Right on Brisbane's Doorstep

Nestled on top of the iconic Great Dividing Range in the city of Toowoomba our wedding venue offers city-convenience with country charm. Set amongst heritage gardens, beautiful trees, and manicured lawns, Gabbinbar Homestead is the perfect destination for your wedding.

The gorgeous Gabbinbar Homestead is just a 90-minute drive from Brisbane and just a 90-minute flight from Sydney.

Escape & explore

Toowoomba and the surrounding Darling Downs region is the perfect destination wedding location. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil moment to yourself, wish to explore hidden valleys or pursue adventure in the great outdoors; this region has something for everyone.

The Darling Downs is also known for its gardens and parks with over 150 on offer. It’s also an important agricultural hub, producing some of the world’s best produce, so make sure to sample the amazing food and coffee from local producers. The recently-opened Wellcamp airport now makes Toowoomba very accessible for your guests with direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Townsville.

Country Charm & City Convenience

Gabbinbar Homestead's location really does have the best of both worlds with city conveniences on offer such as an abundance of accommodation, reliable public transport, numerous food destinations and unique experiences for you and your wedding guests to enjoy before and after your perfect wedding day.

Once inside Gabbinbar Homestead, you can enjoy the elegant and opulent historical homestead as if it were your own home. Imagine acres of magnificent gardens surrounding the stunning country Homestead and old stables - all private and hidden from the surrounding city. View our wedding package to discover all we offer.

Stay & Play Awhile

Toowoomba offers numerous accommodation options so you and your guests can truly enjoy a destination wedding. Neighboring Gabbinbar Homestead are a number of beautiful Airbnb homes - most within walking distance! If you and your guests wish to stay in the heart of the city there are also many hotel options within a 10-minute drive.

Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region is also a foodie haven and offers delicious dining, contemporary bars, old fashioned pubs, and delightful wine bars. We’re passionate about great food and drink, meaning there is always a new bar, restaurant, or cafe to try but you’ll also love the firm favourites.

Distinct Seasons to Enjoy

COOLER IN SUMMER

For many years, Gabbinbar Homestead was the Queensland governors summer resort because our summers are much cooler than Brisbane. High humidity is rare and due to our location high in the mountains near Brisbane, we enjoy a cool afternoon breeze most afternoons, in summer.

COZY WINTERS

When the temperature drops in Toowoomba you can still enjoy beautiful, warm weather. Our clients also embrace the season and enjoy our beautiful open fireplaces and sun-drenched Conservatory.

BELOW-AVERAGE RAINFALL

Our average rainfall is less than Brisbane, Byron Bay, and coastal hinterland regions such as Maleny and Montville which means your chance of fine weather for your wedding day is much better than with other venues.

Musings from our Wedding Planning Blog

Plan like you are right here

Committed to delivering excellence in every area of your wedding experience from initial planning stages to post wedding item pick-up, Gabbinbar Homestead's virtual wedding planning system 'MyGabbinbar' offers a personalised all-inclusive planning platform. Mobile optimised 'MyGabbinbar' is available to all Gabbinbar Homestead couples and helps you and your partner manage all aspects of your wedding.

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