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Special Events and Weddings

Cannons is equipped to handle up to 300 guests for events such as ceremonies and wedding receptions, showers, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, and corporate events. You may choose from several fixed menus created by our chef or you can create your own bill of fare from our extensive selection of food and alcoholic beverages.

Lisa Mortimer, our event coordinator, will see to your every need and make your special occasion an event to be remembered.

Whether you are having a rehearsal dinner, corporate dinner, birthday, anniversary, bridal shower, or baby shower, Cannons Seafood Grill is the ideal location for whatever type of event you are planning. Our professional, friendly staff is poised to cater to your every need and oversee every aspect of your event. An event at Cannons exemplifies fine cuisine, excellent service and the most breathtaking view in Southern California. It is our sincere wish to ensure your important occasion is a memorable one.

APPETIZER SELECTION
SERVED TRAY PASSED OR BUFFET STYLE – 50 PIECE EACH

Silver Selection: Cold
Smoked Salmon Crostini; topped with dill cream
Roasted Garlic Bruschetta
Grilled Marinated Vegetables on Focaccia Toast
Cherry Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, & Fresh Basil Skewers; topped with balsamic vinaigrette
Antipasto Skewers; marinated artichokes, imported olives, tomatoes, & mozzarella
Fig & Goat Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto

Silver Selection: Hot
Egg Rolls; assortment of chicken & vegetable, served with sweet thai chili dip
Herbed Cheese Puffs; baked in pastry, topped with dill cream cheese
Pear & Brie Baked in Phylo
Parmesan Artichoke Hearts, served with roasted pepper aioli
Sesame Chicken Strips; served with sweet thai chili dip
Fried Zucchini Chips; served with homemade cucumber ranch

Premier Selection: Cold
Ceviche Martini Cocktail; served with salsa & lime
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail; served with spicy cocktail sauce
Ahi Poke; served on crisp won tons
Cajun Calamari Sticks; served with a cilantro remoulade sauce

Premier Selection: Hot
Grilled Mexican Shrimp Skewers; with lemon butter & beurre blanc
Marinated Lamb Chop; served lollipops style
Jumbo Coconut Shrimp; served with sweet thai chili sauce
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Filet Mignon Skewers; with homemade teriyaki sauce
Bacon Wrapped Scallops

DISPLAYED APPETIZER PLATTERS
EACH PLATTER SERVED BUFFET STYLE – 50 GUESTS

Fresh Vegetable Crudities with Assorted Dipping Sauces

Seasonal Fruit Skewers with Pineapple Display & Yogurt dip

Artichoke & Spinach Fondue, served with French Toast slices

Imported Cheese Display, served with a variety of crackers

Sushi Rolls, Assortment of California, Ahi, Vegetable & Spicy Tuna

Antipasto Display, Assorted Italian Cheeses, Meats, Olives, & Pepper

Macadamia Nut Baked Brie Wheel, served with French toasts slices

PLATED LUNCH OR DINNER ENTREE SELECTIONS
LUNCH MUST BE SERVED BY 1:00PM TO RECEIVE LUNCH PRICES.

Cannons Salad; mixed greens, bleu cheese, candied walnuts, red apples, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette

Caesar Salad; chopped romaine topped with parmesan shavings & homemade croutons, tossed in caesar dressing, anchovies upon request

Mango Spinach Salad; fresh sliced mangos, dried cranberries, gorgonzola cheese, tossed in mango vinaigrette dressing

California Field of Mixed Greens; carrots, cucumbers, diced tomatoes, homemade croutons, tossed in your choice of dressing

Hearts of Romaine; caramelized walnuts, bleu cheese, carrots, diced tomatoes, tossed in raspberry vinaigrette

 

Entree Selection

Please Select One Entree to be Served.

Chicken Picatta; with sundried tomatoes & capers, topped with a lemon beurre blanc

Cannons Chicken; topped with artichoke hearts & mushrooms in a sherry wine sauce

Macadamia Nut Chicken; crusted macadamia nuts topped with a vanilla beurre blanc

Chicken Bruschetta; with spinach pesto, sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, topped with shredded basil

Jumbo Shrimp Scampi; sautéed in garlic, white wine, butter, lemon, & capers

Herb Crusted Mahi Mahi; topped with a garlic beurre blanc

Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi; topped with a vanilla bean beurre blanc

Grilled Atlantic Salmon; topped with a lemon beurre blanc

Salmon Florentine; served on a bed of creamed spinach & artichokes, topped with hollandaise

Center Cut Filet Mignon, topped with demi-glaze reduction & béarnaise sauce

Tenderloin Filet Medallions, topped with mushrooms in a demi-glaze reduction

Combination Plates
Upgrade to a Popular Combination Plate. Both Entrees Served Together on One Plate

Please select one combo plate:

Your choice of one Beef & one Chicken
Your choice of one Beef & one Fish
Your choice of one Fish & one Chicken

Plated Entrees Include Your Choice of (1) Side Dish:
Garlic Mash Potatoes
Rice Pilaf
Red Bee Potatoes

Served with Chef’s Choice Fresh Seasonal Vegetables

Whether you are having a rehearsal dinner, corporate dinner, birthday, anniversary, bridal shower, or baby shower, Cannons Seafood Grill is the ideal location for whatever type of event you are planning. Our professional, friendly staff is poised to cater to your every need and oversee every aspect of your event. An event at Cannons exemplifies fine cuisine, excellent service and the most breathtaking view in Southern California. It is our sincere wish to ensure your important occasion is a memorable one.

