Californos hosts an open house on Monday October 8, 2018. Come, enjoy a short and sweet evening in our event space to see the ballrooms, courtyard and saloon, along with the rest of Californos charming and expansive wedding and event venue! Engaged couples are invited to take part in a casual evening of wine tasting, appetizers, cake & wedding planning! You can network with some of Kansas City's favorite vendors, including those who specialize in guest accommodations, bridal gowns, florals, travel, wedding ceremony, music, catering & more! You must register ahead for free entry to the event, as we are providing refreshments for our guests! Please sign-up on our website today and feel free to bring one or two guests with you if possible! Californos has so much to offer - you absolutely must see it in person to understand the incredible backdrop that the restaurant provides for our brides. There are hundreds of amazing opportunities for the most memorable of moments. Party with us on your big day!
Book your Wedding Reception with Californos for a stylish, fun and turn-key experience in Kansas City!
In sickness and in health, you vow to be with your partner through life. Security and safety, happiness and love are all reasons for two young people to join together and there are many challenges along the way as we proceed through life.
Weddings are notorious for the surprises and pitfalls that go along with planning large events with out-of-town guests, special arrangements and dozens of details, both large and small.
With Californos Westport, you are not just getting a venue, but a very dedicated, experienced and hard-working team who create an identity around the success of your party.
With 30 years in business, Californos has the tools and expertise to weather the storm with you as you proceed through your engagement towards the big day!
Pre-register for our bridal event today and enjoy complimentary admission ($25 at the door). This evening, after work, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Californos Catering team will be here to mingle with you and hear more about your wedding. You can sample some hors d'oeuvres, wine and wedding cake, while enjoying the sounds of Celia Albon on the harp.
If not, consider scheduling a tour, when you can come see our wedding venue in person soon! Appointments can be scheduled directly from our website and give you the chance to consult with our on-site wedding planners and event pros in person!
What other local wedding professionals will present at tonight's Wedding Fair?
Chase Novick from the AC Hotel (Marriott property across the street from Californos).
Carson Swisher Photography, Altar Bridal, Complete Music & Events, Craig Sole Designs, known for his wonderful florals, and Don Davidson from Clergy Services.
There are so many factors to consider when choosing from an array of possible wedding venues for your big day. Finding something truly special that you can also afford are often a big priority. Look no further. Plainly speaking, Calfornos offers what other wedding venues just do not and cannot offer. Our famed party palace offers an epic patio where you can host the most beautiful outdoor wedding that Kansas City has to offer! Local brides choose Californos for a reason. Read recent reviews from our 2018 brides on the Knot or Wedding Wire to see what brides are saying about the Ballroom's new look and Californos amazing staff, offering in-house catering, in-house coordination and much more! Make sure you pre-register for Monday's Wedding Fair to give us the head's up that you're planning to attend!
Shout out! This amazing pic was taken by Lindsey Baker Photography for Emily & Alex's stunning June 2017 wedding at Californos Westport. Emily & Alex own their own design company: Gaston Made.
This coming Monday, June 4th, Californos is hosting a happy hour event after work, perfect for engaged couples, brides-to-be, or anyone planning a big event in the next year or so! Californos will provide some delicious passed hors d'oeuvres. Plan your Summer wedding with us, or speak to wedding planners about any date in 2018, 2019 or 2020!
We'll sample Chef Marita Swift's delicious desserts, and visit with the event planners and other favorite local wedding vendors about your specific event! It's an informal bridal show, short & sweet, to get your creative juices going in regards to planning the big day, with help from the best local wedding pros! You can enjoy a sampling of sparkling wines & Californian varietals as you browse through Californos expansive and very beautiful event space in the heart of Kansas City.
Californos venue is ideal for a ceremony and reception all in one place. You will have the option of an air-conditioned, indoor ceremony in our fantastic ballroom or a shaded outdoor ceremony on the courtyard, with your wedding reception to immediately follow. Our spacious facility offers a bridal suite and ample opportunity for you and your wedding party to be taken care of throughout the day, with our restaurant and large, comfortable bridal suite on-site.
Call today to speak with an event coordinator at 816.531.1097, or register today to attend Monday's show, held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm June 4, 2018.
Newly engaged? You may want to attend KC’s largest bridal show tomorrow at the Overland Park Convention Center. It’s supposed to be really busy with tons and tons of local brides, newly engaged - plus a whole heap of local vendors like me!
