Congrats and a big thanks to Leslie & Chris for hosting their event with Californos Westport, Kansas City's favorite and most fun party venue!
Choosing Californos is a huge step towards realizing a dream wedding in Kansas City. Aaron & Mig consider your event to be very special and important, and we can help you find a path towards throwing the party of a lifetime, whether small and understated or completely over-the-top! Californos wedding venue in Kansas City lends itself to various looks, feels and sizes of receptions. Our May 5, 2018 group was a great pleasure to work with and the images, taken by Lark Photo tell a story of all the work that went into the design of the occasion!
Centerpieces were done by Hitched KC. Jessica and her team specialize in coordinating large events, but also provide and execute stylish decorations and dramatic or simple floral designs for your special event. Californos Trolley Barn is a large and spacious venue, with seating for up to 300 guests indoors and a patio with two outdoor bars, a stage and private entry. Highlights include hardwood floors, barrel ceiling, antique brick and great natural light. The ballroom at Californos is painted
Californos provided 60-inch round tables which were mostly set for 8 guests, and a few of the tables were set for 10 guests. The ballroom looked lovely, with padded wooden chairs rented in from Ultrapom, who also provided taupe linens that were tailored to the floor. Californos provided wine glasses, stylish flatware, linen napkins and cocktail glasses. Water glasses were rented in from Ultrapom to complete the look.
Californos provides an all-inclusive package that provides linens, buffet dinner, open bar and excellent service. The venue is outstanding, with wonderful architecture and a superior location. Our package was upgraded for this special event. Additional staff was brought in for this particular wedding reception event to accommodate the hosts' special requests, such as a formal place setting with water service, plated salad course and wine served at each table during dinner. You can browse available appointment times on our website, or call us directly to schedule a tour of the venue or a wedding planning consultation.
Congrats and a big thanks to Leslie & Chris for hosting their event with Californos Westport, Kansas City's favorite and most fun party venue!
Californos venue and team are multi-faceted and flexible! We can tailor our services to fit your particular wedding! Whether a small, informal wedding or a large and intricately detailed event, Californos is a comfortable fit that will showcase you and your style on the biggest day of your life! The restaurant's antique trolley barn building offers event space with charming architectural interest and the wedding venue features an expansive and beautiful patio with outdoor bars, a stage and restrooms. Our talented team is dedicated to your very special event.
Leslie & Chris hosted nearly 300 guests at their May 5, 2018 event in Californos lofty ballrooms and shaded urban courtyard. They hosted a private ceremony with close family, where they signed their ketubah or traditional wedding contract! They then hosted a beautiful and heartfelt American wedding ceremony on the back patio under the sycamore trees. Guests were then treated to a cocktail hour, a plated salad course, and a buffet of heavy appetizers, prepared by Californos, for their dinner. There's so much more to say about their amazing wedding day, but we'll save some of those details for another day soon!
Californos may still have your date open in 2018 or 2019! Schedule your venue tour today to reserve your date and start planning a wedding at Kansas City's favorite venue, Californos Westport! You can browse our turn-key, all-inclusive package online today!
Pictured: plated course / berry spinach salad / glassware & full place settings.
Images by Lark Photo.
Bailey & Blake's wedding on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend was absolutely beautiful. They planned a morning event with an outdoor wedding ceremony at Californos spacious and shaded back patio. The courtyard offered a beautiful setting for an intimate exchange of vows. The lighting in the courtyard at Californos that May morning was particularly lovely, as you can see in the images below, taken by Rick Messina Photography.
The bride and groom attended Californos Wedding Fair, where they met some great vendors. They chose to reserve rooms at the AC Hotel Westport, a boutique hotel across the street from Californos and close to Loose Park, where the couple were able to spend an hour taking some pictures. The Fiddly Fig did a great job with their flowers. The flowers were a pop of color to contrast the natural earth tones of Calfornos brick walls, greenery and hardwood floor.
Californos offers an all-inclusive package with pricing that includes the venue, catering, bar & much more! Many brides ask us about the possibility of a brunch event rather than an evening reception. It's fairly unique, offering a different vibe that is uniquely lovely and memorable. Their menu consisted of ten items that they chose from our menu, including biscuits & gravy, fresh fruit display, brown sugar bacon, sausage, quiche, pastries and more! Of course, the menu was complimented by Irish Coffee, Mimosas and Bloody Marys along with a full bar. After the bouquet toss, guests danced the rest of the afternoon to music curated by Elite Sounds Entertainment and enjoyed the delicious cake delivered by Dolce Bakery. The afternoon ended with a festive confetti toss as the newly-married couple made a big exit.
Authentic Kansas City Style Barbeque now available at KC's favorite wedding venue, Californos Westport !
