A Port Douglas Wedding from $18,690

Where better to celebrate your Port Douglas wedding, but in the open air Queenslander-style restaurant that is Salsa Bar and Grill. We’ve partnered with some of the best suppliers in the region to bring you an amazingly affordable wedding for the fraction of what you’d pay in the city. Imagine this: ceremony, minister / celebrant, photography, reception for up to 100 guests, entertainment and theming ~ all for just $18,690.

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Catering for up to 100 seated and 200 guests cocktail style
Canapes, 2 & 3 course menus, dessert platters
Cocktails, domestic & international beers, extensive wine & spirits list
Fully licenced
Reserve half sole use – full sole use – or just a small group
No venue hire, simply a minimum spend

Our award winning venue is the perfect wedding reception venue in Port Douglas.

Minimum 20 People

Select 8 Canapes for $40 per person

Additional Canapes $5 per person

Substantial Food Items $9 per person

Oyster Selection
1/2 shell natural oysters
1/2 shell w/ wasabi & apple granite
1/2 shell w/ dashi & mirin dressing

Sand Crab Profiteroles

Japanese Eye Fillet Tartare
goma shabu emulsion

Dragonfruit Cured Ocean Trout
potato blini, sour cream

Nanagai Nemus
preserved lemon panna cotta

Tuna Tartare Sesame Cones
wasabi aioli

Nori Rolls – Select Your Filling
wasabi, soy & pickled ginger

Teriyaki Chicken
7 Pepper Prawn
Atlantic Salmon
Fried Tofu
Yellowfin Tuna

Summer Rolls Selection

Smoked Salmon Summer Rolls
vietnamese dipper

Red Cooked Chicken Summer Rolls
lychee chilli dipper

Vegetarian Summer Rolls
spicy mango dipper

Salsa’s Samosas
pea & potato filling

Candied Pumpkin Arancini
sauce verte

Shrimp Dumplings
caramel xo sauce

Braised Lamb Clafoutis
tomato chilli jam

Liquorice Glazed Pork Belly
granny smith apple

Chicken Taragon Filo Parcels
mango dipper

1/2 shell scallop
tangerine foam & celeriac remoulade

Peking Duck Pancakes
davidson plum chilli sauce

Lamb & Chorizo Skewers
lime creme fraiche

Spinach & Ricotta Empanadas

Kataffi Wrapped Local Tiger Prawn Tails
white ponzu dipper

Thai Chicken Spring Rolls
pickled ginger & banana mayo

Mini Leek Tartlets

Spicy Corn & Quark Jalapenos
mexican salsa

Pork & Prawn Pot Stickers
red nam jim

Substantial Food Items – $9 per person

Reef Fish & Morten Bay Bug Mornay
orange & sage crumble

Tableland Coffee & Chilli Rubbed Eye Fillet
corn bread, red capsicum & apple salsa

Masaman beef or duck curry
fragrant rice, local pineapple salsa, pappadum

calamari, crocodile sausage & prawns

Salt & Pepper Calamari
green paw paw sambal

Korean BBQ Pork
sushi rice, kimchi

$80 Set Menu
Choose from 4 Canapés or 2 Entrees, 2 Mains, plus Dessert Sampler or a choice of 2 Desserts

$90 Set Menu
Choose from 4 Canapés or 2 Entrees, 3 Mains, plus Dessert Sampler or a choice of 2 Desserts

$100 Set Menu
Choose from 5 Canapés or 3 Entrees, 3 Mains, plus Dessert Sampler or a choice of 2 Desserts

The above menus are a guests choice of on the night, not alternate drop

grilled halloumi
a chickpea crush, bush lemon honey vinaigrette, pomegranate

salmon crudo
finger lime vinaigrette, honey jelly, apple, cucumber, candied hazelnuts

salsa’s 1/2 doz oysters three ways
natural, mignonette sauce, wasabi emulsion

yellowfin tuna tataki
togarashi vinaigrette, granny smith apple, sunflower sprouts

slow braised lamb pithivier
eggplant whip, chermoula vinaigrette

achiote bbq tableland pork loin
black bean puree, charred corn salsa

beef carpaccio
pickled mushroom, white anchovy curd, capers, grissini

open sand crab dumplings
shio koji emulsion, exotic mushroom salad

sticky berkshire pork belly
jaggery and galangal caramel, som tam salad

truffled chicken supreme
ricotta gnudi, speck, summer vegetables, jus lie

chipotle & coffee kangaroo loin
sweet potato salad, apple ginger slaw

fish of the day
sour curry broth, pandan rice, young coconut sambal

200g black angus eye fillet
cauliflower blue cheese gratin, mushroom cream

dukkah crusted daintree barramundi
silken pumpkin, crispy kipfler potatoes

lamb backstrap
smoked parsnip puree, caramalised onion & goat cheese croustade

12 hour braised beef cheeks
pomme puree, red cabbage & apple relish

confit duck leg
pastilla, almond & sultana cous cous, date labna

sous vide pork loin
polenta galette, caramalised apple compote, crackling

salsa dessert sampler
daintree estate chocolate marquise
tableland mango bombe alaska
kaffir lime crème brûlée
white chocolate panna cotta
selection of salsa truffles

tableland passionfruit cream brulée
coconut sorbet

salted caramel fondant
creme friache gelati

peanut butter mousse and brittle
popcorn ice cream, butterscotch

mango cheese cake
dragonfruit sorbet, wattleseed tuille

deconstructed pavlova
berry textures, misty mountain double cream

daintree estates chocolate nemesis
blood orange sorbet, rose fairy floss

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A Port Douglas Wedding from $18,690

Get married and celebrate your most special day the best way possible, in the tropics. Salsa Bar & Grill is an award-winning venue located just a stones throw from one of the most popular wedding venues in the country, St Mary’s by the Sea. So once the ceremony is done and dusted, give your guests a reception they’ll be talking about for weeks with fine food, great wines and brilliant service at Salsa.

