Saltwater Restaurant Fingal Bay

(8 reviews)
Level 1, 3 Marine Drive, Fingal Bay, New South Wales  View Map
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Situated in sunny Port Stephens, Saltwater Restaurant Fingal Bay is a stunning, beachfront wedding venue, boasting an idyllic setting, mouthwatering catering, and tasty cocktails. Complete with a sun-soaked balcony overlooking the bay, this modern, stylish venue offers a contemporary, light-filled wedding reception space. We guarantee you'll fall in love with this beautiful venue at first sight.

“My partner and I had our wedding at Saltwater last October and all our family and friends are still talking about how amazing the food and staff were. Thank you so much Saltwater for everything you did for us, such an amazing day. You guys made it perfect xx” Lee

What you can expect when working with Saltwater Restaurant Fingal Bay for your wedding:

  • Beautiful venue. Saltwater Restaurant is a stylish, modern wedding venue, complete with a sun-soaked balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Fingal Bay, and a light, bright aesthetic - think, creams and elegant white. The contemporary reception area receives plenty of natural light, has stylish, suspended lights and plants, and offers an incredible view for wedding guests.
  • Waterfront location. This stunning wedding venue is situated on the shore of Fingal Bay, in fact, it’s so close to the water that you can hear the waves crashing from the reception area, not to mention you can see them from the extensive floor-to-ceiling windows… This venue is a must if you love the beach.
  • Impressive beach views. Port Stephens’ Fingal Bay is absolutely beautiful, and luckily, you can soak up the view from this gorgeous beach wedding venue. Your guests will love the calming sea view and smell of the ocean.
  • Delectable catering. Well, the delicious catering is definitely a highlight of this beautiful venue! From mouthwatering oysters to tasty meat dishes, Saltwater Restaurant delivers some seriously tasty culinary offerings. The flavours and dishes are mostly modern Australian cuisine but they have a delightful Asian twist. Lest we forget to mention the delicious desserts. Lemongrass and lime brulee, anyone?
  • Ceremony options. You’re more than welcome to host a lovely, beach wedding down on Fingal Bay Beach, but if you’re after something a little more private, might we suggest the on-site, outdoor ceremony location overlooking the beach? This area boasts extensive views and ensures no passersby stumble on your ceremony.

“We just felt that Saltwater was perfect in every way. There were so many things that you and your staff did for us which we didn’t expect, and everything was just so organised and relaxed. We are recommending you so highly to anyone who will listen!” Bryte

Here’s what else you need to know about Saltwater Restaurant Fingal Bay:

  • Attentive staff. The customer service at Saltwater Restaurant is second to none. From your first tour to your booking and beyond, the staff at this stylish restaurant will take good care of you - we guarantee, no question or request will be too small for this lovely team!
  • Modern decor. This stunning waterfront venue has plenty of modern decor in neutral tones, it’s oh-so-refreshing - so whether you’re looking to decorate the sophisticated venue with flowers or go for a beachy theme, the venue’s decor won’t look out of place. Use some beach themed table numbers or shells in your DIY centrepieces to complement the sea theme.
  • Incredible cocktails. Did we forget to mention that Saltwater Restaurant makes some absolutely delicious cocktails? Well, they do! Our pick is the coconut margaritas - delish! Your guests can sip on tasty cocktails on the balcony overlooking the beach.
  • Balcony. Speaking of, Saltwater Restaurant’s large alfresco balcony area is perfect for mingling and cocktail-style canapes. While you take wedding photos on the beach, your guests can soak up the area with a tasty culinary treat and drink in hand on this elevated platform.

“We still cannot thank you guys enough for what you did. Absolutely everyone has expressed how fantastic the venue was, the food to die for and how wonderful the staff were. For Steve and I, the whole thing was perfect, and you were a massive part of that.” Marie



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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 60 / Max 250

Price per head

Low $100 / High $ 185


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 60 / Max 250

In-house catering


Questions and Answers

Do we have an onsite Wedding Coordinator that will assist with the planning of your day?

Saltwater Restaurant Fingal Bay

Yes, our venue's wedding coordinator has 10 years experience planning weddings and will connect you with all of the great suppliers in our area as welll as help you with your timline and floor plan

How many people can we accommodate for a sit down wedding?

Saltwater Restaurant Fingal Bay

We can comfortably seat 150 guests for your sit down wedding

Just how close to the beach are we?

Saltwater Restaurant Fingal Bay

Close!! You can see and hear the beach from our balcony and our glass windows throughout the restaurant gives you unobstructed views until the sun goes down.

Do you offer wedding tastings?

