Our Distinctives


Wedding planning & support

Our Wedding Planning Team will assist you with every aspect of your wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead. In addition to a scheduled planning meeting, we offer unlimited phone and online support. All Gabbinbar Homestead clients have exclusive access to ‘MyGabbinbar’ our online platform for wedding planning. The Wedding Planning Team can co-ordinate site visits, arrange menu tastings, attend your rehearsal, and provide a dedicated team to be your personal assistants on the day.

We set everything up for you, including your decorations (within reason) which allows you to relax and enjoy your day. 

Attention to Detail

Our proven attention to detail means you can relax with confidence on your wedding day while our planning and hospitality team look after you and your guests.

We really care about the little details and understand how important it is for you to relax with confidence knowing that we are as committed as you are to the success of your wedding day.

Flexibility & individuality

We want every bride to have a unique and memorable experience on their special day and at Gabbinbar Homestead we encourage creativity and individuality.

Our aim is to offer a high level of flexibility and customisation. We have very few venue "rules" and we love it when brides incorporate personal touches and unique styling. And yes...pets are welcome!

Exclusivity

When you choose Gabbinbar Homestead for your wedding our secluded estate becomes your home for the day.

Our commitment to only hosting one wedding per day means that the entire team is focused on making your wedding special. This includes our wedding planning team, chefs, front of house team and gardening team who all work together to ensure the 'Gabbinbar Experience'.

Unique Experiences

For every wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead to be unique, we embrace flexibility.

The possibilities are endless: arrive in a horse-drawn carriage, use the Library as a ‘scotch and cigar’ station, or surprise your guests with fireworks above the Conservatory roof!

Exceptional service

At Gabbinbar Homestead we guarantee exceptional service.

We value timely communication in the planning stages of your wedding and deliver helpful service with a smile on the day.

During peak service times we provide one waiter for every 10 guests (2-3 times the industry average), which means we guarantee attentive service at all times.

Quality food

We understand the importance of excellent food. To help select your wedding menu and assure you of the quality, we offer menu tastings. 

Our team of international chefs bring experience, diversity, and reliability to the Homestead kitchen. We specialise in catering for any dietary requirements and where possible, we source fresh produce locally from the Darling Downs and Lockyer Valley.

Personalised drinks

We believe drinks should enhance a wedding experience. Imagine a refreshing Pimms punch served in the gardens during Summer, or a warm mulled cider served by the fire during Winter.

Gabbinbar Homestead’s commitment to flexibility extends to our drinks options. Choose a bar tab, cash bar, prepaid package, or even BYO.

Celebration

Weddings at Gabbinbar Homestead are not only exclusive and stylish, but they are also lots of fun!

Bands, DJs and great playlists are always welcome. You and your guests have the space (and privacy) to 'let your hair down'.

Reviews


READ WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE AT GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD

"In a world where customer service is rare, these staff nail it with their attention to detail!" — read more

Ian - In The Booth  —  Aug 2017

"We are all so pleased with Gabbinbar's service! Thank you so much for making our wedding day the best day ever!" — read more

Mitchell + Laura  —  Jul 2017

"It is a dream photographing weddings here!" — read more

Leah Cruikshank Photography  —  Jun 2017

"​Gabbinbar is an amazing venue, but what really makes the place, is the exceptional first-class service from the entire team behind the scenes." — read more

Craig + Alexandra   —  Jun 2017

"We honestly could not have asked for a more perfect venue, the food was incredible, the service was impeccable and the grounds are spectacular." — read more

Ashley + Lexi   —  Jun 2017

"It was everything we could have ever imagined and we feel very blessed to have had our wedding in your beautiful venue." — read more

Chris + Kirstie  —  May 2017

"We all felt we were given the care and respect a guest would receive, which is an experience we've never had before." — read more

Michaela Ryan - Videographer  —  May 2017

Michaela Ryan - Videographer

Michaela Ryan - Videographer

May 2017

Thank you so much for everything you did for me during my time at Gabbinbar Homestead. We felt incredibly looked after even before we arrived! We all felt we were given the care and respect a guest would receive, which is an experience we've never had before. And of course we could see all the amazing things you did for guests and the bridal party.

I'm absolutely pumped to come back and do it all again!

