Congrats and a big thanks to Leslie & Chris for hosting their event with Californos Westport, Kansas City's favorite and most fun party venue!
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!
Californos is available for romantic dining, plated dinners and buffets, passed hors d'oeuvres and more. Plated dinners offer a more formal experience for guests, perfect for a business event, rehearsal dinner or a formal meal for your wedding reception. Our facility offers over four different private dining opportunities inside, with outdoor cocktail hour or outdoor reception space outside as well!
The patio, which offers two bars can host large and intimate gatherings for cocktails before or after your dinner event. Californos ballroom seats up to 140 guests for formal plated dinner, while the Westport Room accommodates up to 80. Our Saloon seats 60 guests for a plated dinner experience, while the Mezzanine is suited perfectly for a group of 30 or fewer guests. Passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktail hour, formal place settings, personalized menus, music and presentations are all part of what we will discuss when planning your special dinner event. Menus range from steak and salmon to chicken, pork and other creative entree options, served with a range of salads, vegetables, side dishes and appetizers. Pricing and menu options for private rooms and dinner events at Californos are easily found on our website under the private event menus tab.
Californos restaurant is known to be a legendary and private wedding venue, with spacious lofted ballrooms, hardwood floors throughout, antique brick walls, multiple bars and bartenders, amazing courtyard and the guests will not hesitate to mention the food! Although the fully stocked open bar is quite appealing to guests, it is truly the outstanding menu that sets your wedding apart and takes your party to the next level! Yes, the epic event you always wanted- and wait, the price is all inclusive, too - so it's something that will work for your budget!
After all, we ensure that you have plenty of food and plenty of options, with ten various dishes you will choose to create the ultimate dinner - with party food! Since your event takes place at an actual restaurant, the bar is set high, and Californos will deliver! Serving ten various dishes on your wedding buffet will be a great solution to any special diets and you'll be able to impress each guests with no extra effort on your part! Picking the menu is the most fun part of wedding planning and as the host, you want everything on the table, right! Californos wants to make a splash with you and each guest you've invited. We have every wish in the world to come off looking great at your event. For this reason, we offer all-inclusive, turn-key wedding solutions for our brides, with open bar and menu of ten different dishes to serve guests.
While many couples will choose expensive venues and a prime date, then cut short on the food, Californos is a restaurant and our perspective is very different. From our end as a venue, we only want to be part of the most stunning events, so that we can generate an aggressive word of mouth campaign, executed by you and your guests once this party is all over. Our imperative to wow guests and hosts with the food at your wedding keeps us in a place where we are very generous, while keeping costs under control and truly competitive with other venues.
No matter the date of your wedding reception, our complete wedding package ensures that you'll be able to budget completely from day one. You can browse our wedding pricing and wedding menus now, and notice that the per person bid will include not only the food and drink, but the venue rental, furniture, linens, setup, the bartenders & staff for your event. Even the service charges and current sales taxes has all been accounted for. That means they are included in the bid. You can put your calculator away and do this estimate by hand - we make sure it's easy and that you know what to expect before on price and value before you ever walk in the door!
Why do we say it's a turn-key wedding planning experience for our Kansas City brides? We proudly have the vision and the expertise to take you from this moment to your first wedding anniversary without a frown. The downside? Your face will hurt from too much smiling. It's an absolutely lovely place to discover for so many reasons, but let's wrap it up for today with the menu. Consider browsing the choices online, but keep in mind that we have many customizations, tweaks and tricks to help personalize the options even further! We'll blog again with more images of the food, or follow Californos on Pinterest to browse the wedding menu options right now! As for trying the food, make a reservation in our restaurant for dinner this weekend or stop by during the week for Mixed Grill, or other favorites we'll be recommending. More options will be presented at our next Wedding Fair event, so please make sure you pre-register for that event and we'll expect you there! Meanwhile, when you book, we'll start looking at dates for your own private tasting, which also serves as a our biggest meeting for most weddings. For out-of-town brides, we'll work with you to find just the right time to meet and plan your wedding together. We look forward to it! - Californos
It's customary and fun for engaged couples to organize and host a private rehearsal dinner to thank their wedding party and family from out-of-town for being such an integral part of their wedding day.
