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.
It's the economics of supply and demand! Use them in your favor when planning your most special day! Friday Weddings are fun like Saturday - but with a twist! It cost a lot less money! Yes, we're talking the difference between having the wedding of your dreams and not - all depending on the date you want to book! Saturdays are prime-time, premium wedding dates not only for your venue but for many vendors such as your wedding photographer, caterer, DJ and more! The cost of services is typically more negotiable for Friday brides, where Saturday brides are literally competing with the masses to get their date and details lined up. They are also subject to the high demand price point that can really limit what you're able to do to create your true dream wedding! It's basically a simple principle, based on demand, made easy to understand by nature of Californos simple and complete all-inclusive wedding reception and ceremony package.
Californos not only offer a special price point for Friday weddings, but that price point is going to be based on your guest count and the season as well! Larger Friday groups or a Friday wedding in the Winter months enjoy the most value for their buck, as they are either purchasing more food & drink by sheer size of their wedding, or they are competing with even fewer brides, and are able to snag amazing deals on their fully hosted party and breathtakingly beautiful space!
Tour Californos historic and expansive trolley barn location this week and consider reserving your wedding on a Friday in 2019 or 2020 at Californos Westport, KC's favorite Friday wedding venue! But wait, what about our out-of-town-guests? I don't know about you, but I've been to a lot of weddings! I've attended a Sunday wedding in up-state New York, a Thursday Wedding near Denver, and my own parents got married on a Friday back in 1978. You can get married any day of your choosing and your most important friends and family will be thrilled to attend, no matter the day you choose. You'll find out first hand that a Friday wedding at Californos is much like a Saturday event - only you definitely get a better price and your chances of having early access to the venue for set-up or a rehearsal greatly increase! At the end of your reception, it will feel like the end of a long day - but you wake up again and it's only Saturday! Some guests will stay in town and enjoy Kansas City that extra day.
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
Sarah & Kevin hosted an amazing wedding at Californos on Saturday March 3, 2017, and the pictures from their afternoon are simply divine. The weather was ideal for an enchanting photo session with the bride & groom on our back patio with their local and very talented photographer, Kelley Photo & Design. The bridal portrait and candid snapshots taken here are breathtaking!
A fresh snow lightly dusts the fir trees and created at beautiful and crisp backdrop to these delightful shots. A gentle snowfall earlier that morning made the rustic brick and ironwork pop, while party lights twinkle in the distance. Sarah's bouquet and Kevin's boutonniere, both fashioned from vintage buttons, added charming detail to their look and was a fun and unique wedding idea.
Winter weddings have so much to offer, from the cool weather, to the special attention you receive from family, guests, and your party planning team! A January wedding, or a wedding in February may garner you promotional prices from various wedding vendors, such as your venue or photographer. While Summer is lively and busy, Winter can be offer more laid back schedule and can be simple season to plan a special weekend and a Westport wedding! To find out more about weddings at Californos, a favorite venue for a ceremony and reception in Kansas City, consider attending our next open house, the Wedding Fair, hosted by Californos and the Kansas City Wedding Connection
Spring has sprung and Easter weekend is upon us! This means that wedding season is (almost) in full bloom! Weddings and special events are known to be very expensive for many reasons! Hosting your friends and family will always cost money, but for the thrifty bride with flexibility, the date can make a lot of difference to the bottom line. For this reason, many brides consider booking promotional dates for their celebration, and that includes Easter weekend at Californos Westport, Kansas City's premiere wedding venue! Our venue is booked with weddings over this coming Easter weekend on both Friday and Saturday, due in part to the amazing price points.
Per tradition, a majority of churches do not host weddings during the Lenten period between Carnevale / Mardi Gras and Easter. This has always been the least popular season for weddings, as churches were simply not hosting any over the six week course of Lent. In this 21st century we live in, there are many couples still getting married, but not every couple is looking for a church wedding. Californos offers a ceremony on-site, whether indoors or out, that can accommodate your wedding and we can proceed directly into the reception afterwards!
All-inclusive price points for wedding receptions and ceremonies are available at Californos throughout the year, but prices are the most competitive for the off-season. With the popularity and steep rise in the number of wedding ceremonies that take place throughout March and April, it can't be considered the low-season, but now January and February take that role, and feature promotional pricing that is unparalleled in Summer.
Other promotional dates and pricing are in place for the weekends of Easter and Thanksgiving each year, and this year only, we offer these promotions for Saturday December 23, 2017, which is still available at our venue as of today. Fridays throughout the year are promoted, with special pricing in place for your wedding. Sundays and weekdays are other considerations, as Saturday weddings are in the highest demand, twelve months of the year.
Californos all-inclusive wedding packages, with promotional dates & pricing are listed online. You may also browse the open dates for our historic Trolley Barn venue in the heart of Kansas City's Westport entertainment district.
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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