Californos is a family owned business and we work hard to be the best at what we do! This week, that's Valentine's Day and hosting private events as well as concerts and parties! It's a full week. As we share the news, that local brides have reviewed Californos positively, resulting in an award on a popular bridal welbsite, we are humbled by the praise. All we can say is that we can't do it without the brides who find Californos, book Californos and later review the venue after hosting a turn-key reception with us! Thanks to Sarah & Greg, who sent us an album of pictures today and on of the best captures their epic dance party below!
Choosing a venue is likely the single most important decision to make when planning a wedding day with your closest friends and family. The location of the venue, along with the look and size of the ballroom seem to be a few of the most common criteria to consider. However, services, reviews, accessibility are going to be extremely important to a bride and groom planning a reception. More important than the cost itself would be the value. What do you get for the cost of your venue and will that streamline or complicate things as you move forward in your planning. For example, Californos provides a wedding venue with an all-inclusive package. Pricing includes a wonderful meal, open bar and the actual event venue with complimentary rentals, expert staffing, crisp linens and more! That's why we call Californos a turn-key reception venue. Now you can hire a good DJ or band and get the party started, like Sarah & Greg did with their party at Californos Westport on July 8, 2018! Happy Planning! Tours of Californos are available throughout the week by appointment.
Choose a venue that's focused on your experience!
Who needs just a big room, when your wedding can find a home. Californos actually cares about your experience and our team is focused on meeting your needs from day one! You can browse our website and read the reviews, but ultimately a phone call or meeting us in person, will present a very clear picture of why Californos is at the top of the list of local brides and their families! Word of mouth is everything in marketing, and we are here to make sure our brides and their friends leave, recommending our venue for a great party!
There's still time to plan your 2017 wedding at Californos in Westport! Do not deny yourself the ultimate pleasure of booking Californos most beloved reception and ceremony venue! From the full-service restaurant & catering to the kind and interested staff members, your wedding will be a dream with us!
No venue in Kansas City is more excited about each event we host! Californos has been a family affair since 1988 and it's the key to our success! You can choose to read up to 63 bridal reviews about Californos Westport's venue and wedding reception services! Immediately you'll notice, these reviews are focused on some key factors, but we'll let you read and judge for yourself why brides are choosing Californos and are rushing to give us good reviews!
Consider Californos Westport for your upcoming wedding reception venue, ceremony venue, rehearsal dinner location, catering at our place or yours, custom wedding cake & specialty desserts, bartenders and beverage services, event coordination and much more!
New to our site? Note that Californos offers all-inclusive pricing and is a turn-key venue - meaning that we are a one-stop-shop for so many things, while keeping the door open to accommodating your special needs and favorite vendors!
Photo credit: A Day to Adore Photography
It's customary and fun for engaged couples to organize and host a private rehearsal dinner to thank their wedding party and family from out-of-town for being such an integral part of their wedding day.
Californos makes a spectacular rehearsal dinner venue, and is likely to have the perfect private room available for your dinner event. Classy and romantic, the Library Mezzanine is a private dining room, suitable for the most intimate of affairs. Californos lofty and rustic Ballroom will wow a large group, while the well-loved and polished Westport Room or more casual Saloon space are amply sized private rooms for a dinner group of 30 to 80 guests. Talk to us about a cocktail hour on the back patio before your guests are seated and enjoy a breezy and shaded courtyard with a private bar and fire pit!
Whether it's a plated dinner or a more informal buffet style event, Californos has a uniquely convenient, all-inclusive package to offer you. This allows hosts to budget for the rehearsal dinner early and commit to the budget, as prices are per person, including the private room, libations from the bar, and even sales tax! Valet parking is available as needed by your guests.
Show your special guests the best of Kansas City, with a legendary local restaurant in an authentic and lively neighborhbood. A nightcap is in your future after all of this! When you host your wedding party for a pre-wedding supper at Californos in Westport after the rehearsal, you'll be sure you've picked the right venue to host your private event.
Sample of Currently Open Dates for Rehearsal Dinners at Californos in 2017:
Ballroom: August 25, September 8, October 13 and more!
Westport Room: May 26, June 9, June 30, July 7 and more!
Saloon: May 19, June 9, June 14, June 23 and more!
Library: May 12, May 26, June 2 and more!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Enjoy a little romance today with a slideshow of some happy Californos couples celebrating their wedding day at Californos. It's always the time of our lives here at Californos! That makes it a very happy place to work and to celebrate!
Let our expert team partner with you to host your next special event or private party. With a beautiful, spacious, and fully air-conditioned historic Trolley Barn, our restaurant offers lofty ballrooms, hardwood dance floor, antique brick walls, rustic saloon bar, and a terraced, tree-lined patio where you can entertain guests with cocktails, dancing, food & fun all evening! We price these parties with the venue, food, drink wrapped into one price per person that also includes staffing, linens and even sales tax! It's a turn-key wedding venue and unbelievable easy not only for you, but for us too! We can show you a price today that will allow you to budget and stick to it!
Browse all of the open dates, inclusive pricing, enchanting images from our website today. Open 2017 dates include something in each month. Follow up by requesting a tour to view the space or call us today to schedule a Saturday wedding date like May 13, June 24, July 15, August 19 or October 21, 2017! Pick out a Friday wedding and secure a $20 per person promotional rate that will likely cover your costs for DJ and cake. Now we're talking....
Bernie & Molly had an amazing wedding reception here at Californos on Friday January 27, 2017 and the proof is in the pudding! Their photographer, Beau Vaughn Photography, posted the mannequin challenge they filmed, and the bride and groom have passed along the video for Californos to share with any prospective clients!
The beginning of this video is the Bride & Groom getting ready for the big day. It features some very entertaining poses from the wedding party & family throughout! Californos rustic ballroom is featured in the second half of the video, with the bride & groom's cake cutting taking center stage.
We are thrilled to share this video because you can get a great feel for the space as it's being used, full of people celebrating! You can easily catch glimpses of some architectural features like the lofty ceilings, brick walls and hardwood floors. This clip will allow Californos brides to peek into a crystal ball and get a better feel for the venue, well, at least the main ballroom, in advance of their important day. Thanks for sharing, Molly & Bernie!
"We had a fantastic time and can't thank you enough for all that you did to make it a special event for us, our family, and our friends. We are working putting together some reviews for all of our amazing vendors and will pass that along soon too."
- Bernie & Molly
Thanks to you, Molly & Bernie, for hosting your wedding with Californos, it was a great party and we appreciate the chance to make a splash with your guests! An extra thanks goes to you for choosing to host a January wedding by the way!
Kansas City Brides
Choose Californos Westport as a turn-key alternative to planning a wedding reception.
CALIFORNOS , WHERE WEDDINGS MAKE THE WORLD GO 'ROUND!
Event Pro., Aaron