You know what you want, after all it's your wedding! Californos Westport can help execute your dreams! Let us know all about your plans for a reception day in Kansas City. Our uniquely amazing venue will definitely put you at center-stage for the big day. Various menus are available to help you accomplish your goals. Californos is known for our heavy appetizer buffet wedding receptions, but also offer Kansas City's signature cuisine, KC barbeque in collaboration with Danny Edwards BBQ. In addition, more formal events may require passed hors d'oeuvres, plated course or the entire event could be a plated dinner event. We'll walk you through the details, advantages and drawbacks associated with each quality of service and will be with you as you make the perfect menu choices for your special day. Family-style service and stations are not commonly part of our recommendation for you, but for the right group, these service options can be fun and entertaining as well!
Call on Californos to start putting the most fun and elegant party to celebrate life and happiness with friends and family! The patio at our place hosts breathtaking wedding ceremonies and provides a truly amazing outdoor space to be enjoyed for your cocktail hour, reception and after-party! Californos truly has it all to offer you & your favorite people on a most special day!
The ballrooms at Californos are light and airy, with lofty ceilings, antique architecture that will blow away your guests! Brick walls and hardwood floors make for a great dance floor and results in amazing backdrop for your event photos! Take advantage of Californos amazing venue, service and pricing for your own wedding by snagging one of our open dates for this Fall of 2018 while supplies last! Save yourself the trouble of a year-long engagement and make dreams come true in a jiffy with a turn-key wedding experience at Californos Westport!
Here is a list of open dates. Keep in mind that Fridays and $10 off per per person, Sundays are $20 off per person, and a weekday wedding garners you the substantial promotion of $30 off per person! With all that we have to offer, you can't afford not to celebrate with us! Californos dates for this Fall include the following:
Fridays - August 24, September 7, September 14, September 21
Saturdays - August 25, October 27
Sundays - September 2, September 9, September 16, September 30, October 14, 21, 28.
Weekdays - There are many! Contact Aaron or Mig today to find out specifics!
Okay - so what's the next step? Come see our venue in person! Californos is open for drinks & simple evening menu daily, in addition to live entertainment! Consider a private venue tour as soon as possible! We're here daily to meet you - with advanced notice! Find an appointment time online today!
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!
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".
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!
Contact Aaron or Mig at Californos today by emailing: email@example.com
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
Californos wedding venue is historic Westport's horse-drawn Trolley Barn, built in 1903! Today we can host the most amazing wedding reception in Kansas City in our lofty ballrooms and on our spacious courtyard! Enjoy a wedding ceremony, shaded by Sycamore trees and a blanket of stars overhead as you party into the late night with best friends, travelling from afar to celebrate with you! Don't disappoint your out of town guests! Choose Californos for the peace of mind! With Californos you know you can afford to host the very best food, open bar, with the location that will have your friends wanting to move to Kansas City!
Hotels and nightlife are steps away, while you enjoy the spacious and private backdrop of Californos. Our team will guide you through a flawless engagement and planning time, with a seamless execution that will have you smiling on your wedding day! Consider a tour this week to see Californos for yourself! Sample our restaurant while you're here for a tour to enjoy our sidewalk cafe, outdoor bar area and fun atmosphere for brunch or dinner.
Spring Wedding Promo! Snag an Open Saturday in March or April 2018 at Californos Westport and be married in no time!
Californos offers a unique location which showcases Kansas City architecture, culture & nightlife! Host your wedding or next important gathering in the big city at Californos and make the most of our rustic building and urban setting. Our on-site restaurant and expert event coordinators will have the venue sparkling for you & your guests! Our spacious event level and adjacent patio are perfect for enjoying Spring in Kansas City!
With Californos, you can rest assured that you picked one of the best looking ballrooms in KC, a gorgeous patio, a significantly historical location and some of the very best food in town. Meanwhile, guests will enjoy an open bar and you as the host, will enjoy all-inclusive pricing from day one, with never a doubt as to how much you will spend hosting your guests.
Book your wedding event with a short engagement and save at Californos Westport! Our website now makes it possible to book your wedding reception online by paying a deposit to secure the date. We'll email you a confirmation. Californos makes wedding planning, simple, easy and pleasurable with very straightforward, simple, and inclusive pricing!
