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.
The patio at Californos is the ideal private venue for any outdoor wedding in Kansas City! The courtyard is accented with antique brick and sycamore trees shade your guests as they enjoy drinks at the bar or your vow exchange! Californos makes it easy to host a number of important outdoor moments on your wedding day, including pictures, a wedding ceremony or arrival of the wedding party, cocktail hour, yard games, cigar smoking, outdoor bars, live music, after-dinner drinks and more! This, while your back-up plan is only steps away! Contact Californos today to start planning your wedding on Kansas City's best patio! Wedding venue tours can be scheduled from our website!
Book a wedding reception for March or April 2019, and Californos will include the outdoor wedding ceremony fee! There are open Saturdays available, or discover outrageous rates on Friday and Sunday weddings at our legendary Midtown venue.
Grooms love Californos Westport and we can count the ways! Today we'll give you 10 reasons your groom would love to host a party with you at Californos on your wedding day! Counting down from the obvious to the most important - here we go!
10) There's always an open bar! Californos includes that in the pricing; it's generous and fun!
9) Great food & lots of it! Californos does not skimp on the food and we aim to WOW you!
8) Californos ballroom has one of the best dance floors in Kansas City! Let's bust a move!
7) Tax inclusive pricing. If you book by 12/30/2018 you can take full advantage of that!
6) Guests don't have to travel far; Wedding ceremony venues indoors or out!
5) Turn-key reception service. We help make wedding planning easy on you both!
4) Guests can walk to and from several nearby hotels.
3) Built in after-party options: party on our patio, saloon, main bar or at neighboring clubs.
2) To see that smile on your face. Californos will do anything to take care of our brides.
1) Bragging rights. Californos is Kansas City's most legendary wedding destination.
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!
Sunday tours are popular for brides planning on the weekends. Accommodating weddings and events both large and small, Californos Westport is a destination venue in Kansas City, truly worthy to host life's greatest moments! Party goers will revel in the choice you made and will congratulate you on a party well thrown! Give your wedding the best opportunity to be absolutely legendary by choosing a reception venue that will show off your style and zest for life.
Californos venue has a stunning layout and design that a Kansas City bride should insist to see in person before choosing the place to host the most amazing of events. Services that Californos offers brides are quite uniquely adapted towards accommodating weddings and special private events with the greatest pride and pleasure. You won't want to miss the opportunity to see our ballrooms and courtyard, saloon, bistro and suites in person before booking a venue or ballroom for your most special occasions!
Tour Californos venue on a Sunday if it is convenient for you. Private tours of the venue are also available by appointment Monday through Saturday. We ask only that you take a few moments to make an appointment in advance, and we are happy to coordinate a tour and brief initial consultation in regards to your wedding plans and the event venue at Californos Westport in Kansas City! We offer an online tool to help schedule your venue, but please feel free to contact us directly via phone or email to set up a tour time that works for you! We will be happy to accommodate you!
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.
This coming Monday, June 4th, Californos is hosting a happy hour event after work, perfect for engaged couples, brides-to-be, or anyone planning a big event in the next year or so! Californos will provide some delicious passed hors d'oeuvres. Plan your Summer wedding with us, or speak to wedding planners about any date in 2018, 2019 or 2020!
We'll sample Chef Marita Swift's delicious desserts, and visit with the event planners and other favorite local wedding vendors about your specific event! It's an informal bridal show, short & sweet, to get your creative juices going in regards to planning the big day, with help from the best local wedding pros! You can enjoy a sampling of sparkling wines & Californian varietals as you browse through Californos expansive and very beautiful event space in the heart of Kansas City.
Californos venue is ideal for a ceremony and reception all in one place. You will have the option of an air-conditioned, indoor ceremony in our fantastic ballroom or a shaded outdoor ceremony on the courtyard, with your wedding reception to immediately follow. Our spacious facility offers a bridal suite and ample opportunity for you and your wedding party to be taken care of throughout the day, with our restaurant and large, comfortable bridal suite on-site.
Call today to speak with an event coordinator at 816.531.1097, or register today to attend Monday's show, held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm June 4, 2018.
Book one of the few remaining Saturdays this Summer and Californos will double your deposit! Californos is an amazing venue and we have open dates in June and July, 2018 to offer a savvy couple getting married soon! You can book a premium Saturday date today and save $1,200 on your purchase simply by choosing one of the following date, which are within the next 120 days.
Qualifying dates for our Summer 2018 promotion for short engagements include:
Saturday June 23
Saturday June 30
Saturday July 7
Saturday July 14
Saturday July 21
Think over the top! Californos has it all and we're getting super competitive about how we price our receptions! We have open Fridays too! Choose another date and take advantage of another special offer based on our all-inclusive Wedding Reception package. Book an open Friday or Sunday in this same period so we can we'll double your deposit and include a $750 credit towards a ceremony or 5th hour of your open bar. (That's a $1,950 credit towards the perfect Friday wedding this Summer at Californos).
Choose from Fridays and Sundays before the end of Summer 2018 for your wedding day at Californos. Save on a Wedding Ceremony and Reception in Kansas City.