Californos makes a spectacular rehearsal dinner venue, and is likely to have the perfect private room available for your dinner event. Classy and romantic, the Library Mezzanine is a private dining room, suitable for the most intimate of affairs. Californos lofty and rustic Ballroom will wow a large group, while the well-loved and polished Westport Room or more casual Saloon space are amply sized private rooms for a dinner group of 30 to 80 guests. Talk to us about a cocktail hour on the back patio before your guests are seated and enjoy a breezy and shaded courtyard with a private bar and fire pit!
Whether it's a plated dinner or a more informal buffet style event, Californos has a uniquely convenient, all-inclusive package to offer you. This allows hosts to budget for the rehearsal dinner early and commit to the budget, as prices are per person, including the private room, libations from the bar, and even sales tax! Valet parking is available as needed by your guests.
Show your special guests the best of Kansas City, with a legendary local restaurant in an authentic and lively neighborhbood. A nightcap is in your future after all of this! When you host your wedding party for a pre-wedding supper at Californos in Westport after the rehearsal, you'll be sure you've picked the right venue to host your private event.
Sample of Currently Open Dates for Rehearsal Dinners at Californos in 2017:
Ballroom: August 25, September 8, October 13 and more!
Westport Room: May 26, June 9, June 30, July 7 and more!
Saloon: May 19, June 9, June 14, June 23 and more!
Library: May 12, May 26, June 2 and more!
Californos, as you may or may not know, is built on the side of a hill! Our restaurant and event venue offers various private dining experiences, with diverse private rooms that can accommodate a wide range of event styles and guest counts. The Library Mezzanine is a few steps from the restaurant's main bistro dining room and has a balcony within the room. The mezzanine features beautiful windows throughout the space which overlooks the main ballrooms of our trolley barn wedding and event venue.
The mezzanine features a balcony that seats 8 to 10 guests, overlooking a dining room that accommodates up to 35 guests. Depending on the style and size of your special event, the mezzanine could accommodate a bar or buffet to accommodate your guests, or the space can be utilized for a plated dinner or luncheon event. Exposed brick, rich wood interior, high ceilings with party lights, are some of the primary characteristics of this intimate and uniquely shaped private dining room. An iron wine rack on the edge of the room's interior stores hundreds of bottles, from sparkling wines to bold reds and specialty bottles.
Popular for business dinners, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers, the library mezzanine dining room also expands the capacity of our ballrooms, allowing Californos to accommodate additional seating or a special area to present your desserts or wedding cake on a large wedding reception or a corporate event. Linens are typically provided by Californos for private events in the Library Mezzanine event space.
Contact Californos today to find out more about the Library Mezzanine space at Californos in Westport! Our staff is available Monday through Saturday to answer questions via phone or email, and you can schedule a tour from our website from home! You may also opt to pop in for brunch, lunch, or dinner, to get a sneak peak at the Library Mezzanine to see the venue in person!
The Westport Room at Californos provides a unique private dining experience in the heart of Kansas City's most exciting district. Californos restaurant can accommodate seating for up to 80 guests in the Westport Room, which has a private bar built into the space for guests to enjoy.
This space may be available on it's own, or may be available only in conjunction with the Ballroom and other event space, depending on the date of the year. Contact our Sales staff directly from the site with questions, or you can schedule a time to tour our event venue in person.
Please enjoy a short slideshow featuring images of the Westport Room. You may notice brick walls, a high, barrel ceiling, dramatic drum shades, and interior windows and a private bar, among other items.
Californos Westport is easily one of the most popular rehearsal dinner venues in Kansas City! Our restaurant offers clients the chance to host their event in a beautiful and historic building with a private room. Located in the heart of Kansas City's historic and lively neighborhood of Westport, there is no better place to host visiting wedding guests for an evening out in KC! From the spacious grand ballroom to our cozy mezzanine, various private dining rooms are available at our facility, and each offers a unique atmosphere to enjoy with new friends & family.
Our rehearsal dinner menus are available online today. Please browse our website to find pricing for those, and other special private events! Of particular interest and advantage of event hosts, is the all-inclusive pricing. You will have the choice to opt for an all-inclusive package, which gives you a complete per person price point. Since prices include sales tax, along with the bar, food, event space & more, hosts can put their budget together in no time.
The bistro menu at Californos features some of our most beloved entrees, Beef Tenderloin, Grilled Salmon, and more! Consider a reservation at Californos restaurant to try our food and contact us via our website to schedule a tour or to confirm your upcoming 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