Melbourne Cup 2019 is fast approaching, so it’s almost time to get your corporate teams together and celebrate the race that stops the nation on Tuesday 5 November.
Venues across the country are pulling out all the stops for Melbourne Cup 2019, offering enticing packages and special offers to make organising your Cup celebrations a breeze.
If you’re looking for somewhere to host your groups this Melbourne Cup, check out these offers from some of our trusted venues from our sister directory, A LIST Guide:
There’s no better place to celebrate Melbourne Cup in Brisbane than at Cloudland in Fortitude Valley.
Step up into the exquisite Birdcage Garden Party with drinks that sparkle and food stations to impress, or the G.H. Mumm Gala Luncheon where the Champagne will flow and the grand sit-down meal will tantalise.
The Birdcage Garden Party is a royal affair, taking place in Cloudland’s Madame Hedges and Crystal Palais from 12:30pm. Guests will enjoy three hours of refreshing drinks, such as spritzes, French Sparkling and premium wine and beer, plus food from the charcuterie station, paella station and roaming canapés. There’ll also be DJs, installations, photo moments with some very special ‘royal’ guests, plus prizes for fashions on the field, amazing prizes for best dressed, best race day hat, race day sweeps and more. Tickets are priced at $129 per person + booking fee (first release) and $139 per person + booking fee (second release).
The G.H. Mumm Gala Luncheon will welcome punters to the Rockefeller-inspired Rainbow Room and Terrace on the top level of Cloudland from 12.00pm until 3.30pm. There’ll be G.H. Mumm Champagne and a Terrace Spritz Garden on offer, to compliment a three-course gala luncheon with welcome canapés. ‘Millenium Band’ will be performing live, plus there will be prizes for fashions on the field, race day sweeps and more. Tickets are $199 per person or $2268 for a table of 12, and $10 from each Gala Luncheon ticket will go towards a charity.
The Grace Brasserie in Sydney is once again hosting its annual Melbourne Cup seafood buffet lunch and three-hour free-flowing beverage package.
A popular option for corporate groups in Sydney, the celebrations kick off at 12:30pm and are priced at $115 per head.
For an even sweeter offer, tables of 10 people or more will this year receive two FREE bottles of Duval-Leroy Champagne.
If anyone knows how to throw a party, it’s The Island, located on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
For Melbourne Cup 2019, The Island has two special offers for corporate groups wanting to soak up all the action while enjoying a stunning rooftop atmosphere.
The Rooftop Party will kick off on Level 1 from 12:30pm, offering French Sparkling, premium wines and beers, and hot and cold canapés. The package is priced at $99 per person and runs for three hours. There’s also live entertainment on offer, race day sweeps, prizes and all the racing on the big screens.
For a more premium and immersive Birdcage-inspired celebration, the G.H. Mumm Glasshouse Party is kicking off at 11:30am at The Island. For $169 per person, groups can enjoy four hours of G.H. Mumm Champagne, a race-day spritz station, premium wines and beers, plus a charcuterie station, live paella station and hot and cold substantial canapés. There’ll be live entertainment, installations, prizes and all the racing action on the giant screens.
Break away from the pack and host Melbourne Cup in the sky at STUDIO. Perched 86 levels above the CBD, enjoy the festivities with a million dollar view.
For $100 per person, corporate groups can enjoy exclusive use of the venue with a chef’s selection of canapés on arrival, a two-course alternative serve luncheon and a three-hour beverage package.
Punters can enjoy all the action on three 55″ in-house screens, plus a handheld microphone and stage piece is included.
Celebrate Melbourne Cup 2019 in style will a sophisticated soiree at Café del Mar in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
For $145 per person, the Restaurant Party includes a seated three-course lunch and a glass of Champagne on arrival.
The Melbourne Cup Terrace Party is priced at $145 per person and includes a four-hour beverage package, pop-up food stalls, canapes and a glass of Champagne on arrival.
Continue the fun at the Melbourne Cup After Party, which includes access to the venue after the race (from 5pm) and entertainment until 10pm. For $29 per person, guests will enjoy a glass of Champagne or Peroni on arrival and canapes.