For 148 years, the historic Gabbinbar Homestead was a wonderful private home. Used by the Governors of Queensland as their Summer Resort, it was renown for its beautiful gardens, peaceful ambience and warm hospitality.
In 2012, we officially opened the Homestead with a passion to do weddings differently. Instead of a function venue, we offer a magnificent Estate as your exclusive home - complete with award winning food, exceptional service and breathtaking ceremony & reception locations.
We genuinely believe every wedding should be unique and we guarantee a personal wedding planning experience.
As you discover more about our special location, we hope you fall in love with Gabbinbar just as much as we have.
At first glance, Toowoomba might seem an unusual place for Queensland's favourite wedding destination.
But when you realise that Toowoomba is an easy 90 minute drive from Brisbane, the gateway to Western Queensland and only a short direct flight from Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville and Cairns you will discover that Gabbinbar Homestead is centrally located for weddings from across Australia.
We are surrounded by 3,000 rooms of accommodation and have reliable transport options.
The local Darling Downs region is brimming with memorable experiences for you and your guests before and after your wedding.
The weather in Toowoomba is different to much of Queensland. We get four distinct seasons and being on top of a mountain range it is much cooler in Summer - one of our peak wedding seasons.
Toowoomba is a garden city - made famous by our annual 'Carnival of Flowers'.
Our wedding package is called ‘The Gabbinbar Experience’ and includes all-day use of the Estate, a luxurious Bride’s Retreat to get ready in, stunning ceremony locations, magnificent gardens for photos, award winning food and a breathtaking reception.
We prioritise exceptional service with personalised wedding planning included.
You can discover more about ‘The Gabbinbar Experience’ (including pricing and a full list of inclusions) by downloading the prospectus.
"Thank you so much for your support and unwavering assistance in preparing for, and on the night of, our 125-year celebration. We all had a wonderful night and our staff and guests have been raving about the venue, the food, your staff and the service provided..."
"On Sunday 26 August 2018, I with my husband and daughter had the pleasure and privilege of attending the wedding of Cecile and Jude. Never before have I been so impressed by a venue and the reception. The grounds were beautiful with so many perfect spots for photos, the food was superb and the professionalism of the wait staff was first class..."
"From the moment we arrived at 8am to the moment we left after 11pm this venue was amazing. Every detail was taken care of the level of service was above and beyond. We did not have to ask for anything. Food served in the bridal retreat was beautiful and a shout out to the chef as it was the best gluten free bread I have ever eaten. It was my niece's wedding and I could not recommend them highly enough..."