Open Saturdays in March or April 2018 can be booked at the Friday rate! Save $10 per person on a group of 100+, Saturdays in March 2018 or April, including March 24, April 7, April 14, or Saturday, April 28, 2018. It's easy at Californos to plan! You already know $79 x 100 guests could pay for a 4-hour reception with tax, minimum tip and open bar included! Keep in mind, we host an open house Monday, March 26, 2018, if you'd like to attend our next Wedding Fair event for engaged couples!
Friday Deals this Spring! Book a wedding on a Friday in March or April - with a group of 100+ guests, and enjoy an extra deposit credit of $500 towards your wedding event! Browse our site and package at home this evening. You can confirm a convenient venue tour with our event coordinator directly from the site at any time, or call us to arrange a meeting in person. Sunday weddings can enjoy the same promotion for a short engagement! Open dates for a Friday wedding or Sunday wedding at Californos Westport include Fridays March 23, April 6, 13, or 27, and Sunday April 8 or April 15, 2018. There's no easier place than Californos to host an amazing wedding you'll remember forever, with one month to plan!
Californos offers a turn-key wedding reception. All you have to do as the host is to invite the guests, hire a DJ, and bring centerpieces! Our staff can take care of everything else with our one-stop-shop, can-do attitude! Pricing includes venue, food, open bar with tax & service paid! View our website today to see the specific prices, menu options, bar selections, or to schedule a tour this week! Enjoy a gorgeous winter photo shoot on your wedding day like Sarah & Kevin!
All of the Saturdays in January and February of 2018 are booked with weddings, but we still have various open Fridays and Sundays, when pricing is incredibly enticing for brides and grooms who are flexible and want to be married in a matter of months!
Pricing in January and/or February is considered to be low-season for wedding events. You can secure an all-inclusive wedding reception package for $20 off per person from our normal rate by choosing a Friday in one of these two winter months. For example, including an open bar of cocktails, beer and wine for four hours, $69 x 100 adults = $6,900. This pays for 100 people to eat, drink, be merry at our beautiful location - including setup, linens, sales tax and much more. For 150 adults, the rate is $58 per person, for 200 adults its $55 ($11,000).
Californos makes sure that you're able to budget your wedding event from day one and that expectations are met from the very start of your planning. Bartenders are included in the pricing, as is the service charge that you pay as the host. No surprises are coming down the road, as we want to give you a complete bid and estimate from the very start with our wedding reception package.
Californos romantic venue, in the heart of Kansas City’s most accommodating and exciting neighborhood, is still available on the following Fridays and Sundays in January and February 2018. Please schedule your own private venue tour from our website or call 816.531.1097 and speak to our event coordinators as soon as today!
Open Dates in 2018
Fridays January 5, 12, 19, 26
Sundays January 7, 21, 28
Fridays February 2, 9, 16 , 23
Sundays February 4, 11, 18, 25
Kansas City brides have spoken on popular review sites like the Knot. Californos has enjoyed many wonderful reviews, such as these words from the couple, married here on September 16, 2017 on the back patio. Their wedding reception followed immediately in our historic trolley barn building. The restaurant's expansive event space, services and menu can offer your wedding a home! What does this mean? Californos offers a very accessible venue, with a restaurant on-site that you can enjoy beyond your wedding day.
"Californos was a great venue for our wedding day. We loved the beautiful trees and the outdoor ceremony space in the middle of Westport. I also loved that the ceremony and reception took place at the same location. The food at Californos is the best. Our guests are still talking about it. The lemon cake is the best cake I've ever consumed. Friendly staff and bartenders. Lots of upgrade options available. Aaron and Mig were prompt with their replies. We were overall very happy with the Californos and will continue dining there for years to come."
Today, we're sharing a detailed review from a Californos bride who just had her one year wedding anniversary. This couple came to us at the last minute, needing to change venues for their special event. Luckily, we had their date open. They were actually booked at one of our very favorite local restaurants for their reception, but this couple felt that they should change venues. Please read on to find out why, and what was done about it:
"To say Californos went above and beyond to host our wedding reception is an understatement! When we called Mig and Aaron with a major crisis on our hands, they not only saved the day, but made our wedding day as effortless as possible and utterly beautiful! Nine days before our October wedding, the restaurant my fiancé and I had originally hired to host our reception cancelled out of the blue. Despite our best efforts to negotiate, they decided instead to turn their venue into a Halloween house of horrors, and we were forced to find another restaurant to host our reception with barely a week to go. Welcome to every bride’s nightmare!
