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In the Booth Toowoomba has been honoured to service weddings at the gorgeous Gabbinbar Homestead since 2012. The Gabbinbar Experience is one of a kind for Toowoomba couples – incredible food, impeccable grounds and attention to detail that is second to none. Isaac, Mel and the team truly create a home away from home for their couples, a sentiment echoed by so many of their thrilled customers. We’d love to see you ‘in the booth’ at Gabbinbar Homestead soon!

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Meet the Team

In 2012, Isaac & Mel, the owners of Gabbinbar Homestead officially opened the Homestead with a passion to do weddings differently. Instead of a function venue, Gabbinbar offers a magnificent estate as your exclusive home for your special day – complete with award winning food, exceptional service and breathtaking ceremony and reception locations.

The team at Gabbinbar Homestead genuinely believe every wedding should be unique and guarantee a personal wedding planning experience.

As you discover more about our special location, we hope you fall in love with Gabbinbar Homestead just as much as we have.

Meet our full team here.

On the Couch with Gabbinbar Homestead

We love that Gabbinbar Homestead invites their guests to treat it as their home. Tell us about the history of this gorgeous venue.

Gabbinbar Homestead was the former home of Sir Hugh Nelson the premier of Queensland in the late 1800s and the Summer resort for Queensland's Governors in the early 1900s due to its mountain-top elevation. It remained a private home until recently when it was lovingly restored and made available for weddings. All the historic sections of Gabbinbar are open for you and your guests to use including the Homestead, stables, garden pavilions and old-school house.

What spaces are available for couples to choose from for their ceremony and reception at Gabbinbar?

Gabbinbar Homestead has six distinct ceremony locations including The Woods, The Pavillion, The Old Gates, The Governers Lawn, The Conservatory & Ballroom. Each location includes your choice of guest seating from our chair menu, a signing table and professional sound system. You can relax with confidence knowing that we have all weather options covered. We have multiple indoor and outdoor reception locations at Gabbinbar Homestead with the favourite being The Conservatory. From a formal sit down meal to a cocktail style reception we delight your guests with our exceptional service, award-winning food & amazing atmosphere.

What menu options are available for wedding and events hosted at Gabbinbar Homestead?

Gabbinbar Homestead recently won ‘2018 Queensland Caterer of the Year’ and our award winning team of chefs have carefully crafter a wonderful menu for couples special day: The Gabbinbar Experience starts the moment you arrive onsite with Brides Retreat catering including a Grazing Breakfast & Picnic Lunch. Choose one of our three Garden Party options including our handcrafted and housemade Canapes & Crowd Pleaser. A magnificent Antipasto Banquet or Live Cooking station in the gardens so that your guest can enjoy the unique experience of having our chefs, grill, prepare & serve a garden feast in front of them. For sit down receptions choose from our classic alternate drop selection, a gourmet country roast or from our fabulous Duo Options. After you have cut your wedding cake, we take it to the kitchen where our chefs cut & beautifully display it on platters for your guests to self-serve. Our passion is for every wedding to be individual & unique. That is why our chefs prepare a complimentary course from our pantry. This small course is seasonal, handcrafted and inspired by the regions local produce. This is served to your guests at the chef's discretion.

How do the Wedding Planning Team assist couples in planning their perfect day?

Our Wedding Planning Team will assist you with every aspect of your wedding that is held at Gabbinbar Homestead. The Wedding Planning Team offers unlimited support prior to your wedding day including access to online discussions and phone calls, scheduled meetings and providing contacts for vendors such as accommodation, photography, hair and make-up and much more. Additionally, the Wedding Planning Team will be there to co-ordinate the processional at a scheduled rehearsal, and help unload your wedding items into secure storage before your wedding day to ensure your wedding morning is as stress free as possible. On the day of your wedding, your Wedding Planning Team are the hosts of your wedding day and will keep a keen eye on every detail. They are highly motivated to deliver on the plan you have decided together prior to the day. You can relax with confidence for the entire day knowing that you have a Wedding Planning Team that are going to give you cues, set up your wedding (ceremony and reception including decorations) and support for every important moment.

Past customers rave about the 'Gabbinbar Experience'. What sets Gabbinbar Homestead apart?

Our passion at Gabbinbar Homestead is to give you and your guests an unparalleled wedding experience. Put simply, we guarantee “The Gabbinbar Experience”. Below are a few key things that sets Gabbinbar Homestead apart:
  • We provide all-day use of our historic estate and exclusive use once your ceremony starts
  • We deliver unequalled attention to detail so that you can relax with confidence
  • We offer flexibility so that your wedding can be unique, and we guarantee exceptional service for you and your guests.

  • Our brides travel from Sydney, Melbourne and further afield for an authentic destination wedding; when you choose Gabbinbar Homestead for your wedding, we make it your home for the day.

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