Californos Westport is teaming up with another local favorite, Danny Edwards Barbeque to bring you wonderful new options for your Kansas City wedding! Californos has long been known for our fancy and wide ranging heavy hors d'oeuvres menu, as well as a fun and casual brunch menu option for our daytime events. These generous, beautiful and well-executed menus have kept Californos at the cutting edge Kansas City's wedding scene! Now we bring you a most authentically Kansas City option, namely barbeque made right here on Southwest Boulevard!
Californos will make all the arrangements and secure specialty barbeque catering for your event, as included with our wedding reception package. It's an alternate menu to our heavy hors d'oeuvres or brunch menu options. Your menu will include Ribs, Chicken and two sliced meats (choose from beef, turkey, ham or pork), and of course it comes with bbq sauce, bread, pickles and three side dishes. Side dishes range from coleslaw to baked beans, pasta or potato salad or even a spicy jambalaya!
You will be working directly with Californos to make arrangements for your barbeque feast! Contact us today to tour the venue and start a discussion about your ideas, plans and goals for your upcoming wedding in Kansas City!
Really, LOL?! Californos is open for brunch at 9am the day after your wedding! Come in and pick up the pieces or visit with out of town guests the next day! You're a VIP at Californos and we're here to make memories!
Of course, when we say Californos has it all for brides planning a Kansas City wedding of epic proportions, it's because we can provide what no one else in town can do! Californos is uniquely fit to host your favorite people for an unforgettable weekend in Kansas City! Our team of seasoned event planners are here to talk you through the dozens of unique details that make Californos Westport KC's favored destination for the most special of events!
Some simple highlights about Californos that make the venue truly unique for a wedding venue include a large, beautiful patio to host ceremonies, cocktail hours & after parties! A restaurant on-site to cater to your special people, their special diets & your special requests! Multiple bars, with seasoned bartenders and a bar license to 3:00 am give you wonderful access to libations and the chance to keep the party going practically "till the break of dawn".
When you book Californos for your special event, you're securing one of the most uniquely special and entertaining venues in all of Kansas City. Californos location, in the very heart of Westport, KC's most historic and desired neighborhood for authentic local nightlife. Our restaurant is a well-loved venue for weddings and private events of all sorts, but as weekend nights progress, the after-party is always built in, as we host live music weekly on the back patio during Spring, Summer and Fall months. Our music offerings are now expanding, with live jazz in the main bar & bistro from 8pm to Midnight on Fridays & Saturdays beginning June 2018.
Californos makes you look like Kansas City royalty when you host your most special events in our spacious and enchanting ballrooms. We'll help you plan and host a flawless and stunningly executed event, only to end the night dancing and partying to the vital live music scene of our back courtyard. Don't let your big weekend get lost in the shuffle; make it unforgettable by taking guests out somewhere fantastic like Californos. That way, you make sure that you're set up to host the most epic party of a lifetime that features beautiful outdoor space, rustic architecture, urban setting, natural garden feel, grilled foods & live music!
Browse our website for upcoming shows, including live music from genres that span World Music, Progressive Jazz, Progressive Rock, R&B, Pop, Soul, Classical, Reggae and everything in between! Come out to experience Californos at it's best on a weekend night this Summer!
Ashley & Matt had a wonderful reception at Californos Westport in Kansas City on Saturday, January 13, 2018 and all of the details and amazing moments of that special day were well captured by the dynamic duo of Black Coffee Photo Co.! We highly recommend checking them out for a fun and fantastic photographer. Californos ended up being the perfect turnkey solution to this local Kansas City couple, trying to put together the most fun, elegant and intimate wedding possible!
Some highlights from this event include so many nice touches! In the morning, Ashley reserved the Saloon at Californos as a bridal suite for a place the ladies of her wedding party to get ready. They had fun getting hair and make-up done together, sipping some mimosas, singing along to their favorite music & having a relaxed morning with light refreshments and a little pre-party!
Californos provided fantastic food & drinks for this event that included a 10 piece heavy hors d'oeuvres buffet that featured vegetables, turkey sandwiches, stuffed mushrooms, and our signature Mixed Grill dish, among five other choices! The full open house bar was well-accessed by the 150 guests that they hosted for their intimate winter wonderland themed reception in Kansas City! Some specialty drinks that added to the experience included Rieger Whiskey, a Kansas City favorite, stored in Sherry casks, and of course the hot chocolate bar pictured below!