APPETIZER SELECTION
SERVED TRAY PASSED OR BUFFET STYLE – 50 PIECE EACH

Silver Selection: Cold
Smoked Salmon Crostini; topped with dill cream
Roasted Garlic Bruschetta
Grilled Marinated Vegetables on Focaccia Toast
Cherry Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, & Fresh Basil Skewers; topped with balsamic vinaigrette
Antipasto Skewers; marinated artichokes, imported olives, tomatoes, & mozzarella
Fig & Goat Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto

Silver Selection: Hot
Egg Rolls; assortment of chicken & vegetable, served with sweet thai chili dip
Herbed Cheese Puffs; baked in pastry, topped with dill cream cheese
Pear & Brie Baked in Phylo
Parmesan Artichoke Hearts, served with roasted pepper aioli
Sesame Chicken Strips; served with sweet thai chili dip
Fried Zucchini Chips; served with homemade cucumber ranch

Premier Selection: Cold
Ceviche Martini Cocktail; served with salsa & lime
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail; served with spicy cocktail sauce
Ahi Poke; served on crisp won tons
Cajun Calamari Sticks; served with a cilantro remoulade sauce

Premier Selection: Hot
Grilled Mexican Shrimp Skewers; with lemon butter & beurre blanc
Marinated Lamb Chop; served lollipops style
Jumbo Coconut Shrimp; served with sweet thai chili sauce
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Filet Mignon Skewers; with homemade teriyaki sauce
Bacon Wrapped Scallops

DISPLAYED APPETIZER PLATTERS
EACH PLATTER SERVED BUFFET STYLE – 50 GUESTS

Fresh Vegetable Crudities with Assorted Dipping Sauces

Seasonal Fruit Skewers with Pineapple Display & Yogurt dip

Artichoke & Spinach Fondue, served with French Toast slices

Imported Cheese Display, served with a variety of crackers

Sushi Rolls, Assortment of California, Ahi, Vegetable & Spicy Tuna

Antipasto Display, Assorted Italian Cheeses, Meats, Olives, & Pepper

Macadamia Nut Baked Brie Wheel, served with French toasts slices

BUFFET STYLE WEDDING SELECTIONS
OFFERED FOR 50 GUESTS OR MORE ONLY

Salad Selection
Select three various salads for lunch or four for dinner
All salads served with hot rolls & butter

Cannons Salad; mixed greens, bleu cheese, candied walnuts, red apples, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette

Caesar Salad; chopped romaine topped with parmesan shavings & homemade croutons, tossed in caesar dressing, anchovies upon request

Fresh Fruit Platter; assortment of various fresh fruits with yogurt dip on side

Soba Noodle Salad; red peppers, carrots, cilantro, green onions, tossed in homemade asian vinaigrette dressing

Italian Pasta Salad; red peppers, red onions, salami, ham, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, tossed in red wine vinegar

Barbequed Chicken Salad; mixed greens, carrots, red onions, bleu cheese, tortilla strips, tossed in cilantro ranch dressing

Greek Salad; cucumbers, red onions, peppercinis, calamata olives, feta cheese, tossed in red wine vinegar

Mango Spinach Salad; fresh sliced mangos, dried cranberries, gorgonzola cheese, tossed in mango vinaigrette dressing

Entree Selection

Please select three various entree for lunch or four for dinner.

Chicken Picatta; served with sundried tomatoes & capers, topped with a lemon beurre blanc

Cannons Chicken; topped with artichoke hearts & mushrooms in a sherry wine sauce

Macadamia Nut Chicken; crusted macadamia nuts topped with a vanilla beurre blanc



Pasta Alfredo with Spring Vegetables; penne pasta & vegetables tossed in a creamy alfredo sauce

Mixed Seafood Pasta; salmon, mahi, halibut, & swordfish tossed in creamy lobster bisque sauce

Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi; topped with a vanilla bean beurre blanc

Grilled Mahi-Mahi; topped with homemade pineapple salsa

Atlantic Salmon Florentine; served on a bed of creamy spinach & artichoke topped with hollandaise

Grilled Atlantic Salmon; topped with a lemon beurre blanc; topped with a lemon beurre blanc

Filet Medallion Tips in Burgundy; topped with demi-glaze burgundy reduction

Pepper Crusted Filet Medallions & Wild Mushrooms, served in a demi-glaze reduction

You May Also Included a Chef Carved Prime Rib of Beef, Au Jus Station.

