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 the 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

Robert + Elizabeth

Robert + Elizabeth

AUTUMN 2018
Robert and Elizabeth hosted a glamorous Autumn wedding with a modern twist at Gabbinbar Homestead. Celebrating alongside 85 of their closest friends and family, Robert and Elizabeth were married at our ceremony location, ‘The Old Gates’ followed by their reception in our ‘Conservatory’. Enjoying an antipasto banquet and drinks on the lawn, wedding guests then moved inside Gabbinbar Homestead for a gourmet three course dinner.

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Benjamin + Philippa

Benjamin + Philippa

AUTUMN 2018
Celebrating alongside 148 friends and family, Benjamin and Philippa created a warm, genuine and relaxed wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead. Hosting their ceremony in ‘The Pavilion’ and the reception in the ‘Conservatory’, Benjamin and Philippa’s priority was to create an atmosphere where people could really enjoy themselves while catching up with friends, family and meeting new people.

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Murray + Elspeth

Murray + Elspeth

SUMMER 2017
Fun, loving, relaxed and delicious are the four words Murray and Elspeth used to sum up their Summer time wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead. Celebrating with 87 of their closest friends and family, Murray and Elspeth chose ‘The Pavilion’ for their ceremony and a fun-filled reception followed in our ‘Conservatory’ afterwards.

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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 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

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CREATING A ‘SPRING GARDEN PARTY’ WEDDING AT GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD

Friday, 12 October 2018

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GORGEOUS BRIDAL HEADPIECE INSPIRATION

Thursday, 4 October 2018

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EVERYONE’S WELCOME AT GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD, EVEN YOUR FOUR-LEGGED FURRY FRIEND

Thursday, 27 September 2018

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Cooper - Guest

GROOM & LAVERS SOLICITORS

SEPTEMBER 2018
"Thank you so much for your support and unwavering assistance in preparing for, and on the night of, our 125-year celebration. We all had a wonderful night and our staff and guests have been raving about the venue, the food, your staff and the service provided. I have no doubt that there was no more appropriate venue for us to host this special occasion in our history and we are truly grateful to Gabbinbar Homestead."

DAILY INSPIRATION

Arrival

Arrival

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Ceremony Locations

Ceremony Locations

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Garden Swing

Garden Swing

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Monday, 15 October 2018