Waiters pouring G.H. Mumm Champagne during the Melbourne Cup Carnival

2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival Dining & Hospitality

Make your 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival one you’ll never forget.

There’s nothing quite like being at Flemington for the world’s most vibrant racing event, the Melbourne Cup Carnival. It’s where the beating heart of racing excitement meets a celebrity-fuelled celebration that surpasses any of the world’s greatest parties. Held at the world-renowned Flemington Racecourse, this incredible event celebrates all that Melbourne does best: sport, entertainment, fashion and food. History is made, memories are forged and magic ensues beyond the Flemington archway.

There are plenty of amazing spaces across Flemington to experience the joy of the 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival. Delight in world-class dining, take in incredible track views, get swept up in the glamour of The Birdcage, or toast drinks and dance to DJs between races. There’s something to suit every taste, style and budget – from high-energy marquees to elegant restaurants. Whatever takes your fancy, an unforgettable day of dining, racing and celebrations awaits you and your guests.

Cocktail Packages
Soak up the electric atmosphere trackside while indulging in an all-day grazing menu and an extensive drinks offering. Toast drinks and dance to DJs between races in The Stayers Lounge or look down from the Parade Lounge as the world’s greatest thoroughbreds amble past in the Parade Ring.

Dining Packages
Take a seat at your beautifully styled table and delight your taste buds with a buffet, plated or degustation menu. Delight in world-class hospitality with unbeatable views of the Winning Post in The Rose Room or The Terrace Restaurant. Overlook the energy of the Front Lawn and excitement on the track from Skyline Restaurant or Panorama Restaurant. Relax in the central courtyard and dance to the live bands in the Home Straight Enclosure.

The Birdcage
The world-famous Birdcage is Australia’s most prestigious corporate hospitality real estate. It’s the playground of the rich and famous, and the hottest ticket in town. From the moment you arrive via the grand entrance you’ll get swept up in the glamour and celebrity. Sip G.H. Mumm Champagne in The Perch or call The Birdcage your own by hosting an exclusive Birdcage Private Marquee. Be sure to take a wander through the streets to discover intriguing moments, hidden bars and surprising performances around every corner.

Private Marquees & Suites
Blow away all expectations of what corporate entertaining can be by hosting a private marquee during the world’s most vibrant racing event. Feel the exhilaration as horses thunder past in your exclusive Trackside Private Marquee. Take in unique views in the lap of luxury in the Winning Post Private Marquees. Delight in private waiter service in the Hill Stand Corporate Suites, or thrill your guests with an exclusive private dining experience in The Gallery.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a week-long spectacle, running from 31st October until 7th November 2020. The four race days, AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Kennedy Oaks Day and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day are the highlight of the Australian social and sporting calendar. Melbourne Cup Carnival dining and hospitality packages go on sale Tuesday 10th March. So get set to dance, dine, drink and connect with clients, colleagues and friends and make your 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival one you’ll never forget.