Do you love to celebrate the Melbourne Cup in Newcastle? It is a great excuse to dress up, get the friends together and enjoy all the festivities of the day. Whether you win or lose on the sweep doesn't really matter, it is a fun way to spend the afternoon in the Newcastle and Hunter region. Keep reading for just some of the events near you...
Lambton Park Hotel will be having a 3 course meal, a glass of bubbles on arrival, prizes and live entertainment. Tickets cost $99 per person. See here for details.
Customs House in the city will be hosting a celebration with a Four Pillars signature cocktail on arrival, a 3 course lunch, a 3.5 hour beverage package, sweeps and entertainment. Tickets cost $140 per person. See here for details.
The Prince of Merewether will be having 2 packages - the Restaurant Package with champagne on arrival and a 3 course lunch for $89 per person and the Balcony Bar Package, which includes a cocktail on arrival, a 3 hour drinks package, live music, an oyster & sashimi bar and roaming canapes for $140 per person. See here for details.
Nova Cruises will be having a Melbourne Cup Cocktail Cruise which includes canapes, complimentary beer, wine or champagne on arrival, live entertainment, on-board sweeps, prize giveaways, Petit fours desserts, games and the race on the big screen. Tickets cost $85 per person. See here for details.
Honeysuckle Hotel, overlooking the Hunter River, will be having a big event with two party options. The first option is the VIP Ticket with a private lawn party on the mezzanine, including champagne on arrival and 3 hours of premium canapes and beverages. Alternatively, you can book a Harbourside Table of 8 people for $250, which includes 2 bottles of Chandon, 1 mixed seafood platter and 1 antipasto platter. See here for details.
Noah's on the Beach will be having a 4 course lunch overlooking spectacular Newcastle Beach, with a 4 hour beverage package, prizes, entertainment and the race on the big screen. The cost is $179 per person, seating at tables of 10. See here for details.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club will be having a Melbourne Cup event with canapes on arrival, a 2 course meal, 4 hour beverage package, sweeps and raffles for $110 per person. See here for details.
Goldfish Bar & Restaurant in the Hunter Valley will be having an event hosted by Timberlina and Foxxe Faux with a cocktail on arrival, a 2 course lunch, entertainment, sweeps and prizes for $110 per person. See here for details.
Shoal Bay Country Club in Port Stephens, 1 hour north of Newcastle, will be having 2 events. The first one will be held on the Patio upstairs at the club, with a 3 course meal and a 3 course beverage package, at a cost of $109 per person, plus booking fee. Secondly, their Greek restaurant Atmos will be having a 3 hour beverage package, a Greek feast, live music, races live on multiple screens and best dressed competitions. The cost is $129 plus booking fee. See here for details.
Find something you like? Then book in early to avoid disappointment and start planning your glamorous outfit...and matching hat, of course!