2010 Adelaide Guide To Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne CupCelebrate 150 years of the ‘race that stops a nation’ at one of these Melbourne Cup events around Adelaide on Tuesday 2nd November. Have we missed anything? Feel free to comment and add to the list!

The Variety 2010 Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Where: Hilton Hotel, 233 Victoria Square

Hosted by Jane Reilly and Mark Aiston, the 2009 Variety Melbourne Cup Luncheon was a resounding success, with the event raising $32,000 for needy children in South Australia. 512 guests enjoyed premium Wicks Estate Wines and James Boag beers with a superb 3 course meal, a live band, fashion parade, silent and main auctions, raffles, sweeps and business card draw.

Tickets: $129 per person. To register your interest for the 2010 luncheon, contact Liz Humphrys-Glynn at the Variety office on 8293 8744 or email [email protected]

Variety Bash Car 222 and Car Diva’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Where:  Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley, 65 Hindley Street, from 12pm – 4pm

Enjoy bubbles on arrival, a 3 course gourmet lunch, quality beverages, live music, fashion parade, sweepstakes and auction. Fabulous ‘best dressed’ prizes to be won and live music after party in Sebastyan’s Bar from 4pm.

Tickets: $125 per person for tables of 10. Individual bookings accepted. Booking forms available from the website.

Ronald McDonald House Charities 2010 Melbourne Cup Lunch

Where: Magarey Room AAMI Stadium, West Lakes Boulevard, West Lakes, from 12pm – 4:30pm

Enjoy a lavish three course meal with a premium beverages package from O’Leary Walker Wines, a silent auction and entertainment from party band Flirt.

Tickets: $115 per person. To book, call Encore Group on 8268 7791 or visit their website.

InterContinental Adelaide Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Where: InterContinental Adelaide Riverside Restaurant and The Atrium Lounge

Guests can relish in an indulgent buffet lunch with a gourmet selection of hot and cold dishes, fresh local seafood and of course the renowned dessert buffet prepared by the hotel’s pastry chefs. The Riverside Restaurant Melbourne Cup luncheon also includes a premium beverage package, Melbourne Cup sweepstakes and door prizes. After watching all the action of the race on the hotel’s big screens, guests can make their way to The Atrium Lounge to carry on the celebrations well into the evening! The skilled bar tenders will be serving their famous caprioskas while guests relax and enjoy the live entertainment.

Tickets: $95 per person. To make a reservation for the Melbourne Cup Luncheon please contact the hotel on 08 8238 2400 or email [email protected]

South Australian Jockey Club

Where: Allan Scott Park, Morphett Road, Morphettville

The SAJC offers various hospitality options from private to syndicated hospitality packages.

Private Hospitality Options all include a deluxe 5 hour beverage package and entrance into the course:

Trackside Picnic Sites: $930 per site. Includes a picnic hamper for 6 people, table, 6 chairs and an umbrella, central betting facilities and 1 race book per 2 persons. Located trackside on the Derby Lawns.

Private Room Facilities: choose from the Auditorium ($145 per person), Palms Platform ($199 per person) or Corporate Boxes ($205 per person). Caters for 10-100 guests and includes a gourmet buffet luncheon and 1 race book per person. Betting facilities only available in the Palms Platform.

Derby Marquees: $189 per person. Located on the Derby Straight Lawns, the marquees cater for a minimum of 60 guests and include a gourmet buffet luncheon and 1 race book per person. Betting facilities located nearby.

Syndicated Hospitality Options all include entrance into the course:

Lower Level Tapestry Pavilion: $215 per person or $200 per SAJC Member. Located next to the winning post and surrounded by gardens. Enjoy a premium 5 hour beverage package, 3 course meal, entertainment, betting facilities and 1 race book per guest.

Upper Level Tapestry Pavilion: $235 per person, $210 per SAJC Member. Located adjacent to the winning post overlooking the whole course. Includes a premium 5 hour beverage package, 4 course meal, betting facilities and race book for each guest.

Lower Level Panasonic Pavilion: $175 per person or $155 per SAJC Member. Includes a deluxe 5 hour beverage package, gourmet buffet luncheon, entertainment, betting facilities and race book per guest. Located on the derby lawns overlooking the track.

Upper Level Panasonic Fashion Pavilion: $225 per person, $205 per SAJC Member. Enjoy a 5 hour premium beverage package, 3 course meal, fashion parades and entertainment, betting facilities and 1 race book per guest. Located on the Derby Lawns overlooking the track.

Winning Post Restaurant: $229 per person, $180 per SAJC Member. Located on the 2nd floor of the Members’ Grandstand with panoramic views of the track. Includes a 5 hour premium beverage package, 4 course meal, betting facilities and 1 race book per guest.

