Events at flemington racecourse
Flemington is an iconic Melbourne venue and offers many points of difference to traditional conference centres. The partnership with Crown Melbourne guarantees world-class hospitality offerings and exceptional guest experiences, making Flemington the perfect venue for weddings, events or conferences.
create an event that is uniquely yours
Flemington Racecourse offers iconic Melbourne event spaces for venue hire offering flexibility to cater to many types of public and private events.
With unmatched city skyline views paired with spectacular service, Flemington Racecourse is sure to deliver an experience you’ll never forget.
Indulge your senses
Featuring locally sourced produce of the highest quality, Flemington caters to events of all kinds.
Whether your event is small and intimate or large and grandiose, rest assured Flemington's signature five-star standard of service and tailored menus will make it an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
Meet the chef
Executive Chef Josh Pelham
In April 2022 the Victorian Racing Club announced a partnership with Crown managing the hospitality venues at Flemington Racecourse, the home of the Lexus Melbourne Cup. Filling the role of Executive Chef for some 30 venues across Flemington’s precinct and facilities, is well-seasoned Aussie Chef Josh Pelham.
It’s been a long and winding road to get here for the South Australian-born Chef who’s first childhood food memory was a “mind-blowing caramel popcorn”. Cutting his teeth working in North Fitzroy’s two-hatted institution Matteo and with George Calombaris at Fenix, Pelham quickly realised that being a Chef was going to be his lifelong journey.
Now, after an international journey in France looking after five boutique chalets in Chamonix and cooking for celebrities aboard a super yacht, and a short period back home as Executive Chef across Caulfield, Sandown and Mornington for the Melbourne Racing Club, Pelham accepted the role with Crown to be Executive Chef for the Victorian Racing Club.
“At VRC, I want to instil a more fresh and contemporary approach to dining. The focus is on the quality of the ingredients and the flavour. We are also looking to bring some fun and fresh new ideas to the retail side of the offering.”