Melbourne Cup 2019

October 1, 2019

The Race that Stops the Nation is almost upon us yet again, and many of the Hunters most popular venues are hosting special events. So get out that frock (or suit) and get along to enjoy the best of Hunter hospitality on Tuesday 5 November 2019.


Once again Peterson House is inviting you to attend their annual Melbourne Cup event! Arriving at the event at 12.30pm, enjoy canapés and bubbles on the front deck before moving into the vineyard marquee at 1pm for a sit down main and dessert, with bubbles and beer included.
The team will have the race ready to go, so don’t forget to get your sweeps in! Enjoy the live music and atmosphere plus your chance to win a prize for best dressed! Book and pay now just $95 per person. Email the events team at


Hope Estate will be hosting a Melbourne Cup Lunch on the 2nd floor of the Winery Building in Harvest Restaurant from 12pm to 3pm and will consist of a luscious three-course lunch including a selection of Canapes, Main and Dessert. There will be a sweeps board, and the big race will be displayed on TV screens. Guests are encouraged to arrive in their best Flemington attire for a chance to be awarded “Best Dressed!”
Tickets are available from $89 per person ($73 per person for Hope Beer and Gold Club Members) and can be purchased from the Hope Estate website or by calling 4993 3555.

Suit up and show off your favourite fascinator, all in the name of the race that stops the nation!  Melbourne Cup lunch at the Crowne Plaza is sure to tantalise. Set amongst the gardens on the Haven Pool Lawn, enjoy a Spring Carnival luncheon with the specially curated menu while you view the big race on the big screen. With prizes for the best-dressed male and female, sweepstakes for those who are feeling lucky and a live viewing of the race, this immersive event is one that rivals being at the racecourse itself. Tickets are $110 per person ($1000 for a table of ten). To book phone, 4991 0944.


Feel the excitement and glamour of Melbourne Cup at the newly renovated Harrigan’s Hunter Valley! Bookings are filling up fast for this event, so secure your table now and dress to impress. You will enjoy a delicious two-course lunch and a cocktail on arrival for only $79 per person. Plus, sweepstakes, lucky door prize winner, prizes for best-dressed male and female and TAB facilities. Harrigan’s also offer free bus pick up and drop off at selected locations and accommodation packages. Book now for the racing event of the year, Melbourne Cup day at Harrigan’s Hunter Valley! Visit for more details or contact 4998 4084 today.


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