Salsa Bar & Grill

5.0  ( 12 reviews ) · Port Douglas & Surrounding Suburbs · Show Phone
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Located in the heart of Port Douglas across from St Mary's by the Sea Chapel, Salsa Bar & Grill has been celebrating wedding receptions for over 28 years. At Salsa Bar & Grill, the team understands that couples want their wedding day to be one of the most memorable days of their lives. That is why they are committed to making the celebration as seamless and exciting as possible!

From the moment couples contact Salsa Bar & Grill, the team works with them to create a customised wedding package that fits their needs and budget. The team handles all of the details, from the food and beverage service to the decorations and music. They can accommodate small groups of up to 120 guests and offer a range of dining options to suit different tastes and styles.

Salsa Bar & Grill prides itself on its award-winning cuisine. The chefs use only the freshest local ingredients to create mouth-watering fusion dishes that are sure to please the guests. The team can create a menu that meets the couple's needs, whether they prefer a formal sit-down dinner, a casual buffet, or something in between.

Contact Salsa Bar & Grill today to learn more about their wedding packages and to schedule a tour of the beautiful restaurant. The team is passionate about creating unforgettable experiences and can't wait to share their love of food and hospitality with them. At Salsa Bar & Grill, couples can rest assured that their wedding reception will be a day they will cherish forever.

  What weddings at Salsa Bar & Grill are like: 
  • Unparalleled location and ambiance.Situated just across from St Mary's by the Sea chapel, the restaurant enjoys breathtaking views across Dicksons Inlet and the peaks of the Daintree. The open-air Queenslander restaurant is beautifully decorated with vibrant tropical flowers and has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Delicious dining. Salsa Bar & Grill is renowned for its award-winning cuisine, which is created using the freshest local ingredients. Led by a team of experienced chefs, the restaurant offers a mouth-watering fusion of global culinary delights and local produce, which is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you prefer a formal sit-down dinner, a casual buffet, or something in between, Salsa can create a customized menu that meets your needs. The restaurant also offers a range of beverage packages, including tropical cocktails, local wines, craft beers, and soft drinks. With a passion for creating unforgettable culinary experiences, Salsa Bar & Grill is the perfect venue for your wedding reception or special event.
  • Professional team of event experts. The experienced staff at Salsa Bar & Grill are passionate about their work and go above and beyond to ensure that the wedding reception is a success. The team understands that every couple is unique, and they work with them to create a customized experience that reflects their personal style and taste.
  Highlights of your Salsa Bar & Grill wedding:
  • Award-winning cuisine
  • Experienced wedding coordinator
  • Customized wedding packages
  • Stress-free wedding planning
  • Range of services for successful wedding reception
  • Ability to accommodate up to 120 guests
  • Variety of dining options
  • Fresh, locally-sourced ingredients
  • Fusion dishes to please guests
  • Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and sea
    What is included in your Salsa's Bar & Grill wedding package: 
  • St Mary’s By The Sea Ultimate Package (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 on USB
    • Standard bridal bouquet & grooms buttonhole
    • Hair & make-up for bride in hotel room
  • Reception venue at Salsa Bar & Grill for up to 100 guests, including food & beverages to the value of $15,000
  • DJ Entertainment 5-hour package by Tropica Entertainment
  • A $2000 theming voucher to kick start your design of the perfect wedding reception


Rhys and his team have been helping couples celebrate their special day in a stress -free and relaxed environment for over 28 years. From the first enquiry to the day after your reception, the Salsa team are as accommodating and compassionate as possible. We make the wedding reception component of your big day, the one you least need worry about. Speak to us today about how we can tailor a package to suit your needs and wants ✨

Rhys Bawden




For a sit down reception up to 110 guests

For a stand-up canape reception up to 200 guests

No, we simply require a minimum spend amount to be achieved on the day of the event. This amount is made up by the food, drinks and our service fee.

Yes, for sole use bookings only. Entertainment can be booked when the entire venue is booked for a reception. We do have to adhere to local council noise restrictions however with no sound being louder than 88 decibels and must conclude no later than 11:30pm.

Our menu packages start from $75 per person and can be a combination of canapes and set menu options. See the menus tab on our website.

Yes, we now have the option for our clients to book a beverage package starting from $48pp for 2 hours and ranging up to $90pp for a 4 hour GOLD beverage package. Alternatively, beverages can be on consumption.

We offer an incentive for a mid-week wedding (Mon - Thurs) with a complimentary $10 menu upgrade if booked prior to May 31st, 2020.

Yes, with notice our kitchen crew will prepare individual dishes for those with specific dietary requirements. We just need to know who they are and what their requirements / allergies are in the weeks leading up to the event. Our professional team will take care of the rest.

12 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

September 2022

We were fortunate enough to have held our wedding reception at Salsa and WOW is all we can say. From start to finish, everything was expertly handled and made the evening so incredibly seamless. From the staff and service to the food and of course, the location - we couldn't fault a single thing! Every single person who attended has complimented how incredible the food was and how fantastic the service was. The staff were beyond helpful in setting things up for us and also packing up, they made sure everyone's drinks were topped up and the food was phenomenal. Salsa was the perfect place for a tropical Port Douglas wedding and we would recommend it to everyone. You can't go wrong with Salsa! A special thank you to Rhys, Sophie and the team for making our day so perfect - you guys are the best!

Kirsty S.

Salsa Bar & Grill

Hi Kirsty, Thank you so much for your kind words, we've made sure the great feedback has been passed on to our team. It was an absolute pleasure to host your special day, your guests were amazing and so easy to take care of. All the best to you for the coming years, maybe for a cheeky anniversary dinner! Warm wishes, Rhys & Team Salsa

April 2020

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 accomodating. 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!!!

Tegan P.

Salsa Bar & Grill

Good afternoon Tegan & Christian, Thank you very much for taking your time to leave a review. Stay safe & we hope to see you all again soon.

February 2020

We had our wedding reception at Salsa Bar and Grill and we could have been happier with everything. Salsa has always been a favorite restaurant for us so that made the initial decision easier. However what made everything so perfect was how easy the staff made it for us. We had a small wedding so only took half the restaurant. Salsa arranged for a curtain to be hung to separate us from the rest of the restaurant, giving us a private feel but also being open to the street view. I have a number of friends who keep telling everyone it was the best wedding they have been to and when I ask why a big part of it was the reception, selection and quality of food and the exceptional service from the staff. Thanks for making our special day such a great event!

Tony D.

Salsa Bar & Grill

Good afternoon Tony & Ross, firstly thank you for choosing the Salsa Bar & Grill to be a part of your special day. Thank you so much for recognizing our staff as they are the reason we are who we are. We hope to see you both again soon for a cocktail or celebrity lunch.

January 2020

From start to finish, Rhys and his team took the stress out of planning our reception. Nothing was a problem and they even assisted in working with the florist, cake maker etc. The food was exceptional, service friendly and professional and the setting was perfect. Thank you Salsa for an awesome wedding reception!

Jess C.

May 2016

Best restaurant and wedding venue in port Douglas. Nothing was too hard and they saved us money wherever they could without compromising quality and guest enjoyment.

Rebecca N.

Salsa Bar & Grill

Thank you Rebecca, it was our pleasure.

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