Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night - Thursday 9 December

Marquee Village on Newmarket

Mix business with pleasure

Marquee price:


$2250 incl beverage package

Each marquee caters to 10  people

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Seeking a different option for Christmas entertaining?  This is just the ticket.

A sell-out for several years now, your guests will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this precinct where they can choose to base themselves from your reserved site, or mix with other likeminded parties within the private enclosure.

Located right beside the track & close to the action of the birdcage, your guests will have every opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of a day at the races as the horses thunder past racing to the winning post.


Immediately following the last race at Ellerslie, you’re invited to join in the fun with others from the day at the official after party in our Cuvée bar.

Your Marquee Village on Newmarket site includes 10 guest passes, your own mini shade marquee and a delicious buffet meal complete with 4 hour beverage package, leaving you with no option but to relax & enjoy the evening.

Package caters for ten people and includes:
  • A beautifully-prepared gourmet buffet meal

  • Drink on arrival

  • Access to a cash bar or the ability to upgrade your booking to a 4hr beverage package that includes beer, wine, sparkling wine & non-alcoholic beverages

  • Racecourse & Marquee Village on Newmarket admission, racebook for each of you and your guests

  • Your own covered 3 x 3m mini shade marquee complete with clothed table & garden chairs

  • Live racing coverage from Ellerslie also broadcast on the outdoor super screens

  • Join two or more sites together for larger numbers

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

Please note: 

  • Newmarket Marquee packages are designed to host 10 guests. If you wish to bring less than 10 guests, the full price still applies. Additional marquees can be purchased to accommodate larger groups 

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

  • A dress code applies & is strictly-enforced – find out more here

  • 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 including Silks, 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

  • All bar close shortly after the last race, except Cuvée & the Winning Post Bar. All wrist banded ticketholders on course are welcome to join the official on-site after party in Cuvée (R18, dress code applies, intoxicated persons will not be permitted) 

  • 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