan could focus on what really matters the most, marrying the person you love.

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Marcus  +  Kaitlynne

Marcus + Kaitlynne

SUMMER 2017
Marcus and Kaitlynne are true high school sweethearts, meeting in Grade 9 and marrying 12 years later in their home town of Toowoomba. Marcus and Kaitlynne celebrated their ceremony on the beautiful ‘Governor’s Lawn’ followed by their reception in the ‘Conservatory’. Celebrating alongside 126 of their loved ones, Marcus and Kaitlynn created a day to remember at the Gabbinbar Homestead estate.

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FAQ

First Thoughts

What is included in the Gabbinbar Homestead wedding package?

  • We provide all-day use of our historic estate and exclusive use once your ceremony starts
  • We deliver unequalled attention to detail so that you can relax with confidence
  • We offer flexibility so that your wedding can be unique, and we guarantee exceptional service for you and your guests.

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Where is Gabbinbar Homestead located?

Gabbinbar Homestead is a destination wedding venue that hosts weddings from across Australia and around the world. Our estate is located at the highest point in the city of Toowoomba, South-East Queensland. Situated on 25 acres adjacent to Toowoomba’s escarpment, Gabbinbar Homestead still exudes a charm from a bygone era. 

Where is the closest airport to Gabbinbar Homestead?

The Wellcamp Airport is located an easy 25 minute drive from Gabbinbar Homestead and has direct flights from Cairns, Townsville, Sydney and Melbourne.

Gabbinbar Homestead is located at a 90 minute drive from the Brisbane Airport. Regular coach services operate to Toowoomba from Brisbane with an easy air-train link from the Brisbane Airport.

What transport options are there in Toowoomba?

There are taxi and uber providers available in Toowoomba and they all service Gabbinbar Homestead. Most accommodation is available in Toowoomba City, which is close to numerous food and drink outlets.

Local bus companies such as Peter’s Coaches in Toowoomba can be used to transport guests to and from the Wellcamp Airport, around the city and to and from Gabbinbar Homestead.

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News

News

A WEDDING GUEST’S GUIDE TO TOOWOOMBA – WHERE TO EAT, SLEEP AND SHOP

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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JAW-DROPPINGLY GORGEOUS WEDDING FLOWER IDEAS

Thursday, 17 May 2018

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TAKE A LOOK AT GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD’S TOTALLY INSTAGRAMABLE DESSERT MENU

Wednesday, 09 May 2018

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Peter & Kris Penfold

PETER & KRIS PENFOLD

APRIL 2018
"Thank you!!! We can't thank you enough for helping make our celebration so special. We have received so many comments about it being the best wedding they have been to and how beautiful not only the place is but the staff as well. We would highly recommend Gabbinbar to anyone. The extra little touches make a big difference. Everything was so professional and ran so smoothly, so again, thank you!"

DAILY INSPIRATION

Secluded

Secluded

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Sunday, 27 May 2018
Love Birds

Love Birds

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Saturday, 26 May 2018
Charm

Charm

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Friday, 25 May 2018