But from our very first phone call, Aaron and Mig at Californos were accommodating beyond our wildest dreams, and did everything within their power to help. With professional calm and the utmost efficiency, they offered us their ballroom (available due to a serendipitous cancellation), and took care of all the logistics—providing a piano for the musician, setting up the room for our unique needs, and lining up valet parking for our guests. In addition, the per-person pricing was refreshingly easy to understand, and Mig assured me that once I made basic selections for the buffet and bar, they would take it from there. And they did.
As Mig promised, all we had to do was show up the day of our wedding and everything was ready and waiting. Every bride hopes for that kind of experience, of course. But given our situation, being able to simply trust Californos to do a professional and thoughtful job--without any extra oversight by us-- saved me unfathomable time and stress. And best of all… in the end, you wouldn’t have even known that our reception was such a last minute production!
It was elegant and seamless, the food was delicious, the facility was ten times more beautiful and memorable than our original venue, and the guests absolutely adored it. I wish we could have gone with Californos from the beginning. But because of a fateful turn of events, the stars aligned and we were given the chance to work with this classy, professional, and exceedingly KIND group of people. Californos will always have a special place in our hearts because of that. Five stars is not enough."
Suzanne and James
October 15, 2016 at Californos Westport
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
Let's take this show on the road! Many Kansas City brides choose Californos to cater their wedding receptions. Our full-service restaurant and wedding venue also offers complete catering services at the event space of your choice! You may choose to ask Californos to provide the dinner for your guests, with menus ranging from simple or traditional to elaborate and over-the-top! Californos can also provide a complete service, providing not only food, but also china, linens, staffing & more.
In addition, our company offers a full bar package for your event, with bartending services and competitive rates that provides a happy and comfortable solution to your wedding planning woes! Treat guests and yourself to a festive open house bar of cocktails, beer & wines! Our staff can put together a generous and reasonably priced package to service your event at the venue of your choice! You can read more about this on our catering page, regarding our services for wedding receptions off-site.
Some of our favorite venues to cater your wedding include Californos' own Trolley Barn and private courtyard in Westport, but we also have also enjoyed catering at these local gems...
Boulevard Brewery - Ironwoods Lodge - Midland Theater - Vox Theater - Madrid Theater - River Market Event Place - Foundation - Aspen Room - Simpson House - Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity - Liberty Memorial - Union Station - Magnolia - Pennway Place - Executive Hills Polo Club - The National - Berg - the Guild - Urban Event - Town Pavillion - 2016 Main - & More!
Katey and Patrick celebrated their new commitment to each other at Californos Westport in early August 2017! Guests arrived at Californos with plenty of time to spare, having a chance to enjoy a cocktail before the wedding ceremony started. Guests enjoyed comfortable seating and cool weather for a Sunday afternoon event that began with an enchanting outdoor vow exchange and ended with an epic dance party at Californos lofty Ballroom.
Thanks to Beau Vaughn Photography for sharing a few stunning images of this charming couple on their big day. With Californos, you can find a way to have it all! Discover that your dream wedding is actually well within reach! Beautiful backdrops await you at Californos, where you can relax and enjoy a seamless experience with our seasoned staff and turnkey venue!
Pictured here are Pat & Katey's first look & practice kiss, their vow exchange on Californos shaded terrace, a small wedding cake made by Californos Chef, Marita Swift, Katey's beautiful dress, a family portrait on the patio, Californos signature dish, the Mixed Grill. Also pictured, some candid shots of the wedding guests and the dance floor, as well as a photo of the newlywed couple cutting their wedding cake.
Sunday weddings can take place in the morning or evening, for dinner or brunch! Sundays are always priced more affordably than Saturdays, which means that part of your catering budget can actually be spent on an amazing dress or photographer. Find out more about Californos, our all-inclusive wedding reception pricing, expert staff, and promotional rates for engaged couples who book a Sunday wedding with Californos in Kansas City!
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
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Event Pro., Aaron