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Venues and Catering and Event Rentals & Photobooths and Planner in Manhattan, KS,
(785) 537-9727

About Us

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


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:

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


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.

Whitney Box

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  • 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... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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

    $ 1,000.00

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

    $ 1,000.00

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


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

    $ 700.00

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

    $ 700.00

    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?


    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

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