Nab your place at some of the coast’s hottest Melbourne Cup parties at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
Ordinarily, Tuesdays are the least exciting day of the working week. You’re not exactly fresh from the weekend and it’s not quite hump day. Melbourne Cup Tuesday, well, that’s another story. It’s arguably the one day of the year where it is perfectly acceptable (encouraged even) to turn the out of office on, frock up and while away the afternoon with fine fare and buddles before midday – hooray! This year, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa is pulling out all the stops for its race-day festivities, from a decadent ball to a refined high tea event. Both events will turn up the glamour with fabulous fashions courtesy of Harbour Town Premium Outlets.
If you’re yet to get a glimpse of the incredible new-look JW Marriott, then, friends – consider this a sign. The Surfers Paradise locale is rolling out the red carpet for a day of fashion, food and fun with two different Melbourne Cup soirees. The spectacular Grand Ballroom is set to host to one of the city’s most elegant (and largest) Melbourne Cup luncheons. The lavish affair will feature a delectable three-course spring lunch accompanied by a three-hour luxury beverage package plus a glass of sparkling on arrival. Party-starters Midnight Finesse will set the scene with live tunes into the afternoon. Fashions on the field is proudly sponsored by Harbour Town Premium Outlets and will showcase the glamour of the day, plus you can try your luck in the sweepstakes by the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation. There will be live coverage from Flemington and one lucky guest will win a Jaguar to cruise around in for the weekend! Tickets are $169 per person – head here to grab yours.
Meanwhile, the tranquil surrounds of the Tamborine Gallery will host a glamorous garden party complete with the resort’s traditional JW High Tea, featuring a mix of savoury and sweet delights sourced from the Gold Coast Hinterland alongside bottomless Moet Chandon (yes, you read that correctly). Dine on oceanic flavours such as Pacific Oysters and drool-inducing Moreton Bay bug rolls with black caviar, alongside other treats created by the expert pastry team. Throughout the afternoon there will be live entertainment, a fashion parade, sweepstakes by the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, prizes for best dressed, live coverage from Flemington, raffle tickets and giveaways. Guests will also have exclusive access to the Spring after-party at Chapter & Verse Bar and Lounge from 3:30 pm. Tickets are $229 per person – head here to grab yours.
From sophisticated high teas to an opulent ballroom soiree, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa has your Melbourne Cup celebrations covered. This article was written in partnership with our friends at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa.
For more details on this sweet soiree, head to the Event Guide.