The Playground: $115 per person, $99 per SAJC Member. Located trackside on the Derby Lawns, this package includes 8 beverage vouchers for beer, wine, sparkling and soft drinks, 2 food vouchers, DJ’s, casual standup facilities and betting facilities.

Raceday General Admission: Adults $15.00, Concession $7.50 and children under 18 free.

Tickets: For more information on the SAJC’s private and syndicated hospitality packages, contact the SAJC on 8295 0199 or email [email protected].

Melbourne Cup Package at Morphettville Members from Adelaide Tailor Made Tours

Where: Meet at the Hilton Adelaide or Salt Restaurant at Glenelg Marina at 10am

Travel by chauffeured vehicle to the Morphettville Racecourse with a tailor made package from Adelaide Tailor Made Tours. Price includes admission into racecourse for members.

Tickets: $69.00 per person. For more information visit the Adelaide Tailor Made Tours’ website.

Saldechin Tearoom Restaurant Martini bar Melbourne Cup Packages

Where: 21 King William Street, from 11:30am – 3:30pm

Luncheon package includes canapés on arrival, a 3 course meal and drinks package. Enjoy great entertainment, $10 Martinis all day, plus prizes and sweeps.

Tickets: $85 per person – available for purchase instore. For more information, contact Saldechin on 8410 0466 or visit their website

Adelaide Casino’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Where: North Terrace, from 12pm – 3:30pm

Enjoy a 3.5 hour drinks package with Yellowglen Perle Sparkling Rose on arrival and a 3 course meal. All ages welcome. Dress code applies.

Tickets: $95 per person. For menu and booking details visit the Adelaide Casino’s website or call 8218 4273.

George’s on Waymouth Melbourne Cup Day

Where: 20 Waymouth Street, from 12pm

Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day and the Restaurant’s 8th birthday with Veuve Clicquot on arrival, a 3 course seasonal meal, prizes for best dressed and best hat, large plasma TV screens and sweepstakes.

Tickets: $95 per person. For bookings or more information contact George’s on Waymouth on 8211 6960 or email [email protected].

Melbourne Cup at The Lion

Where: 161 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, from 12pm – 3:30pm

Jerningham Room and Cellar: Package includes 3 course meal and beverages for $89.50 per person. Tables of 10 only.

The Restaurant: Enjoy a 3 course meal – including bread and salad – either inside or outside for $89.50 per person (beverages not included).

The Tunnels: For a corporate Melbourne Cup party with a minimum of 70 guests, book this private space and enjoy live music, plasma TVs throughout, cocktail food and beverages. Contact Michelle or The Lion team on 8367 0222 or email [email protected] for more information.

Tickets: For tickets and menu options download the booking form from The Lion website or call 8367 0222.

Liebe Fashion Gallery Melbourne Cup Ladies Lunch

Where: Cummins House, 23 Sheoak Avenue, Novar Gardens

Enjoy a great day of food, wine and fashion at Cummins House. Package includes personal styling tips and advice from an international professional stylist, a make up artist giving you tips to keep your skin looking great this summer, unique jewellery and art work and fashion from Liebe Fashion Gallery. Each guest receives a goody bag to take home and the event supports the Women’s and Children’s Foundation. Limited seats – bookings essential.

Tickets: $65 per person. To book, contact Cassandra on 7120 2589, 0418 296 636 or email [email protected]

Melbourne Cup Luncheon at The Ambassadors Hotel

Where: 107 King William Street, from 12:00pm – 3:30pm

Enjoy a 2 or 3 course special Melbourne Cup lunch menu, sweepstakes, door prizes for best dressed and best hat, live screening of the race and lots more!

Tickets: $29 per person. For bookings or more information contact The Ambassadors’ Hotel on 8231 4331 or [email protected]

Melbourne Cup at The Bridgewater Inn

Where: 387 Mt Barker Road, Bridgewater

Enjoy the Melbourne Cup at The Bridgewater Inn with an a la carte menu, TAB and plasma TV screens. Bookings essential.

Tickets: To make a booking contact The Bridgewater Inn on 8339 1151 or visit their website.

Melbourne Cup at The Hilton Adelaide

Where: Hilton Hotel, 233 Victoria Square

Enjoy the glamour of the Melbourne Cup!
The Hilton Hotel has a variety of events that ensure all who attend get the full glitz and glamour of Race Day.

The Brasserie – Lunch

See parades, watch the race live and enjoy a lavish 4-course Seriously South Australian® lunch, 12 noon until 3pm.
$119 per guest includes beer, wine & soft drinks.

The Lobby Lounge – High Tea

For a more casual setting, book High Tea in The Lobby Lounge from 12pm.
$59 per guest includes glass of Sparkling on arrival.

After Race Party

Enjoy great drink specials and entertainment in both The Lobby Lounge and Charlies Bar from 3pm till late.

For all Hilton bookings call, 8237 0697 or visit for more details.

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