All Buffets Include Your Choice of One Side Dish:

Garlic Mash Potatoes
Rice Pilaf
Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

In Addition to Your Wedding Cake, You May Add:

Miscellaneous:

Extra Hour – $700 per hour

Specialty Floor Length Linens – Please see Director of Events for swatches & pricing

Lounge Furniture & Décor – Please see Director of Events for catalog & pricing

Chiavari Chair Covers & Sashes – Please see Director of Events for swatches & pricing

Casino Tables – Please see Director of Events for catalog & pricing

Plate Chargers – Please see Director of Events for catalog & pricing

Menu:

Vendor Meals – $35, per vendor

Children 12 Years & Under – Chicken Fingers & Fries $25.95, or Buffet charged at ½ Price

Decadent Chocolate Fountain with 4 Dippings – $375.00

Bar:

You may customize the bar to your liking whether you host a full, partial, or cash bar.  Cocktails, beer and wine will be charged at current prices; service charge and sales tax will apply.  Wine list upon request.

Cash Bar – $250 Bartender Charge

Corkage – $20 per opened 750 ml bottle

House Champagne – $24 Per Bottle

House Wine – $30 Per Bottle

Sparkling Cider – $15 Per Bottle

Specialty Signature Drink – You create it, we tell the story; $10 per person, per hour

THE TERRACE

Cannons Terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests in a festive, open air setting. The sea air and warm Southern California sun combine to make it the perfect setting for a truly memorable event.

BANQUET ROOMS

Cannons ocean view indoor banquet rooms feature floor to ceiling windows and unobstructed views of the harbor and coast, providing an intimate and private setting for groups of 20 to 300 guests.

Are there any hidden fees?
We assess the furniture/equipment needed for your event and will extend a flat fee TBD by the event. We have heat lamps, tables and fruitwood chivari chairs on premises.

Are there any discounts for certain days, nights, or times?
Yes, if you are having a daytime wedding it is $10.00 off per person on each package item price.

What is the required deposit?
The deposit is typically 25% of the project total amount of your event. Then, depending on the amount of time between booking and the event, we collect 25% at two more dates, with the final estimated balance due appx. 7 days prior.

Do you charge for parking?
No charge for parking. It is our own parking lot, therefore, no charge. We also offer complimentary valet parking if we feel that we need extra coverage on that day, no charge to you.

Can we have our ceremony there?
Yes, please do! The charge is $1500 which comes with an additional hour, an arch, & fruitwood chiavari chairs.

Do you do a rehearsal walk through?
Yes, no additional fee. Monday through Friday before 3:00pm (unless I have a scheduled event in that area on that requested day).

Do the lanterns stay up all year?
Yes, the lanterns are no additional fee and stay up the entire year. They are on a dimmer switch so we can change the lighting to fit your desires.

Do you have tastings?
We do tastings for booked weddings and they need to be scheduled in advance. You may select 4 entrees and 4 salads from the plated or buffet options, which need to be submitted one week prior to the scheduled tasting. As a general rule, tastings are scheduled at 5:00 on Tue – Thursday.

Are the heat lamps included?
Yes, the heat lamps are included at no additional fee. We can turn the terrace into Florida if need be.

Do you do weddings all year round outside on the terraces?
Yes, January through December we have weddings outside dancing under the stars, the view and ambiance is just as stunning all year round.

Do you do tastings?
Yes, after you book your event you may come in and taste 4 salads and 4 entrees. The chef does tastings on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

Do you allow live music?
Yes, we have had everything here from jazz bands and mariachi bands to 80′s cover bands. All music must adhere to Dana Point City ordinance codes.

Why would I choose Cannons for my Wedding?
Cannons was voted “Best of Weddings” by The Knot for all of Orange County making that 5 years in a row that we have won this prestigious honor. Our past brides have agreed that not only do we have spectacular food, an attentive and fun staff, and a one-of-a-kind venue with an amazing view…we also make your dream day stress free so you and your guests are pampered allowing you to have the time of your life.

Cheers!!!

Best Wishes, Director of Special Events
949-443-6173 ~ info@cannonsrestaurant.com

“Thanks for all your help making this day so special for us. We really enjoyed working with you. I couldn’t have picked a better place to have our wedding reception. We have had so many compliments about Cannons, the wonderful food, service and backdrop of Dana Point Harbor. It was perfect! We love Cannons!”
- Jamie & Evan, September, Wedding Reception, 218 guests

”Thank you for making our day so wonderful. I look back at the pictures and see everyone looking happy and relaxed that is exactly what I wanted. The setting was beautiful. Most importantly the food was perfect and delicious. Your staff was so professional and accommodating I feel incredibly lucky to have had our wedding at your place. It was more than I could have hoped for. Thanks a million times for everything. You are wonder woman! Best wishes”
- Andrea & Tom, November, Ceremony & Wedding Reception, 76 guests

”We had a complete blast! Your team and you did a WONDERFUL job. We will see you soon”- Jodee & Ryan, November, Ceremony & Reception, 140 guests”Thank you again for taking such great care of us and our guests at our reception. We appreciate all you did to make the day so memorable and run so smoothly. All the best to you”
- Camille & Matt, April, Wedding Reception, 210 guests

