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THREE SPRING WEDDING COLOUR SCHEMES WE’RE A LITTLE BIT OBSESSED WITH
Picture perfect styling for your Spring wedding

Featured NEWS

THREE SPRING WEDDING COLOUR SCHEMES WE’RE A LITTLE BIT OBSESSED WITH
Picture perfect styling for your Spring wedding

Featured NEWS

THREE SPRING WEDDING COLOUR SCHEMES WE’RE A LITTLE BIT OBSESSED WITH
Picture perfect styling for your Spring wedding

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Tuesday, 18 September 2018

THREE SPRING WEDDING COLOUR SCHEMES WE’RE A LITTLE BIT OBSESSED WITH
PICTURE PERFECT STYLING FOR YOUR SPRING WEDDING

Spring weddings at Gabbinbar Homestead are simply beautiful. We love watching as our garden comes alive with gorgeous coloured blooms spotted throughout the 25-acre estate. We also see our Spring brides reveal some drop-dead-gorgeous styling when it comes to dressing our venue. It’s been difficult but we’ve managed to narrow down our three favourite Spring wedding colour schemes. If you’re planning a Spring wedding here is some styling inspiration to get your imagination running wild.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 13 September 2018

THE REAL MEANING BEHIND POPULAR WEDDING TRADITIONS
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT WHY DOES THE BRIDE REALLY TOSS HER BOUQUET?

If there is one event that is rich with tradition it would have to be a wedding. We’ve seen beautiful traditional weddings here at Gabbinbar Homestead through to more modern weddings with just a hint of tradition scattered throughout the day. Whether you’re a traditionalist or a modern bride, have you ever thought what do these traditions really mean? Well, here’s the down-low on all the wedding traditions we’ve come to know and love.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 30 August 2018

GABBINBAR WINS TOP RESTAURANT AWARD
WE WON CATERER OF THE YEAR AT THE 2018 QUEENSLAND & NORTHERN TERRITORY SAVOUR AUSTRALIA RESTAURANT & CATERING HOSTPLUS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

Gabbinbar Homestead has won Caterer of the Year at the 2018 Queensland & Northern Territory Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 30 August 2018

THREE TIPS FOR WALKING DOWN THE AISLE
DON’T LET YOUR NERVES GET THE BETTER OF YOU, HERE’S HOW TO WALK DOWN THE AISLE GRACEFULLY

When you walk down the aisle on your wedding day, all eyes are on you. You will have imagined this moment for months and it has finally arrived so here are three tips to ensure your walk down the aisle is nothing but graceful and elegant.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 23 August 2018

OUR NEWEST ADDITION TO OUR MENU, THE DONUT WALL
A SWEET BACKDROP FOR YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION

The menu at Gabbinbar Homestead just keeps getting better and better. Recently, we’ve added the gorgeous donut wall to our selection of ‘crowd pleasers’. ‘Crowd pleasers’ form part of our canape menu and are a substantial finger food option which adds a fun vibe to your food offering.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 26 July 2018

3 WEDDING DRESS TRENDS YOU’LL SEE IN 2019
GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD TAKES A LOOK AT NEXT YEAR’S HOTTEST WEDDING DRESS TRENDS

Getting married in 2019? Well make sure you keep reading. We’ve compiled our favourite wedding dress trends that you’ll see in 2019. Of course, Prince Harry and Megan’s royal wedding has caused bridal fashion to catch a case of the royal fever and there’s no sign of it slowing down. Don’t worry though it’s not all about tradition, there are wedding dress trends we’ll see next year which will appeal to the modern bride as well. So, without further ado, here are 2019’s hottest wedding dress trends.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 19 July 2018

5 WEDDING BOUQUETS WE KNOW YOU’LL LOVE
FLORAL INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WEDDING, BURSTING WITH PRETTINESS

Wedding bouquets are a key asset when defining your theme for your wedding. Whether it’s a relaxed and tussled bouquet or a structured and elegant bouquet, the flowers you choose for your wedding really bring your theme to life. It’s impossible to show you all the beautiful bouquets we’ve seen gracing the grounds of Gabbinbar Homestead but here are just a few of our favourites.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 05 July 2018

