Portland Banquet and Catering Services

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Give your next Portland banquet a better point of view. Whether you are planning a quiet affair or a lavish celebration, Salty's waterfront seafood restaurant On the Columbia will make your next banquet, private dining or special event memorable.

From our breathtaking view of the Columbia River and majestic Mt. Hood in the background, to our award-winning Northwest cuisine, to our impeccable service — Salty's on the Columbia has everything you need to create the perfect party, wedding reception, anniversary, birthday, holiday party or corporate event.

Facilities

On the Columbia, Salty's has two rooms: our North Shore View Room with seating 150 with 200 reception style. Our Private Wine Room is perfect for smaller groups and seats 30 with 40 reception style. Our covered deck will accommodate up to 30 seated and 50 reception style. Semi-private dining is available for up to 100 people. We can accommodate seminars and workshops for 10 to 50 people. And don't forget the ample free parking!

Award Wining Northwest Seafood

Salty's offers a unique, award winning, dining experience by providing only the freshest, finest ingredients, produce and one of the best wine lists in the area. Whether you are looking for USDA Prime aged charbroiled steaks, or fresh Northwest seafood — simply begin by reviewing our private dining and catering menus as a starting point. Then let the culinary experience of our Executive Chef Josh Gibler and his staff create the perfect palette of food for your private dining event. You can rest assured, our kitchen operates seven days a week allowing us to react quickly to your requests, with the creativity and expertise to customize the perfect menu for you.

Let Us Take Care of Everything For You!

Your place or ours, indoors or outdoors, elegant or eclectic, breakfast, lunch, dinner or an all-day event — we'll make your day sensational. Our chefs and catering staff understand the special one-of-a-kind nature of your event and are here to take care of you. You set the agenda and invite the guests. We'll take care of the rest.

For Salty's on the Columbia banquet and catering inquiries or a personal tour of our private dining rooms call the Director of Catering, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 503-282-2205 xt 4108.

Thank you for being so flexible and organized in meeting the dinner requirements for the needs of our company. The food was served with a fabulous display and all was arranged very professionally. We were delighted to also get wonderful table side service and will keep Salty's on our restaurant's of recommendation for our future business traveler's into Portland. —Frank Jirik, Manager, Cabin Service — PDX, Delta AirLines, Global Services


Banquet & Catering FAQ

  • Alki/Seattle Event Capacity / Room Layouts
    Room Description

    At Alki Beach, Salty's has three private dining rooms; the Alki Room, the Duwamish Room and the intimate Admiral's Stateroom (our "Wine Cellar"). All three rooms offer a private patio or deck area on the water with spectacular waterside views of Elliot Bay and the Seattle skyline. All 3 rooms can be combined (Grand Skyline Ballroom) to accommodate parties up to 300 guests reception style or 240 seated. We offer valet and complimentary self-parking options.

    Please review the diagram below for details. You can download a PDF of the Capacity/Room Layout Diagram in the right column. Your sales team can also provide you with layouts specific to your event needs.

    Room Dimensions Sq. Ft. Reception Theater Classroom Banquet
    Admiral Stateroom 40'x21' 840 50 40 24 48
    Alki Room 54.5'x57' 3106.5 120 110 80 100
    Duwamish 53'x21' 1390 80 80 40 70
    Alki Stateroom 94'x57' 5358 150 150 104 120
    Skyline Ballroom 54.5'x86' 4687 210 190 120 200
    Grand Ballroom 94'x86' 8084 240 230 144 219

    The capacities are maximum seating and do not take into account space needed for head tables, projectors, screens, a dance floor, staging or other additions.

  • Redondo/S. Seattle Event Capacity / Room Layouts
    Room Description

    Build over the water, Salty's at Redondo Beach facility offers spectacular views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains from our private dining facility capable of accommodating parties up to 80 guests. For larger groups, next door we can accommodate 80 (100 with additional Fire Marshal permit) in the brand new 2,500 square-foot Highline Community College Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center. The MaST offers a most unique setting with 80 species of marine life, touch tanks, an octopus and jellyfish. And don't forget the ample free parking!

