About this Vendor

Uniquely Original...Always Extraordinary

Spectacular coastal setting, Salt Creek Grille has a long-respected reputation of creating extraordinary experiences for your most treasured occasions. Every uniquely planned event promises lasting memories of the absolute best there is to offer for one-of-a-kind culinary and entertaining celebrations, reliably hosted and always reasonable.


Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Beach, Garden, Restaurant

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff


Contact Info

32802 Pacific Coast Hwy|Corner, Dana Point, CA (949) 661-7799

Reviewed on 10/14/2017 Meghan B

Best location. Best food. Best service.

Reviewed on 4/17/2017 Jessica P

We had our rehearsal dinner at Salt Creek Grille and it was the perfect place for the two families to meet and mingle and celebrate the upcoming wedding! Helen and Chelsea did an amazing job helping me work through all the details and plan the event. On the day of Kyle, Ryan and... Read More Lucas took such great care of our party. They were attentive, organized and friendly! Thank you Salt Creek Grille for an amazing night!!

Reviewed on 4/06/2016 Ashley B

I had my wedding (ceremony & reception) here in October 2015. I searched for many months looking for a venue for a Saturday evening. Salt Creek was one of the first places that I visited and the best overall as far as price and everything that's included. I worked with Helen and... Read More Chelsea who were phenomenal to work with. They answered all my questions and told me things that I had not even thought about. I ended up hiring a wedding planner who essentially handled everything for me and took over the communication with the venue and I heard nothing but great things from my planner . This venue was so great for my wedding of 75 people because they include so many things like table and chair rentals, linens, cocktail hour, valet, and a sit down dinner which was so good!! I was amazed at how much you get considering most venues in Orange County charge an outrageous venue fee just to rent the space. Salt Creek is one of the best venues in Orange County and their food is amazing and the best wedding food that I have ever had! All of my guests complimented the venue and food and I did not hear one complaint. Overall I would hands down recommend this venue and their great staff!!!

Reviewed on 9/17/2015

After searching out several venues in the surrounding communities and not finding the right environment and cooperation from their event coordinators, we fortunately chose the ideal place for our occasion - a baby shower! We were enthusiastically helped by Helen McClaire with... Read More all the details and also by Chelsea. Helen made us feel that a friend was assisting us and that she truly wanted this special day to be the best for our Mommy-to Be. The baby shower took place on the patio and looked festive and colorful, with our pink and gold flowers and decorations. The menu was perfect for a Saturday late morning to early afternoon party. Helen and Chelsea helped us choose the ideal items for a champagne brunch, complete with Mimosas and Hibiscus cocktails. Our guests enjoyed Eggs Benedict and Mini Quiches, along with fruit platters and pastry treats – and the best coffee ever! Everything during the shower was overseen and served by Connor to perfection. We would definitely choose Salt Creek Grille for any future celebrations.

Reviewed on 9/14/2015 April S

We had our Rehearsal Dinner in the patio and it was beyond perfect! Helen and Chelsea exceeded our expectations, they were very organized, attentive, and friendly! We chose to offer our guests Rib Eye, Sea Bass, Salmon, and Shrimp Scampi, all of the entrées were delicious, every... Read More guest told us their food was outstanding! I highly recommend Salt Creek Grille for any event! Amazing!

Reviewed on 9/07/2015 andrea w

A year later, friends and family still talk about our memorable, special and fun wedding reception. This is due in no small part to Salt Creek Grille's wonderful staff and facility. If you're looking for a beautiful, seaside reception site with first-class staff, top-notch food... Read More and drink, and pricing that cannot be beat, look no further than Salt Creek Grille. Helen and her team's attention to detail, flexibility and patience are unparalleled. We can't recommend this facility enough, and we're looking forward to celebrating our first wedding anniversary, and many more to come, at Salt Creek Grille.