Thanks again! Michaela Ryan - Your Wedding Story 

"I have been a marriage celebrant for 10 years and I have to say your venue is the pinnacle of professionalism and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to future couples." — read more

Sherryl Searles - Celebrant   —  Apr 2017

"Care and consideration is a number one priority at Gabbinbar Homestead" — read more

Wendy - Mother of Bride   —  Apr 2017

"If you want the best for your day, Gabbinbar Homestead must be at the top of your list!" — read more

Stephen + Kylie  —  Apr 2017

"I was blown away with the high quality of service and politeness, consideration and professionalism of everyone working there - thank you for making it such an enjoyable gig to play at!" — read more

Daniel Scott - Piano Player  —  Apr 2017

"Your service from start to finish was flawless. Your staff are exceptional and your service response rates are out of this world." — read more

Chris + Tanya   —  Apr 2017

"We have been reliving all the moments throughout the day and only have positive things to say" — read more

Jeremiah + Hannah   —  Apr 2017

"Your staff were so lovely, friendly and efficient." — read more

Luana - Mother of Bride  —  Apr 2017

"I felt so relaxed from the second I arrived earlier in the morning to when I left because I knew that everything was being looked after" — read more

Aaron + Natasha   —  Mar 2017

"Thank you Gabbinbar team for making our day more special than we could of ever imagined." — read more

Bryan + Emily   —  Feb 2017

"There is a reason that Gabbinbar has the reputation that they do. This venue is nothing short of perfect!​" — read more

Matt + Erin   —  Feb 2017

"I can honestly say that it was the best and well organised wedding we have attended" — read more

Bill + Ailsa - Parents of the Bride   —  Feb 2017

"I've never seen a better team and better service at a wedding. Good eye for detail and very friendly" — read more

Michael - Best Man   —  Jan 2017

"Your 'yes' attitude shone though everything we planned & it was fantastic to work with a team that jumped on board our weird & wonderful ideas with such enthusiasm.​​" — read more

Lee + Sophie  —  Jan 2017

"We could not have asked for more, the Gabbinbar team was amazing and anything asked was answered and dealt with expertly, promptly and discreetly." — read more

Christine - Mother of Bride   —  Dec 2016

"I would just like to give you guys a massive thank you, everything was perfect." — read more

Rory + Shannon   —  Dec 2016

"We had international guests so particularly wanted a venue that had an Australian atmosphere and aesthetic, mixed with elegance and ease - Gabbinbar was all of those things for us." — read more

Andreas + Jenna   —  Dec 2016

"I find the staff very helpful and professional. The meals have always been of great quality and the upkeep of the venue is immaculate.​" — read more

Luke Nash - Music Entertainer  —  Dec 2016

"Almost every guest on the night told us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to." — read more

Jack + Rebekah   —  Nov 2016

"The whole place is very beautiful and the staff were very friendly" — read more

Tania - Sister of Bride   —  Nov 2016

"A massive thank you to the Wedding Planning team for answering all of our many, many emails. You make weddding planning a breeze!" — read more

Samuel + Kate   —  Nov 2016

"We couldn't fault one thing! Everything was perfect." — read more

Phil + Jade  —  Nov 2016

"I must say that I have never seen such impeccable service at even the best hotels. The staff were willing to do anything for the bride as well as her family but not only that, the staff were amazingly kind and thoughtful towards the vendors as well, which is what really touched me about this place.​" — read more

Haffsah - Hair and Make Up Artist   —  Nov 2016

"Your flexibility, generosity & kindness was greatly appreciated. All of the staff were extremely professional & provided an outstanding service experience." — read more

Josh + Clare  —  Nov 2016

"We are amazed by your venue & staff. They truly go above & beyond." — read more

Brad + Tamika   —  Nov 2016

"There is absolutely nothing we would change about anything & the glowing accolades from all our guests about the venue, gardens, staff, food & service is a credit to you." — read more

Adam + Amy  —  Nov 2016

"The grounds were impeccable, and the service was outstanding, we never had an empty glass. 5 stars!" — read more

Teilah - Invited Guest   —  Oct 2016

"Everyone commented on how exceptional the Gabbinbar experience was, we had guests from London, Cambodia & Outback Australia." — read more

Cameron + Lauren  —  Oct 2016

"The staff were absolutely amazing, the food was fantastic and the grounds were spectacular. Thank you for making my wedding day perfect." — read more

Corey + Erin   —  Oct 2016

"They are world class and leaders in their field. The staff hold the best service level that I have seen anywhere in the world." — read more

Warwick - Invited Guest  —  Oct 2016

"Great service and care all round in a magnificent venue​​." — read more

Elizabeth - Invited Guest   —  Oct 2016

"Such a joyous occasion made absolutely perfect in many ways due to this incredible venue and it's staff. Thank you so much! ​" — read more

Helen - Mother of Groom  —  Sep 2016

"Your attention to detail, class and always smiling faces are such a treat!" — read more

