It may be the race that stops the nation, but this Tuesday 5 November, the Valley will still be going strong with a number of Melbourne Cup parties and events! 

From luxurious birdcage booths and long lunches to relaxed screenings with friends, the Valley has the perfect Melbourne Cup experience for every group.

My Valley pop-up glam station

Show ponies, rejoice! When it comes to dressage on Cup Day, a little help never goes astray, which is why My Valley has you covered with a Melbourne Cup pop-up glam station in Brunswick Street Mall! Guests on their way to Melbourne Cup events (or those ducking out for lunch and looking for a treat) can have their makeup and hair touched up by local beauticians for free between 10am and 1pm!

Les Bubbles

Jockeys and Jacquart champagne—what more do you need? Burst into Les Bubbles for their deluxe Melbourne Cup luncheon for just $129, with guests treated to three hours of bottomless Jacquart champagne while feasting on Les Bubbles’ signature steak frites and canapés on arrival. Book your place here. 


Those planning to dress and impress should race to book tickets for Cloudland’s Birdcage Garden Party, which will be a high society extravaganza boasting charcuterie and paella stations, bottomless spritzes, beers, premium wines, and live entertainment for just $139! 

Alternatively, those who’d love a feast to go with the big race will love the G.H. Mumm Gala Luncheon, a lush affair featuring three and a half hours of bottomless Mumm champagne and three decadent courses alongside welcome canapés, a live performance by the Millenium Band, and more for $99. 

Eleven Rooftop Bar

You won’t catch us keeping Mumm about this! When it comes to rating Melbourne Cup events out of ten, this rooftop bar scores an eleven, thanks to their three delicious packages. Whether it’s a $200 cocktail affair or $350 Royal Pavilion experience you’re after, Eleven Rooftop Bar can provide. Find out more about their packages here. 

Osbourne Hotel

Your friendly neighhhh-bourhood venue is back and ready to party this Melbourne Cup with a gourmet package that can’t be missed! Gallop in to feast on freshly shucked oysters, paella, dessert, and delectable canapés while indulging in a premium four-hour beverage package that gives one free reign of cocktail stations. You can pick up your $145 +BF ticket here.

Elixir Rooftop Bar

At Elixir, you’re always in for a magical time - especially if you head in on Tuesday, November 5! Celebrate Melbourne Cup in style at their rooftop bar with four hours of bottomless Chandon, canapés, wine, spirits, and beer to keep you company (not to mention a number of VIP guests…). Tickets are a steal at just $99 and can be purchased here.

Finn McCool’s

Where better to place your Melbourne Cup bets than at the pub that has the luck of the Irish on their side? Finn McCool’s plans to be the host with the most on Cup day, boasting bottomless bubbles, lucky door prizes, food from their new menu, live screenings of the race, and a live performance by Kimberley Bowden! Find out more here.

X Cargo

Ready, set, X Cargo! These guys are ahead of the pack when it comes to Melbourne Cup packages, with their offer of a two-tiered celebration this Tuesday 5 November. Far from boxing you in, tickets to X Cargo’s garden gala party will let you spread out and party across all levels of the precinct (with champagne in hand)! More details and tickets can be found here.

Little Valley

Rest assured that Little Valley will be celebrating big this Melbourne Cup with two sip-happy packages! Coming in first is their super fun bar cocktail package, which promises guests four hours of cocktails, fizz, spirits, and beers (paired with irresistible Chinese-style canapés) for just $139. 

Also up for grabs is their stellar dining package, perfect for those who’d like to watch the Flemington course over multiple Chinese-inspired courses in a share-style banquet paired with premium spirits, wines, beers, champagne and cocktails for $189. Race to book your tickets here.

What are you waiting for, Brisbane? Race on in!