Melbourne Cup in Sydney

Melbourne Cup in Sydney CBD

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

The Shelbourne Hotel presents a fabulous garden cocktail party, with an 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, a DJ will play after the race in the Market Street Garden & Main Bar taking guests into the free Annual Cup Day After Party, where friends, colleagues and the general public can join in after 3:30pm. The venue is closed to the general public with access only open to ticket holders only prior to 3:30pm.

All event ticket options include;

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

$65 per person +bf

To include 4 drink tokens with your ticket redeemable for beer, wine or mixed spirit.
$100 per person +bf

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 for corporate groups if preferred to drink tokens. Please call our reservations team on 92673100 to make arrangements.

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For enquiries please call our booking office on (02)9267-310o. 

Melbourne Cup After Party

Saddle up for the greatest party in town! Keep the festivities and champagne flowing into the night in the Market Street Garden, with live DJ playing old skool tunes after the race until late.

Meet up with your friends and colleagues after the race for celebratory drinks. Whether you’ve watched the race in the office, been out for lunch or were a guest at an event hosted here at Shelbourne Hotel, everyone is welcome to party with us. This is the place to be from 3:30pm!

Free Entry from 3:30pm. No reservations required.

Please note the venue is closed to the public for the ticketed cocktail party until 3:30pm. Our TAB is open via Sussex St from 8am all day. 

TAB ACCESS all day from 8am

The TAB will be open from 8am via Sussex St and accessible all day.

The remainder of the venue is closed to the public with access only open to ticket holders prior to 3:30pm. The venue will reopen to the public for the after party from 3:30pm.

Garden Party Ticket 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 to be scanned at door. A guestlist will also be at door with names marked off on entry. 1st entry valid per name/ticket only. 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 the week prior to the event. 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 or drink token is lost and used by another person, the venue cannot replace or compensate in any way. Please treat your ticket/vouchers 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. One entry per ticket. Wristbands will be issued at the door in exchange for ticket. Duplicate, multiple or misuse will not be honoured. 8. The venue reserves the right to refuse entry or evict at any time due to RSA or behaviour issues. No refunds or compensation will be granted.