Annie Glover - Blue Willow Weddings - Stylist  —  Sep 2016

"I can't say enough how flawless and faultless the venue, the service and the staff were." — read more

Kate Murtas - Invited Guest  —  Sep 2016

"The service and food was exceptional and I couldn't fault anything or anyone. All of our family and friends are still talking about it being "the best wedding they have ever been to, and nothing could compare."" — read more

Trent + Samantha   —  Sep 2016

"Staff were exceptional, food was delicious, you couldn't go wrong by choosing this venue." — read more

Joanne - Invited Guest  —  Sep 2016

"I can not rate this venue highly enough. Every person felt special and that is exactly what we wanted." — read more

Leteisha + Sharif  —  Sep 2016

"We couldn’t have asked for a more special day! Thank you so much for everything!!" — read more

Geoff + Sarah  —  Sep 2016

"Thank you for making our wedding day a fairytale" — read more

Brodie + Bree  —  Sep 2016

"The Gabbinbar Team, from the bottom of our hearts, we can't begin to thank you enough for hosting our special day. Everything was perfect, it really was the best day of our lives." — read more

Jordan + Lorna   —  Sep 2016

"The food was exquisite and the venue was elegant. I can not thank you enough." — read more

Jacqui - Mother of Bride   —  Aug 2016

"Everything was incredible. The food, the service & the planning. The staff were fantastic and everything ran smoothly.​" — read more

Sam + Kimberlee   —  Aug 2016

"It was such a joy for me, as a celebrant, to feel that there was a team approach to help the couple have their dream wedding day come into fruition." — read more

Jo-Ellen - Marriage Celebrant   —  Jul 2016

"Thank you to all of the amazing staff for our 5 star service. The food was amazing and we've heard nothing but praise for your amazing establishment. Thank you for making our dreams come true." — read more

Terence + Jenni  —  Jul 2016

"I want to gate crash future weddings just to come and enjoy the food" — read more

Nick - Invited Guest   —  Jul 2016

"All the way leading up to our wedding, our Wedding Planner kept in contact and helped us out with anything we needed, even if a lot of it was short notice." — read more

Sebastian + Alice  —  Jun 2016

"Loved everything about this venue! It was my first time photographing a wedding there and I was in love instantly." — read more

Special Memories Photography  —  Jun 2016

"We had a vision and you guys delivered it and so much more" — read more

Baillie + Anna   —  Jun 2016

"Our guests are still raving about the amazing venue, delicious food and faultless service. Thank you also for making the organising/planning so effortless." — read more

Stuart + Ayla  —  Jun 2016

"They made our dream come true so effortlessly." — read more

Jonathan + Alana   —  May 2016

"The service from your staff was some of the best I've ever experienced." — read more

Mark - Invited Guest   —  May 2016

"Thank you for making our wedding day better than we could have ever imagined it could have been." — read more

Douglas + Leticia   —  May 2016

"The Gabbinbar Experience was truly special and something we will treasure for the rest of our lives." — read more

Luke + Aimee   —  Apr 2016

"The very best wedding venue and service! Definitely worth the trip to Toowoomba." — read more

Andrew + Vanessa   —  Apr 2016

"It was an absolute pleasure to have our day in such a magical place." — read more

Clinton + Jessica   —  Apr 2016

"The venue, the planning, the service and the detail made this wedding such a memorable day" — read more

Althea - Mother of Bride   —  Apr 2016

"We had a magical, memorable day and the food and service were excellent." — read more

Andrew + Jess  —  Apr 2016

"They were ridiculously amazing! Anything that we needed, they helped out with. They went above and beyond for us!" — read more

Richard + Tamica   —  Mar 2016

"Another nice thing about filming at Gabbinbar is that you can tell the staff really enjoy working there which is not always the case with wedding venues. The staff are friendly and courteous and will go out of their way to make you feel special." — read more

Storyteller Films  —  Mar 2016

"This place is absolutely beautiful! We were absolutely satisfied with the 'Gabbinbar Experience'." — read more

Abram + Yan   —  Mar 2016

"Thank you for such a well organised, smooth operating process. It made our day so easy and we thoroughly enjoyed the day." — read more

Anna - Mother of Bride  —  Mar 2016

"You guys have blown us away with everything! Thank you for all your guidance and support throughout the whole planning process, everything was perfect." — read more

Joshua + Emma   —  Mar 2016

"The whole day was perfection and so many of our guests commented that ours is the best wedding they have been to." — read more

Stefano + Brooke  —  Feb 2016

"We experienced amazing support from our very first meeting. Leading up to the day we were stress free." — read more

Ben + Kat  —  Feb 2016

"What a spectacular venue, we couldn't have dreamed of a more magical experience!" — read more

