1. THE BACKLINE, The Sound Garden
Located in the bustling heart of Fortitude Valley, The Sound Garden is a two-storey venue that promises an unparalleled Melbourne Cup celebration experience. With its remarkable seven-metre-tall indoor tree, elegant grand staircase, inviting skylight ceiling, multiple bars, and open-air seating options, this function venue stands out as a must-visit for Cup Day enthusiasts. Get in on the action by heading straight to The Backline, conveniently situated under the canopy of the grand tree. It's the ultimate spot for a cocktail-style celebration, accommodating up to 100 guests. With gourmet grazing stations, prizes for best dressed, and live music, The Sound Garden is the perfect spot to soak up the race day excitement.