With one of the funnest and most mischievous afternoons of the entire year just a few short weeks away, if you haven’t sorted anything yet, now is the time to plan yourself a stellar experience! Come on, the Melbourne Cup only comes once a year, and it’s your guilt-free and legitimate excuse to frock/suit up, rock out, and bask in the fresh Spring air. And to do so, you’re going to need an equally glam venue to set the scene. The Island Gold Coast fits that bill to a tee, and with three different options available, you can turn the notch up and let your hair down as much you like!
The day is well known for mingling and looking glamorous, but amongst the socialising, you need an equally glamourous drink offering all backed by a sumptuous feast of tasty eats. Lucky for you, The Island Surfers Paradise has this and a whole lot more, providing you with the opportunity to party on and see the day out in proper fashion well after their race day packages conclude. Now, this sounds like our kind of Melbourne Cup event!
Intrigued to learn more? Take in and size up the three packages on offer; there’s something for everyone — and a guaranteed hella’ good time!
THE BIRDCAGE – THE ISLAND ROOFTOP
A colourful and vibrant race day occasion in the expanses of the Island Rooftop. Between 12.30pm – 3.30pm you’ll enjoy a drinks package including French sparkling, premium wines and beers as well as ciders and soft drinks. You won’t go hungry with a plethora of hot and cold substantial canapés circulating and there will be a plethora of race day entertainment including themed competitions like ‘best race day hat’ and ‘best dressed Duke and Duchess’!
From $109pp + booking fee.
G.H. MUMM GALA LUNCHEON – THE ISLAND GLASSHOUSE
An elegant sit-down race day gala luncheon awaits in the grand and welcoming Glasshouse. From 12pm – 3.30pm, you can sip on a premium beverage offering, including G.H. Mumm Champagne, a refreshing range of carafe cocktails and spritzers. Your gang will enjoy a three-course gala luncheon plus welcome canapés as you’re serenaded with an admixture of lively entertainment and prizes galore.
From $209pp + booking fee.
$10 from every ticket will go towards the charity partner for the day.
BUBBLES & PEARLS PAVILION – THE ISLAND PENTHOUSE
Feel like going all out? Look no further than booking in with this exclusive cocktail lounge-style event that will elevate your Melbourne Cup Day experience beyond expectations! Bubbles & Pearls Pavilion will run much like the others from 12pm – 3.30pm, however, expect to be spoilt beyond compare with the addition of unlimited select cocktails including espresso martinis (drool), Aperol spritz, and premium spirits available on the day. Whilst you sip away, deliciously decadent, next level hot/cold/dessert canapés will be served to you between live sets of music, race day sweeps and ‘fashions on the field’. We don’t think it could get any better!
$259pp + booking fee.
HOT TIP: Tickets to the Bubbles & Pearls Pavilion at the Island Penthouse are extremely limited so don’t delay, get booking!
When: Tuesday 2nd November
Where: The Island Gold Coast, 3128 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
Words by Alex Mitcheson.
STORY SPONSORED BY THE ISLAND