Californos offers some amazing weddings dates, still left for 2019! Do you want to get married this Spring? Californos is the most simple and turn-key venue you could possibly consider for an all-inclusive, breathtaking reception in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri! Our place offers the best of historic Westport with a modern edge and amazing service. Consider that we have openings such as Saturdays March 30th, April 14th, May 4th and May 25th! There are also other dates available like Fridays, Sundays and additional Saturdays available for any month in 2019! Today's promotion will work for anyone planning a 2019 wedding event at our venue (minimum 100 guests). Read on for more specifics on which weddings will qualify for this promotion. We're offering a complimentary night's stay at the AC Hotel Westport, our neighbors across the street, along with a $100 gift certificate to dine at our new restaurant, Parker and Vine at Californos, when you book your event with us at your initial tour. This is ideal for those who shop at home and know what they want! Come in, already decided that Californos is the place for your wedding and book it right there on the spot. Don't dilly-dally and wait weeks to secure your date. Do so, and you can receive gift certificates right then and there, valued at over $250.
Tours are available seven days a week and can be scheduled via a tool on our website. This offer is available to the first two couples who book Californos at their initial site tour. This will not be offered to anyone who has already toured the venue. It's a specific promotion for someone who comes in for the first time and has an appointment with our sales team. That person will place their deposit at the first tour and secure their wedding date on our calendar! The date booked, must be an open date in 2019 and with a minimum of 100 guests. Call ahead if you'd like to find out more about the all-inclusive package and availability for your 2019 wedding by calling or emailing us ahead of your visit! A confirmation letter will be received by the event host, along with $100 to spend at Parker & Vine at Californos, and a gift certificate for a complimentary night's stay at Westport's cute boutique hotel, the AC Hotel Westport! Californos is uniquely located across the street from several major hotels, nightlife and more! Our venue is the only one like it in Kansas City, with a turn-key, all-inclusive package offered to our engaged couples. We want to make planning your wedding a fun and exciting experience for all who are involved!
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!
Cheers! It's time to celebrate because you've just stumbled onto the best wedding venue in Kansas City - and we have your date open! Don't settle for the same place your friends have gone! Californos is KC's unique and undiscovered gem! In the heart of Westport, our marketing is focused on word of mouth and those who catch word race here to tour the space. Californos facility is like no other wedding venue in Kansas City, with a Californian vibe, stunning patio, amazing service & food. Our Ballroom is sort of the main event and offers KC's best dance floor! We've got a lovely, polished and original antique wood floor, smooth and ready for you to bust a move! Meanwhile the ballrooms can also accommodate your wedding ceremony with a separate room for cocktail hour while the ballroom gets "flipped". Host your wedding and reception all in one place, with outdoor options & on-site coordination!
Mark your calendar for Friday November 23! Californos is going to host an open house in our antique trolley barn venue for brides, event planners, neighbors and friends! Our facility is getting a makeover in the smaller ballroom & the restaurant itself. In fact, we have a new brand that will be unveiled in November. Tour Californos before 11/23 to beat the rush and take advantage of our unbelievable all-inclusive pricing for 2019 and 2020 weddings! Kansas City's favorite place to get married is Californos, thanks to our turn-key wedding solutions, from full-service catering to top-notch customer service & planning.
The patio at Californos is the ideal private venue for any outdoor wedding in Kansas City! The courtyard is accented with antique brick and sycamore trees shade your guests as they enjoy drinks at the bar or your vow exchange! Californos makes it easy to host a number of important outdoor moments on your wedding day, including pictures, a wedding ceremony or arrival of the wedding party, cocktail hour, yard games, cigar smoking, outdoor bars, live music, after-dinner drinks and more! This, while your back-up plan is only steps away! Contact Californos today to start planning your wedding on Kansas City's best patio! Wedding venue tours can be scheduled from our website!
Book a wedding reception for March or April 2019, and Californos will include the outdoor wedding ceremony fee! There are open Saturdays available, or discover outrageous rates on Friday and Sunday weddings at our legendary Midtown venue.
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!
Choosing Californos is a huge step towards realizing a dream wedding in Kansas City. Aaron & Mig consider your event to be very special and important, and we can help you find a path towards throwing the party of a lifetime, whether small and understated or completely over-the-top! Californos wedding venue in Kansas City lends itself to various looks, feels and sizes of receptions. Our May 5, 2018 group was a great pleasure to work with and the images, taken by Lark Photo tell a story of all the work that went into the design of the occasion!
