The Saloon at Californos can accommodate up to 80 guests for a cocktail party and 50 guests for a plated dinner. Available for private parties, the room is complete with a full bar, private entrance, and antique charm. The Paris of the Plains comes alive in this room, with all the charm of France, right here on the border of Missouri and Kansas. Want to learn more? Take a moment to watch this new music video, Hair Like Lemons, by Joseph Warren and the Wanderlust Revival in 2018. The saloon, perfect for your next private event, is a jazz club during the week, hosting shows by the Jim Lower Jazz Orchestra, Eddie Moore and Rich Hill. Wednesdays feature a weekly Jazz Jam from 7:30-10:30 pm. The saloon doubles as a bridal suite, dining room, private party room and live music venue. Enjoy a lavish reception upstairs, with outdoor wedding ceremony beforehand, and reserve the saloon as a private suite for the wedding party or bride. Alternately, reserve the room for a private after party. Reception downtown? Reserve Californos Saloon for your after-party in Westport and take advantage of our 3am liquor license, wonderful staff and outstanding menu! Planning a 2019 wedding? Come tour the venue at Californos this week to make sure you are taking advantage of the best Kansas City has to offer for one of the best parties of a lifetime!
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.
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!
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.
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