”Thank you! We had a wonderful reception. Thank you for all that you have done for us”
- Mr & Mrs. Jones, Diana & Josh – July, Wedding Reception, 152 guests

”We would like to thank you so very much for everything you did for our wedding. We couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. Thank you.”
- Victoria & Jason, June, Ceremony & Wedding Reception, 155 guests

”Thank you for everything that you did to make our daughters wedding so very special. I really appreciated all your insights and suggestions – Cannons is truly blessed.”
- Caprice (Mom), February, Wedding Reception, 130 guests

”Your staff was awesome!!! The food was fantastic and you were so right about the appetizers they were just right before dinner. I received lots of compliments on the wine. Thank you for everything you did to help make our weddings elegant and beautiful. I am very glad we chose Cannons as both our wedding and reception site. The view was lovely and the room looked great!! If you ever need a reference please do not hesitate to ask we were thrilled with your service. Thank you again so much”
- Vera & Gary, March, Wedding Reception, 50 guests

”We had SO much fun planning and celebrating our wedding with you! Until this day, our friends and family continue to compliment Cannons view, staff and food! You were extremely pleasant to work with and we truly felt fortunate to have met you during our wedding preparations. You and Wendy Dahl (Wedding Coordinator) did a wonderful job in creating an unforgettable special day. Please pass a BIG thanks to the owners for us…We LOVE Cannons!”
- Maria & Peter, May, Wedding Reception, 179 guests

“Thank you to you and your team for hosting our wedding. We were very pleased with the service, and everyone raved about the food. It was so neat to see everything come together so nicely. Thank you for your patience and assistance through the wedding planning process. I will definitely be recommending you and Cannons! It was the perfect day and setting! Thanks Again”
- Michelle & Berk, September, Ceremony & Wedding Reception, 60 guests

“We want to give you MANY THANKS for everything you did to make our wedding day smooth and stress free…and also the patience you had with me during the planning stages- you are awesome. We are very impressed with you and your staff and the impeccable service that we received from the beginning of planning all the way through to the end of the reception. Everything went like clock work and your staff is very professional and attentive. Cannons is very fortunate to have you and everyone there seems to love their job. Thank you very much; everyone did an awesome job.”
- Rocquel & Mike, May, Ceremony & Wedding Reception, 73 guests

”…Say many thanks for making our day so great. We appreciate everything you did I making the entire process not only stress free but really remarkable. We’ve been to a couple of weddings since ours and both were not nearly as much fun as we’ve heard our was for our guests. That is truly a testament to you and your staff’s hard work. Thanks again for everything.”
- Marissa & Guido, August, Ceremony & Wedding Reception, 170 guests

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything; the wedding was everything I could have ever wanted and more. I appreciate all your help and hard work. Thanks again.”
- Heather & Jason, August, Wedding Reception, 137 guests

“We would like to thank you so very much for the incredible reception we had at Cannons. The attention to detail and the wait staff was the best. We enjoyed all the food, it was excellent. Our guest had a wonderful time. Truly a wedding to remember! Thank You”
- Julie & Jim, August, Wedding Reception, 176 guests

“Awesome! I’m truly speechlessfor everything. You did an amazing job! I can’t thank you enough for the outstanding level of service that you and your staff provided for the event. We had so much fun and nothing could have run smoother. Thanks so much – I am still craving the darn shrimp cockatil!”
- Caryn & Michael, September, Ceremony & Wedding Reception, 86 guests

”Just wanted to THANK YOU and your STAFF for an absolutely fantastic wedding reception!! We had nothing but great compliments given to us on the location and the food that was eaten. Your entire staff did an outstanding job!! Once again thank you, you made an extremely stressful event seem extremely relaxed!!! Keep up the great work”
- John (Dad), July, Ceremony & Wedding Reception, 110 guests

“What a wonderful wedding reception! Thank you from both of us for making the night so amazing. Our guests have been telling us that it was the best reception they have ever been to and the location is unbeatable. Not to mention the servers did a great job making sure everyone had a drink in hand.”
- Sarah & Kevin, October, Wedding Reception, 280 guests

OCEAN VIEW CEREMONY AT CANNONS

Includes:
Wedding Arch
Ceremony Coordination
Custom setup of Chiavari Chairs
Ceremony Rehearsal with Coordinator
One Additional Hour, 5 Hours Total with Reception

Wedding Receptions at Cannons

Indoor Ocean View, Top of the Cove
Indoor Ocean View, Lounge
Outdoor Ocean View, Terrace
Indoor Lounge & Outdoor Terrace

Includes
4 Hour Reception
Custom Set-Up of Reception Area
Cake Cutting & Service
Complimentary Parking
Valet Parking for Weddings of 100 or more guests
Outdoor Heat Lamps
Menu Tasting for Bride & Groom
China, Flatware, & Glassware
Champagne or Sparkling Cider Toast
Choice of Cotton Table Linen & Napkin Colors
Guestbook, Gift, Cake, Cocktail, & Seating Tables
Chiavari Chairs with Padded White Cushions
Dance Area

