1 Californos Westport |Californos is a turn-key alternative to most any KC wedding venue, starting with an incredible location, helpful staff, amazing patio, remarkable food & drink, with inclusively priced wedding receptions. Valet service & in-house bakery available. Read the many reviews from brides about the incredible experience we can provide you and your special guests! We one block off the beaten path, offering a secluded ceremony and private reception in the heart of it all! Californos is locally owned and operated by the Burns family. We recycle & that feels good! Some of our main offerings to Kansas City brides include:
Rehearsal Dinner Venue | Wedding Reception Venue | Ceremony Venue | Brunch the Next Day
2 Walk to Neighborhood Hotels
After the wedding reception, you have the unique opportunity to walk home! Yes, there are two hotels just across the street from Californos! A third hotel, is the charming 816 Hotel, locally owned and located three short blocks West. Guests could park at their hotel and walk across the street, to and from your reception! Shuttles may also be available: AC Hotel, Embassy Suites.
3 Parking & Transportation
Park on Pennsylvania or Mill Street, Manor Square garage, or utilize Californos convenient valet service if you enjoy curbside service! Your event may well begin during the parking lull, between 5 pm & 8 pm weekends. Park at hotels across the street. Guests may also arrive by shuttle, limo, bus, or bicycle! Walk to hotels or easily catch a cab in Westport. Cars left overnight are generally no problem on Mill and Pennsylvania streets and lots.
4 Proximity to Wedding Ceremony Locations |Churches, Parks, Theaters, choices abound in Midtown for a wedding ceremony venue. Westport is a vibrant neighborhood, with beautiful churches of all sorts. Californos can provide you with a complimentary list of appropriate resources, based on your needs. Our reception venue also regularly hosts beautiful wedding receptions, both on our back patio and in our rustic ballroom loft, where you are mere steps from your reception. From across town, Westport is likely less than 20 minutes away from most any ceremony location you may choose in Kansas City.
5 Nightlife Abound| It's hard to resist a nightcap and Westport has more than it's fair share of taverns, pubs, and nightclubs. Californos is open late with cocktails and seating on our brick sidewalk. Harry's Bar & Tables has a beloved patio and an adult scene. Kelly's Westport Inn is a legendary Kansas City gathering place, while the Levee offers food and live music into the wee hours. Remember to stock-up on cigars at Fidel's before 10 pm!
6 Shopping Local |You can keep your wedding dollars in KC by supporting local businesses
in Westport. Spa on Penn, for example, offers a complete range of must-have treatments to offer a bride on her wedding day, while a dozen worthy hair salons and barbershops pepper Westport Road. Some favorite stores to walk to: Pryde's Kitchen (great for last minute wedding gifts), and the Bunker (for trendy apparel), and Wonderland (for authentic Westport flare).
7 Photos for Days | Spare time is not in the cards for some of us on our wedding day, but proximity to KC landmarks & green space helps a lot! From Californos, skip over to collect timeless images at nearby places: Liberty Memorial | Nelson Atkins Museum, Bloch Wing & Sculpture Garden | Kauffman Gardens | J.C. Nichols Fountain at Mill Creek Park | Loose Park.
If you can only spare a few minutes for portraits, there are a dozens of great shots to be had, at, or within two blocks of Californos Westport!
Guests will be fascinated by a glimpse of the original Kansas City. Westport's oldest brick buildings and juxtaposed lanes will provide a lasting impression on your guests. Landmark inscriptions detailing the adventures of French trappers, Lewis & Clark, covered wagons and the
Civil War's Battle of Westport. Westport Historical Society details more!
9 Security | Westport Public Safety is a service of the Westport Regional Business League, available throughout our immediate district, which is the heart of Kansas City nightlife, and of a larger Westport neighborhood area. This security is in addition to normal Kansas City Police Department activities in Midtown.
10 Conveniently Central Location
A crossroads destination since 1883, Westport is nestled between Downtown Kansas City & the Country Club Plaza, near interstates I-35 & I-70. Broadway runs through the neighborhood, with State Line & Main Street, 71 Hwy, Ward Parkway all located very nearby! Whether guests hail from Omaha or Topeka, St. Louis or Denver, New York or San Francisco, Westport in Kansas City makes a sensible and central destination for an amazing wedding!