Do You Charge For Your Rooms And When Are They Available?
There is no room fee when you meet our food and beverage minimums that vary depending on the date and time. We sell the rooms for daytime events from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. and evenings beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. (Alki-12:00 a.m.). We set rooms between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Please contact a Salty's Banquet Salesperson for specific minimums.
What Is Included with Private Dining Banquet Service?
We are full service with a professional catering team who set-up & breakdown your event. We attend to your guests during the event with services that include butler passed appetizers, cake cutting and plating, bartending, as well as assist in capturing great photographs of you and your guests. We also provide linens, china, silverware, tables and chairs.
What About Set-up Times?
Daytime event are allotted 1.5 hours of set up time prior to guest arrival and evening events may set up between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Your catering sales manager works can assist you with special timing requests.
Do You Have a Dance Floor?
Dance floors are available to rent. Please contact your catering sales manager for information.
What About Parking?
We have ample complimentary parking. There is also street parking. Please inquire about our valet parking service.
How Does The Bar Work?
There are many options when it comes to bars.
No-Host Bar Service: For groups 99 or less, a no host bar service for the duration of your event is $75 for groups over 100 guests the fee $100. These fees are waived when $500 or more of bar services are purchased by your guests. The sales from a no-host bar are not applicable towards food and beverage minimums.
Hosted Bar Services: You may offer a fully hosted bar of liquor, beer, and wine or select the combination that works bests for you. You may choose to host the bar for the duration of your event, limit the number of drinks per person, or select a specific hosted dollar amount. Drink Tickets are also available to monitor both consumption and cost on any event.
Are Bands & DJs Allowed?
Bands and DJ’s are allowed. Your catering sales manager will review the appropriate space needed to accommodate your band or DJ’s requirements.
Is Your Venue Handicapped Accessible?
There is a separate handicap access located at sea-level (Alki) to allow guests to easily enter and exit the banquet facilities. Redondo is located on the ground level and has handicap access. Portland has handicap access to the main floor, but not the second floor.
Will There Be Someone In Charge Throughout Our Event?
A designated floor manager is on duty throughout your function.
Can I Have My Ceremony On Site?
We welcome your wish to have ceremonies on site. We have a few locations that are suitable depending on weather and time of the year. It is best to speak to your Catering Sales Representative directly so we can discuss your vision of the ceremony and make your celebration perfect in every way:
ALKI SPECIFIC: We welcome your wish to have ceremonies on site. We offer 2 outdoor areas for ceremonies, the Skyline Deck which is part of our Grand Ballroom or the north patio, with views of the Space Needle and Elliott Bay. Other indoor options are available as well. It is best to speak with your salesperson directly to determine how best we can accommodate your vision.
REDONDO-SPECIFIC: We do not recommend ceremonies on site at Redondo. We do a few every year but please remember Salty's is a restaurant. The changing room would be the ladies room. Rehearsals can be somewhat difficult with groups occupying rooms prior to your event. Ceremonies performed on site at Salty's at Redondo Beach would take place in your existing reception set-up area.
PORTLAND-SPECIFIC: We welcome your wish to have ceremonies on site in Portland. We have a few locations that are suitable depending on weather and time of the year. It is best to speak to your catering sales manager directly so we can discuss your vision of the ceremony and make your celebration perfect in every way.
You are welcome to bring in your own arrangements. Please ask your catering sales manager what items are available on-site at no additional charge. Candles are welcome as long as there is ½ inch of glass surrounding the flame.
We regret that, due to environmental concerns, we cannot allow glitter, confetti, rice or birdseed to be used or thrown inside or outside the facility. There are some restrictions on bubbles and flower petals. It is best to speak with your catering sales manager prior to the event to review all of your decorations.
Please discuss your arrangements with your salesperson to determine whether a labor charge, equipment rental fee, or special service charges apply.
Off Premise Catering?
Please inquire about our limited off site catering options including full service catering or to-go platters of your favorite Salty’s items.
REDONDO/COLUMBIA-SPECIFIC: Salty's Display Board
If you would like to have a congratulatory message on Salty's reader board, the charge is $25.00 per side. Your message will be for a minimum of an hour before the reception, and for at least a half-hour afterwards.