About GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD


Gabbinbar Homestead

Gabbinbar Homestead is a destination wedding venue that hosts weddings from across Australia and around the world.

Our estate is located on the highest point on the mountain range in the garden city of Toowoomba, South-East Queensland.

Set on 25 acres, the Gabbinbar Homestead estate is completely private and secluded.

The name 'Gabbinbar' was chosen over 150 years ago and is an Aboriginal word meaning 'peaceful place'.

A Historic Estate

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HISTORY

Gabbinbar Homestead was the former home of Sir Hugh Nelson the premier of Queensland in the late 1800s and the Summer resort for Queensland's Governors in the early 1900s.

It remained a private home until recently when it was lovingly restored and made available for weddings.
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LOCATION

Gabbinbar Homestead is located in the garden city of Toowoomba, Queensland.

Our estate has a country feel with city convenience. Within 10 minutes drive, there are 3,000 rooms of accommodation. Australia's newest major airport is located 25 minutes West of Gabbinbar Homestead.
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THE ESTATE

When you choose Gabbinbar Homestead for your wedding, we give you exclusive use of the estate.

You and your guests are free to enjoy the Homestead itself, our extensive gardens, the Stables, Old School House, fields and much more.

Our WEDDING PLANNING TEAM

Kali

Kali

Organised, diversely competent and compassionate. Kali solves problems, takes responsibility and really cares about others.
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Creative, classy and a people person. Elizabeth is a writer, a foodie and recently held her own wedding at Gabbinbar!

Allysha

Allysha

Sincere, passionate and welcoming.  Allysha simply loves weddings and her care and concern for people is beautiful.

Rachel

Warm, generous and thorough. Rachel treats people with respect and makes genuine connections with everyone she meets.
Allysha

Maddy

Attentive, detailed and enthusiastic.  Maddy is on our frontline answering phone calls, responding to messages and assisting our wedding planning team.

Our KITCHEN TEAM

Bernhard

BERNHARD

Bernhard grew up in an Austrian village learning to cook in his family's 4th generation guest house. Now as our Head Chef at Gabbinbar Homestead Bernhard leads a kitchen team dedicated to excellence, flexibility and consistency.
Jerry

JERRY

Best known for his famous chocolate brownies, Jerry has a passion for growing his own produce and spends the start of most days with his son in the garden.
Ethan

ETHAN

New to our kitchen team and full of enthusiasm Ethan recently started his apprenticeship and is one of the hardest working members of the Gabbinbar Homestead team.

Our MANAGEMENT TEAM

Isaac

Isaac

OWNER

Creative, driven and purposeful. Isaac and his wife, Mel, have lovingly finished the restoration of Gabbinbar Homestead and are 'hands on' business owners with a passion for gardening and hospitality.

Renee

Renee

MANAGER

Committed to excellence, developing a positive staff culture and setting others up for success. Renee stylishly manages our team and the Estate. She is across the details!

Estelle

Estelle

ACCOUNTS

Someone has to do it - and Estelle does it well! Accounts and bookkeeping are her specialty. Estelle is available to customise a payment plan for your wedding.

Sinthiya

Sinthiya

ACCOUNTS

Detailed, considerate and calm. Originally from Nepal, Sinthiya has extensive international hospitality and administration experience.

Anje

Anje

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Anje starts every day with a smile and fills our team with enthusiasm and optimism. Anje is our 'Swiss army knife’ who fills in the gaps, solves problems and makes a fantastic coffee!

Daniel

Daniel

GROUNDS KEEPER

Enthusiastic, passionate and hard working. Together with his team, Daniel is responsible for the manicured gardens which mean lots and lots and lots of hedging, edging mowing and planting.

Isaac

Isaac

GROUNDS KEEPER ASSISTANT

Sincere, honest and trustworthy. Isaac (or Webby as we like to call him) is always a happy face in the gardens - cheerfully putting in 110% to make the gardens beautiful for weddings.

Samuel

Samuel

FRONT OF HOUSE

Full of life and keen to serve. Samuel is responsible for ensuring that our FOH team deliver exceptional service. He is a foodie, he loves wine and he is a commercial pilot in his spare time.

Join OUR TEAM

You
Here at Gabbinbar Homestead, we value excellence. We always aspire to improve our delivery of 'The Gabbinbar Experience'. We are seeking individuals whose values for achieving world-class service match ours. Gabbinbar Homestead hires a broad range of individuals and offers the opportunity to go above and beyond in their area of expertise.

If you would like to be a part of this team, please send us an email telling us in 80 words or more that explains your drive for excellence and what you can bring as an individual to Gabbinbar Homestead, please also attach your resumé.

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