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Plated, Buffet, Stations, Family Style

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About Californos

Jewel of Westport - A Destination for KC Brides

Californos is a turn-key venue and one-of-a-kind Midtown Kansas City wedding facility bistro & bar in walking distance to hotels and entertainment in historic Westport, Plaza, Monuments, Churches & Parks.

Californos hosts wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, private brunch events and corporate events. 

Californos offers a beautiful location with a high level of service and a unique restaurant to cater to your guests. Find out more on our website, today!

Our restaurant and venue hosts quarterly open house events at our Westport location in Kansas City, Missouri.

You can find out more on our website - https://www.californos.com

Categories: Wedding Caterer, Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Kansas City

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5.0

Wonderful experience, best day ever!

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Profile Picture Loranna, 9/3/17, 1 Review
Category: Catering
5.0

We highly recommend Californos as a wedding venue. We had both our ceremony and reception at Californos. We were planning our wedding from out of state (I’m originally from KC), and Mig and Aaron were great to work with. The one comment everyone kept saying about our wedding venue choice was how much they liked the food!

We had our ceremony outside on the back porch, and it was beautiful. We then moved inside for the reception. We also rented out a downstairs room (The Saloon), which was a great idea because it gave the guys a place to get ready and a place for us to hang out and leave our stuff when needed. The bar was great as well, and the food is amazing. We had a tasting a few months before our wedding, and there were so many choices.

Given that we were planning our wedding from out of town, I wanted a “one stop shop” experience as much as possible. A lot of venues are just that – a venue. You have to hire a caterer, a bartender, and sometimes even provide the chairs and tables yourself. Californos has all of that (and really good food to boot). Also, I always wanted to get married outside, and you can do that there too!

I think the thing that really sealed the deal about us getting married there was that all of the other venues we looked at were just places where we’d get married and then probably never come back to. But since Californos is a restaurant, we can go there to celebrate our anniversaries and for other special occasions! They even give you the option to purchase a brick out front with your names and wedding date engraved on it.

We also liked that because of the location, the party didn’t have to end after the reception. We went with some friends to a nearby bar to celebrate. We even stayed in a cute little Airbnb located nearby. A lot of our guests also stayed in Airbnbs in the Westport and Plaza area, and there is a nice AC Marriott across the street for guests who’d prefer to stay in a hotel.

We highly recommend Californos!

Profile Picture Kelly, 7/15/17, 10 Reviews
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Custom Menu, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Server(s), Tapas, Tastings, Vegetarian, American, Italian, Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer
5.0

We absolutely LOVED Californos! We had our reception there, and it was the perfect venue for us. From the start, we had good feelings about Californos: Aaron and Mig were very responsive and accommodating, and they helped us visualize our reception easily and creatively. We appreciated having so many vendors (venue, food, bar) wrapped into one; it made planning and communicating unbelievably easy. When we popped in unannounced on random afternoons, we were able to look around and plan pieces of our reception, and everyone at Californos was always friendly and welcoming. On the day of our wedding, they exceeded our expectations. The space is amazing - the various rooms allowed for people to dance or visit if they wanted, and our large group fit comfortably. Our guests said the food was the best they'd ever had at a reception, and we received many compliments on the space. We were thrilled with Californos as our reception location and highly recommend it.

Profile Picture Sarah, 7/8/17, 8 Reviews
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Custom Menu, Hors d'oeuvres, Server(s), Tastings, American, Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine, Vegetarian

Californos Pricing

Californos Price Rates

Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$86.00
Buffet
$35.00
Stations
$40.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$35.00
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Cocktail Reception
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Server(s)
Set Up
Tastings
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Bar Service Price Per Person
Bar Service Price Per Person
Starting from $16.00
Bar Service Price Includes:
Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Californos FAQ

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In-House Catering
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Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
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Sandwiches
Seafood
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Gluten Free
Kosher
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No Pork
Organic
Vegan
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Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
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Limited Bar
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Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Chocolate Fountain
Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
1000
Guest Minimum
10
Event Spaces
1
Type
Ballroom, Barn, Restaurant
Style
City, Classic, Unique
Setting
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner
Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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7 AWARDS

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 ENDORSEMENTS
Californos is an amazing venue for a wedding or rehearsal dinner! We have had the opportunity to be a part of dozens of weddings at their space and everyone was laid back, organized, and a blast to be a part of!.....not to mention the food is ON POINT!! Aaron and his team work hard to make sure your wedding day is exactly what you want it to be, and they are very easy for outside vendors to work with as well. We would definitely recommend this space to anyone on their big day!!

Californo's is a wonderful place for wedding receptions and other events. Located in the heart of midtown Kansas City's Westport neighborhood, it is easily accessible for the entire metro area, and is close to many hotels, cultural attractions, and other amenities. They offer a wide variety of options for couples, including great spaces of all sizes, , very knowledgeable and friendly staff, and really good food. Definitely worth checking out as a location for your reception.

Wonderful and unique venue with an amazing menu and presentation . Aaron, Mig and the rest of the friendly staff make your wedding and reception planning easy, and then take care of everything the day of with a high level professionalism and detail. When we have clients that have booked Californo's as their venue, we know they and their guests are going to experience a memorable and smooth flowing event.

While more and more venues open and close the past few years, it's always nice to know the original good ones are still making memories happen for couples. Californos is a fantastic venue with a wonderful staff, ready to make your wedding/reception a grand event and great party. Trust them and let them make it easy for you.

Californos is an incredibly valuable location for your ceremony and reception. Their per-person pricing makes budgeting simple and the food and service are great!

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4124 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111   See On Map
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