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Lazy T Ranch and Guest House

Manhattan, KS View map Visit website

About

Lazy T Ranch Adventures is a rustic, countryside event venue located in Manhattan, Kansas. Owners Ron and Chris Wilson strive to exceed your expectations and provide a unique and blissful wedding event for you and your guests at the ranch, which has become a favorite among the Manhattan-area couples.

Facilities and Capacity

There are several options for venue spaces at the Lazy T Ranch. Couples can choose from an outdoor event of up to 600 people, or an indoor event of 250 guests. The natural landscaped areas can be utilized for your ceremony or reception, serving as a perfect backdrop for your event.

Services Offered

At Lazy T Ranch Adventures, Ron and Chris Wilson have set up a fabulous approach to helping couples eliminate the need to run in a million directions. They have so many services to offer so that the planning is easy and all in one place. As well as event rentals, planning assitance, and audio/visual equipment, couples can expect the following services and offerings at the ranch:

  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Pet-friendly grounds
  • Liability insurance
  • Wireless Internet
  • In-house catering
  • Showroom
  • Delivery
  • Cake

Accommodations

The historic Lazy T Ranch Guest House B&B is chock full of character from its original building in 1923. With six quaint rooms and relaxing front porch, it feels just like home for families and couples looking to spend the night around their wedding event.

Catering

The in-house catering is diverse and plentiful, with desirable options for every couple and their parties. Choose from breakfast, lunch, or dinner menus, and with tastings available for couples, you can decide what you want on your menu for the day with confidence. The ranch also offers a variety of serving options, such as family style, buffet, stations, plated meals, and hors d'oeuvres. The talented culinary team works hard to create delectable food in all these styles:

  • American
  • German
  • BBQ
  • Local flavors
  • Seafood
  • Sandwiches

History

Originated in 1855 with Enoch Persons, the ranch was a homestead that passed through five generations of the Person’s family. In 1958 it was bought by business men and just 10 years later was sold to the Wilson family who have remained on the property. It is a working ranch along the Flint Hills with rich history and many visitors.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$700

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$700

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Farm/Ranch
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

19 Reviews

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Recommended by 92% of couples
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    Kelsey K. Married on 05/01/2021
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    Absolutely Amazing

    My husband and I have always dreamed of a rustic wedding without breaking the bank. We had looked at a couple of different venues that were pretty pricey with very few accommodations. When we stumbled upon Ron & Chris's place, we were blown away. It was exactly what we were looking for and working with Ron & Chris was so easy! They were very responsive and helped us in making decisions and what our perfect day was going to look like. They offered a lot of accommodations and bonuses. The two guest houses were perfect for us and our wedding party and friends had a great time. When Chris told us they offer food and we wouldn't have to have it catered in, that is what sold me! The food they served was cooked to perfection, we had two meats, three sides, a dinner roll, and they provided the water and pop.
    It was extremely affordable and the best food we've ever had at a wedding! They also provided all chairs, tables, and tablecloths for under 200 guests, and they cleaned up the day after our wedding. We had our ceremony up on the hill overlooking the Kansas river and our reception in the barn. It was absolutely the most perfect day we could've asked for!
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    Whitney B. Married on 11/09/2019
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    Wonderful Experience

    After my fiancé and I got engaged I messaged several venues in the Manhattan area, and heard back from a few people. Lazy T was one that responded to us right away. I am a wedding photographer myself, and have shot at Lazy T a few times before, and had seen their services at those weddings. I was really impressed with Chris in her openness of letting me come out multiple times to figure out stuff for the reception, and her responsiveness on my late night question texts. Planning was easier knowing how much Lazy T would take care of for us (setting up all the tables/chairs, cleaning up, directing guests on where to park, hayrack ride to the ceremony space, putting food out, any special request of things we were missing or forgot was taken care of) . We did our engagement session pictures at Lazy T as well (it was included in the package). Our wedding was so wonderful, and we couldn't have done it without Lazy T. The ceremony was in the perfect spot (even some deer made their appearance during our wedding), and guests got to enjoy the hayrack ride to and from the ceremony space. The views during our sunset pictures were outstanding. Sugarloaf Hill was the sunset location. We decided to cater through them as well. I have had several wedding meals as a wedding photographer, and didn't expect a lot from our meal at first (not being rude, just I've had BBQ at over 100 weddings in the last few years). But let me tell you! It was so so good. That Brisket was some of the best brisket I've had at a wedding. The cheesy potatoes were so delicious, and everything was amazing. I heard so many compliments from guests about the food, and saw multiple people go back through the line.
    The guest house was perfect for my bridal party and guests who need to stay for the evening. It made getting ready in the morning really easy, and provided enough beds for everyone who indulged a little too much on our wedding night.
    On Sunday morning we came and got our decorations and Lazy T took care of everything else. I appreciate this so much, as I was so exhausted from the days previous.
    Pricing was perfect for our budget. There are several other venues in Manhattan that are way more expensive, and don't provide what Lazy T provides. For someone who had a budget to stick to it was perfect. I would recommend this venue to anyone and everyone. Thanks Lazy T!

    Lazy T Ranch and Guest House's reply:

    Oh, Whitney, thanks so much! It has been a great privilege and pleasure to work with you and Grant and to have your wedding here. Our goal is to provide what you described. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. It means a lot to us.
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    Dean Married on 09/22/2018
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    Chris catered our wedding.It was all great. She listened attentively to what we wanted. She accommodated our desire to use meat and eggs from our own farm.The food was served in a totally timely and attractive manner. And the food was delicious and nutritious. Our relationship with her was such that after we agreed with her about what we wanted ,I never thought about it again.My confidence was rewarded with her pleasant competence.
    Dean

    Lazy T Ranch and Guest House's reply:

    Dean, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your comments very much. It was an honor for us to be part of your and Lucinda's wedding day. Blessings to you.

Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Stacey Zoll Photography Stacey Zoll Photography Wedding Photographers

I have photographed a few weddings at Lazy T Ranch. The owners are very nice and personable and everyone always has a great time here! They are a wonderful setting for those wanting a wedding with a country/rustic feel!

Map

2103 Zeandale Road Manhattan, KS, 66502
7855379727
785-844-0274
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Lazy T Ranch and Guest House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Lazy T Ranch and Guest House?

Lazy T Ranch and Guest House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Lazy T Ranch and Guest House, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Lazy T Ranch and Guest House includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Lazy T Ranch and Guest House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Lazy T Ranch and Guest House for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Inn/B&B

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Lazy T Ranch and Guest House for wedding events?

Lazy T Ranch and Guest House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Lazy T Ranch and Guest House offer?

Lazy T Ranch and Guest House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Lazy T Ranch and Guest House offer for wedding events?

Lazy T Ranch and Guest House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Lazy T Ranch and Guest House have available for wedding events?

Lazy T Ranch and Guest House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Lazy T Ranch and Guest House and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Lazy T Ranch and Guest House is recommended by 73% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in value, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.5 in average response time and 4.5 in professionalism.

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