Home Straight Enclosure Marquee

There is no better place at Flemington to enjoy your Melbourne Cup Carnival experience than in the Home Straight Enclosure

Mercury Principle Events are the exclusive provider of the Home Straight Enclosure, and as Victoria Racing Club’s largest hospitality provider, you can be confident that you will have an unforgettable race day experience.

Come and celebrate your Melbourne Cup Carnival in style, in the best value enclosure at Flemington. Indulge in a sumptuous buffet from your reserved seat inside our air conditioned, glass fronted facility, protected from the elements while enjoying a beverage package throughout the day available from our internal and external bars. The Home Straight Enclosure is located on the infield of the track, and gives guests access to our exclusive elevated viewing platform, as well as a lively alfresco area featuring our band throughout the afternoon which creates the ideal setting to soak up the social atmosphere of the carnival.

PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE ON (03) 9425 9449  OR EMAIL sales@mercuryprinciple.com.au




Ideally located on the infield of the track, the Home Straight Enclosure allows access to an elevated viewing platform overlooking the Winning Post. There is no better way to experience all the racing action.


Mercury Principle Events have appointed Atlantic Group as the caterers of The Home Straight Enclosure. The menu and service provided by their staff in the last four years is second to none, and is just one of the reasons The Home Straight Enclosure is the best value package at Flemington.


Our bus transfer is the quickest and most cost effective way to get to and from the enclosure. The return bus transfer runs from a city location (TBA) direct to The Home Straight Enclosure.


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  • Hi all, I just wanted to thank you all for a great day on Derby Day. My group of six mates and I had a cracking time in the Home Straight Marquee. It was the first time for many of them to experience a high end event and they’re already talking about coming back in 2017.

  • "I just wanted to write to you to say what a marvellous day Derby was for me and my girlfriends. The service was exceptional – honestly the best I have seen at any corporate event in my 20 years of working.”

  • Hi Bree, we had the best time - thank you so much for everything & everyone involved was so lovely, warm & friendly to us & it was well worth the journey over from Adelaide! The organization was excellent and on time & the food was fabulous too.

  • "Dear Bree, Danielle and Karen – We just wanted to send you all a HUGE THANK YOU for such a wonderful well organised event on Melbourne Cup Day. It really made our wedding anniversary very special and one to cherish greatly. The table you sat us at were with such fantastic fun people that everyone really had such an enjoyable and memorable time. Thanks again for getting us in and I am sure we will be contacting you again in the future to do it again one year as it was absolutely BRILLIANT!!”

  • "Hi Danielle Our group of 4 ladies had a wonderful day. The catering service was top class, the whole event was great. Will be recommending to all our friends and work colleagues."

  • Hey Danielle A big thank you to you and your team for such a great day within the Home Straight Enclosure, for the 3rd year in a row my customers where nothing short of impressed with the day that we were able to provide them with."

  • Please pass my on thanks to all for a great day well organized and catered for. All my clients loved the day."