We had the most incredible wedding reception ever last Saturday at Salsa, it honestly couldn’t have been any better. We got married at Little Cove and served drinks and yummy canapés straight after the ceremony in the park. The crab profiteroles and duck pancakes were to die for.
Our family and friends absolutely loved it too. We got many compliments on the food, your friendly and attentive staff and of course the wine/cocktails.
Thank you for giving us our dream wedding!

Names & Nick 2023

“We had a spectacular tropical destination wedding in Port Douglas, Salsa hosted our Reception – it was the best decision we’ve ever made. The food was absolutely incredible and our guests raved about the impecable service too. The staff were so attentive and accommodating, they ensured that all our requests were met. Salsa truly went above and beyond to provide us with an unforgettable wedding experience”.

Alycia & Andrew

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

Wedding Reception in Port Douglas

When location, reliability and professionalism are paramount. You’re in the best hands at Salsa for the wedding reception your guests will be raving about for years! Exceptional food & service and package options to suit every budget. Reach out to our team today to learn more about how your wedding reception at Salsa Bar and Grill could look.

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

Menu Options

Minimum 20 People

Select 8 Canapes for $55 per person

Additional Canapes $6.90 per person

Substantial Food Items $11 per person

oyster selection
wasabi & apple granite
dashi & mirin dressing
curry finger lime emulsion

sand crab profiteroles

japanese eye fillet tartar
shio koji emulsion

dragonfruit cured ocean trout
potato blini, creme friache

local snapper numus spoon

tuna tartar sesame cones
wasabi aioli

nori rolls – select filling
all served with wasabi, soy & pickled ginger
teriyaki chicken
seven pepper prawn
atlantic salmon
fried tofu
yellowfin tuna

summer roll selection
smoked salmon ~ vietnamese dipper
red cooked chicken ~ lychee chilli dipper
Vegetarian ~ spicy mango dipper

*many dishes are dairy free, gluten free, vegan or vegetarian options – enquire today

pea & potato samosas
mint yoghut

candied pumpkin arancini
sauce verte

shrimp dumplings
caramel xo sauce

braised lamb clafouti
tomato chilli jam

liquorice glazed pork belly
granny smith apple

chicken tarragon filo parcels
mango dipper

1/2 shell scallop
tangerine foam & celeriac remoulade

peking duck pancakes
ooray plum chilli sauce

lamb & chorizo skewers
lime creme fraiche

spinach & ricotta empanadas

katafi wrapped local tiger prawn tails
white ponzu dipper

thai chicken spring rolls
pickled ginger & banana aioli

mini leek tartlets

spicy corn & quark jalapenos
mexicasa salsa

pork & prawn pot stickers
red nam jim

*many dishes are dairy free, gluten free, vegan or vegetarian options – enquire today

mushroom arancini
herb aioli

vegetable spring rolls
chilli bean dipper

tofu summer rolls
spicy mango dipper

chickpea falafel
coconut mint yoghut

edamame fritters
miso emulsion

substantial food items – $11 per person

pulled pork brioche sliders
red slaw, bread & butter pickles

tableland coffee & chilli spiced eye fillet
corn bread, apple & ginger salad

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

coconut chickpea & eggplant masala
fragrant rice, roti bread

salt & pepper calamari
green paw paw sambal

korean BBQ pork
sushi rice, kimchi

*many dishes are dairy free, gluten free, vegan or vegetarian options – enquire today

$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

Port Douglas Wedding Package from $27,090

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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The Package

Planning a wedding in another location can be a challenge, from deciding on who to book for what; does it suit your budget; who is reliable and can provide you with the best possible event for you. So to combat all this stress, a collaboration of highly regarded suppliers have come together to provide a solution. Our Port Douglas Wedding Package brings together the venue for the ceremony and all the trimmings that go with it; the reception for up to 100 guests, florals, photographer, DJ, styling and more in one inclusive package. The package allows for each supplier to ‘value add’ on top of the package, allowing you to customise each to fit your perfect day.

Reach out and see how we can help deliver the ultimate wedding, fit for your budget.


  • St Mary’s By The Sea Ultimate Package with Port Douglas Weddings (chapel or beach location)
    • Chapel use for 1.5 hours
    • 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
    • Photo Package 3 – girls bridal prep, ceremony, family shots, photo tour, beginning of reception, minimum 400 images
    • Standard bridal bouquet + grooms buttonhole
    • Up to 3 bridesmaid bouquets + 3 groomsmen buttonholes (can be substituted for chapel flowers if not having a bridal party)
    • Hair and makeup for bride + up to 3 bridesmaids/guests
  • Reception at Salsa Bar & Grill for up to 100 guests including food & beverages to the value of $15,000 #weddingsbysalsa
  • DJ Entertainment 6 hour package including lighting & microphone use
  • Styling allocation of $3,000 with either Eventcore or Port Douglas Wedding & Hire (can value-add more styling as desired)
  • Floral inclusions up to $2000 covers table centres, welcome sign florals, dry bar florals and cake florals by Floral Edge (can value-add more styling as desired).
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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
Exclusive Use 11:30am – 4:00pm Min Spend
Thursday – Monday 10,000
1/2 Exclusive Use  11:30am – 4:00pm Min Spend
Thursday – Monday 6,000
Evening Reception
Exclusive Use 5:30pm – 11:30pm Min Spend
Thursday – Monday 15,000
1/2 Exclusive Use 5:30pm – 11:30pm Min Spend
Thursday – Monday 7,500
Exclusive Use Numbers
Sit Down 120 max
Canape / Stand Up 200 max
Half Sole Use 60 max
  • Half Exclusive 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 fee
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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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