From sophisticated high teas to an opulent ballroom soiree and a spring-inspired after party, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa has your Melbourne Cup celebrations covered with a range of options to suit.
Grand Ballroom Luncheon
The doors to the Marriott’s spectacular Grand Ballroom will swing open on Tuesday November 5 as it plays host to one of the city’s biggest Melbourne Cup luncheons. The stylish affair will feature a delicious three-course spring lunch with a three-hour wine and beer package, while party-starters Musique set the scene with live tunes across the afternoon. Renowned local designer Lisa Brown will be presenting a fashion show, plus you can try your luck in the sweepstakes by Variety the Children’s Charity. There will be live coverage from Flemington, raffle tickets, giveaways and prizes for best dressed! Bookings can be made here.
High Seas and High Tea at Citrique Restaurant
Gather your fillies and stallions and enjoy high tea with a side of sips and sweepstakes! You can book in for the Traditional High Tea, which includes a spread of sweet and savoury dishes, or up the ante and opt for the High Seas – a twist on the traditional with the addition of fresh Australian seafood. Both offerings include a beverage on arrival, live coverage of the race, sweepstakes by Variety the Children’s Charity and, of course, prizes for best dressed! For bookings, head here.
Sky Tea at Elandra Retreat
Take your Melbourne Cup celebrations sky-high with decadent high tea at the elegant Elandra Lounge, located on the 27th floor of Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. You’ll enjoy Elandra’s award-winning high tea alongside two hours of flowing champagne. Watch the racing action live on the big screen while soaking up the skyline views with a bottomless bubbles in hand. For Sky Tea bookings, jump over here.
Each package includes access to the Spring After Party at Chapter & Verse from 3:30 pm!