Sammys on the Marina

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Perfectly placed in the picturesque seaside town of Glenelg, Sammy’s on the Marina is a beautiful waterfront event venue in Adelaide with three stunning event spaces to choose from.


This award-winning restaurant boasts breathtaking beach and marina views through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and exceptional food menus featuring delicious fresh seafood.


If you’re on the hunt for a relaxed waterfront venue in Adelaide, Sammy’s on the Marina is the perfect place. This award-winning seafood restaurant is perched right on the water’s edge in a tranquil corner of Glenelg’s Holdfast Promenade. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the venue with natural light and offer stunning views over the beach and Holdfast Marina. Sunsets here are nothing short of spectacular, forming a picture-perfect backdrop for your events.

There are three reception venue spaces to choose from at Sammy’s on the Marina — the High Tide Room, Balcony Room, and the Open Terrace.

Each area offers spectacular views of the beach and the marina, with contemporary interiors and neutral color schemes creating the perfect blank canvas setting for your events. You might choose to elevate your chosen space with elegant floral arrangements or elaborate table centerpieces. Alternatively, let the view at Sammy’s take center stage and opt for minimal décor.

When it comes to the food, you’ll be blown away by the exceptional menu options at Sammy’s on the Marina. As one of Adelaide’s most iconic seafood restaurants, Sammy’s serves only the freshest seafood sourced locally in South Australia.

Customizable event menus can be tailored to suit your personal tastes and dietary requirements. Options include delicious cocktail-style canapé menus, two to seven-course set menus, buffet style menus and shared grazing platters.

Top 3 things you’ll love about your Sammy’s on the Marina event:

  • The waterfront location – Sammy’s enjoys a prime location on the water’s edge at Glenelg’s picturesque Holdfast Promenade. Overlooking the beach and the marina, this beautiful venue is an ideal place to soak up the views and admire stunning sunsets over the water. Sammy’s waterfront setting also allows for breathtaking photos.
  • The delicious food menus – This award-winning restaurant serves up some of the freshest locally sourced seafood in Adelaide. Depending on your event style, you can choose from mouth-watering canapé menus, two to seven-course set menus, buffet style menus and shared grazing platters.
  • The exceptional service – Previous clients have praised the dedicated events staff at Sammy’s on the Marina for their attentiveness and professionalism. You’ll love working with the restaurant’s dedicated functions manager as you plan your event at this gorgeous waterfront restaurant.




Choose from 3 event reception venues at Sammy’s on the Marina:

  • The High Tide Room- This private function room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of both the beach and the marina. The High Tide Room can accommodate up to 80 guests cocktail style or up to 65 guests in a seated capacity. It features a private bar and AV facilities, including a projector, screen, microphone, and speaker.
  • The Balcony Room- The Balcony Room at Sammy’s also offers incredible views over the marina. With space to accommodate up to 60 standing guests or 30 seated, the Balcony Room is perfect for hosting smaller events. A speaker, microphone, and music system can also be set up in this room.
  • The Open Terrace – The Open Terrace offers a beautiful setting for event celebrations and cocktail parties in Glenelg, with space for up to 40 standing and 30 seated guests. This stunning outdoor terrace overlooks the Holdfast Promenade and picturesque marina.

What Sammy’s on the Marina events are like:

  • Picturesque waterfront location in Glenel
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular marina and beach views
  • Award-winning seafood restaurant with delicious menus
  • Three venue options to choose from
  • Contemporary interiors with neutral colour schemes
  • Cocktail-style canapé menus, set menus, buffet menus and grazing platters
  • Dedicated functions manager and friendly wait staff
  • AV facilities including projector, microphone and speaker

Function Room Capacities

High Tide Room

Cocktail: 60
Sit down: 40
Theatre Style: 40
Boardroom: 30
U-Shape: 28

Balcony Room

Cocktail: 30
Sit down: 28
Theatre Style: N/A
Boardroom: N/A
U-Shape: N/A

Outdoor Beach Area

Cocktail: 25
Sit down: 20
Theatre Style: N/A
Boardroom: N/A
U-Shape: N/A

Exclusive Hire of Restaurant

Cocktail: 180
Sit down: 46
Theatre Style: N/A
Boardroom: N/A
U-Shape: N/A
  • Break out area
  • Dance floor
  • Family / Kids Friendly
  • Natural light
  • Parking on site
  • Presentation AV facilities
  • Private bar
  • Private outdoor space
  • Private toilets
  • Wireless Internet

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12 Holdfast Promenade
Glenelg SA 5045
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