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Inside four of this year’s fabulous Spring Racing marquees

While all eyes may be on the many celebrities attending this year’s Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne, including Tim Cahill, Jessica Gomes and Usain Bolt, the marquees housing these guests have been meticulously pulled together by some of the nation’s best design and experiential minds.

More than 310,000 people are expected to attend the Melbourne Cup Carnival, and corporate sponsors in ‘The Birdcage’ are once again competing for the unofficial ‘best on ground’ award from punters. Take a look inside four of our favourite marquees of 2016…

Mumm Marquee

Special features: A beach club party theme, a four-metre-long oval pool and a ‘Rosé Soleil’ performance.

We love: The pairing of aerial stunts and synchronised swimming with vocals from Australian singer-songwriter Paris Wells.

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Lavazza Marquee

Special features: A 360 degree recreation of Milan’s mid-century shopping arcade, Galleria, designed by Neale Whitaker.
We love: The traditional terracotta flooring, the Tom Dixon-esque chandelier and the cafe-style seating and pot-plants that complete the mall aesthetic. 39cb2f6100000578-3881120-image-a-40_1477630575774

 Myer Marquee

Special features: A French atelier-theme, a ‘By Appointment’ bar and 5,000 glasses of G.H.Mumm French Champagne.

We love: The very Spring colour palette of copper, tan, mint and blush, complete with multiple floral arrangements and a 7 metre-long copper table known as ‘The Botanist’s Table’, where guests will enjoy freshly shucked oysters, Fresh tuna sashimi, pistachio gelato and more.

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Wolf Blass Marquee

Special features: A partnership with artist David Bromley (of Bromley & Co – who we featured here), saw this marquee turned into a whimsical artist’s studio, with furnishings including ornate Victorian-era pieces and Bromley’s own antiques.

We love: That the collaboration extended as far as three special edition ‘Bromley by Wolf Blass’ wines, which guests will be the first to taste.

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Images from here.