Friday May 4 or Friday May 11
Friday June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29 / Sundays June 3, 10, 17
Friday July 13, July 20, July 27 / Sundays July 1, 8, 15, 22
Friday August 10, Friday August 17, Friday August 24 / Sundays August 5, 12, 19, 26
Maybe you're recently engaged. Have you been reading about all the mistakes to avoid when planning a wedding? When choosing a venue, keep in mind that you'll have to carve out enough time to get ready and hair and makeup is not to be underestimated! Don't let the day get away by being unorganized with the precious hours you have! As your wedding day approaches, you'll have peace of mind when you have a plan for when and where to be on your wedding day! With a wedding ceremony and reception all under one roof, you'll surely enjoy a bridal suite, specious enough for you, mom, friends and family to enjoy together. Time spent getting ready on your wedding day should fun and relaxing, but if you start to run behind on your schedule, the pressure builds and an on-site suite for wedding preparations could be key to keeping on schedule with your photographer and the wedding photography you've hired! Californos has a beautiful and spacious bridal suite to offer our Kansas City brides, with a private dressing area and restroom, plus plenty of room for bridesmaids, the photographer, and more! Tour our facility to see the ballrooms, shaded courtyard and private space for the wedding party to enjoy besides!
Kim and Duston booked their recent wedding at Californos with just under three months before the big event. Our team was able to help them streamline the entire wedding planning process with Californos turn-key wedding venue and all-inclusive price point.
They were able to estimate the total cost the first day they met us, so it was easy to book and start working on invitations! Please read the review below and remember that Californos is adept at working with you on an amazing event, even with a very short engagement period.
“We had our wedding at Californos on Saturday October 28, 2017. The staff was awesome and very fast on getting back to you when it came to planning. The food was delicious and looked very fancy! All of our guests love it and had a great time! We had good weather so it made for a beautiful outside wedding. They also had a backup plan if it needed to be inside, which was awesome! We really liked the wind chime outside during the wedding. It made it seem very romantic. Besides decorating before the event they took care of anything. There are also hotels near Californos which made it nice for our guests. We would for sure suggest this venue to others. All in all we would rate this venue a 10 out of 10. Thank you so much Mig and Aaron and everyone else that made it so special for us!!”
Duston & Kim
October 28, 2017
So what's the next step for a newly engaged couple interested in Cailfornos as a Kansas City wedding venue? Schedule a tour of Californos today via our online appointment tool or call on by phone at 816.531.1097 to get some initial questions answered.
Aurora, on her wedding day, enjoyed the Saloon at Californos as a bridal suite where she and the ladies of the wedding party were able to prepare for the big day in comfortable and cozy settings! Here, Craig Sole of Craig Sole Designs coaches Aurora on how to hold her bouquet in the pictures and while walking down the aisle. The Saloon is located beneath Californos ballroom in our historic trolley barn building.
As a party room, the Saloon can accommodate up to 80 guests, but it doubles as a spacious and stylized dressing room or bridal suite for special events and weddings. In order to streamline the big day, hosts opt to get ready on-site.
Californos Saloon features architectural detail, private restroom, plenty of space to lounge and relax, a bar and buffet area for refreshments, while also providing room to get ready for the big day in an easy and conveniently located spot. Brides can base their day out of the Saloon, let it all hang out behind the scenes and be footsteps away from picture opportunities, the ceremony and reception throughout the day. You can contact Californos sales team to reserve the Saloon for your special event as an upgrade to a wedding reception and ceremony planned at our Midtown Kansas City event venue, the Trolley Barn.
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
Congratulations to Erin & Brandon on their Saturday, April 29 2017 wedding at Californos Westport! As we know, April showers bring May flowers, and Erin was blessed to be the ultimate rainy-day bride! In fact, she embraced the weather and certainly harvested some of the good luck offered us by a rainy wedding day, even splashing through a puddle or two to make the most of life's lemons!
Erin and her family booked Californos antique Trolley Barn wedding venue with relatively short notice. Although the couple has been together for many years, when they finally decided to tie the knot, they were able to put the whole event together in no time flat! We first spoke on February 4, 2017, and by February 24, the event was confirmed. The entire wedding was planned in a window of eight weeks, and no details were spared! Despite a quick planning period, this wedding went off without a hitch, and our guests enjoyed many beautifully orchestrated and detailed moments over the course of the day.
Erin, Brandon, and the family were able to pull off a fantastic event despite a very short engagement, using a minimal number of vendors who were able to help with multiple services. For example, Californos was not only the venue for the wedding reception, but also for the ceremony, with the Saloon reserved for use as a bridal suite. Californos Catering team provided all of the food & drink at the reception, including all of the staffing, linens, china & expertise that goes along with it. Californos Chef, Marita Swift, even handcrafted some cupcakes for dessert! Californos is the place to go for quick planning and stunning results as our all-inclusive package and turn-key reception services! We've definitely got what it takes to get you hitched in a hurry! Just know that when you call, you'll need some flexibility with the date!
Please enjoy this entertaining video of their wedding day, produced by wedding videographer Surveyor Creative, and catch a glimpse of Californos Saloon space, used as a bridal suite, so that the ladies from the wedding party had a relaxing place to get ready for the big day! Bobby Kyser Events, new to Kansas City, did an excellent job and covered several bases for Erin and Brandon. Bobby did all the florals for the wedding party and centerpieces, decorated the ballroom window, creating a wistful and serene backdrop for the vows ceremony and first kiss! Bobby officiated the ceremony himself and provided the DJ for this wedding reception! They had the guests dancing all night as you can see in the video! AC Hotel Westport, a Euro-style Marriott property, is across the street from Californos and made for a modern, chic and very convenient home base for the wedding party and out of town guests!
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Event Pro., Aaron