SEA SHELL PACKAGE

Plated Dinner
Buffet Style Dinner

Includes:
Plated Meal or Elegant Buffet, Two Salad & Two Entrée Selections
Unlimited Non-Alcohol Beverages & Fresh Brewed Dietrich’s Coffee
Professional Service Staff

SUNSET PACKAGE

Plated Dinner
Buffet Style Dinner

Includes:
Plated Meal or Elegant Buffet, Three Salad & Three Entrée Selections
Unlimited Non-Alcohol Beverages & Fresh Brewed Dietrich’s Coffee
Professional Service Staff
One Hour Tableside Wine Service with Dinner
150 pieces of Butler Passed Hors D’ Oeuvres, Choose from our Silver Selections

Riviera PACKAGE

Plated Dinner
Buffet Style Dinner

Includes:
Plated Meal or Elegant Buffet, Four Salad & Four Entrée Selections
Unlimited Non-Alcohol Beverages & Fresh Brewed Dietrich’s Coffee
Professional Service Staff
One Hour Tableside Wine Service with Dinner
Imported Cheese Display with Assorted Crackers
300 pieces of Butler Passed Hors D’ Oeuvres, Choose from our Premier Selections

WEDDING PACKAGES – APPETIZER SELECTION
Served Tray Passed or Buffet Style – 50 pieces each

Silver Selection: Cold
Smoked Salmon Crostini; topped with dill cream
Roasted Garlic Bruschetta
Grilled Marinated Vegetables on Focaccia Toast
Cherry Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, & Fresh Basil Skewers; topped with balsamic vinaigrette
Antipasto Skewers; marinated artichokes, imported olives, tomatoes, & mozzarella
Fig & Goat Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto

Silver Selection: Hot
Egg Rolls; assortment of chicken & vegetable, served with sweet thai chili dip
Herbed Cheese Puffs; baked in pastry, topped with dill cream cheese
Pear & Brie Baked in Phylo
Parmesan Artichoke Hearts, served with roasted pepper aioli
Sesame Chicken Strips; served with sweet thai chili dip
Fried Zucchini Chips; served with homemade cucumber ranch

Premier Selection: Cold
Ceviche Martini Cocktail; served with salsa & lime
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail; served with spicy cocktail sauce
Ahi Poke; served on crisp won tons
Cajun Calamari Sticks; served with a cilantro remoulade sauce

Premier Selection: Hot
Grilled Mexican Shrimp Skewers; with lemon butter & beurre blanc
Marinated Lamb Chop; served lollipops style
Jumbo Coconut Shrimp; served with sweet thai chili sauce
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Filet Mignon Skewers; with homemade teriyaki sauce
Bacon Wrapped Scallops

CONTACT A CANNONS PLANNER

We’d love to har from you. If you want to make an appointment to meet the director of Special Events at Cannons, you can either call us or use the contact form on this page.

34344 Street of the Green Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

Phone: (949) 443-6173

Fax: (949) 496-8497

We look forward to being of service to you and hope you join us soon for a memorable dining experience.

“Thank you so much for everything that you did for our son’s rehearsal dinner.”
- Deborah, Rehearsal Dinner

“What a blast we all had on July 12th at Cannons. I am so thankful that I got to deal with you. Everything was taken care of and I could relax and enjoy the event. The food was awesome – a big highlight of the evening. Our servers were so gracious, professional, efficient and fun! You have a gem of a place – wonderful job!
- Gail, Surprise Birthday Party

“Thank you SO much for everything you’ve done for us and planning our rehearsal dinner at Cannons. We really appreciate your generosity. Thank you”
- Megan & Greg, Rehearsal Dinner

“Thank you so much – it was perfect.”
- Joyce, Surprise Birthday Party

“Thank you so much for all your help in planning my baby shower. Everything was terrific and my guests all loved the food.”
- Ilone, Baby Shower

“Thank you so much for making our 50th anniversary so special! You were so great to us and Kelly and Shannon. The party was perfect. I’ve had many people compliment the staff and the food. It was very classy, 1st rate, the high point of our 50. We will recommend Cannons to everyone. Thanks again”<br/ > - Shirley & Jerry, 50th Anniversary Party

PREMIER DESSERT OPTIONS

Individual Small Cakes
$6.00 per person

One Per Guest

German Chocolate Cake

Tiramisu Cake

Black Forest Cake

N.Y. Style Cheesecake, Fresh Seasonal Berries

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Cherry Cheesecake

Snickers Cheesecake

Black Forest Cheesecake

Whether you are having a rehearsal dinner, corporate dinner, birthday, anniversary, bridal shower, or baby shower, Cannons Seafood Grill is the ideal location for whatever type of event you are planning. Our professional, friendly staff is poised to cater to your every need and oversee every aspect of your event. An event at Cannons exemplifies fine cuisine, excellent service and the most breathtaking view in Southern California. It is our sincere wish to ensure your important occasion is a memorable one.

