The Gabbinar Homestead is an exquisite historical estate located high up in the mountain range in Toowoomba, known as the garden city. The estate has a strong sense of Victorian era charm, and offers private viewings so that you can get a taste of this charm before the big day.
There are many different assets that make Gabbinar the special place that it is. One of those is the conservatory, a piece of architectural art, with a glass ceiling which reaches its full potential during dusk, when the brilliant orange sky fills the conservatory with warm light. The conservatory can cater for both large and more intimate receptions, and provides a choice between banquet style or round tables.
Another asset that differentiates Gabbinar from the rest is the gorgeous bride’s retreat, where the bride and bridesmaids can get ready for both the ceremony and the reception. Gabbinar Homestead becomes the bride and groom’s home during the time of their wedding, and this dedicated retreat emphasises just that.
Aside from the many different rooms, the library, the parlour, and the ballroom, Gabbinar Homestead also provides many beautiful outdoor areas for those warm, clear nights. The pavilion is the perfect medium between outdoor and indoor, with a sheltered eating area and open sides. The building itself is picturesque, outfitted with white chandeliers and a matching white cathedral ceiling.
The most popular outdoor location in the gardens is by the old gates. Upon entering through the one-hundred-year-old gates, you are welcomed by flowering pear trees which line the clearing. The aisle is sprinkled with amber leaves, giving the venue a warm and homely atmosphere. “Old Gates” is a picturesque, rustic venue, full of old-world charm and mystique.
There are countless photography opportunities throughout the homestead, including by the stables, the old schoolhouse, the fields, the woods, the bamboo grove, and so many more. It’s incredible just how diverse the grounds of the homestead are, while all still appearing entirely coherent.
As well as the breathtaking grounds, Gabbinar offers a full wedding planning and support service, with unlimited phone and online support. With an incredibly sharp attention to detail and years of experience, the planners take into consideration each bride and groom’s personal wishes, and put together their perfect day. They even set up all décor, so that the bride and groom can relax and enjoy their wedding, stress-free.