Daniel + Muriel  —  Feb 2016

"It is such a beautiful venue with amazing staff that make everything so easy." — read more

Jason + Deanna   —  Feb 2016

"Thanks for making our wedding day the best day of our lives!" — read more

Cory + Jessica   —  Feb 2016

"Our friends and family have not stopped talking about how incredible it was, how beautiful the venue was and how professional the staff are." — read more

Daniel + Danielle  —  Jan 2016

"Since the very first email you've made it all so easy, especially when organising from interstate. Thank you, it couldn't have been any simpler for us.​" — read more

Ryan + Sarah  —  Jan 2016

"Everything looked absolutely perfect, and we owe it all to you. You guys are the best!" — read more

Marc + Ashlee   —  Jan 2016

"Our Wedding Planner from Gabbinbar Homestead was super helpful and help me keep calm knowing they had everything sorted. Highly recommend this venue." — read more

Martin + Rachael  —  Dec 2015

"There was nothing I needed to do except sit back and enjoy the day. Everybody commented on how fantastic the service was and what a wonderful time they had. We really did appreciate the ‘Gabbinbar experience.’" — read more

Darren + Michelle  —  Dec 2015

"The professionalism that you all display is of the highest quality, not only on the day of the ceremony. Your attention to detail is extraordinary. I have had the opportunity to officiate at many wedding & reception venues but there are none quite like Gabbinbar." — read more

Dale Warren - Celebrant  —  Dec 2015

"Thanks to the awesome Wedding Planners for going the extra mile. Not forgetting the exceptional Front of House staff who were super friendly and helpful. Thanks again for everything, one of the best venues ever!" — read more

Ben Yew - Photographer  —  Dec 2015

"I've played a lot of weddings in some amazing venues for everyday and also high profile people, national and international and found the Gabbinbar Homestead surely up with the best of them, a breath of fresh air." — read more

Cory Carlyon - Professional Musician  —  Dec 2015

"Yesterday was more than we could of ever hoped for. You enabled us to remain relaxed and calm the entire day and night ensuring anything we requested was taken care of." — read more

Dale + Samantha   —  Nov 2015

"​Gabbinbar Homestead is an absolutely incredible wedding venue. The service, presentation and extra special touches are second to none." — read more

Robert + Leah  —  Oct 2015

"​Thank you all so much for your friendliness, enthusiasm, patience & professionalism in making our special day a reality. We truly had the most fun, relaxed & amazing day." — read more

Mark + Sam  —  Oct 2015

"Once again, thank you so much for everything in achieving a magnificent wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead. The venue was perfect and the attention to details enhanced a very memorable wedding day." — read more

Adellyn Bell - Invited Guest   —  Oct 2015

"​I was fortunate enough to attend my cousins wedding at this beautiful venue. The grounds/gardens/reception room was just stunning. Food and beverage was amazing and so attentive. Thank you to all at Gabbinbar." — read more

Sharon - invited Guest   —  Oct 2015

"I'd give you 6 stars if I could. Your genuine attention to detail is second to none." — read more

Rod - Nuflava Entertainment   —  Oct 2015

"You would not believe the comments we have had on how magical our beautiful day was and it was all because of the hard work and effort put in by your lovely ladies and the team on the day." — read more

Kellan + Rachel   —  Oct 2015

"​Our wedding day was simply perfect. Thank you to everyone at Gabbinbar Homestead for all that they did. It was amazing to see our dreams come to life." — read more

Benjamin & Jessica   —  Oct 2015

"I have attended weddings around Australia, too many to count. Yours by far excels in every area imaginable." — read more

Meagan Whiting - Invited Guest   —  Oct 2015

"Our Wedding Planning Team was a Godsend! They took care of absolutely everything and the day ran like a dream. The staff were just incredible and took such great care of our guests and also our vendors, which was very much appreciated." — read more

Troy + Kristy   —  Oct 2015

"Not only were the grounds and facilities stunning, but the attentiveness of your staff and the amazing quality of the food made it the best wedding I have ever been to." — read more

Corrine Murphy - Invited Guest   —  Sep 2015

"Gabbinbar is truly a wonderful place. My guests have renamed it to ‘a wedding wonderland'." — read more

Luke + Maugan  —  Sep 2015

"The venue catered for both the dancers among us as well as those who wished a quiet corner to have those catch up conversations." — read more

Di Orr - Invited Guest   —  Sep 2015

"We would like to thank you so very much for making Jess & Carl's wedding such a wonderful day. We have had so ​many compliments from all the guests." — read more