APPETIZER SELECTION
SERVED TRAY PASSED OR BUFFET STYLE – 50 PIECE EACH

Silver Selection (Cold)
Smoked Salmon Crostini; topped with dill cream cheese
Roasted Garlic Bruschetta
Grilled Marinated Vegetables on Focaccia Toast
Cherry Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, & Fresh Basil Skewers; topped with balsamic vinaigrette
Antipasto Skewers; marinated artichokes, imported olives, tomatoes, & mozzarella
Fig & Goat Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto

Silver Selection (Hot)
Egg Rolls; assortment of chicken & vegetable, served with sweet thai chili dip
Herbed Cheese Puffs; baked in pastry, topped with dill cream cheese
Pear & Brie Baked in Phylo
Parmesan Artichoke Hearts, served with roasted pepper aioli
Sesame Chicken Strips; served with sweet thai chili dip
Fried Zucchini Chips; served with homemade ranch

Premier Selection (Cold)
Ceviche Martini Cocktail; served with salsa & lime
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail; served with spicy cocktail sauce
Ahi Poke; served on crisp won tons
Cajun Calamari Sticks; served with a cilantro remoulade sauce

Premier Selection (Hot)
Grilled Mexican Shrimp Skewers; with lemon butter & beurre blanc
Marinated Lamb Chop; served lollipops style
Jumbo Coconut Shrimp; served with sweet thai chili sauce
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Filet Mignon Skewers; with homemade teriyaki sauce
Bacon Wrapped Scallops

DISPLAYED APPETIZER PLATTERS
EACH PLATTER SERVED BUFFET STYLE – 50 GUESTS

Macadamia Nut Baked Brie Wheel, served with French toast slices

Fresh Vegetable Crudities with Assorted Dipping Sauces

Seasonal Fruit Skewers with Pineapple Display & Yogurt dip

Artichoke & Spinach Fondue, served with French Toast slices

Imported Cheese Display, served with a variety of crackers

Sushi Rolls, Assortment of California, Ahi, Vegetable & Spicy Tuna

Antipasto Display, Assorted Italian Cheeses, Meats, Olives, & Peppers

BUFFET STYLE LUNCHEON OR DINNER SELECTIONS
OFFERED FOR 50 GUESTS OR MORE ONLY

Select two salads and two entrees for lunch, or three salads and three entrees for dinner.

Salad Selection
All salads Include hot rolls & butter.

Cannons Salad; mixed greens, bleu cheese, candied walnuts, red apples, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette

Caesar Salad; chopped romaine topped with parmesan shavings & homemade croutons, tossed in caesar

Fresh Fruit Platter; assortment of various fresh fruits with yogurt dip on side

Soba Noodle Salad; red peppers, carrots, cilantro, green onions, tossed in homemade asian vinaigrette dressing

Italian Pasta Salad; red peppers, red onions, salami, ham, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, tossed in red wine vinegar

Barbequed Chicken Salad: mixed greens, carrots, red onions, bleu cheese, tortilla strips, tossed in ranch

Greek Salad; cucumbers, red onions, peppercinis, calamata olives, feta cheese, tossed in red wine vinegar

Mango Spinach Salad; fresh sliced mangos, dried cranberries, gorgonzola cheese, tossed in mango vinaigrette

Buffet Entree Selection

Chicken Picatta; served with sundried tomatoes & capers, topped with a lemon beurre blanc

Cannons Chicken; topped with artichoke hearts & mushrooms in a sherry wine sauce

Macadamia Nut Chicken; crusted macadamia nuts topped with a vanilla beurre blanc

Pasta Alfredo with Spring Vegetables; penne pasta & vegetables tossed in a creamy alfredo sauce

Mixed Seafood Pasta; salmon, mahi, halibut, & swordfish tossed in creamy lobster bisque sauce

Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi; topped with a vanilla bean beurre blanc

Fresh Grilled Mahi-Mahi; topped with homemade pineapple salsa

Atlantic Salmon Florentine; served on a bed of creamy spinach & artichoke topped with hollandaise

Grilled Atlantic Salmon; topped with a lemon beurre blanc

Filet Medallion Tips in Burgundy; topped with demi-glaze burgundy reduction

Pepper Crusted Filet Medallions & Wild Mushrooms, served in a demi-glaze reduction

You May Also Included a Chef Carved Prime Rib of Beef, Au Jus Station, Additional $20.00 per person.

All Buffets Include Your Choice of One Side Dish:
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Rice Pilaf
Red Rosemary Potatoes

For Dessert You May Add:

Varieties of sliced cakes, Pastries, Mini-Petit Fours and Various

Mouthwatering Small Dessert Bites

Whether you are having a rehearsal dinner, corporate dinner, birthday, anniversary, bridal shower, or baby shower, Cannons Seafood Grill is the ideal location for whatever type of event you are planning. Our professional, friendly staff is poised to cater to your every need and oversee every aspect of your event. An event at Cannons exemplifies fine cuisine, excellent service and the most breathtaking view in Southern California. It is our sincere wish to ensure your important occasion is a memorable one.

