When organising your function start by talking to our functions manager to see what works best at Salt for the style you want. Follow the following steps to help you decide.
1 – What style of event is it?
There are two main styles for you to choose from.
Seated Dinner Style
A more formal approach to your function, choose from the set menus available and the drinks packages that most suit you, talk to our functions co-ordinator about the formats that will work the best. This allows for a more structured evening for your guests and allows for arrivals and timings to be more specific. Whilst the restaurant does lend itself more to this style, this can work on both sides of the venue.
Cocktail Reception Style
For the more informal style functions, your guests can mingle and graze freely throughout the evening in a more relaxed atmosphere. The beach bar is more suited for this, but both sides can take this style and allows your guests to take full advantage of the magnificent ocean views.
2 – How Many People?
The area you choose will depend on the number of people you have, refer to the area plan and summary below to see what fits for you
The Restaurant can hold 170 seated or 500 cocktail, and has 4 main areas.
- Restaurant main section – 110 seated or 300 cocktail (includes mezzanine).
- Mezzanine – 38 seated, 60 cocktail.
- The Terrace – 50 seated, 80 cocktail.
- The Forties – 36 seated, 70 cocktail.
The Beach Bar exclusive can comfortably hold 300 seated or 1,000 cocktail, and has 4 main areas.
- Beach bar Ocean half – 130 seated, 300 cocktail.
- Beach bar corner – 60 seated, 120 cocktail.
- Beach bar middle – 50 seated, 100 cocktail.
- Beach bar southwest – 50 seated, 100 cocktail.
3 – Organise The Food
Refer to the functions menu tab to work out the food you require (link??)
4 – Organise the drinks
Functions always work best when there is a package chosen for the drinks. This way your guests can drink (responsibly) all they want for the set number of hours, we can make multiple bars available to keep the drinks flowing. You don’t have to worry about cost overruns and paying bills at the end of the night, we take care of everything as the most important thing for you is not to have to worry about the night so you can just enjoy it too.
The other option is to set up a tab, with this it is important to limit the drink options so it is easier to control and serve on the night, and you are not left paying for multiple open bottles of wine that are left over, as drinks will be charged by the bottle. Your credit card details or prepayment of an estimated amount are essential for this option.
And that’s it, the essence of your function is done, you just have to organise your decorations and guests.
What furniture is included?
Any furniture that you see at salt is available, should you need more we can organise the hiring for you, often at a discounted rate due to the volumes we do through Claremont party hire.
We set the tables with required cutlery and crockery and and linen is all included.
What are the total costs?
Salt costs are in three areas, venue hire, food and drinks, that’s it.
When can we come in and set up?
Set up is 2 hours prior to the start of your function, make sure all your things can be packed down and if you use third party suppliers make sure they know as well that everything must be removed at the end of the function.