Reviewed on 9/03/2015

The Salt Creek Grille exceeding my expectations. Helen and staff were so cheerful and pleasant to work with. Our event was a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner in the private dining room. We chose a buffet style dinner and it was beautifully displayed and the food, delicious!! Having... Read More a private room with bar made cocktail hour so relaxing. When I hose another event, they will be my first call!!

Reviewed on 8/31/2015

Helen and Chelsea did an incredible job of making our vision of our wedding reception come to life! From the very beginning of the planning process, they were attentive and supportive in every decision we made. On the day of the wedding, Helen and Chelsea took care of every last... Read More detail, making the reception everything we could have hoped for. From catering to our specific requests, to attending to our guests throughout the evening, they were wonderful! Our guests are still raving about their delicious meals and the beautiful time they had at our gorgeous wedding reception. We are beyond thrilled to have chosen Salt Creek Grille!

Reviewed on 8/30/2015 Brigid B

Our wedding reception at Salt Creek Grille was PERFECT! Everything was beautiful, the service was amazing, and everyone had a great time. Helen was awesome to work with and always answered our questions. The food was also great too!

Exactly What We Wanted

Reviewed on 10/10/2014 Megan B

Salt Creek Grille allowed us to have the wedding we imagined. Chelsea, our coordinator, was FANTASTIC! The night went off almost perfectly, (there were a few glitches but nothing major). The food was delicious, the staff was very attentive, and the restaurant was very... Read More accommodating. If we could go back in time and do it all over again, I would still choose to have our wedding reception at Salt Creek Grille.


Reviewed on 5/17/2014 Rachel B

Helen did such a wonderful job with our reception. Everything turned out even better than I had expected. She was always available when I had questions and made every little thing, happen. I love this place. Food was awesome and service was impeccable.

Intimate Venue / Amazing Food

Reviewed on 7/09/2012 Michelle B

In searching for the perfect venue; we knew the patio had an amazing ambiance. We were completely sold after eating burgers, in the restaurant, that the food would be exceptional for our Wedding Reception. We liked the patio when we initially booked our day; to our surprise,... Read More the new renovations made the patio even better. Our guests cannot stop the rave reviews for the food. This venue was the perfect size for our 100 guests. Salt Creek has very competitive wedding packages. Their appetizers are to die for and their entrees world class. We highly recommend this location.

Guests loved it

Reviewed on 9/06/2011 Donna H

Even though I didn't get to eat, my guests loved it. Highly recommended.


Reviewed on 10/30/2010 Jennifer C

ended up being fantastic because the weather was perfect and warm and beautiful. I was very stressed though the week before because it had been rainy and cold. Probably would not do an outdoor reception venue again

Outdoor Wedding

Reviewed on 10/18/2010 Katie B

This venue is great for a smaller outdoor wedding reception on their patio. The food was amazing but don't have more than 110 people if you want to be comfortable.

Attentive and cozy

Reviewed on 9/29/2010 Brooke S

We had a rehearsal dinner at Salt Creek and I could not get over how great their food was. We were able to select 3 appetizers and had a choice between steak, chicken, or seafood. Everything was great and they allowed us to bring in our own bottles of wine. The staff was... Read More very attentive and friendly. The room was also very cozy. The private room for 25 was set up like a family room. It had a flat screen TV and fireplace, bookshelf, etc... It made us feel right at home.

Review for North Shore at Salt Creek Beach

Reviewed on 5/10/2010 Lisa P

It was a beautiful stretch of beach in Orange County with both sand and grass available for our wedding ceremony and reception. The view and setting could not be beat for the price.;Bathrooms are awful and power is limited. You also have to bring in every chair fork knife... Read More and glass so please make sure to factor those items in (along with toilet paper and other bathroom supplies needed) into your costs.

Review for Salt Creek Grille

Reviewed on 9/29/2007 HEATHER J

The food was amazing. The service was great and their event coordinator was incredibly attentive.;It can be windy. I wouldn't suggest tall centerpieces.