Celebrating Melbourne Cup at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Yesterday, many celebrated Cup day with us down by the Bay.

The food was delicious, the music entertaining and the drinks were flowing throughout the day to celebrate the race that stops the nation!


All the race day action was viewed on more than 10 large screens available throughout the venue, with many coming out on top and backing the winner! Live DJ’s were spinning tunes till the big race, and after our DJ and percussionist got the party started in Beach Club, with many partying until the sun went down!

With two menu options available, from the Luxe Grand Feast on Top Deck & our Sunset Room to the Casual Beach Buffet down in the Beach Club, the food variety was huge. From seafood platters with prawns, fresh oysters and lobster, to a variety of cured meats, veggies and cheeses, there was something for everyone.

Our dessert bar was also a hit with fresh fruit and house baked cakes and pastries made by our chefs.  Something sweet to end the celebrations!

fashions by the bay

Our annual “Fashions By The Bay” was the highlight of the afternoon and we had an array of amazing prizes to be won for the best dressed punters! The competitions included Best Dressed Male, Best Dressed Female, Best Fascinator/Hat and Best Dressed Group.

Our Best Dressed Female took out the amazing prize of a $350 MOB Hair voucher + a $300 Fame & Partners voucher, while our Best Dressed Male, local punter Igor, won himself a $250 The Academy Brand voucher + a bottle of Piper Heidsieck. Second place in both categories was awarded a $50 GoCatch voucher + a delicious bottle of prosecco. The Best Dressed Group of the afternoon won a Taltarni hamper + a bottle of Piper Heidsieck.

The highlight was the $450 stunning Ann Shoebridge Milliner who was awarded to the Best Facinator/ Hat of the day!

melbourne cup fashion

A huge thank you to all our sponsors: Ann Shoebridge, Fame & Partners, MOB Hair, The Academy Brand, Taltarni, Piper Heidsieck and GoCatch for providing us with amazing prizes for the all the winners!

melbourne cup sponsors

Our lovely hosts were also lucky to be dressed by Fame & Partners who provided stunning Melbourne Cup dresses for the team with all fascinators supplied by Ann Shoebridge.

Our social media was also very busy, with the hashtag #TheCupAtWatsons being used generously. The best pics won themselves a champagne prize, which went down a treat!

It was another successful Melbourne Cup event by the Bay and we were delighted to spend the afternoon with everyone! Check out the days photos on Facebook!