Saltwater Restaurant Fingal Bay

Yes, complimentary wedding tastings are all part of the service once you have booked your date.

Do I need to make an appointment to view the venue?

Saltwater Restaurant Fingal Bay

Saltwater is a restaurant open seven days a week, so you can always pop in for a meal and take a look around. Making an apppointment with our wedding coordinator is definately reccommended if you wish to find out what we offer for weddings, how it works and available dates.


(8 reviews)
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19 Mar 2021

Wow! Katie from Saltwater handled all communication from the onset with such understanding and guidance. Nothing was ever an issue even my many questions and changes! Kylie and Dave have such an impeccable team representing them and it shows with the very kind words their staff would say about them. The food was to die for and the venue setup, even though we had to resort to an inside ceremony was just as perfect! Our guests could not stop commenting on the venue and the inclusions which xome from choosing to have your special day with them. Im so glad my wedding plans were affected by COVID last year and that we were able to secure our date at Saltwater and have all our family and friends join in the celebrations with no restrictions. To any bride wondering if she should choose Saltwater, absolutely!! You will not regret your decision!

5 Dec 2020

From the moment we stepped into Saltwater Restaurant, we knew it was the perfect place for our special day. All communication was easy and nothing was ever too much to ask. The food was absolutely sensational along with the service from staff. Their attention to detail in ensuring everything ran smooth was a priority and the view is spectacular for a wedding. Our guests fell in love with Saltwater just as we did on our first visit. We cannot recommend the venue enough and this hidden gem is one of a kind.

31 Oct 2020

We had our wedding at saltwater and only have wonderful things to say, and believe everyone should book there if they want the best wedding experience. After having our wedding at another venue cancelled due to covid, Katie the wedding coordinator went above and beyond to help us replan our wedding in 3-4 months. She made the process so much easier then the previous venue providing us with super helpful checklist and run sheet taking away so much of planning stress. Katie was so easy to get a hold of and answered all of our questions promptly. She helped coordinate with chef to ensure all food was safely prepared to account for myself and guests food allergies. On the day Dave and Kylie (owners) were wonderful and went above and beyond to ensure we had the best day. They coordinated with our suppliers on the day so we didn’t have

14 Jan 2022

Thank you so much to Katie, Kylie, Dave and the team for making our wedding day an absolute dream! We changed our venue last minute and thank goodness we did. Katie made the planning process so smooth and easy and the team on the day made it come to life! Our guests had nothing but compliments to give on the venue itself, the location and the food and beverages. We can't wait to come back and relive our wedding day vibes for dinner soon! We would highly recommend this beautiful venue for a wedding!!

29 Mar 2021

Katie, Kylie and Dave and the team absolutely exceeded all of our expectations for our wedding on Jan 22nd 2022. From day one Katie was professional, full of knowledge (answering my many many questions) and super supportive through our wedding process. On the day, The set up was absolutely stunning and the the staff were outstanding. The food couldn’t have been any better, duck pancakes and popcorn cauliflower being the crowd favourites. Due to covid we had to wait 2 years to have our special day and saltwater restaurant did not disappoint. We also returned 2 days later for a meal and once again the service and food were 10/10. Cocktails were also delicious! Thank you to Katie, Kylie, Dave and the team! We will definitely be back!

27 Nov 2020

The venue was absolutely amazing! Such a beautiful view, the space is great, the owners are just amazing- they go above and beyond to make you happy. The staff at the wedding were brilliant. Everyone is still talking about how great the food was too!

24 Oct 2020

We both want to thank you so so much. It was so easy to plan our wedding with your support. You made sure we were all set and ready to go, making it stress-free. We literally couldn’t have done it without you. All the little details were very much appreciated from the run-sheet, to all the organisation and your enthusiastic and passionate manner that drew us towards Salt Water in the first place. Many of our guests said it was the most beautiful location for a wedding

Saltwater Restaurant Fingal Bay  

Thank you Kirstie for taking the time to share your lovely words with us and of course, for sharing your special day with myself and our team. It was a pleasure working with you and we wish you all of the love and happiness in the world. It was our pleasure to make your dreams come true at Saltwater Restaurant x

23 Oct 2020

Thank you will never be enough to express how grateful we are to everyone at Saltwater for making our wedding day so incredibly perfect and relaxed! Katie made planning our wedding a breeze and completely stress free. Kylie and Dave you have the most magnificent venue with the most delicious food, all our guests were amazed (especially when the whales came to visit) and had full tummies. An extra special thank you to David who ran our night so so smoothly. We had an absolute ball and Saltwater will always have a special place in our hearts! Thanks a million - Jess and Lach


Level 1, 3 Marine Drive, Fingal Bay, New South Wales

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