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.
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.
It's the economics of supply and demand! Use them in your favor when planning your most special day! Friday Weddings are fun like Saturday - but with a twist! It cost a lot less money! Yes, we're talking the difference between having the wedding of your dreams and not - all depending on the date you want to book! Saturdays are prime-time, premium wedding dates not only for your venue but for many vendors such as your wedding photographer, caterer, DJ and more! The cost of services is typically more negotiable for Friday brides, where Saturday brides are literally competing with the masses to get their date and details lined up. They are also subject to the high demand price point that can really limit what you're able to do to create your true dream wedding! It's basically a simple principle, based on demand, made easy to understand by nature of Californos simple and complete all-inclusive wedding reception and ceremony package.
Californos not only offer a special price point for Friday weddings, but that price point is going to be based on your guest count and the season as well! Larger Friday groups or a Friday wedding in the Winter months enjoy the most value for their buck, as they are either purchasing more food & drink by sheer size of their wedding, or they are competing with even fewer brides, and are able to snag amazing deals on their fully hosted party and breathtakingly beautiful space!
Tour Californos historic and expansive trolley barn location this week and consider reserving your wedding on a Friday in 2019 or 2020 at Californos Westport, KC's favorite Friday wedding venue! But wait, what about our out-of-town-guests? I don't know about you, but I've been to a lot of weddings! I've attended a Sunday wedding in up-state New York, a Thursday Wedding near Denver, and my own parents got married on a Friday back in 1978. You can get married any day of your choosing and your most important friends and family will be thrilled to attend, no matter the day you choose. You'll find out first hand that a Friday wedding at Californos is much like a Saturday event - only you definitely get a better price and your chances of having early access to the venue for set-up or a rehearsal greatly increase! At the end of your reception, it will feel like the end of a long day - but you wake up again and it's only Saturday! Some guests will stay in town and enjoy Kansas City that extra day.
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!
Californos hosts an open house on Monday October 8, 2018. Come, enjoy a short and sweet evening in our event space to see the ballrooms, courtyard and saloon, along with the rest of Californos charming and expansive wedding and event venue! Engaged couples are invited to take part in a casual evening of wine tasting, appetizers, cake & wedding planning! You can network with some of Kansas City's favorite vendors, including those who specialize in guest accommodations, bridal gowns, florals, travel, wedding ceremony, music, catering & more! You must register ahead for free entry to the event, as we are providing refreshments for our guests! Please sign-up on our website today and feel free to bring one or two guests with you if possible! Californos has so much to offer - you absolutely must see it in person to understand the incredible backdrop that the restaurant provides for our brides. There are hundreds of amazing opportunities for the most memorable of moments. Party with us on your big day!
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!
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!
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!
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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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.
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.
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