THREE TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION SEATING PLAN AS STRESS-FREE AS POSSIBLE
KNOCK OFF THAT FINAL THING ON YOUR TO-DO LIST WITH EASE

Working out your seating plan for your wedding reception is one of those tasks which couples usually leave to the last minute often putting it in the too-hard basket. Creating your seating plan can be like putting a puzzle together but with a little help from our Wedding Planning Team and following these three simple tips, you’ll have your seating plan sorted in no time. Before you get stuck into working out who goes where, the Wedding Planning Team at Gabbinbar Homestead will be on-hand to help you determine the best seating style for the reception venue you choose. Whether it’s banquet style seating or round tables, we’ll help you work out the best option which is not only practical but creates the atmosphere you want as well.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 14 June 2018

GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD’S TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THE MORNING OF YOUR WEDDING AS STRESS-FREE AS POSSIBLE
RELAX WITH PLENTY OF WELL-DESERVED PAMPERING IN OUR ‘BRIDE’S RETREAT’

The day is finally here, you’ve been planning your wedding for months, maybe even years and the morning of your wedding day has arrived. Here at Gabbinbar Homestead, we will ensure your morning will be relaxed with plenty of well-deserved pampering. We’ve compiled some of our top tips for ensuring your morning is as stress-free as possible.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 07 June 2018

FIVE GORGEOUS WEDDING CAKES WHICH ARE ALMOST TOO PRETTY TO EAT
STUNNING WEDDING CAKE INSPIRATION WHICH WILL HAVE YOUR IMAGINATION RUNNING WILD

If there is one wedding tradition which has truly lasted the test of time, we’d say it’s the wedding cake. Stylish, decadent and sometimes almost too pretty to eat, the wedding cake always makes a statement at any wedding with guests usually oohing and ahhing as they catch a glimpse of the cake. We mustn’t forget though; the cutting of the wedding cake also symbolizes the first activity completed as a couple, a special moment gracing many wedding albums. If you are in the midst of planning your wedding, here are five gorgeous wedding cakes which will provide you with inspiration overload.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A WEDDING GUEST’S GUIDE TO TOOWOOMBA – WHERE TO EAT, SLEEP AND SHOP
MAKE SURE YOUR GUESTS ENJOY THE VERY BEST OF TOOWOOMBA WHILE THEY’RE HERE

So, you’ve visited Toowoomba, fallen in love with its charm and booked your destination wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead. Now it’s time to get your wedding guests organized for their trip to the beautiful Darling Downs. To ensure they love Toowoomba as much as you do, we’ve compiled our favourite spots to eat, shop and stay so your guests will experience the very best of Toowoomba.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 17 May 2018

JAW-DROPPINGLY GORGEOUS WEDDING FLOWER IDEAS
A COLLECTION OF WEDDING FLORALS THAT WILL MAKE YOU GREEN WITH ENVY

If there’s one thing that can completely transform a space, we’d say it’s flowers. Our ceremony and reception locations have been dressed with an abundance of flowers and completely transformed into our bride and groom’s very own unique wedding venue. The wedding flowers you choose are a key part of achieving the theme and look you are after for your special day. Here are three ‘stop-in-your-tracks’ wedding florals that will get your imagination running wild.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Wednesday, 9 May 2018

TAKE A LOOK AT GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD’S TOTALLY INSTAGRAMABLE DESSERT MENU
A DESSERT MENU TO SATISFY THE SWEETEST OF SWEET-TOOTHS

Consider yourself to have a bit of a sweet-tooth? Well, you’re certainly in for a real treat when dessert is served at Gabbinbar Homestead. We have three mouth-watering options when it comes to your dessert menu – a classic plated dessert, the Gabbinbar dessert bar and our most recent addition, the vintage ice cream station! Of course, your wedding cake is still the number one wedding dessert but we also offer a medley of other desserts to complement your cake and spoil your guests.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 3 May 2018

A GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING MENU
GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD HELPS YOU NAVIGATE THE ABUNDANCE OF MENU STYLES AVAILABLE

