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Chomping at the bit for the biggest race day of the year? Looking for the best place to celebrate Melbourne Cup in Sydney CBD? Then place your bets on another fantastic day of fine food, drinks and racing fun at Shelbourne Hotel’s Garden Cocktail Party.

The Shelbourne Hotel presents a fabulous Garden Cocktail Party, with a generous roaming 3 course canape menu & garden BBQ, TAB on site, DJ, prizes and HD big screens for the all important live race coverage.

To complete the perfect day of food, wine and good times, guests are welcome to stay for the free Annual Cup Day After Party in the Garden Bar. Your friends, colleagues and the general public can join you after 3:30pm for live DJs into the night. The venue is closed to the public with access only open to ticket holders from 12pm to 3:30pm.

All event ticket options include;

  • Exclusive event access from 12pm to 3:30pm + Free after party until late
  • Roaming 3 course canapes and gourmet garden BBQ menu
  • Live race coverage on multiple HD big screens indoors and out
  • On site Sports TAB facilities
  • Prizes for the best dressed fillies & stallions
  • Lucky door prize draw entry
  • Photobooth
  • Live DJ until late

$59pp Earlybird First Release available until 1 October.
$65pp after 1 October.

To include 4 drink tokens with your ticket redeemable for beer, wine or mixed spirits.
$89pp Earlybird First Release available until 1 October.
$95pp after 1 October.

CORPORATE GROUP BOOKINGS – Group bookings are available with reserved spaces for your group within this event. Separate bar tabs can also be arranged with access via wristbands if preferred to drink tokens. Please call our reservations team on 92673100 to make arrangements.


Call our reservations office on (02)9267-310o for group booking enquiries. 

To purchase tickets please download and complete the booking form and email to 


Terms & Conditions:
1. 18+ Event Only. All guests must carry ID for entry. 2. A ticket is required for entry. Please bring a printed or digital copy of your ticket with you. A guestlist will also be at door with names marked off on entry. 3. Tickets are non-refundable. You can transfer tickets to another guest’s name, or buy multiple tickets under the same name and supply guestlist later. 4. The event will proceed in all weather conditions. 70% of the venue is indoors or under cover. 5. Lost tickets can be reprinted via your PDF, however guests are responsible for their own tickets. If a ticket, drink token or champagne credit is lost and used by another person, the venue cannot replace or compensate in any way. Please treat your ticket as cash and keep secure. 6. The event is general admission, a space will be allocated to groups subject to size of group and availability at time of purchase. A reserved space will be a mix of seating and at least 50% standing, a seat is not provided for all guests at a general admission event. 7.

For special requests or enquiries contact the venue direct on (02)92673100.