Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night - Thursday 9 December

Champagne Lawn

Wine, dine and watch the wins

Ticket price:


$1560 table of 8

Club member discounts apply

Seating is at tables of 8

An indulgent entertaining experience always tops the Christmas party wish list and an evening spent on the Champagne Lawn provides just that.

Your guests will savour the party atmosphere of this sell-out precinct where they can drink in the views of both the racing and, equally important, the social festivities.

Located right beside the track & on the prestigious Champagne Lawn, you have the flexibility to stay based at your reserved table, mingle with other like-minded guests on the lawn or get close to the night’s racing as the horses thunder past on the neighbouring track.


Immediately following the last race, you're invited to keep the party going with others from around the course at the official after-party in our Cuvée bar.

Package includes:
  • Your own reserved seat at a table on the Champagne Lawn with sweeping views of the home straight and winning post

  • A delicious gourmet BBQ meal designed by our award-winning chefs incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients & including hot items from the grill, salads, dessert, tea & coffee

  • A four-hour beverage package including selected still & sparkling wines, light & standard local & imported beers and non-alcoholic beverages

  • Racecourse & Champagne Lawn admission, racebook

  • Entry into the official after-party in our exclusive Cuvée Bar after the last race at Ellerslie

Please note: 

  • Seating is in tables of 8.  If less than 8 tickets are purchased, you may be required to share your table with others

  • Racecourse gates open at 3.00pm* – this hospitality option opens at 3.30pm

  • Prices include GST

* May be subject to change

Other information ​​

  • On-site, overnight parking is free however we strongly encourage guests leave cars at home.  Ellerslie Racecourse is located close to public transport networks including the Greenlane Train Station which is a 600m walk away

  • dress code is in place in all hospitality areas, plus certain other areas including the Ascot Stand. While we hate turning people away, the dress code will be enforced as required and entry will be refused if it is not adhered to. Please ensure anyone you are purchasing tickets for is aware of this

  • Tickets are non-refundable and include a 2.5% transaction fee.  A separate booking fee of $1.50 per ticket also applies upon purchase

  • We encourage responsible drinking. Intoxicated persons will not be granted entry into Ellerslie Racecourse and will be removed from the grounds

  • We are a fully-licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not permitted

  • Promotional photographs, social media content & film footage will be taken at this event. By entering the racecourse, event-goers consent to use of their image by the Club & New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing for promotional purposes

  • Event terms & conditions apply