Welcome to Gabbinbar Homestead – a historic Victorian-era
estate available for destination weddings. We offer all-day exclusive use,
which gives you access to the luxurious Bride’s Retreat as you get ready, the
choice of six stunning ceremony locations, expansive gardens for photos and
breathtaking indoor and outdoor reception locations.
Gabbinbar Homestead is located in Toowoomba, Queensland. The expansive
estate is the last remaining rural block in the city, so it has the feel of being a
country wedding with the convenience of 3,000 accommodation rooms within
10 minutes drive, a major regional airport within 20 minutes and an easy 90
minute drive from Brisbane.
First established in 1864, Gabbinbar Homestead was the former Summer
resort for Queensland’s governors due to its mountain-top elevation. 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.
Gabbinbar Homestead hosts destination weddings from all across Australia.
Our brides travel from Sydney, Melbourne and further afield for an authentic
destination wedding. In particular, hundreds of South-East Queensland brides
have chosen Gabbinbar Homestead for their wedding given its convenience to
Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.
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.
Gabbinbar Homestead was first established in 1863. Initially built by Reverend Nelson, Gabbinbar passed to his son Sir Hugh Nelson, Premier of Queensland (1893-1898), and for many years afterwards served as the summer resort for Queensland’s Governors. Barry and Lynda Bernoth started restoring the Homestead in 1997 and Isaac and Mel Moody completed the restoration from 2011.
Gabbinbar Homestead is a destination wedding venue that hosts weddings from across Australia and around the world. Our estate is located at the highest point in the city of Toowoomba, South-East Queensland. Situated on 25 acres adjacent to Toowoomba’s escarpment, Gabbinbar Homestead still exudes a charm from a bygone era.
The Wellcamp Airport is located an easy 25 minute drive from Gabbinbar Homestead and has direct flights from Cairns, Townsville, Sydney and Melbourne.
Gabbinbar Homestead is located at a 90 minute drive from the Brisbane Airport. Regular coach services operate to Toowoomba from Brisbane with an easy air-train link from the Brisbane Airport.
There are taxi and uber providers available in Toowoomba and they all service Gabbinbar Homestead. Most accommodation is available in Toowoomba City, which is close to numerous food and drink outlets.
Local bus companies such as Peter’s Coaches in Toowoomba can be used to transport guests to and from the Wellcamp Airport, around the city and to and from Gabbinbar Homestead.
If guests have a vehicle, they are welcome to leave it overnight in our onsite car park (we have space for up to 150 cars) for collection the following day.
Taxi and uber services are readily available at the end of the reception for guest collection right at the front steps of the Homestead.
Within a 10 minute drive of Gabbinbar Homestead, there are thousands of rooms of accommodation catering to every budget. After confirming your wedding with us, our Wedding Planning Team can provide a current selection of suitable accommodation.
Once you have booked your wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead we provide you with your personal online login to our bespoke web application, ‘MyGabbinbar’, which allows you to stay connected and have all the information for your wedding at your fingertips.
You can have online discussions with the Wedding Planning Team and our Accounts Manager, upload inspirational photos, update your planning checklist and view information relevant to your wedding day.
We also understand that face-to-face and phone conversations are important and therefore once you have booked a wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead we offer unlimited phone support and site visits by appointment.