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Dust off that fascinator, it's time to celebrate
The Melbourne Cup is almost here (on 2nd November) and events are selling out quickly, with the Honeysuckle Social and Customs House already fully booked! This is a wonderful day to gather your friends together and make up for lost time, with some fun, laughs, good food and a few champers! Oh, and of course the horse racing!
Scroll down for just some of the Melbourne Cup Luncheons and celebrations that will be happening around the city, however also check out your local pub, club, cafe or restaurant for what's on. Stick to the COVID guidelines and enjoy your Melbourne Cup day in Newcastle!
The Great Northern Hotel will be hosting a fun day for the Cup with 2 options - the VIP Luncheon Package (with a minimum of 6 per booking) which includes a group table at the Main Bar, Aperol Spritz on arrival, a 3.5 hour beverage package and a 3-course meal with cheese platter for $150 per person. There will also be the cheaper GNH Punters Package for $30 per person (no minimums) with reserved seating at the Sports Bar, complimentary Pub Classics meal and a beer on arrival. Sounds good to me! See here for details.
Lambton Park Hotel will be having a 2 or 3-course lunch to choose from, with a glass of bubbles on arrival. Bookings of 4 or more will also receive a complimentary bottle of bubbles for the table. The cost is $75 for 2-courses and $85 for 3-courses. See here for details.
Crystalbrook Kingsley Hotel, Newcastle's newest 5 star hotel, will be having The Rooftop Package for $249 per person, which includes a 4-course meal in Roundhouse, premium beverage package, Fashions on the Field with guest judges, prize giveaways, sweepstakes, live music by Adrianna Mac Duo and the race on the big screens. See here for details.
Nova Cruises will be having a celebration on their vessel "The Princess", at a cost of $69 per person. Cruise the river and enjoy canapés, complimentary beer / wine or champagne on arrival, live entertainment, on-board sweeps, prize giveaways, Petit fours desserts, fun and games! See here for details.
Noah's on the Beach at Newcastle Beach will be having a Melbourne Cup Luncheon at a cost of $124.50 (single ticket) and $1123.50 (table of 10). It will include a 3-course lunch, a 3 hour beverage package, lucky door prizes, prizes for Best Dressed and Best Hat and the race on the big screen. See here for details.
The Landing Bar and Kitchen, overlooking the Hunter River, will be having a celebration for $75 per person, with a $100 food and beverage voucher to be spent on the day, as well as live entertainment, sweeps and the big race live on the big screens. See here for details.
They all sound good, don't they? Book in early so you don't miss out on all the fun!