Wedding Receptions

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.

Wedding Reception Menus

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 $36 per person

Additional Canapes $4.5 per person

Substantial Food Items $8 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 Tartar
egoma 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 – $8 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

Salsa’s Creole Jamabalay
acalamari, crocodile sausage & prawns

Salt & Pepper Calamari
green paw paw sambal

Korean BBQ Pork
sushi rice, kimchi

$75 Set Menu
Choose from 4 Canapés or 2 Entrees, 2 Mains, plus Dessert Sampler or a choice of 2 Desserts

$85 Set Menu
Choose from 4 Canapés or 2 Entrees, 3 Mains, plus Dessert Sampler or a choice of 2 Desserts

$95 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

tequila cured atlantic salmon
agave & jalapeno sorbet, tortilla chards

salsa‘s ½ doz oysters three ways
natural, nam pla prik, wasabi emulsion

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

slow braised lamb pithiviers
eggplant whip, chermoula vinaigrette

korean bbq tableland pork scotch fillet
green paw paw sambal, cassava chips

japanese style eye fillet tartar
goma shabu emulsion, wonton crisps

tiger prawn dumplings
sumiso sauce, exotic mushroom salad

liquorice caramel pork belly
pickled apple butter, sandcrab fritters

piri piri chicken breast
kipfler potato salad, burnt lime cream fraiche

paperbark smoked kangaroo loin
sweet potato fondant, davidson plum jus

fish of the day
fragrant rice, blood orange laksa, tiger prawn sambal

smoked duqqa crusted salmon
buckwheat, beetroot, heirloom tomatoes, horseradish

black angus eye fillet
goats cheese gâteau, smoked tableland tomato jam, merlot jus

panfried barramundi
spinach ricotta flan, spiced carrot nage, citrus fennel salad

lamb backstrap
fetta burek, mint labna, pomegranate jus

aromatic roasted duck leg
split lentil khichdi, spiced pumpkin chutney, crispy duck cigar

salsa dessert sampler
daintree estate chocolate marquise
frozen dragonfruit & vanilla parfait terrine
kaffir lime crème brûlée
white chocolate panna cotta
selection of salsa truffles

tableland passionfruit cream brulée
macadamia ice cream

valhrona chocolate mud cake
raspberry basil sorbet, saffron cotton candy

white chocolate panna cotta
café late parfait, almond biscotti

madagascar vanilla semifreddo
tableland strawberries, chocolate pencil

lemon aspen cheese cake
dragon fruit sorbet, wattleseed tuille

valrhona chocolate marquise
blood orange sorbet

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A Port Douglas Wedding from $18,290

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 $18,290.

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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.


  • Wedding Ceremony at St Mary’s by the Sea chapel or on the beach behind the chapel
  • Photography package with Port Douglas Wedding Photography
  • Reception venue at Salsa Bar & Grill 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

Upgrades & Extras

Book your wedding mid-week (Monday – Thursday) and receive upgrades to the value of $1765 including:

  • Upgraded photography package
  • Additional hour of entertainment
  • Upgrade menu options

Why not invite your family & friends to join you in paradise to not only say “I do”, but to then holiday in spending the week celebrating your union!

*Book a mid-week Port Douglas wedding and receive $1765 worth of extras!

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.

Wedding Enquiries

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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