APPETIZER SELECTION
SERVED TRAY PASSED OR BUFFET STYLE – 50 PIECE EACH

Silver Selection (Cold)
Smoked Salmon Crostini; topped with dill cream cheese
Roasted Garlic Bruschetta
Grilled Marinated Vegetables on Focaccia Toast
Cherry Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, & Fresh Basil Skewers; topped with balsamic vinaigrette
Antipasto Skewers; marinated artichokes, imported olives, tomatoes, & mozzarella
Fig & Goat Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto

Silver Selection (Hot)
Egg Rolls; assortment of chicken & vegetable, served with sweet thai chili dip
Herbed Cheese Puffs; baked in pastry, topped with dill cream cheese
Pear & Brie Baked in Phylo
Parmesan Artichoke Hearts, served with roasted pepper aioli
Sesame Chicken Strips; served with sweet thai chili dip
Fried Zucchini Chips; served with homemade ranch

Premier Selection (Cold)
Ceviche Martini Cocktail; served with salsa & lime
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail; served with spicy cocktail sauce
Ahi Poke; served on crisp won tons
Cajun Calamari Sticks; served with a cilantro remoulade sauce

Premier Selection (Hot)
Grilled Mexican Shrimp Skewers; with lemon butter & beurre blanc
Marinated Lamb Chop; served lollipops style
Jumbo Coconut Shrimp; served with sweet thai chili sauce
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Filet Mignon Skewers; with homemade teriyaki sauce
Bacon Wrapped Scallops

DISPLAYED APPETIZER PLATTERS
EACH PLATTER SERVED BUFFET STYLE – 50 GUESTS

Macadamia Nut Baked Brie Wheel, served with French toast slices

Fresh Vegetable Crudities with Assorted Dipping Sauces

Seasonal Fruit Skewers with Pineapple Display & Yogurt dip

Artichoke & Spinach Fondue, served with French Toast slices

Imported Cheese Display, served with a variety of crackers

Sushi Rolls, Assortment of California, Ahi, Vegetable & Spicy Tuna

Antipasto Display, Assorted Italian Cheeses, Meats, Olives, & Peppers

PLATED DINNER ENTREE SELECTIONS

Salad Selection
Please select one salad to be served. All salads Include hot rolls & butter.

Cannons Salad; mixed greens, bleu cheese, candied walnuts, red apples, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette

Caesar Salad; chopped romaine topped with parmesan shavings & homemade croutons, tossed in caesar

Mango Spinach Salad; fresh sliced mangos, dried cranberries, gorgonzola cheese, tossed in mango vinaigrette

California Field of Mixed Greens; carrots, cucumbers, diced tomatoes, homemade croutons, choice of dressing

Hearts of Romaine, caramelized walnuts, bleu cheese, carrots, diced tomatoes, tossed in raspberry vinaigrette

Dinner Entree Selection

Please Select One Entree to be Served.

Chicken Picatta; $36 with sundried tomatoes & capers, topped with a lemon beurre blanc

Cannons Chicken; $36 topped with artichoke hearts & mushrooms in a sherry wine sauce

Macadamia Nut Chicken; $36 crusted macadamia nuts topped with a vanilla beurre blanc

Chicken Bruschetta; $36 with spinach pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, topped with shredded basil

Jumbo Shrimp Scampi; $48 sautéed in garlic, white wine, butter, lemon, & capers

Herb Crusted Mahi Mahi; $42 topped with a garlic beurre blanc

Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi; $44 topped with a vanilla bean beurre blanc

Grilled Atlantic Salmon; $44 topped with a lemon beurre blanc

Salmon Florentine; $48 served on a bed of creamed spinach & artichokes, topped with hollandaise

Center Cut Filet Mignon, $55 topped with demi-glaze reduction & béarnaise sauce

Tenderloin Filet Medallions, $55 topped with mushrooms in a demi-glaze reduction

Roast Prime Rib of Beef; $55 served with au jus & creamed horseradish

Lunch and Dinner Combination Plates
Upgrade to a Popular Combination Plate.
Both Entrees Served Together on One Plate

Please select one combo plate:

Your choice of one Beef & one Chicken
Your choice of one Beef & one Fish
Your choice of one Fish & one Chicken

Plated Entrees Include Your Choice of (1) Side Dish:
Garlic Mash Potatoes
Rice Pilaf
Red Bee Potatoes

Served with Chef’s Choice Fresh Seasonal Vegetables

Whether you are having a rehearsal dinner, corporate dinner, birthday, anniversary, bridal shower, or baby shower, Cannons Seafood Grill is the ideal location for whatever type of event you are planning. Our professional, friendly staff is poised to cater to your every need and oversee every aspect of your event. An event at Cannons exemplifies fine cuisine, excellent service and the most breathtaking view in Southern California. It is our sincere wish to ensure your important occasion is a memorable one.

