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How to host the ultimate Melbourne Cup luncheon

The Melbourne Cup is the event that brings the nation to a stop, it’s our excuse to dress up and indulge in delicious food and beverages. It’s also the one time when hosting a party at work is more than acceptable, it’s expected!

Regardless of how you want to celebrate this lavish event, there are a few key elements you need to consider in order to make your celebration an unparalleled success.


Having your own space for Melbourne Cup celebrations makes your event all the more intimate, allowing for creative styling and a fun event theme to enjoy on the day. You might decide to host your party in the office, at a local park, on the beach, or even on a boat! 

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At Arctic Fox Events, we have everything you need to create a luxe office party or intimate picnic on the beach. Styling Melbourne Cup events can be so fun and creative with lots of bright racing colours for floral installations and centerpieces, carnival atmospheres and so many opportunities for interactive experiences, like a photo booth.

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The Race

The most important part of your celebration is the Melbourne Cup itself! Make sure you have access to a large screen available for everyone so you can watch the race.


For anyone who’s been to a Melbourne Cup event before, we know that the day is much about fashion as it is horse racing! Whether at the race or not, it’s a great excuse to frock up. A great option for your event is to host a fashion show or offer a prize for the best dressed, you could even create your own theme and have everyone dress to suit. Did you know we can do floral headpieces?


The food and drink at your Melbourne Cup party are one of the most important aspects, ensuring your staff and guests are socialising and enjoying the experience. Whether you want a sit-down lunch or a cocktail party there needs to be a steady supply of both food and drinks.

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Ready, Set, Go!

If you want to host a great Melbourne Cup lunch that your staff and guests will not forget, get in touch with the Arctic Fox Events team to discuss Styling, Furniture Hire, Florals, Coordination, and our package options to suit all budgets and themes.

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Venue Highlight: Meadow Park

Nestled in the picturesque Tallebudgera Valley, experience the newly renovated Meadow Park Golf Course, conveniently located 5 minutes from Palm Beach & Burleigh Heads. Indulge in the tranquility of mother nature, with beautiful scenery providing the perfect backdrop for your celebration. Comfortably seating up to 140 people, Meadow Park is the ideal venue for your Wedding, Private Party, or Corporate Event.

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