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344, Ramsay Street, Middle Ridge, Queensland, 4350, Australia
Gabbinbar Homestead Weddings
Nestled atop the iconic Great Dividing Range, Gabbinbar Homestead is a spectacular historic wedding venue in Toowoomba. Spread across thirteen acres of immaculately landscaped grounds, you’ll find 150-year-old gardens, towering ancient trees, and expansive lawns, making Gabbinbar one of Queensland’s most idyllic private estate wedding venues.
When you choose Gabbinbar Homestead for your wedding, you’ll enjoy exclusive use of the thirteen-acre estate, ensuring total privacy and seclusion for your celebrations. Choose from four breathtaking ceremony locations, then enjoy an unforgettable night of dining, drinking, and dancing in the historic homestead.
Aside from its idyllic setting, couples gravitate towards Gabbinbar Homestead for its customisable, all-inclusive wedding packages and exceptional service. You’ll love working with the estate’s dedicated in-house wedding coordinators, who will be by your side every step of the way to assist with the planning process and ensure your wedding day at Gabbinbar unfolds effortlessly.
The Scene at Gabbinbar Homestead Toowoomba
As you arrive at Gabbinbar Homestead and continue through the imposing gates up the tree-lined driveway, you’ll fall head over heels for this picturesque estate wedding venue. It’s not hard to imagine your wedding celebrations taking place here amongst lush, sprawling lawns, trickling water fountains, swaying trees, and historic buildings.
At Gabbinbar Homestead, every detail has been carefully considered to ensure you have the most seamless and enjoyable experience possible. From the luxuriously appointed private bridal suite to the meticulously manicured gardens, you’ll be blown away by everything this spectacular heritage-listed estate has to offer. There’s even a tennis court and spacious croquet lawn to keep guests entertained during cocktail hour!
If you’re envisioning a romantic garden ceremony followed by a relaxed reception in a light-filled conservatory or grand ballroom space, Gabbinbar Homestead is the perfect place. Choose from four magical ceremony locations on the property, including a charming white wedding pavilion nestled amid the lush gardens.
Gabbinbar Homestead’s enchanting conservatory space offers a beautiful setting for elegant wedding receptions, with its exquisite glass ceiling and opulent vintage chandelier. The conservatory can be styled to perfection for any wedding theme, with the option to dine on classic round tables or long banquet tables.
Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding Ceremonies
There are four incredible options for your wedding ceremony at Gabbinbar Homestead, each as stunning as the next. Whether you’re envisioning a grand affair or a more intimate exchanging of vows, each ceremony space can be tailored to perfectly suit your vision and cater for the changing seasons. Guests will be spellbound by the breathtaking natural beauty of the homestead as they share in the magic of your “I do’s”.
Ceremony location options at Gabbinbar Homestead:
- The Pavilion. Nestled within the gardens, this gorgeous undercover ceremony space features soaring ceilings, three elegant chandeliers, and panoramic views of the homestead. The Pavilion is a great all-weather option for wedding ceremonies at Gabbinbar Homestead.
- The Governer’s Lawn. If a romantic garden ceremony beneath shady trees sounds like your dream day, this beautiful outdoor location is a wonderful choice. Exchange vows beneath the spectacular 150-year-old Moreton Bay fig tree while looking out over the lush lawns and idyllic homestead scenery.
- The Woods. At The Woods, you’ll walk down a curved pebble path to meet your loved one at the altar, with twinkling festoon lights and swaying trees overhead. This outdoor ceremony spot is perfect for more rustic-style weddings and couples who love the idea of exchanging vows amidst nature.
- The Old Gates. This picture-perfect ceremony location is framed by ornamental pear trees, with glimpses of the magnificent Great Dividing Range in the background. A majestic Himalayan cedar tree forms a breathtaking backdrop for you to say “I do”, while two original gates evoke a rustic and historic feel.
Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding Receptions
Following your ceremony, guests will be treated to an elegant cocktail hour in the picturesque gardens as you slip away for wedding photos on the sprawling grounds surrounding Gabbinbar Homestead. They’ll enjoy delicious canapés and drinks served roaming style, with garden games to keep everyone entertained before the reception officially kicks off.
For your reception, the homestead’s light-filled conservatory is a fabulous venue option that can be styled beautifully to suit any wedding theme. Whether guests dine on elegant round tables for a classic feel or long banquet tables for a more relaxed sharing-style feast, they’ll be delighted by the award-winning culinary experience on offer at Gabbinbar Homestead. Expect mouthwatering dishes packed with fresh flavours and locally sourced produce, accompanied by exquisite sommelier-designed wine lists.
