Cheers! It's time to celebrate because you've just stumbled onto the best wedding venue in Kansas City - and we have your date open! Don't settle for the same place your friends have gone! Californos is KC's unique and undiscovered gem! In the heart of Westport, our marketing is focused on word of mouth and those who catch word race here to tour the space. Californos facility is like no other wedding venue in Kansas City, with a Californian vibe, stunning patio, amazing service & food. Our Ballroom is sort of the main event and offers KC's best dance floor! We've got a lovely, polished and original antique wood floor, smooth and ready for you to bust a move! Meanwhile the ballrooms can also accommodate your wedding ceremony with a separate room for cocktail hour while the ballroom gets "flipped". Host your wedding and reception all in one place, with outdoor options & on-site coordination!
Mark your calendar for Friday November 23! Californos is going to host an open house in our antique trolley barn venue for brides, event planners, neighbors and friends! Our facility is getting a makeover in the smaller ballroom & the restaurant itself. In fact, we have a new brand that will be unveiled in November. Tour Californos before 11/23 to beat the rush and take advantage of our unbelievable all-inclusive pricing for 2019 and 2020 weddings! Kansas City's favorite place to get married is Californos, thanks to our turn-key wedding solutions, from full-service catering to top-notch customer service & planning.
Fashion-forward brides love a food-forward reception and Californos has Kansas City brides covered! It's review season! Californos is competing for the best of Weddings 2019! We're collecting reviews from past brides for the Knot, Wedding Wire, Google and other sites! Looking through our reviews, you will quickly notice that our venue is known for the amazing food!
We serve a terrific variety to your guests that will accommodate foodies as well as plain Jane and your meat-and-potatoes palates. Californos food is all hand-crafted and generously portioned. The pictures here feature the heavy hors d'oeuvres menu, with our highly recommended signature dish, the Mixed Grill. Californos can offer some twists on our 10-item buffet package, with passed hors d'oeuvres (complimentary) or event a plated salad (possible upgrade). We'll work with you to create the perfect event, customizing our menu to fit your unique style.
What the brides are saying about Californos...
"Beautiful, fun and the food! Everyone loved it! Smiles from beginning to end" - Mariah M.
"Our guests are still talking about the venue, food and cupcakes!" - Julie L.
"All of our guests loved the food... and Californos staff" - Brittney R.
"We had brunch food items and it was AMAZING!" - Bailey F.
"We received so many compliments about their food as well" - Laura M.
"Our family and friends were so impressed with the great food" - Patricia A.
Californos has created a home for Kansas City's most food-loving and fun-loving brides since 1988, offering simply the best for each of your guests. Thanks for reading!
Surround yourselves with friends and family at Californos on your wedding day! Elegant ambiance in a stylish and contemporary urban gem like our building offers is truly unique to us. There is no other facility in Californos that offers the grace and beauty of our restored 1903 Trolley Station building. Begin your evening with an outdoor wedding ceremony that will captivate your guests and incorporate fresh air and natural wonder into your intimate vow exchange. Californos stunning venue offers natural light, brick walls, forty-foot barrel ceilings and hardwood dance floor, but also an expansive set of ballrooms & party rooms to host your dinner, reception, ceremony and bridal suite needs. We even have your after-party or post-wedding brunch built-in to our array of wedding services! Californos makes it a fun and turn-key experience for local brides and party planners. A destination for your most important moments, call on Californos today for a private tour of the venue!
Tours are available almost daily and can be scheduled easily via our online appointment tool. The venue at Californos Westport comes complete with food-forward, complete and delightful catering options that range from plated dinners to buffets and more! Five full-service bars are on-site to handle any special details from the outdoor cocktail hour to the after-party! Californos offers bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties and vow-renewals. Our couples have a chance to have their names & wedding date memorialized in our brick sidewalk cafe for posterity! Since 1988, the Burns family and the team at Californos has been Kansas City's go-to resource for flawless, memorable and gracious weddings & receptions.
Available dates in 2019 can be had in any month! Contact us today to find out if your date is available or schedule a time to come in and visit with us about your plans and what Californos can offer you on your wedding day in Kansas City!
Congratulations, it's your wedding day! Make the most of it by choosing a venue that showcases your style and lust for life! Californos patio is nestled on the side of a hill, shaded among mature sycamore trees in the heart of Kansas City's exciting and historic district of Westport.