    Room Name Room Dimensions Room Capacities
      Sq. Ft. Width Length Ceiling Height Theatre Classroom Banquet
    MaST Aquarium 1200' 23' 46' 9' 40 24 80-100
    Gallery 3500' 28' 14'-25' 14'-25' 80 80 80

    The capacities are maximum seating and do not take into account space needed for head tables, projectors, screens, a dance floor, staging or other additions.

  • Columbia/Portland Event Capacity / Room Layouts
    Room Description

    Boastings a beautiful view of the Columbia River. Plus fresh Dungeness crab, wild Alaskan salmon and halibut in season, local oysters and mussels. And prime steaks, gourmet pasta, creative sandwiches and salads, a spectacular weekend brunch and waterfront decks. Salty’s staff will assist you in designing a private dining menu best suited for your event. We can also bring our party to you with off-site catering, boxed lunches, deliveries, and you can always pick up, too. Menus are available in the right column.

    Facilities Chart Suggested Seating Capacity
    Room Name Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Banquet
    Wine Room 450 52 20 27
    Covered Deck / Marina Room 450 50 20 30
    Dining Room West 1200 70 40 95
    North Shore View Room 2200 90 34 160

    The capacities are maximum seating and do not take into account space needed for head tables, projectors, screens, a dance floor, staging or other additions.

  • Private Dining FAQs
    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.

    Decorations

    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.

    No-No's

    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.

    Décor Questions?

    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.

  • General Banquet Information
    Property Descriptions

    Salty's on Alki — is located just eight minutes from downtown Seattle and 15 minutes from Sea-Tac Airport. All of our banquet rooms are located at sea level and feature "The Best View of Seattle in Seattle." Ample free parking is always available.

    Salty's at Redondo Beach is located in south Seattle 15 minutes from Sea-Tac Airport. All of our banquet rooms are located at sea level and feature "The Best View of Puget Sound." Ample free parking is always available.

    Salty's on the Columbia — is located just a few miles from the Portland International Airport on Marine Drive which runs along the south-side of the Columbia River. It is a short 10 minute drive from downtown Portland. Ample free parking is always available.

    Menu Selections
    ALKI-SPECIFIC:
    • The a la carte restaurant dining room menu is available for groups up to 20.
    • A limited personalized menu is available offering 3 entrée selections & 2 desserts.
    • Groups up to 100 may pre-select up to three entrées with pre-orders and entrée place cards for service.
    • Groups over 100 may pre-select up to two entrées with pre-orders and entrée place cards for service.
    • In house celebration and wedding cakes are available and priced per person.
    PORTLAND-SPECIFIC:

    Parties 30 guests and up have several menu options available. Please consult your banquet coordinator for more details.

    The Starter and Dessert must be the same for the entire group.

    We suggest ordering a minimum of 10-12 pieces of food per guest as a guideline for your buffet. A general estimate for adult beverage service is about 2 to 3 drinks per guest. Beverages from the bar are charged on a per-drink basis.

    Wine or sparkling wine may be ordered by the glass or by the bottle. One bottle contains 4 to 6 glasses of wine. We do not require the purchase of a specific number of bottles. We will open wine only as needed. You will be charged only for bottles opened.

    Our Pastry Chef is available to help you select your cake. We will set up a cake table with plates, forks, cutting and serving utensils. Our staff will cut and serve cake for you. A cake service fee of $1.00 plus 20% per person applies only if the cake is not provided by Salty's.

    Guarantees

    Your final minimum guaranteed guest count and all entrée counts must be given to your catering sales manager five business days prior to your event. You will be billed for the guarantee or the number of meals served, whichever is greater. All food and beverage are provided by Salty's Waterfront Seafood Grills.

    Deposits & Minimums

    Deposits and a signed contract are required to finalize a room reservation and will be applied toward your final bill. A second deposit may be required, and due 10 days prior to your event. For all social events we require 90% payment of the estimated bill. The final total is due at the conclusion of your event.

    Wedding Cakes

    Our in-house bakery has a full line of wedding cakes. The cake cutting fee for cakes from outside vendors is $2.00 per person up to $150.

Salty's on the Columbia (Portland) Catering and Banquet Manager

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 503-282-2205 xt 4108 She's here to help you plan the perfect event.

Columbia Banquet Menus


North Shore View Room

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Wine Room

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Dining Room West

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Covered Deck / Marina Room

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