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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
18 Reviews for Lazy T Ranch and Guest House
Recommended by 92% of couples
9 User photos
Whitney Box · Married on 11/09/2019
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!Sent on 11/12/2019
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.
Dean · Married on 09/22/2018
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.Sent on 09/27/2018
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.
Cathy · Married on 10/21/2017
Had my daughter's wedding here in October. Chris and her staff couldn't have made a better day. So helpful and accommodating our change of plans due to the weather. A beautiful location and great food as well. Highly recommend great prices and full package with guest house is completely worth it!Sent on 11/23/2017
Lazy T Ranch and Guest House's reply:Cathy, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. You all were wonderful to work with and we greatly appreciate being a part of this beautiful wedding! Kudos to you for the preparations, decorations and being ready to be flexible with Kansas weather!
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!