For many of us, Melbourne Cup serves as an occasion to dress up and attend some of the city’s most opulent festivities. Brisbane is not holding back this year, with offerings ranging from luxury cruises to gourmet luncheons and free-flowing champagne cocktail gardens.
These are the best places for Melbourne Brisbane events that you do not want to miss during the Melbourne Cup.
Top Venues for Melbourne Brisbane Events
The Prince Consort | Fortitude Valley
If you wish to attend Melbourne Brisbane events, dress to the nines at The Prince, which will feature four-hour beverage packages (including Moet & Chandon champagne, cocktails, and premium wines and beers), best-dressed prizes, followed by a concert with live entertainment and DJs on the race cards.
The La La Luncheon, priced at $166.26 per person for parties of six to ten, will feature an arrival antipasti and a three-course meal, in addition to the main event on Australia’s largest indoor LED screen!
The Garden Party will feature canapés and food stations including fresh seafood and sweets. Additionally, you’ll have access to TAB and numerous screens to capture the action (including a massive outdoor stadium screen). Tickets to the Garden Party begin at $141 per person.
Lunch at Stanley Restaurant During the Melbourne Cup
This Melbourne Cup, treat yourself to a four-course dinner prepared by Stanley Restaurant’s Head Chef Louis Tikaram. Begin with a sumptuous caviar and vodka beginning, followed by a 3.5-hour premium beverage package to complement your multi-course meal. On a giant screen, watch the race live while relaxing into the afternoon with charity race day sweepstakes, prizes, and everything else you need for an unforgettable race day.
Melbourne Brisbane Events- Mr Percival’s
On race day, Mr Percival’s colorful outdoor Melbourne Party is the place to be. With an artistic theme inspired by the late photographer Slim Aarons, each ticket includes a 3.5-hour beverage package, fresh seafood, and exquisite canapés. With Fashions On The Deck, enormous screens for race viewing, and an abundance of live entertainment, you’ll want to look your best for this cocktail party.
Toowong | Regatta Hotel
Whether you’re looking for a wonderful spring meal or more social interaction on Cup Day, the Regatta has you covered with their $130pp Melbourne Cup Gala! Taking place in the historic level-one event room, visitors will be treated to a three-hour beverage package (including spritzes) as well as gourmet appetizers and a seafood bar, with menu highlights including three-cheese arancini, Moreton Bay bugs and crab brioche rolls. Make a reservation for the Melbourne Cup gala event (which also includes charity sweeps, TAB facilities and access to the after-party with DJs and live music in The Walrus Club).
Melbourne Cup is a day to dress elegantly, followed by a memorable night and that’s why we helped you to discover the best venues in Brisbane. Choose your favourite place for Melbourne Brisbane events and watch the live horse races on a giant screen.