Gabbinbar Homestead is 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 near Brisbane. Located high on the mountain range in the garden city of Toowoomba, South-East Queensland, the homestead is completely private and secluded.
On your wedding day, the estate is exclusively yours and all the historic sections are open for you, and everyone you invite, to use and explore. When you choose to have your wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead we give you and all of your wedding guests exclusive use of the estate. From the moment you drive through the front gates, you will disappear into a stunning and historic estate - which you treat just like your own home.
Scroll down to discover what is included in our complete Brisbane wedding packages.
Luxurious and relaxed preparation
The entire estate is your home, so arrive from 9 am and relax while we take care of all the details. Enter the Brides Retreat on the morning of your wedding and prepare for your special day in luxurious surroundings. Our team takes care of all the details, allowing you to focus on getting ready and enjoying the day ahead.
To ensure you are truly spoilt, our wedding packages includes breakfast, lunch and house drinks for you and five special people whom you have chosen to accompany you on the morning of your wedding.
Exceptional attention & service
Our wedding planning team will assist and support with every aspect of your wedding hosted at Gabbinbar Homestead.
On your wedding day it is their job to ensure you are as relaxed as possible. We set everything up for you, including your decorations, coordinate vendors, cue music, arrange the processional and take care of countless small details.
THE GOVERNORS LAWN
Marry under our spectacular 150-year old Moreton Bay Fig Tree on the luscious green grounds of Governors Lawn. Shaded by a gorgeous Jacaranda Tree this spot is beautiful year-round.
Our gorgeous undercover option, complete with soaring ceiling and adorned with three gorgeous chandeliers. Enjoy beautiful breezes and panoramic views of Gabbinbar Homestead.
THE OLD GATES
Framed by the original gates from Gabbinbar Homestead, this spot provides a majestic Himilayan Cedar Tree as your backdrop. This ceremony location is made even more special by glimpses of the Great Dividing Range in the background.
You’ll love how the light just peeks through the trees at The Woods, creating a soft, natural atmosphere. The festoon lights give a subtle glow as the sun goes down.
Any photographer who has ever captured a wedding ceremony at Gabbinbar Homestead will tell you it is their dream venue. The 150-year-old gardens are simply magnificent for wedding photos. You can use any part of our estate to capture magnificent wedding photos. Just some of the possibilities include the stables, fields, and inside the exquisite Homestead itself.
Complimentary drinks and food are also included for your photographer in our wedding package near Brisbane.
A Gorgeous Garden Party
After your ceremony, we delight you and your company with our unique garden party complete with your choice from our Garden Party food options, chic furniture, and garden games. Choose from our Live Cooking experience, a magnificent antipasto board ‘w tapas or classic canapes; all of which your wedding party are sure to love.
Pass the time playing on our chessboard or enjoy a friendly game of Croquet. Our tennis court is also available if your wedding party wants to have a hit or two. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the Homestead’s historic gardens while our waiters serve food and drinks wherever they roam. Our gardens offer beautiful blooms, fresh scents of greenery, and the open country air - the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Choose an indoor reception in our beautiful glass conservatory or dine outside in our gorgeous gardens. Our team will ensure you have the reception you desire complete with award-winning food and exceptional service. Our conservatory is a magnificent space, that is sure to delight. With a huge, expansive glass-paned ceiling and stunning french doors leading to our beautiful courtyard garden.
Everything is taken care of in our wedding packages including heating, cooling and surround sound.
Meet Queensland’s Best Wedding Caterers. Our Kitchen Team, led by Head Chef Bernhard Kohlhuber, will ensure you and your guests are delighted by the menu you have selected for your wedding. With over twenty years of experience, Bernhard uses his experience, passion, and love for food to offer a wedding menu that is innovative and unique to Gabbinbar Homestead.
Based on the philosophy of using local produce and the freshest possible ingredients, the food served at your wedding will create a memorable culinary experience that you and your guests will savour. Our menu puts a contemporary twist on wholesome home-style cooking, the portions are generous, packed full of flavour and finished with an abundance of fresh vegetables. This dedication to food is why we were awarded ‘Queensland’s Best Wedding Caterer’ in 2018 and 2019.
Brilliant Night Garden
Majestic trees lit up with fairy lights, warm festoon strings, outdoor chandeliers, and vintage pendants create a spectacular Night Garden at Gabbinbar Homestead.
Take a moment for yourselves during your reception to capture some stunning photos and amaze your guests as they wander the gardens after dark. We promise you'll be stunned by this magnificent backdrop.
Our Night Garden is a permanent fixture at Gabbinbar Homestead and can be enjoyed during the day and night year-round.
Weddings are a cause for celebration and we want you and your guests to do just that! Enjoy your evening dancing the night away in our gorgeous, heritage-listed ballroom complete with vintage crystal chandelier. Bands and DJs are welcome or use your own playlist or one Gabbinbar has curated. We also offer our baby grand piano for you or your band to use.
Gabbinbar Homestead is fully licensed and can supply all of your required beverages. We have many options available to you, so you can cater to your wedding requirements and budget. We have a sommelier-designed list of fine wines and champagne available to select from. Our team can assist with sparkler exits, fireworks and can provide memorable supper stations or handcrafted dessert bars so you can design the wedding you desire.