It’s the perfect excuse for a Tuesday off work, and this year’s Melbourne Cup events in Perth are really turning it up a notch.
Think gourmet luncheons, pop-up bars, free-flowing champagne, glitz, glamour, and more.
Don your best frock, secure your fascinators, and get ready for a day of fashion and fun as you saddle up and sip your way through the best of Perth’s Melbourne Cup events.
It’s no surprise that one of Perth’s biggest and best venues is putting on a Melbourne Cup extravaganza. You’ve likely been to the Beaufort before so we don’t need to tell you about the venue itself, other than it’s multiple levels of social entertainment designed to cater for just about anyone’s wants.
Back to the Cup. The Beaufort is putting on a five hour experience filled with everything you’d expect from a Melbourne Cup event. During that period, you’ll enjoy a premium selection of wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails to go with the delectable roaming canapés and a delicious selection of substantial items served throughout the afternoon.
When: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: 521-525 Beaufort Street Highgate
Tickets: $189.00 + BF from Eventbrite
Samuels on Mill
This is one of the best-kept secrets in the CBD. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to attend the Melbourne Cup this year or just looking for a new restaurant to add to the bucket list, this is the place for you.
Samuels on Mill are dialling it up a notch for this year’s Melbourne Cup and have set the scene to be one of the best-dressed places in Perth on the day. So grab your fanciest fascinators or your swankiest suit and get ready for a great day out.
Tickets are $150.00 each which is inclusive of a welcome glass of Pommery Champagne upon arrival, four-and-a-half hours of free-flowing beer, champagne, and wine, roaming canapés, an MC, DJ, live race coverage, an oyster shucker, and photo booth. There’ll also be some special cocktails on offer, along with door prizes, and best-dressed prizes.
When: From 11:00 am
Where: Mill St, Perth (Just off St Georges Tce)
Tickets: $150.00 + BF from Eventbrite
Leave the black and white in your wardrobe and opt for the brightest colours you can find because this one is all about colour and indulgence. There are two options to watch the race at CRUSH Club Melbourne Cup.
There’s the Bottomless Cocktail Party tickets at $99.00 plus booking fee with a flute on arrival, a grazing table, and three hours of bottomless cocktails, bubbles, wine, and beer.
Or you can opt for the Lunch and Bottomless Cocktails tickets at $139.00 plus booking fee which includes a flute on arrival, a two-course sit-down lunch, and three hours of bottomless cocktails, bubbles, wine, and beer.
There are also sweepstakes on the day along with a best-dressed prize and a door prize to win an overnight staycation at the Parmelia Hilton Perth including breakfast at Samuels on Mill.
When: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: 440 Murray Street Perth
Tickets: From $99.00 + BF from Eventbrite
It’s the race that stops the nation and where better to go and watch it than Perth premier racecourse? Watch the race on the super screen while enjoying an action-packed day filled with fabulous fashion, epic entertainment, bars, food trucks, and more.
You have several options for tickets from the general admission tickets at $30.00 each to the Cîroc Passion Garden Villa tickets for the VIP experience at $380.00 each.
When: From 11:00 am
Where: Ascot Racecourse
Tickets: From $30.00 each
Enjoy brunch and lunch canapés along with a live DJ, entertainment, and free-flowing drinks at Australia’s best stadium. There’ll be door prizes and make sure to up your dress game as there’ll be a Fashions on the Field competition.
When: 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Sports Lounge at Optus Stadium
Tickets: $195.00 each
For the sixth year in a row, Hadiqa is throwing its Melbourne Cup rooftop party.
If you’re after a rooftop location in the heart of Perth to party the day away, this is the one for you. There’ll be the usual prizes for best dressed and this year, there are three ticket options available. General admission starts you off at $100.00 plus booking fee; the sit-down dining package ups the ante a little adding a four-course lunch to the festivities; and if you want the ultimate experience, the VIP package is for you. You’ll spend the afternoon in their private dining space, while you’re greeted by a live jazz duo, with full-table service taking care of your needs throughout the event.
When: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: 40 Irwin Street, Perth
Tickets: $100.00 each from Eventbrite
Classique at Crown Ballroom
This is the one to choose if you want something boujee and unforgettable. The fashion will be turned up an extra notch, the menu will be as indulgent as you’d expect from a Crown Ballroom event, and there’ll be celebrity MCs — Jamie Durie and Ricki-Lee. It’s touted as Perth’s most lavish Melbourne Cup event for 2023 with flowing Veuve Clicquot Champagne alongside Leeuwin Estate Art Series wines.
When: From 10:30 am
Where: Crown Ballroom
Tickets: $356.77 each from Ticketmaster