Our established local venue is a proven spot to host carefree weddings and receptions, only steps from Kansas City's best hotels, churches and neighborhoods. Californos team can provide a seamless event, with outstanding food & refreshments, as well as a superior facility and location that will help you create a host of amazing memories. Our staff is knowledgeable, helpful and relaxed, here to show you and your guests a great time while they are here celebrating your big day!
Californos can provide an indoor ceremony situation to backup your plans, so you can enjoy your engagement with the peace of mind that everything will be taken care of on your wedding day, with or without the cooperation of the weather! Contact our sales department today to begin planning your big day at Kansas City's most amazing and turn-key wedding venue, Californos Westport!
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.
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.
Californos wedding venue is historic Westport's horse-drawn Trolley Barn, built in 1903! Today we can host the most amazing wedding reception in Kansas City in our lofty ballrooms and on our spacious courtyard! Enjoy a wedding ceremony, shaded by Sycamore trees and a blanket of stars overhead as you party into the late night with best friends, travelling from afar to celebrate with you! Don't disappoint your out of town guests! Choose Californos for the peace of mind! With Californos you know you can afford to host the very best food, open bar, with the location that will have your friends wanting to move to Kansas City!
Hotels and nightlife are steps away, while you enjoy the spacious and private backdrop of Californos. Our team will guide you through a flawless engagement and planning time, with a seamless execution that will have you smiling on your wedding day! Consider a tour this week to see Californos for yourself! Sample our restaurant while you're here for a tour to enjoy our sidewalk cafe, outdoor bar area and fun atmosphere for brunch or dinner.
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.
Newly engaged? You may want to attend KC’s largest bridal show tomorrow at the Overland Park Convention Center. It’s supposed to be really busy with tons and tons of local brides, newly engaged - plus a whole heap of local vendors like me!
Swing by my table to say hi and to play a game - I’ll be giving away gift certificates to Californos restaurant to the winners! I’ll have some images and artifacts from Californos Westport - tell any of your friends or family who are engaged to find me tomorrow! Californos is turn-key and is the perfect solution for so many families!
Meanwhile, dates are flying off the calendar. Today we booked a Saturday in August 2018 and a Saturday in February of 2019. Californos hosts weddings, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, among many family and corporate events. The restaurant is beautiful and offers brides a unique, all-inclusive price.
More info below & online -
Bridal Spectacular with KC Weddings Magazine
Overland Park Convention Center - 6000 College Boulevard - Overland Park, KS 66211 Sat, February 3, 2018 - 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Californos was chosen as a winner in the venue category for “Best of the Knot” - Kansas City. You can read more about that here at Californos.com
Thanks for your interest! Aaron
Twelfth Annual Best of Weddings Awards, from the #1 Wedding Planning Website, Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America
Kansas City, MO / February 1, 2018 – Californos is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2018 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading online wedding brand and app. Californos has been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings on multiple occasions.
“Californos family owned business is unique among wedding venues in Kansas City for many reasons and we’re pleased to be recognized by local brides for the great work we’ve done in the marketplace ,” Aaron Barksdale-Burns, event planner at Californos Westport. “Our expertise and performance in Kansas City’s wedding market offers our brides a great deal of trust and comfort, which is one of the primary reasons guests choose our historic venue and restaurant for their private events.”
In 2018, only 3% of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its twelfth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2018, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost 3.6 million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider booking for their own unique wedding.
About Californos Westport
Since 1988, Californos has offered a place you can and will fall in love with! Our ballrooms & restaurant provide a seamless experience with the best location, atmosphere, service, value and food in Kansas City. Californos will celebrate 30 years at their annual St. Patrick’s Day bash, Saturday March 17, 2018. Please visit Californos online at Californos.com and follow on social media: Facebook.com/californos, @californos on Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest.
Okay, the wedding is over, but does the fun have to stop? For $25.50 per person, Californos offers an all-inclusive package that allows you to host a brunch the morning after your wedding! Call now to reserve one of spectacular private rooms for an informal gathering the morning after your wedding! Choose from the Library/Mezzanine, Westport Room, Saloon or the Ballroom. Californos will provide a 5-item buffet with your favorite brunch menu items and we'll include the private room, coffee & soft drinks! You may host alcohol or guests can purchase their own, taking advantage of our Saturday and Sunday specials on Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Make the most of your big weekend, with guests and friends in town, you want to visit with them! Don't let the entire weekend slip by and not enjoy every possible moment with your guests. Browse our website for the menu and call ahead to book your date with a deposit of $250, payable as soon as you are sure you're coming to celebrate with us at Californos Westport!
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