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 makes it fun and easy to plan your wedding, thanks to our turn-key reception venue with full-service restaurant on-site. There are many advantages to choosing Californos as the location to your Kansas City wedding, but whether you're decided or not - tonight you're invited to the Wedding Fair, a quarterly open house bridal event that Californos hosts, along with numerous other local wedding companies, in October, January and June each year.
Tonight's event, Monday, October 2nd, takes place from 5:30-7:30 pm. The wedding fair features a sampling of Californos signature Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres Menu, as well as sparkling beverages and Californian Wines. Chef Marita Swift will serve a taste of her hand-fashioned custom wedding cake.
The festive atmosphere is that of an engagement party, with lively conversation between engaged couples and 17 various wedding professionals from local companies and providers who specialize in event space, hotel accommodations, catering, floral design, travel, dj and sound design, lighting, intimate lingerie, wedding gowns and dresses, wedding photography, videography, beverage catering, live music and much more!
Register now to attend tonight's event!
Photo credit: Black Coffee Photo Co. - Aurora & Chris's Wedding August 2017
Why party in the outskirts of town when you can host your Kansas City wedding in the heart of it all? Californos is conveniently located to nightlife and shopping, but also located across the street from a couple of fantastic hotels, with more nearby! You can offer out-of-town guests a taste of Kansas City and make it convenient for them to make the trip at the same time!
AC Hotel Westport is a European-Style Marriott concept, new to Westport in 2015. The AC has quickly become our primary recommendation for weddings as they are across the street, newly renovated with modern design. The AC Hotel is located at 560 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111. Ask to speak with Kurt or the sales department for help booking.
The Embassy Suites - Country Club Plaza is equally close to our venue. Located at 220 West 43rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64111, the Embassy Suites offers larger rooms and a pool, just one block South of Californos. Ask to speak with Charles to book your block of rooms or reservation.
Courtyard Marriott Kansas City- Country Club Plaza is located at 4600 JC Nichols Parkway, KC, MO 64112. It's just one minute South of 43rd and Broadway by vehicle. This is approximately four blocks from event space at Californos Westport. Ask to speak with Eileen.
816 Hotel is a locally owned business at the corner of Westport Road and SW Trafficway. This means it is very convenient for guests, and the hotel features rooms with decor themed around Kansas City culture. Rooms feature the Royals, KC BBQ, and other historical or cultural ideas.
Ask for Luther to secure reservations.
The Rafael is located on the Plaza at 325 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112, a quarter mile from Californos. This wonderful boutique hotel makes the list for it's amazing atmosphere, staff and location. If you'd like to reserve something very special for the bride and groom on their wedding night, contact Tim at the Rafael.
Join us for the Wedding Fair on Monday, June 5, 2017, a relaxed and fun bridal show in Midtown Kansas City. Californos will host an evening of wedding planning at our historic Trolley Barn venue in the heart of Westport, Kansas City's most vibrant neighborhood!
Potential event hosts will get a chance to enjoy Californos atmosphere in the evening and to attend an event in the space. Guests will enjoy a range of samples from our celebrated heavy hors d'oeuvres menu, which is the most popular type of menu for wedding receptions at our legendary venue!
Californos and some of our favorite local wedding professionals will present from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, and couples will enjoy the chance to win one of several door prizes. Californos will also treat you to a taste of our homemade wedding cake and Californian wines.
Californos hosts the Wedding Fair three times a year, in January, June and October.
This June 5, 2017 event was added for the 2017 season to accommodate those brides planning their 2017 or 2018 weddings now.
Featured vendors for this Spring Bridal Show event will include Altar Bridal, AC Hotel Westport, Elite Sounds Entertainment, and Blissful Honeymoons & Destination Weddings.
Browse the site and register for this complimentary open house for engaged couples!
Kansas City Wedding Connection.
Californos and friends are cooking up some great things for our next open house, the Wedding Fair, on Monday March 27, 2017. It's a really nice chance to see Californos lofty event space during the evening, and meet more than a handful of Kansas City's most beloved wedding professionals. Our event features favorites from Californos heavy hors d'oeuvres menu, hand-crafted wedding cake, and a champagne toast. The event is complimentary to engaged couples and their small entourage! Be here on 3/27/2017 to meet the folks from Craig Sole Designs, Ultrapom event rental, AC Hotel Westport, and Altar Bridal among others!
Californos can design and execute a beautiful custom wedding cake for your special day! Our Chef, Kelly Swift and her team will amaze guests with delicious buttercream frosting, buttermilk white cake, and unique, hand-made finish.
Californos can provide a stunning cake plateau and delivery for your cake, or you can arrange to have your cake delivered to your reception destination and set-up on-site. Custom, tiered wedding cake is priced per person, and we will consult with you in advance to make sure that we are a good fit for your wedding cake!
You may contact us today from our website to request a meeting time. We can make an arrangement for you to taste our cake in person so you can discover some of the different options and flavors that we offer, such as old-fashioned chocolate icing & our outstanding blue ribbon carrot cake recipe! Browse our Custom Bakery Menu today online, and visit our Pinterest page to see more cake!
Also, why save a piece of your cake in the freezer for a year? That's really not so tasty, just ask anyone who has tried it. Our custom bakery is ready to take your order for an anniversary cake anytime! Check out this video of us decorating a recent anniversary cake for one Californos couples who had their wedding here in 2015. Opposites attract, as you can see in their choice of cake and icing flavors.
When you get engaged, it's like a mad-rush to figure out everything that needs to happen! Some major details, like, who, what, when, etc. start to overwhelm you very quickly. Californos and friends have put together a great little group of local vendors who team up a few times a year for open houses. We maintain a group website, where you can browse multiple services, from entertainment to honeymoons: kcweddingconnection.com.
We host a Wedding Fair for engaged couples every January, June, and October. This tradition started in 2007, with Craig Sole Designs, Complete Weddings & Events, Californos Westport and the Best Seat in the House putting together a very informal and fun bridal expo. The food and atmosphere are infinitely more enjoyable than that of the big shows at nearby convention centers. Instead of a paper plate of chips & dip, you get to enjoy Californos amazing array of heavy hors d'oeuvres! There is champagne, wedding cake & a host of delightful professionals who specialize in various aspects of your wedding! We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
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