Swing by my table to say hi and to play a game - I’ll be giving away gift certificates to Californos restaurant to the winners! I’ll have some images and artifacts from Californos Westport - tell any of your friends or family who are engaged to find me tomorrow! Californos is turn-key and is the perfect solution for so many families!
Meanwhile, dates are flying off the calendar. Today we booked a Saturday in August 2018 and a Saturday in February of 2019. Californos hosts weddings, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, among many family and corporate events. The restaurant is beautiful and offers brides a unique, all-inclusive price.
More info below & online -
Bridal Spectacular with KC Weddings Magazine
Overland Park Convention Center - 6000 College Boulevard - Overland Park, KS 66211 Sat, February 3, 2018 - 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Californos was chosen as a winner in the venue category for “Best of the Knot” - Kansas City. You can read more about that here at Californos.com
Thanks for your interest! Aaron
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
Californos makes it fun and easy to plan your wedding, thanks to our turn-key reception venue with full-service restaurant on-site. There are many advantages to choosing Californos as the location to your Kansas City wedding, but whether you're decided or not - tonight you're invited to the Wedding Fair, a quarterly open house bridal event that Californos hosts, along with numerous other local wedding companies, in October, January and June each year.
Tonight's event, Monday, October 2nd, takes place from 5:30-7:30 pm. The wedding fair features a sampling of Californos signature Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres Menu, as well as sparkling beverages and Californian Wines. Chef Marita Swift will serve a taste of her hand-fashioned custom wedding cake.
The festive atmosphere is that of an engagement party, with lively conversation between engaged couples and 17 various wedding professionals from local companies and providers who specialize in event space, hotel accommodations, catering, floral design, travel, dj and sound design, lighting, intimate lingerie, wedding gowns and dresses, wedding photography, videography, beverage catering, live music and much more!
Register now to attend tonight's event!
Photo credit: Black Coffee Photo Co. - Aurora & Chris's Wedding August 2017
Join us for the Wedding Fair on Monday, June 5, 2017, a relaxed and fun bridal show in Midtown Kansas City. Californos will host an evening of wedding planning at our historic Trolley Barn venue in the heart of Westport, Kansas City's most vibrant neighborhood!
Potential event hosts will get a chance to enjoy Californos atmosphere in the evening and to attend an event in the space. Guests will enjoy a range of samples from our celebrated heavy hors d'oeuvres menu, which is the most popular type of menu for wedding receptions at our legendary venue!
Californos and some of our favorite local wedding professionals will present from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, and couples will enjoy the chance to win one of several door prizes. Californos will also treat you to a taste of our homemade wedding cake and Californian wines.
Californos hosts the Wedding Fair three times a year, in January, June and October.
This June 5, 2017 event was added for the 2017 season to accommodate those brides planning their 2017 or 2018 weddings now.
Featured vendors for this Spring Bridal Show event will include Altar Bridal, AC Hotel Westport, Elite Sounds Entertainment, and Blissful Honeymoons & Destination Weddings.
Browse the site and register for this complimentary open house for engaged couples!
Kansas City Wedding Connection.
Engaged Couples are invited to Californos on Monday June 5, 2017 for an open house, featuring the best of local wedding professionals! Californos hosts this open house, along with the Kansas City Wedding Connection, a small network of local vendors that represent the best in design, style, and current trends in weddings! It is short and sweet - a must for couples planning their 2017 or 2018 wedding in Kansas City! Register for the complimentary event today!
Future brides and grooms can rub elbows with the team at Californos, sample the heavy hors d'oeuvres buffet, and meet wedding professionals that specialize in reception music, hotels and accommodations, photo booths, florals and much more!
When you get engaged, it's like a mad-rush to figure out everything that needs to happen! Some major details, like, who, what, when, etc. start to overwhelm you very quickly. Californos and friends have put together a great little group of local vendors who team up a few times a year for open houses. We maintain a group website, where you can browse multiple services, from entertainment to honeymoons: kcweddingconnection.com.
We host a Wedding Fair for engaged couples every January, June, and October. This tradition started in 2007, with Craig Sole Designs, Complete Weddings & Events, Californos Westport and the Best Seat in the House putting together a very informal and fun bridal expo. The food and atmosphere are infinitely more enjoyable than that of the big shows at nearby convention centers. Instead of a paper plate of chips & dip, you get to enjoy Californos amazing array of heavy hors d'oeuvres! There is champagne, wedding cake & a host of delightful professionals who specialize in various aspects of your wedding! We look forward to seeing you at our next 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