With the perfect date, you can enjoy a gorgeous Christmastime wedding at Californos Westport in 2019! Our stunning ballroom hosts beautiful receptions and wedding ceremonies for receptions of all sizes. The adjacent Westport room can accommodate a festive cocktail hour after your intimate ceremony, while our staff quickly transitions the main ballroom from ceremony to reception. Guests will enjoy a warm and spacious venue to celebrate with you on your most special day with private event space in our 1903 trolley barn. With antique character and modern touches, the venue provides a central location, near hotels & nightlife, with a full staff and restaurant quality foods. Guests enjoy access to beer, wine, and cocktails from your bars before settling in for a wonderful meal of heavy hors d'oeuvres with dance party to follow!
While December weddings might enjoy the best of Christmas decor, treats, and the like, other winter weddings have their own unique character that tends to focus on a dressier, stylized tablescape and more formal dress for the wedding party and wedding guests. Some ideas include a bleak midwinter photoshoot on our back patio, hopefully with a light dusting of snow! Gorgeous red roses are popular in the winter, as are blush colors, metallic accents and geometric designs.
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!
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Winter can be the breathtaking backdrop for your wedding at Californos! A fresh blanket of undriven snow is not only a Christmas dream come true, but can provide a uniquely stunning backdrop to your wedding day photography. Knowing that all future anniversaries will hover around this same time of year, it's a big decision for engaged couples to pick their specific date.
Although anyone can think of some reason not to favor the colder months, it's always good to hash out the potential - both positive and negative - of each season before you reach your big decision. There are decidedly several reasons to choose a Winter date for your wedding. Not the least of these concerns is the cost of your wedding, and there is no better time to afford it all than the winter. Demand for event space is generally lower at the first of the year, while venues such as Californos pull out all the stops to make a premium wedding fit nicely into your budget!
A blissful winter afternoon in January or February can offer crisp clean air, barren trees and a stark landscape to compliment your bright flowers and other personal accents for your big event! Rich and lively colors stand out strikingly against Winter's pallid scenery to create a dramatic setting for your wedding day pictures, both candid and staged. Weddings in the Winter months can tend to be quite elegant and stylized in terms of dress and thematic detail.
Winter offers rare opportunities to enjoy specialty cocktails! Californos vin brulè (mulled wine) is great for a warm and rustic alpine signature drink for your lively cocktail hour! Alternately, keep your guests nice and toasty with non-alcoholic choices such as hot chocolate or warm apple cider to supplement the full bar offered by Californos all-inclusive wedding package. Food will be mostly hot and filling items, with some light and vegetarian fare to accompany it. Guests will tend to drink many a beer, as usual, but also gravitate to bold red wines, peaty scotches, whiskeys, bourbons and of course, lots of vodka!
These winter months are a great time for weddings and wedding planning! January and February is a chance to get away from Kansas City, enjoy a distraction from your annual hibernation by planning your honeymoon in mid-winter. There's no better time for Costa Rica! With this in mind, you're setting yourself for future excuses to jump town for warmer weather as the years go by and you celebrate future anniversaries with your spouse.
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