APPETIZER SELECTION
SERVED TRAY PASSED OR BUFFET STYLE – 50 PIECE EACH

Silver Selection (Cold)
Smoked Salmon Crostini; topped with dill cream cheese
Roasted Garlic Bruschetta
Grilled Marinated Vegetables on Focaccia Toast
Cherry Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, & Fresh Basil Skewers; topped with balsamic vinaigrette
Antipasto Skewers; marinated artichokes, imported olives, tomatoes, & mozzarella
Fig & Goat Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto

Silver Selection (Hot)
Egg Rolls; assortment of chicken & vegetable, served with sweet thai chili dip
Herbed Cheese Puffs; baked in pastry, topped with dill cream cheese
Pear & Brie Baked in Phylo
Parmesan Artichoke Hearts, served with roasted pepper aioli
Sesame Chicken Strips; served with sweet thai chili dip
Fried Zucchini Chips; served with homemade ranch

Premier Selection (Cold)
Ceviche Martini Cocktail; served with salsa & lime
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail; served with spicy cocktail sauce
Ahi Poke; served on crisp won tons
Cajun Calamari Sticks; served with a cilantro remoulade sauce

Premier Selection (Hot)
Grilled Mexican Shrimp Skewers; with lemon butter & beurre blanc
Marinated Lamb Chop; served lollipops style
Jumbo Coconut Shrimp; served with sweet thai chili sauce
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Filet Mignon Skewers; with homemade teriyaki sauce
Bacon Wrapped Scallops

DISPLAYED APPETIZER PLATTERS
EACH PLATTER SERVED BUFFET STYLE – 50 GUESTS

Macadamia Nut Baked Brie Wheel, served with French toast slices

Fresh Vegetable Crudities with Assorted Dipping Sauces

Seasonal Fruit Skewers with Pineapple Display & Yogurt dip

Artichoke & Spinach Fondue, served with French Toast slices

Imported Cheese Display, served with a variety of crackers

Sushi Rolls, Assortment of California, Ahi, Vegetable & Spicy Tuna

Antipasto Display, Assorted Italian Cheeses, Meats, Olives, & Peppers

PLATED LUNCH ENTREE SELECTIONS
PLEASE SELECT ONE (1) ENTREE ITEM TO BE SERVED GUESTS 30 OR LESS MAY SELECT TWO (2) ENTREE ITEMS TO BE SERVED, ALL ENTREES CHARGED AT THE HIGHER ENTREE MENU PRICE

Salad Selection
Please select one salad to be served. All salads Include hot rolls & butter.

Cannons Salad; mixed greens, bleu cheese, candied walnuts, red apples, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette

Caesar Salad; chopped romaine topped with parmesan shavings & homemade croutons, tossed in caesar

Mango Spinach Salad; fresh sliced mangos, dried cranberries, gorgonzola cheese, tossed in mango vinaigrette

California Field of Mixed Greens; carrots, cucumbers, diced tomatoes, homemade croutons, choice of dressing

Hearts of Romaine, caramelized walnuts, bleu cheese, carrots, diced tomatoes, tossed in raspberry vinaigrette

Lunch Entree Selection

Please Select One Entree to be Served. Lunch Entrees are small in portion size.

Chicken Picatta; $30 with sundried tomatoes & capers, topped with a lemon beurre blanc

Cannons Chicken; $30 topped with artichoke hearts & mushrooms in a sherry wine sauce

Macadamia Nut Chicken; $30 crusted macadamia nuts topped with a vanilla beurre blanc

Chicken Bruschetta; $30 with spinach pesto, sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, topped with basil

Jumbo Shrimp Scampi; $38 sautéed in garlic, white wine, butter, lemon, & capers

Herb Crusted Mahi Mahi; $34 topped with a garlic beurre blanc

Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi; $36 topped with a vanilla bean beurre blanc

Grilled Atlantic Salmon; $35 topped with a lemon beurre blanc

Salmon Florentine; $37 on a bed of creamed spinach & artichokes, topped with hollandaise

Center Cut Filet Mignon, $44 topped with demi-glaze reduction & béarnaise sauce

Tenderloin Filet Medallions, $44 topped with mushrooms in a demi-glaze reduction

Lunch and Dinner Combination Plates
Upgrade to a Popular Combination Plate.
Both Entrees Served Together on One Plate

Please select one combo plate:

Your choice of one Beef & one Chicken
Your choice of one Beef & one Fish
Your choice of one Fish & one Chicken

Plated Entrees Include Your Choice of (1) Side Dish:
Garlic Mash Potatoes
Rice Pilaf
Red Bee Potatoes

Served with Chef’s Choice Fresh Seasonal Vegetables

THE TERRACE

Cannons Terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests in a festive, open air setting. The sea air and warm Southern California sun combine to make it the perfect setting for a truly memorable event.

BANQUET ROOMS

Cannons ocean view indoor banquet rooms feature floor to ceiling windows and unobstructed views of the harbor and coast, providing an intimate and private setting for groups of 20 to 300 guests.

CONTACT A CANNONS PLANNER

We’d love to har from you. If you want to make an appointment to meet the director of Special Events at Cannons, you can either call us or use the contact form on this page.

34344 Street of the Green Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

Phone: (949) 443-6173

Fax: (949) 496-8497

We look forward to being of service to you and hope you join us soon for a memorable dining experience.