If you're seeking cooler temperatures on your wedding day, Gabbinbar Homestead is the perfect winter wedding venue. Located in picturesque Toowoomba, which has become famous for its cooler Queensland climate, winter weddings are made glorious due to the crisp and clear weather, stunning winter sun, and our beautiful fully-heated homestead.
A Spectacular Setting
Gabbinbar Homestead hosts many winter weddings and our spectacular homestead is the perfect setting for the cooler months. You and your guests will be kept cosy and warm with roaring fireplaces, central heating in the homestead, our beautiful fire pit in the gardens and additional garden heating.
Temperatures during the winter months are very comfortable, ranging between the mid-teens to low twenties. Toowoomba also experiences very little rain during the winter season and light breezes making these months the perfect time for a wedding.
Beautiful winter photos
The beautiful backdrop of our stunning winter estate will provide endless photo opportunities for your wedding photos.
The Gabbinbar Homestead grounds are just as gorgeous in winter as they are at any time of year. White flowering camellias are joined by other varieties of pink and red camellias in June and July. We also welcome vibrant splashes of orange and red flowering torch lillys scattered throughout the gardens. Our pink-coloured winter-flowering magnolias also bloom near the fountain and the estate leaves on our deciduous trees will turn vibrant shades of red and burnt orange.
Delicious winter menu options
Our award-winning chef team have created the perfect winter menu for you and your guests to savour. During the garden party, you can dine on delicious warm canapés such as a smoky BBQ pork belly with a smooth parsnip puree and green apple or butternut pumpkin risotto with crispy enoki mushrooms. If you're feeling adventurous you can opt for live cooking and our chefs will prepare a dazzling feast as your guests watch on in awe.
Our main options will also delight and champion the season. The gourmet roast is a popular winter option that allows you to choose two delicious roasted proteins plated with a seasonal root vegetable medley, rich red wine gravy and a Yorkshire pudding. Also included are two additional sides on the table to share and two matching condiments.
Warming winter drink options
Embrace the cooler weather with our warming winter drink menu. Mulled wine during your garden party will mellow and delight your guests. Our homemade mulled wine recipe features our Hunter Valley shiraz, heated to perfection, combined with vanilla, spices, orange and apple.
We also have a selection of cocktails that you can add to your drinks menu for later in the evening such as an espresso martini, ratu slipper or an old fashioned.
Our beautiful 'Gabbinbar Experience' drinks package includes a Hunter Valley shiraz or, you can upgrade your wine package and serve your guests a range of truly beautiful reds. Later in the evening you can also create a whiskey or scotch station in the library for a night cap by the fire.
We had the absolute best day and wouldn't have changed a thing. The level of service on the day from all staff was incredible and we received so many compliments from all our guests about the entire experience at Gabbinbar.Read more Reviews
Nothing is quite as magical as a winter wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead. Rhys and Jessica discovered this when they invited their nearest and dearest to their celebrations last August. The lush winter gardens provided an enchanting backdrop for their ceremony and photos, bathed in the soft afternoon and evening light that the estate experiences during the cooler months. The Homestead also compliments a winter wedding; offering a warm, charming and inviting space to spend the night's festivities.Read their story