Brian + Susan - Parents of Bride   —  Sep 2015

"Our wedding day was a dream come true. You gave us 5 star service, all the way. I would get married at Gabbinbar Homestead again and again just to relive the magic." — read more

Nathaniel + Nadia  —  Sep 2015

"Couldn't of asked for anything less as a bride. Best service and lovely people! This place is amazing and the food was delicious! Dream wedding come true for sure!!" — read more

David + Tiffany  —  Aug 2015

"An absolutely stunning venue with exceptional hospitality." — read more

Nicola Lemmon Photography  —  Jul 2015

"Our family & friends have said how amazing the day was and how beautiful and enchanting the Homestead is." — read more

Niall + Beth   —  Jul 2015

"​We could not fault anything from the food to the service, it was worth every cent. You made my wedding so stress free." — read more

Nathan + Stacey  —  Jul 2015

"​​Thank you for a beautiful wedding! All the staff were very attentive and the attention to detail was perfect! As Matron of Honour, help was always on hand and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you again, to the Gabbinbar Team!" — read more

Colleen - Matron of Honour  —  Jul 2015

"Thank you for our magical wedding, we had the best day! The planning process was really enjoyable and stress free." — read more

Micheal + Katherine  —  Jul 2015

"Without your insight, professionalism, smile and assistance the event would not be the same. Thank you for all that you do." — read more

Red Rose Fund Inc  —  Jun 2015

"The venue always looks so beautiful and every wedding is completed to the highest of standards. I look forward to delivering more cakes to your wonderful venue." — read more

Abbolou Cakes  —  Jun 2015

"Thank you so much for making such a special day, even more special." — read more

Michelle - Mother of the Bride  —  May 2015

"We cannot recommend you highly enough to anyone getting married, you catered to our every need without question." — read more

David + Renee  —  May 2015

"As we came to expect from Gabbinbar, the service and attention received was absolutely second to none!" — read more

Sean + Catherine  —  May 2015

"The staff were faultless, nothing was too much trouble and we were so impressed and grateful for such perfect professionalism." — read more

Richard + Aleisha  —  May 2015

"Thank you for your wonderful work, attention to detail and magical ability to be there just when we needed someone." — read more

Denise + Paul - Mother & Father of Bride   —  May 2015

"​We would like to thank you for making our wedding day an absolute dream. Gabbinbar Homestead is not just the most stunningly beautiful venue but also a venue with the most incredible staff and service." — read more

Casey + Jenna  —  May 2015

"Our memories of the day are priceless and many of our friends have Gabbinbar earmarked for their own nuptials." — read more

Jason + Emma   —  May 2015

"Gabbinbar's dedicated and professional approach to wedding planning ensured it was a wonderful experience for all of us" — read more

Robyn - Mother of The Bride  —  May 2015

"Everything was perfect, from the amazing food, the extraordinary planning service, down to the waiter who managed to find us all around the grounds while we had our photos taken. Exceptional!" — read more

Daniel + Laura  —  May 2015

"Every time I work at Gabbinbar Homestead I'm further impressed by the new level of expertise and professionalism on display. The bar has been raised!" — read more

Brent - Decibels Entertainment  —  May 2015

"The property, the food and service from everybody was exceptional and a class above in so many areas." — read more

Paul - Paul Collier Wedding DJ  —  Apr 2015

"The hospitality & service is A1! We had the best day and night, thank you for making my Daughter & Son-In-Law's day so special!" — read more

Mother of The Bride   —  Apr 2015

"Thank you to your staff for listening out for the little comments and acting on them straight away. These little details take your entire experience at Gabbinbar from being great to outstanding." — read more

Joshua + Sarah   —  Apr 2015

"​Thank you Gabbinbar Team for your wonderful manner and your attention to detail it made the evening run smoothly and therefore so enjoyable. Thanks!" — read more

Sally - Mother of Bride  —  Apr 2015

"We were blown away, it honestly couldn't have been anymore perfect and now I want to go back and do it again. You are a amazing at what you do!" — read more

Haydn + Shayli   —  Apr 2015

"​The Gabbinbar Team were so amazing, friendly and professional and made our wedding day the spectacular event it was.You are a massive credit to the business and the wedding industry!" — read more

John + Tania  —  Apr 2015

"​Gabbinbar is amazing! A beautiful location and the staff and service are exceptional. The food is delicious and the fire works are a must-do!!" — read more

William + Trudi   —  Mar 2015

"​You truly exceeded our expectations and we couldn't be any happier with choosing Gabbinbar Homestead for our wedding! The service you provided was so attentive, we felt exceptionally looked after" — read more

Pete + Jodie   —  Jan 2015