Willows Bend

S. Berryton Rd. E 141st Steet, Carbondale, KS 66414 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 50 to 350
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About Willows Bend

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • In-house bar
  • Pet friendly
  • Outside vendors
  • Vendor referrals
  • Wireless internet
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access
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North end of inside venue
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24 Reviews for Willows Bend

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Lori M. · Getting married on 07/06/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.
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    Peyton L. · Married on 12/12/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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 !!!

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Willows Bend FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 3200
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 3200
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 8
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Barn
    Waterfront
  • 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?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Family Style
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    December

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  • S. Berryton Rd. E 141st Steet Carbondale, KS, 66414 See on map
    785-503-3426 (Phone number)
    7856337335 (Other Phone Number)
    8 am - 8 pm
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Willows Bend frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Willows Bend?

Willows Bend includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Willows Bend, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Willows Bend includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting

At Willows Bend, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Willows Bend includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Willows Bend in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Willows Bend for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Barn
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Willows Bend for wedding events?

Willows Bend offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Willows Bend offer?

Willows Bend offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Willows Bend offer for wedding events?

Willows Bend offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Willows Bend have available for wedding events?

Willows Bend offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Willows Bend and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Willows Bend is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in quality of service, 5.0 in average response time, 5.0 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in flexibility.