Willows Bend – Lakeside Venue is a Carbondale, Kansas-based wedding venue. Situated just steps from the lake’s edge, this venue is surrounded by glassy water on three sides. This secluded atmosphere makes for a magical and serene place to celebrate one of the most important days of your life. A combination of rustic charm and classic elegance, the beauty of Willows Bend is perfect for any couple. With both indoor and outdoor event spaces available, this breathtaking venue is perfect for weddings any time of the year.
Facilities and Capacity
With three main event spaces available, Willows Bend – Lakeside Venue has capacity for up to 350 guests. When your guests arrive to this tranquil space, they’ll approach what the venue calls the Field of Dreams, with unbelievable sights of water and willow trees on every side. When it’s time for the ceremony, your guests will sit excitedly as they watch you say “I do” in any of the venue’s spectacular indoor or outdoor ceremony spaces. A covered patio is also available at Willow’s Bend, perfect for a standing cocktail hour while you take wedding portraits. Following cocktail hour, your guests will make their way to the main event space which features exposed wood, concrete floors and stunning chandeliers.
Willows Bend – Lakeside Venue offers a variety of wedding day services. With an elegant bridal suite on-site, you’ll be able to relax and prepare for the aisle just steps from your ceremony location. Additionally, with in-house event planning services available, you’ll feel supported and encouraged throughout the entire planning process. For your convenience, Willows Bend also allows couples to bring in outside vendors in order to completely customize their big day. Services include:
24 Reviews for Willows Bend
Recommended by 98% of couples
28 User photos
Mikala V. · Getting married on 07/06/2021
I had my fairytale wedding at Willows Bend!
Willows Bend was the only venue I looked at because it just felt perfect from the get go! It is just unbelievably gorgeous with the most beautiful setting. Jim and Michele are so fun to work with, they helped everything run smoothly, and they truly cared about my husband and I and OUR wishes for our wedding. They took so much stress off my shoulders, were quick to answer my hundreds of questions, and made me feel SO special! They've thought out everything so carefully! The bridal suite was PERFECT for my eight bridesmaids and me to get ready in, the ceremony and reception set-up is exactly what I had envisioned, they allow outside catering, and the beverage packages are very reasonable! I loved my Friday wedding, as I was able to rent the venue out on Thursday for 6 hours to decorate and hold our rehearsal. Honestly, we didn't have to do much decorating because the venue is already so elegant! My wedding felt like a fairytale and it had so much to do with this venue. I've gotten HUNDREDS of compliments on the venue from our guests! I 110% recommend Willows Bend!Sent on 06/24/2020
Willows Bend's reply:Mikala, you and Kaden are absolutely beautiful people inside and out and the pleasure was all ours. When God brings together to GREAT Families like yours and then adds in your friends like your it is absolutely wonderful !!! Thanks again for choosing Willows Bend and we hope our paths cross again soon.
Lori M. · Getting married on 07/06/2021
Unique & Beautiful Venue
This venue is so beautiful and unique and definitely worth the money. Our daughter and son-in-law got married there last weekend and she continues to call it her "fairy tale" wedding. We've had numerous comments about its setting and the capacity for an indoor/outdoor event. We enjoyed the fact we didn't have to use a vendor from a list and were able to use a local caterer/friend from our area. Jim & Michele offer different beverage prices, too, which is nice. They went above & beyond when making sure we had everything we needed. A+++Sent on 06/29/2020
Willows Bend's reply:Lori, thank you so much for your review as it our pleasure to enjoy this special occasion with you and your family.
Peyton L. · Married on 12/12/2020
The Lancaster Wedding
We had our wedding this past weekend and let me tell you it was the time of our lives. Jim and Michele are two of the nicest people we have ever met. They were super helpful with every aspect of our wedding planning and really contributed to our special day. The Venue alone speaks for itself! Every little detail is absolutely perfect, which makes every brides dream day a reality. Both of our families enjoyed there hospitality and felt right at home. Once again, a huge thanks to Jim and Michele! We couldn't have done it without you both! Me and my wife would recommend Willows Bend to anyone for their special day! It truly is the Field of Dreams!Sent on 12/16/2020
Willows Bend's reply:Peyton & Jamie, thank you so much and we couldn't have ended 2020 any better than we did with the Great Friends and Families you are both a part of now. Be sure to tell all the Tennessee folks that traveled all the way up here how much we enjoyed their time they spent with all of us. Michele and I feel so Blessed that you choose Willows Bend to enjoy your absolutely beautiful day !!!