Nail the race day trifecta at this sophisticated Melbourne Cup party destination
The Melbourne Cup is one of those uniquely Australian mid-week excuses to pretty much dress up and get down – sure, some people genuinely care about the racing aspect but a lot of us are in it for the party. Well, dear readers, there exists a place that will cater to every crowd come Tuesday November 7. Whether you’re a serious punter, a social butterfly, a fashion die-hard or just there for the food (no shame), Melbourne Cup at Treasury Brisbane is the place where you’ll feel like you’re winning all day long.
If you’re chasing the quintessential Melbourne Cup Day experience, The Kitty has got you covered. The three-hour party package includes all of the trimmings like delicious beverages (including bubbles, of course), roving canapes, cheese and antipasto platters, dessert buffets and live entertainment to keep the festive vibe in check. The Cup spirit will be swelling with sweepstakes, lucky door prizes and fashions on the field – Flemington, eat your heart out! For those who fancy the finer things in life, the Treasury Hotel’s opulent high tea is a cool alternative to the stand-up soiree at The Kitty. Frock up for two-and-a-half hours of sipping on flowing Moët and Chandon while grazing on delicate sweet and savoury delights – the perfect way to keep things relaxed without skimping on the luxe.
After both packages commence, the race that stops the nation will be broadcast live at 2:00 pm on every screen in the venue. No need to wriggle your way to the front of the room – the best seat in the house is everywhere, baby! We all know that after the show is the after party, and Treasury Brisbane has truly gone above and beyond to ensure that this year’s post-race festivities are truly memorable. The free kick-on event sees the LiveWire Bar come alive with the dulcet tones of the inimitable Daryl Braithwaite – look, you know for a fact that he’s going to play ‘The Horses’ so what more could you really ask for to round out your Melbourne Cup experience?
This post was created with our good friends at Treasury Brisbane.