Let’s face it, no matter if you’re a die-hard foodie or not, the menu you choose for your wedding day is one of those big-ticket items and something you want your guests to remember for all the right reasons. At Gabbinbar Homestead we offer a range of menu styles so that you can infuse a dose of your personality and style into your celebration. You can choose from three main menu styles; a stand-up cocktail style menu, the classic alternate drop and a feasting menu. Here’s all you need to know.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 5 April 2018

OUR TOP THREE WINTER WEDDING TRENDS
HAVING A WINTER WEDDING? HERE’S SOME IDEAS FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY

Yes, it’s true, Winter is around the corner but let us be honest, you won’t hear anyone complaining at Gabbinbar Homestead. Winter weddings at Gabbinbar Homestead are simply magical, there is no sign of “Frosty the Snowman” around here… It is all luxurious style and our gardens are scattered with elegant touches such as the delicate leaves with gold and silver tones. We are so lucky to have distinct seasons in Toowoomba, making it the perfect Winter wedding destination. Here are our top three Winter wedding trends which we are a little bit obsessed with right now.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 5 April 2018

ENDLESS PHOTOGRAPH OPPORTUNITIES AT GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD
LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD AS WE TAKE YOU ON A TOUR OF OUR GARDENS

We’re sure every bride-to-be has spent many nights dreaming of their wedding album. Read on and let your imagination run wild as we show you the endless photograph opportunities you’ll find at Gabbinbar Homestead. Believe it or not, all the photos you see below are taken on the 25-acre Gabbinbar Homestead estate; we give you the flexibility to create the wedding album you want. Our gardens provide a backdrop which is timeless and most importantly, the elegant simplicity of the gardens doesn’t detract from our newlywed couples.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Wednesday, 28 March 2018

INTRODUCING OUR LIVE COOKING MENU — AN INTERACTIVE CULINARY EXPERIENCE
GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD TAKES THEIR FOOD MENU TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Gabbinbar Homestead is proud to introduce our live cooking menu. Bringing flavours from around the world, the live cooking station is positioned in the garden and provide guests with a unique experience as our chef’s grill, prepare and serve a garden feast in front of them.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Monday, 19 February 2018

GIVE A GIFT THAT LASTS A LIFETIME
GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD EXPLORES AN ICONIC WEDDING GIFT TRADITION

Stumped on what to give the happy couple? Don’t worry you’re not alone. You will often find many wedding guests debating for months leading up to the wedding on what they will buy.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Thursday, 08 February 2018

5 WEDDING DRESS TRENDS YOU WILL SEE IN 2018
GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD KEEPS YOU UP-TO-DATE WITH THE LATEST WEDDING DRESS FASHION

Purchasing your wedding dress is probably one of the most important and most loved parts of organising a wedding for any bride-to-be. Over recent years, here at Gabbinbar Homestead, we have watched wedding fashion evolve. We have seen a mix of fashion forward brides as well as beautiful traditional brides who radiate a timeless elegance. Now that a new year has rolled-on-in, we thought we’d take a look at what wedding dress trends are hot for 2018.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Wednesday, 24 January 2018

OUR TOP TIPS FOR PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING
GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD HELPS TAKES THE HASSLE OUT OF PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING

Some newly engaged couples put planning a destination wedding in the ‘too-hard basket’ usually because they think it’s a logistical nightmare. However, little do they know if you follow these few simple tips, planning a destination wedding will be the best decision you’ve ever made. At Gabbinbar Homestead, we ensure all brides receive ‘The Gabbinbar Experience’ whether they live around the corner, interstate or even overseas.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Wednesday, 17 January 2018

FIRST FIVE STEPS TO PLANNING A WEDDING
GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD HELPS YOU KICK-START YOUR WEDDING PLANNING

So, he’s proposed, you’ve chosen the ring and now it’s time to start planning your wedding. Being engaged is a special time in your life but it’s easy to become overwhelmed with planning your wedding. Don’t worry, we are here to help from the get-go. Here are the first five things you should do when you start planning your wedding.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Monday, 08 January 2018

