Celebrating the Melbourne Cup in Perth

The date for the 2015 Melbourne Cup has been set and it will take place on Tuesday, 3rd November. A day where the entire nation seems to stop whatever it is they’re doing and scream encouragement at the horse(s) they’re backing, the world-famous Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most beloved horse racing event.

If you’re fortunate enough to be able to take the afternoon off, or even if you’re only able to get in a few drinks and something to eat over a long lunch before returning to the office, you’ll find no shortage of venues in and around Perth’s attractive CBD.

With nearly 20 years’ experience in escorting excited revellers to and from watering holes in and around the city, the amiable chauffeurs at Bellagio Limousines are unquestionably able to make a few informed suggestions as to the best places to catch all the racing action televised live from Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse.

Perth offers a wide variety of social events to keep locals and visitors enthralled, and just because you’re on the other side of the country from Flemington, don’t believe for a second that the action, excitement, and fashion are any less deserving of your presence on the day.

Ascot Racecourse

No less than 18,000 revellers are expected to flock to Ascot this year to celebrate the great race with a wide range of celebrations, everything from general admission tickets and drinks at the bar to exclusive marquees where tickets can cost over $300, to take your pick of. For the ladies and gents who want to be seen dressed to the nines, Ascot Racecourse, and venues like the Crown Perth, are the venues to be.

Upmarket Options

Along with Ascot Racecourse and the Crown Perth there are a number of upmarket Melbourne Cup options to consider. Expect to pay upwards of $100 for tickets to the following venues, with bookings and pre-orders essential for all.

The Quarter on Hay and Red Herring are two popular venues, both of which will be hosting fashion shows after lunch. Print Hall in St George’s Terrace and the super trendy Conservatory rooftop bar are great options for an afternoon of canapés, caviar, champagne and cocktails, whilst the Pan Pacific Perth seems to be the most popular venue for high-tea.

Moderately Priced Options

For those who’d like to keep tickets to under $100, there are no shortage of venues to book a table at. For under $50 per person the Nest is an excellent choice, as is the Byrnleleigh and the Aviary, all of which will be putting on a great spread of Pimm’s cocktails and canapés. Rigby’s Bar is a very reasonably priced lunch option, and the Wanneroo Villa Tavern and Rydges Hotel are also great lunching choices.

No other limo hire company in Perth does Melbourne Cup celebrations like Bellagio Limousines. To celebrate the great race this year in luxury and style, let us chauffeur you and your mates to the venue of your choosing in one of our deluxe limos.