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Welcome to Gabbinbar Homestead – a magnificent and historic estate established in 1863. Set amongst 150-year-old gardens, towering ancient trees and expansive lawns, Gabbinbar Homestead is the perfect destination for your wedding.

Gabbinbar Homestead hosts destination weddings from across Australia and around the world.

Our estate is located high on the mountain range in the garden city of Toowoomba, South-East Queensland. Surrounded by many acres of magnificent established gardens, the historic Homestead 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 and much more.
Real Country Wedding

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.
Real Country Wedding

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.
Real Country Wedding

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 and much more.

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

Cheryse

OPERATIONS MANAGER
Experienced, competent and classy. Cheryse has enourmous experience in logistics, event planning and exceptional service.
Estelle

Estelle

Accounts Manager
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.
Chloe

Chloe

Sales and Marketing Manager
Authentic, relatable and reliable, Chloe is on the front line of Gabbinbar’s Marketing and Sales and her comprehensive background has brought Gabbinbar a diverse and unique take on how we interact with customers.
Chloe

Kali

Wedding Planning Manager
As the Wedding Planning Team Manager, Kali is organised, diversely competent and compassionate. She solves problems, takes responsibility and really cares about others.
Lou

Lou

Front Of House Manager
Optimistic, reliable and kind, Lou is responsible for leading Gabbinbar's Front of House Team. She brings a wide range of previous hospitality experience from working in multiple venues across the state.

Bernhard

Head Chef
Bernhard leads our incredible kitchen team who are dedicated to quality, flexibility and consistency. Bernhard uses his passion and love for food, combined with his international experience of over 20 years to create a wonderful culinary experience for each and every guest at Gabbinbar Homestead. He delights in serving every dish, alongside his team, with sincere excellence.
Daniel

Daniel

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

Our
Wedding Planning
Team

Allysha

Allysha

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

Rachel

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

Gabby

Wedding Planner
Genuine, calm and fashionable. Gabby is on trend and sincere in all she does. She planned her own wedding and can’t wait to help you plan yours!
Tayla

Tayla

Wedding Planner
Respectful, filled with integrity and elegance, Tayla joined the Wedding Planning Team with extensive experience in genuine and passionate client care and service.
Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

Wedding Planning Assistant
Energetic, bright and delightful. Kaitlyn knows how to set up a wedding with perfection. She also assists our Wedding Planning Team in the office.

Our
Kitchen
Team

Jen

Jen

Sous Chef
Jen is Gabbinbar Homestead’s highly valued Sous Chef; her constant positivity & diligence is valued amongst all teams. Jen is amazing at understanding others, allowing her to effectively work in a team environment and bringing unity and encouragement wherever she goes. Jen is alert and patient and is a wonderful balance for a high paced kitchen environment.
Ethan

Ethan

3rd Year Apprentice Chef
Ethan is a driven and hard working member of the kitchen team. He is extremely dedicated and strives for perfection and excellence every time he enters the kitchen. He loves immersing himself in an environment that pushes innovation, sparks creativity and his careful craftmanship allows him to create the most delectable dishes.

Our
Homestead
Team

Anje

Anje

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

Sinthiya

ACCOUNTS
Detailed, considerate and calm. Originally from Nepal, Sinthiya has extensive international hospitality and administration experience and is across everything.
Isaac

Sally

Assistant FOH Manager
Sally assists in managing our friendly wait staff. Amongst working on the weddings, Sally also has a great eye for detail and assists with rostering, purchases and cleaning.

MADDY

Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Attentive, detailed and enthusiastic. Maddy is on our frontline, answering phone calls, checking available dates for potential clients and answering enquiries.

Our
Gardening
Team

Michael

Michael

BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE
Painting, fixing, creating, Michael takes care of Gabbinbar Homestead maintenance and is a delight to work with. If we want it, Michael can build it!

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.

Join
Our Team

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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Gabbinbar Experience

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