PLAN YOUR WEDDING FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE WITH ‘MY GABBINBAR’’
GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD’S OWN VIRTUAL WEDDING PLANNING SYSTEM

Virtual wedding planning was one of the biggest wedding trends of 2017. Couples planning their wedding now want all the information right at their fingertips. At Gabbinbar Homestead, we want to make your wedding planning as smooth as possible which is why we have used our ‘My Gabbinbar’ virtual wedding planning software for over 3 years. ‘My Gabbinbar’ is available to all Gabbinbar Homestead couples and helps you and your fiancé manage your wedding, keep in contact with our Wedding Planning Team and provides immediate access to important information about your wedding.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Monday, 18 December 2017

A TOUR THROUGH OUR STUNNING ‘CONSERVATORY’
OUR MOST POPULAR INDOOR RECEPTION VENUE AT GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD

At Gabbinbar Homestead, we have an array of different ceremony and reception locations to choose from across the estate. Step inside our historic homestead and you will find our most popular indoor reception venue, the ‘Conservatory’. The ‘Conservatory’ is our largest indoor event space and is commonly used for wedding receptions, however, today we are seeing more and more Gabbinbar Homestead couples host their ceremony is this classic space as well.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Monday, 11 December 2017

OUR FAVOURITE WEDDING TRENDS FROM 2017
FIVE SHOW-STOPPING TRENDS THAT WE WILL NEVER FORGET

As 2017 comes to a close we thought we’d look back on some of our favourite wedding trends from this year. We’ve had a mix of destination weddings with couples flying in from all over the country as well as beautiful weddings of local Toowoomba couples. At Gabbinbar Homestead you can personalise and tailor your wedding to suit your style which is all part of ‘The Gabbinbar Experience’. Here are five show-stopping trends from 2017 that we will never forget.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Wednesday, 22 November 2017

GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD NIGHT LIGHT SPECTACULAR
A STUNNING SHOWCASE OF OUR LIGHT INSTALLATIONS ACROSS THE ESTATE

At Gabbinbar Homestead we have an impressive range of permanent garden light installations across the estate. We have majestic trees lit up with fairy lights, warm festoon strings, outdoor chandeliers and vintage pendants just to name a few. Gabbinbar Homestead certainly is beautiful by day and spectacular by night.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Monday, 13 November 2017

FIVE REASONS TO HAVE A COUNTRY DESTINATION WEDDING
GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD, QUEENSLAND’S WEDDING DESTINATION

Still undecided on whether or not you should plan a country destination wedding? Here are five reasons which we think will help make your decision that little bit easier.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Monday, 6 November 2017

GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD EXPLORES
TODAY’S TAKE ON THE TRADITIONAL BRIDAL TABLE

Organising the seating plan for your wedding can cause a great deal of angst amongst some brides due to the endless seating options available. More and more we are seeing brides move away from the traditional bridal table and opting for creative alternatives to suit their style and wedding guests.

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Monday, 23 October 2017

NEW NATURAL TIMBER TOP TABLES

Gabbinbar Homestead staying on top of the latest wedding trends

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Gabbinbar Homestead
Monday, 16 October 2017

DRIVING THE TOOWOOMBA TOURISM MARKET

Gabbinbar Homestead is a major contender in the Toowoomba tourism market, bringing sustainable year-round tourism to the garden city. As Queensland’s destination wedding venue, Gabbinbar Homestead hosts up to four weddings per week with guests flying into Toowoomba from all over Australia.

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New Menu
Friday, 1 September 2017

NEW MENU RELEASE

When you move onto the main course you can choose from our classic alternate drop selection, a gourmet country roast or from our signature DUO options.

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New lighting
Tuesday, 15 August 2017

NEW STABLES LIGHTING

We have recently added a new lighting installation inside our ‘Stables’ and we know you will just love it. A collection of pendant lights has been added to the back corner of the ‘Stables’.

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The Woods
Thursday, 15 June 2017

INTRODUCING 'THE WOODS'

We are pleased to introduce our newest ceremony location, ‘The Woods’. Previously a photo location, ‘The Woods’ has now been transformed into an intimate ceremony space.

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