The Venue Guide

Gabbinbar Homestead: Country-lux Weddings in toowoomba

Everything you need to know about organising a Gabbinbar Homestead wedding or elopement at Toowoomba’s best all-in-one luxury wedding venues with insights from a preferred Gabbinbar wedding photographer.


Why You Should Get Married at gabbinbar homestead

Gabbinbar Homestead is not just a wedding venue, its a destination. Gabbinbar is a heritage-listed estate that dates back to 1863 and is now a luxurious and elegant wedding venue that can accommodate up to 200 guests. You will feel like royalty as you walk through the grand entrance, the magnificent ballroom and the exquisite gardens.

Gabbinbar Homestead offers a full-service wedding package that includes everything you need for your dream wedding. You will have all-day exclusive use of the estate, which means you can choose from four different ceremony locations, have your photos taken in the stunning gardens, and enjoy a delicious reception in the indoor or outdoor location of your choice. You will also have a dedicated wedding planner, a personal chef, a sommelier and a team of friendly staff who will take care of every detail and make your wedding day unforgettable .

where is gabbinbar Homestead located?

Gabbinbar Homestead is located in Toowoomba, Queensland and is an easy 90 minute drive from Brisbane.

You can visit at 344 Ramsay St, Middle Ridge QLD 4350, or by clicking here:  Google Maps

*bookings are essential.


Gabbinbar is a beautiful venue for weddings all year round, but some seasons may suit your preferences better than others. Here are some factors to consider when choosing your wedding date at Gabbinbar:

  • Seasons: Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons to get married in Australia, as they offer pleasant weather and a wide range of flowers. Gabbinbar Homestead is especially lovely in these seasons, as the gardens are in full bloom and the colours are vibrant. Summer can also be a great option, as the homestead has air conditioning and plenty of shade for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Winter weddings can be very cosy and romantic at Gabbinbar Homestead, with fireplaces, candles, and warm drinks.
  • Availability: Gabbinbar Homestead is a popular wedding venue, so it is advisable to book well in advance to secure your preferred date. You can check the availability of Gabbinbar Homestead on their website or contact them directly to inquire about your preferred date.
  • Personal preference: Ultimately, the best time of year to get married at Gabbinbar Homestead depends on your personal preference and vision for your wedding day. You may have a favourite season, a special date, or a theme that suits a certain time of year. You may also want to consider the availability and preferences of your guests, especially if they are travelling from afar. Whatever you choose, Gabbinbar Homestead will provide a stunning backdrop and a memorable experience for your wedding day.

gabbinbar Homestead’s CEREMONY LOCATIONS

Gabbinbar Homestead has four stunning ceremony locations to choose from, each with its own charm and beauty. They are:

  • The Pavilion: This is an undercover option with a high ceiling and three chandeliers. It has panoramic views of the homestead and the gardens, and is suitable for any weather condition.
  • The Governor’s Lawn: This is an outdoor option under a 150-year old Moreton Bay fig tree. It has a shaded area under a jacaranda tree, and a majestic backdrop of a Himalayan cedar tree and the Great Dividing Range.
  • The Woods: This is another outdoor option under a lush tree canopy with festoon lights. It has a curved pebbled path for the aisle, and a natural and romantic atmosphere.
  • The Old Gates: This is a historic option with two original gates from the estate. It also has a Himalayan cedar tree and a jacaranda tree as the backdrop, and showcases the seasons with different colours.

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Wedding portrait locations at Gabbinbar

There are numerous great locations for your wedding portraits at this luxury country estate. Here are a few of our favourites:

The Old School House

This is a rustic and charming building with a brown exterior and a wooden interior. It has a chandelier and floorboards for a more elegant look. It is very close to the main homestead and the ceremony locations.

The Stables

This is a historic building covered with jasmine vines. It has a cosy and romantic atmosphere, especially in the rain or at night. It also has pendant lights and a fireplace for a warm glow.

The Magnolia Tree

This is a stunning tree on the front lawn with lanterns hanging from the branches. It has a natural and simple beauty, and its flowers are in bloom in late spring and summer.

The driveway

This is a long and wide path lined with greenery and flowers. It has a light granite surface that contrasts with the rich colours of the plants. It also has clivia flowers that are orange in spring.

the woods

This is a secluded and lush area under a canopy of trees. It has a pebbled path for the aisle and festoon lights for a subtle glow. It can also be used as a ceremony location or a place for your first dance. Its a great opportunity for night portraits!

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