Wedding Photography at Gabbinbar Homestead Toowoomba
There are endless options when it comes to choosing a backdrop for your wedding photography at Gabbinbar Homestead. This sprawling private estate is home to an array of dreamy photo locations, including cascading fountains, towering pine trees, a historic homestead, and charming stables adorned with fragrant jasmine vines.Request A Viewing
Wedding Venue Details
Spaces At This Venue
This stunningly light-filled reception space boasts an impressive glass ceiling, muted cream walls, warm timber floors, and an opulent chandelier. The conservatory’s neutral colour palette means it can be styled beautifully to suit any wedding theme, with dining layouts in either round or long table arrangements, depending on your preference. Air conditioning is available throughout the space to ensure you and your guests stay warm in winter and cool in the summer months.
Gabbinbar Homestead’s original main residence is a stunning example of understated architectural elegance. With gothic revival features, such as decorative moulding, high peaked gables, and beautiful diamond-pattern leaded windows, the homestead is as picturesque as it is historic. Inside the homestead, couples are welcome to personalise every room, as well as the grand entry hall.
Gabbinbar Homestead Toowoomba Catering
For your wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead, you can expect mouthwatering menus that have been lovingly designed and executed by the talented in-house culinary team. Options include tasty bite-sized canapés and tapas, classic alternate drop menus, gourmet roasts, live cooking stations, sharing style feasts, late-night supper stations, and bountiful dessert buffets.
Gabbinbar Homestead is a fully licensed venue, and their bespoke wedding package includes all of your required beverages for 7.5 hours. They offer a sommelier-designed list of fine wines and Champagne to choose from and will work with you to design the perfect drinks menu for your wedding day.
Highlights of Catering at Gabbinbar Homestead Toowoomba:
- World-class dining team led by talented head chef Bernhard Kohlhuber
- Exceptional wedding menus showcasing the finest local ingredients
- Fully licensed venue — packages include all of your required beverages for 7.5 hours
- Sommelier-designed list of fine wines and Champagne
- Oaks Toowoomba Hotel
- Potters Hotel & Restaurant
- Quest Toowoomba
- The Arbour Boutique Apartments
- Toowoomba Golf Club Middle Range
- Japanese Gardens
- Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat
Gabbinbar was an easy choice from the moment we walked through the gates. Stunning grounds, amazing food and incredible staff. We are so grateful to have had our special day here in October 2021. I could not recommend it highly enough. Everything was perfect, and we were able to have the wedding of our dreams. Our guests have continued to rave about how amazing everything was. Thank you to the entire Gabbinbar Homestead team for giving us a moment in our life that we will never forget!
Shenae J ·
A stunning venue and exceptional service. Our guests were still in awe the next morning which was so lovely to hear! We were especially impressed with the ease at which the Gabbinbar staff handled all our dietary requirements! The chef didn't just make one meal to suit all requirements, but instead was able to tailor our requested meal to suit as many requirements as they could. Very impressed!! Thank you so much!
Alison W ·
Gabbinbar is one of the most gorgeous venues we have ever been to, and we knew straight away that we wanted to get married there. Everything was a breeze when it came to organising our wedding and that was due to the wonderful team at Gabbinbar. Nothing was too big of an ask and everything ran smoother than I could have imagined on the day. I would recommend this venue to everyone! All of my guests have commented on how wonderful the wedding was and I have Gabbinbar to thank for that.
Amy E ·
Frequently Asked Questions
Gabbinbar Homestead can accommodate up to 120 guests seated on round tables, 150 on long tables, and 150 standing guests for cocktail-style receptions.
Weddings at Gabbinbar Homestead must end by 11.30pm.
Weddings at Gabbinbar Homestead are elegant, seamless, and unforgettable affairs. Celebrate with your loved ones at a spectacular and secluded heritage-listed homestead wedding venue surrounded by picturesque gardens and sprawling lawns.
There is plenty of accommodation nearby in Toowoomba, including hotels and Airbnbs for larger groups. Options include:
- Oaks Toowoomba Hotel
- Potters Hotel & Restaurant
- Quest Toowoomba
- The Arbour Boutique Apartments
Yes, there are 120 parking spaces at Gabbinbar Homestead.
Expect mouthwatering wedding menus that have been lovingly crafted by Gabbinbar Homestead’s world-class culinary experts. Options include tasty bite-sized canapés and tapas, classic alternate drop menus, gourmet roasts, live cooking stations, shared feasts, supper stations, and bountiful dessert buffets.
Nicole has loved all things weddings since she was a little girl. This childhood love, now met with her affinity for organisation and planning, led her to her career in weddings and events.