Centerpieces were done by Hitched KC. Jessica and her team specialize in coordinating large events, but also provide and execute stylish decorations and dramatic or simple floral designs for your special event. Californos Trolley Barn is a large and spacious venue, with seating for up to 300 guests indoors and a patio with two outdoor bars, a stage and private entry. Highlights include hardwood floors, barrel ceiling, antique brick and great natural light. The ballroom at Californos is painted
Californos provided 60-inch round tables which were mostly set for 8 guests, and a few of the tables were set for 10 guests. The ballroom looked lovely, with padded wooden chairs rented in from Ultrapom, who also provided taupe linens that were tailored to the floor. Californos provided wine glasses, stylish flatware, linen napkins and cocktail glasses. Water glasses were rented in from Ultrapom to complete the look.
Californos provides an all-inclusive package that provides linens, buffet dinner, open bar and excellent service. The venue is outstanding, with wonderful architecture and a superior location. Our package was upgraded for this special event. Additional staff was brought in for this particular wedding reception event to accommodate the hosts' special requests, such as a formal place setting with water service, plated salad course and wine served at each table during dinner. You can browse available appointment times on our website, or call us directly to schedule a tour of the venue or a wedding planning consultation.
Congrats and a big thanks to Leslie & Chris for hosting their event with Californos Westport, Kansas City's favorite and most fun party venue!
Californos venue and team are multi-faceted and flexible! We can tailor our services to fit your particular wedding! Whether a small, informal wedding or a large and intricately detailed event, Californos is a comfortable fit that will showcase you and your style on the biggest day of your life! The restaurant's antique trolley barn building offers event space with charming architectural interest and the wedding venue features an expansive and beautiful patio with outdoor bars, a stage and restrooms. Our talented team is dedicated to your very special event.
Leslie & Chris hosted nearly 300 guests at their May 5, 2018 event in Californos lofty ballrooms and shaded urban courtyard. They hosted a private ceremony with close family, where they signed their ketubah or traditional wedding contract! They then hosted a beautiful and heartfelt American wedding ceremony on the back patio under the sycamore trees. Guests were then treated to a cocktail hour, a plated salad course, and a buffet of heavy appetizers, prepared by Californos, for their dinner. There's so much more to say about their amazing wedding day, but we'll save some of those details for another day soon!
Californos may still have your date open in 2018 or 2019! Schedule your venue tour today to reserve your date and start planning a wedding at Kansas City's favorite venue, Californos Westport! You can browse our turn-key, all-inclusive package online today!
Pictured: plated course / berry spinach salad / glassware & full place settings.
Images by Lark Photo.
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.
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
Location is key to your wedding weekend, so think it through before committing to a place that doesn't offer it all.
Okay, you found a beautiful wedding venue where all your guests can fit in one big room! Congratulations, now, make sure you've considered a few other items before you place the deposit and commit to your location, as this is the biggest decision you will make after you select a future spouse! Just kidding. Anyhow, it's a pretty big deal, and so have you thought about these aspects yet?
Is there a staff of workers that come with your venue? If not, you're either going to have no one helping, or you're going to end up paying extra for catering staff. Maybe both. Make sure someone is there to help on your wedding day. Don't put your dad and groom in a situation where they are balancing off a ladder hanging decor, or sweeping up spilled beer on the dance floor. Don't pick a place where one lady is the only person you've ever seen working. Who is going to help make it all happen? A venue like Californos has much more to offer in this regard.
Guests will be drinking, we must assume. How will they get home safely?
At Californos - we have two lovely hotels across the street; guests can literally stumble there after your hosted open bar. Don't put guests in a spot where they are stuck without a ride home. Wait - does your venue even serve coffee? That would sure help and it would be nice, but you'd be shocked how many places don't offer any coffee service with the bar package.
How long should your party go? Should you host an after-party?
At Californos you can decide this at the very last second! Lots of options are available to you, since our bar and restaurant is on-site and we're in the heart of an entertainment district! Picking Californos as your venue means that you can walk to other bars for a nightcap, or stay and host more drinks or let guests purchase their own at our beautiful restaurant bar.
What should we do the morning after our wedding?
Go out to brunch of course! Meet up with out-of-town guests for brunch, coffee and mimosas the morning after your wedding! Californos can host you for a formal event or an informal reservation, depending on the size of your group. Why go anywhere else? At Californos you're a VIP, so let us help you execute the most amazing and completely planned out weekend possible!