Contact Aaron or Mig at Californos today by emailing: email@example.com
Californos offers the highest level of attention and service to you while planning your wedding! Our seasoned professionals have handled all sorts of special events, from casual but festive newlyweds' receptions to formal affairs with passed hors d'oeuvres, plated courses and ornate place settings! Take a few minutes out of your week to make a plan to visit Californos in person and see first hand the enchanting event space and discover the many details that create a coherent, stunningly beautiful and turn-key event with which you can really WOW your special geusts! Tours are offered daily, with advance notice, and can be arranged online with automatic confirmation. In the event that the ideal time is not available to you, or if you prefer it, call us during office hours to arrange a tour time that works best for you! Californos is the ideal place for an out-of-town bride or a couple that keeps a hectic schedule, as Californos and a few favorite vendors will make wedding planning, smooth, easy, and even delightful!
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Californos offers winter weddings with a stunning location, outstanding service at an unbeatable value!
Please browse through a few of these fantastic winter wedding images! From November and December offer the excitement of late fall, the holidays and the end of the year celebrations, while January and February wedding dates give you the clean, fresh start to a new year! March weddings and typically getting into the first outdoor weddings and spring sunshine, but generally we can still see a bit of snow, as you can see in the first image, taken March 10, 2017. Sarah & Kevin had an amazing wintery photo shoot on their wedding day at Cailfornos. Meanwhile, the Winter wedding season offers a Kansas City bride the chance to enjoy furry and layered textiles and fashion, creative and festive decoration options, a wide range of rich colors, formal attire and a classic feel to their big day!
Please enjoy Laura's review, posted on a popular bridal website 03/24/2018
Californos Westport is a beloved brunch spot in Kansas City for locals in-the-know who support local business in the community! Saturdays and Sundays, our restaurant offers a wonderful array of brunch and breakfast items to enjoy from 9am to 3pm! We also offer a brunch buffet menu to private event hosts arranging various get-togethers, such as a bridal shower, birthday, graduation, or an informal brunch with out of town guests, the day after your Kansas City wedding! Californos regularly hosts weddings and wedding receptions. Once in a while, a couple will team up with Californos Westport to host their event with a brunch theme! That is available day or evening, as your event is special to us as well - we'll customize it to fit your ideas! Our heartfelt thanks goes out to an important client of Californos, Bailey, who posted the following review of Cailfornos' wedding venue on a popular bridal website, regarding her May 26, 2018 wedding! Browse our brunch menu for private parties.
Read this review by Bailey, posted on the Knot, a popular bridal website: 06/01/2018
Book your Wedding Reception with Californos for a stylish, fun and turn-key experience in Kansas City!
In sickness and in health, you vow to be with your partner through life. Security and safety, happiness and love are all reasons for two young people to join together and there are many challenges along the way as we proceed through life.
Weddings are notorious for the surprises and pitfalls that go along with planning large events with out-of-town guests, special arrangements and dozens of details, both large and small.
With Californos Westport, you are not just getting a venue, but a very dedicated, experienced and hard-working team who create an identity around the success of your party.
With 30 years in business, Californos has the tools and expertise to weather the storm with you as you proceed through your engagement towards the big day!
Pre-register for our bridal event today and enjoy complimentary admission ($25 at the door). This evening, after work, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Californos Catering team will be here to mingle with you and hear more about your wedding. You can sample some hors d'oeuvres, wine and wedding cake, while enjoying the sounds of Celia Albon on the harp.
If not, consider scheduling a tour, when you can come see our wedding venue in person soon! Appointments can be scheduled directly from our website and give you the chance to consult with our on-site wedding planners and event pros in person!
What other local wedding professionals will present at tonight's Wedding Fair?
Chase Novick from the AC Hotel (Marriott property across the street from Californos).
Carson Swisher Photography, Altar Bridal, Complete Music & Events, Craig Sole Designs, known for his wonderful florals, and Don Davidson from Clergy Services.
There are so many factors to consider when choosing from an array of possible wedding venues for your big day. Finding something truly special that you can also afford are often a big priority. Look no further. Plainly speaking, Calfornos offers what other wedding venues just do not and cannot offer. Our famed party palace offers an epic patio where you can host the most beautiful outdoor wedding that Kansas City has to offer! Local brides choose Californos for a reason. Read recent reviews from our 2018 brides on the Knot or Wedding Wire to see what brides are saying about the Ballroom's new look and Californos amazing staff, offering in-house catering, in-house coordination and much more! Make sure you pre-register for Monday's Wedding Fair to give us the head's up that you're planning to attend!
Shout out! This amazing pic was taken by Lindsey Baker Photography for Emily & Alex's stunning June 2017 wedding at Californos Westport. Emily & Alex own their own design company: Gaston Made.
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CALIFORNOS , WHERE WEDDINGS MAKE THE WORLD GO 'ROUND!
Event Pro., Aaron