Colliers International Annual Melbourne Cup Event

Thanks so much for Tuesday! We truly appreciate all your efforts during our Melbourne Cup Event – what a fabulous, exciting and rewarding day it was! It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and the Event Planet team and judging by the feedback we have received, the event was the best one yet, so thank you for being a part of it!

Event Brief

To design and activate a Collier’s corporate hospitality event at the Opera Point Marquee, located on the edge of the iconic Sydney Harbour at the foot of the Sydney Opera House.

Focusing on 2014 being the Chinese Year of the Horse, Event Planet created an oriental haven with a sleek, contemporary feel. With a colour palette of black and gold, the canopy of hanging installation in these tones was the standout decorative element of the space. Guests mingled amongst cascading orchids draped on bamboo ladders which were complemented with parasols, lanterns and modern golden geometric pendant lights.

On arrival, guests were greeted by hosts, dressed head to toe in the traditional Cheongsam dresses, and were treated to a premium champagne reception in Moët et Chandon flutes.

To further enhance the event theme, Event Planet created a tailored menu with the Aria Catering team, featuring a dumpling cart in the marquee, which added great theatre to the culinary service.

An authentic vintage Chinese rickshaw, which was framed by the Sydney Harbour Bridge, provided an idyllic photo opportunity for guests along with the life-size horse which was branded in the client’s colours.


Scope of Services

Creative input & delivery, theming & design, catering, supplier & venue management, progress updates, running schedules, onsite management, event staff and more.


The Result

A stylised oriental corporate marquee designed for Colliers International focusing on the Year of the Horse.