Thanks for reading; you can bet that Californos will share more expertise with you when you book your wedding at our spectacular venue. Tour the event space this week and prepare to place a deposit with us to ensure the most completely well-planned-out that wedding Kansas City has to offer!
Kim and Duston booked their recent wedding at Californos with just under three months before the big event. Our team was able to help them streamline the entire wedding planning process with Californos turn-key wedding venue and all-inclusive price point.
They were able to estimate the total cost the first day they met us, so it was easy to book and start working on invitations! Please read the review below and remember that Californos is adept at working with you on an amazing event, even with a very short engagement period.
“We had our wedding at Californos on Saturday October 28, 2017. The staff was awesome and very fast on getting back to you when it came to planning. The food was delicious and looked very fancy! All of our guests love it and had a great time! We had good weather so it made for a beautiful outside wedding. They also had a backup plan if it needed to be inside, which was awesome! We really liked the wind chime outside during the wedding. It made it seem very romantic. Besides decorating before the event they took care of anything. There are also hotels near Californos which made it nice for our guests. We would for sure suggest this venue to others. All in all we would rate this venue a 10 out of 10. Thank you so much Mig and Aaron and everyone else that made it so special for us!!”
Duston & Kim
October 28, 2017
So what's the next step for a newly engaged couple interested in Cailfornos as a Kansas City wedding venue? Schedule a tour of Californos today via our online appointment tool or call on by phone at 816.531.1097 to get some initial questions answered.
Bernie & Molly had an amazing wedding reception here at Californos on Friday January 27, 2017 and the proof is in the pudding! Their photographer, Beau Vaughn Photography, posted the mannequin challenge they filmed, and the bride and groom have passed along the video for Californos to share with any prospective clients!
The beginning of this video is the Bride & Groom getting ready for the big day. It features some very entertaining poses from the wedding party & family throughout! Californos rustic ballroom is featured in the second half of the video, with the bride & groom's cake cutting taking center stage.
We are thrilled to share this video because you can get a great feel for the space as it's being used, full of people celebrating! You can easily catch glimpses of some architectural features like the lofty ceilings, brick walls and hardwood floors. This clip will allow Californos brides to peek into a crystal ball and get a better feel for the venue, well, at least the main ballroom, in advance of their important day. Thanks for sharing, Molly & Bernie!
"We had a fantastic time and can't thank you enough for all that you did to make it a special event for us, our family, and our friends. We are working putting together some reviews for all of our amazing vendors and will pass that along soon too."
- Bernie & Molly
Thanks to you, Molly & Bernie, for hosting your wedding with Californos, it was a great party and we appreciate the chance to make a splash with your guests! An extra thanks goes to you for choosing to host a January wedding by the way!
At Californos, brides always come first! Our team members are available for tours of the event venue and complimentary wedding consultations on a daily basis! Our local business will cater to your needs, but we need to coordinate schedules as well, so you can get the most out of your visit to Californos! Our Event Pros, Ms. Mig Lillig and Mr. Aaron Barksdale-Burns, facilitate most of our wedding tours, with times set aside Monday-Saturday for engaged couples to visit the restaurant and view the expansive indoor and outdoor event space that our venue offers.
Most appointments are available during the day and on Saturdays. Consider that a Friday or Saturday may be a great time to visit our private ballrooms for a tour. That's when our venue is preparing for an actual wedding reception - and the timing always lets hosts get a better idea of how the space may look and feel for an event. Interested in coming in soon? Give it a try...
Technology is amazing and has allowed us to offer standard appointment times each week, which allows our staff more time to plan and execute beautiful parties! Our clients are still welcome to call, text, or email us about appointments and meetings, but our new online tool will streamline this process a bit for those who are just discovering our exciting, local and family operated business. Now we can schedule venue tours with engaged couples and brides-to-be online, and 24-hours a day! There's no waiting to get a confirmation from us, it will happen immediately!
So, what should I think about when planning a tour of Californos wedding venue? Well, firstly, you may want to browse the venue's website for pricing and basic options, photos, available dates, before committing to an appointment. Much information is available to you by following Californos on your favorite social media channels, such as Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. You may also wish to plan on eating here when you come for a tour.
Our restaurant is open for brunch or lunch everyday, and we offer a great happy hour and dinner menu each evening. Get your feet wet by sampling our wines and beers on a Wednesday night, or pop in with family for Saturday or Sunday brunch to enjoy great eggs & much more!
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Event Pro., Aaron