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  • Wedding Ceremony at St Mary’s by the Sea chapel or on the beach behind the chapel for 1.5 hours plus:
    • Celebrant or minister
    • Chapel coordinator in attendance
    • Bell ringing
    • Pew bows – cream or white
    • Personalised welcome sign
    • Arrangement of ceremony playlist
    • Operation of chapel sound system
    • Rose petal shower
    • Pre-wedding meeting or rehearsal
    • Standard bridal bouquet & grooms buttonhole
    • Hair & make-up for bride in hotel room
  • Photography package with Port Douglas Wedding Photography:
    • Photo Package 3 girls bridal prep
    • ceremony, family shots, photo tour, beginning of reception, minimum 400 images on USB
  • Reception venue at Salsa Bar & Grill for up to 100 guests including food & beverages to the value of $12,000
  • DJ Entertainment 5 hour package by Tropica Entertainment
  • A $2000 theming voucher to kick start your design of the perfect wedding reception


The professional chefs and wait staff at our award winning restaurant have been hosting weddings and events for over 25 years and pride ourselves on making Salsa, the number one tropical wedding venue. From the minute your guests arrive to the time they depart, needs are catered for with flair and professionalism.

Choose from canapés to a set 3 course menu or both! Beverages can be charged on consumption or choose from our generous beverage packages, the choice is yours! Click here more information on our menus.

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About The Venue

The open air, Queenslander restaurant in Port Douglas with water views is located in the heart of town. In the park adjacent is the infamous St Mary’s by the Sea Chapel, local transport for your guests just around the corner on Macrossan St and the mountainous peaks of Mossman Gorge offer sunset views for that perfect post-wedding photoshoot.

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Lunch Reception
Sole Use 11:30am – 4:00pm Min Spend
Monday – Friday 6,000
Saturday – Sunday 8,000
Half Sole Use 11:30am – 4:00pm Min Spend
Monday – Friday 3,000
Saturday – Sunday 4,000
Evening Reception
Sole Use 11:30am – 4:00pm Min Spend
Monday – Thursday 10,000
Friday – Sunday 12,000
Half Sole Use 5:30pm – 11:30pm Min Spend
Monday – Thursday 5,000
Friday – Sunday 6,000
Exclusive Use Numbers
Sit Down 120 max
Canape / Stand Up 200 max
Half Sole Use 60 max
  • Half Sole Use is the exclusive use of either “The Courtyard” or “The Inside”. Maximum capacity may vary depending on table layout
  • Minimum spend may vary during peak and off peak periods
  • Minimum spend is achieved by food & beverage spend, plus a 10% gratuity
  • Debit Cards $0.15, Visa, Master Cards 0.84%, American Express 1.76%
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Specialist Expertise

Our team of professionals will assist you in creating a special menu for your guests – assist with venue ‘theming’ – recommend entertainment, cake suppliers, photographers, celebrants and florists – all reputable suppliers who we know are the best.

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The relaxed Queensland vibe is what it’s all about, bringing tantilising flavours together and creating memories under the sway of the palm trees. Cue amazing cocktails, divine food and a fun, vibrant atmosphere.

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AMAZING! Salsa bar went above and beyond anything I could have imagined. Shortly before our wedding we had a huge family tragedy and nearly had to postpone our wedding. The staff upon hearing our news were nothing but accommodating. Our wedding thank goodness went ahead and I could not have been happier. The food was incredible, all the guests commented about how amazing it was.

But probably the stand out from all of our guests and myself (apart from the food) was the service and their attention to detail. I had some of my guests come up to me the following day and let me know that their waitress was finishing her shift for the evening and came over to the table to thank them for being wonderful and wish them all the best for the evening and even introduce the staff member who would be taking over. How incredible!!!

Teagan & Christian

I just would like to thank you all for making our wedding reception an incredibly enjoyable event. I have been hounded by emails from my guests sing the praises of the Salsa team, the food, the venue and the all-round experience. Salsa made our night everything we wished for and more.

Andrew & Nicky Sporer

Thank for making our son and new daughter-in-law’s wedding a fantastic evening.
The food was amazing as was the service and the staff. The whole evening ran as smooth as silk. Everyone raved about the venue and the food, and I know some interstate guests went back the next day to dine. A truly wonderful place for a reception.

Lee & Peter

To the wonderful team at Salsa, we would just send you all our most sincere thanks for Sharee and Andrew’s wedding reception on 25/11. As always, your food was magnificent – and the degustation menu was a work of art! Our special thank you to your brilliant front of house staff. Guests were treated as VIP’s – which was really appreciated in the steamy weather!

Lynn Kelsall