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Circle S Ranch & Country Inn

Lawrence , KS

LOCATION

3325 Circle S Lane
Lawrence, KS US 66044 (map)

PHONE

785-843-4124

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Circle S Ranch, located in the beautiful rolling hills of Lawrence, Kansas, is the perfect venue for any rustic wedding and outdoor loving couple. From our beautiful and unique rooms... Read more
The Circle S Ranch, located in the beautiful rolling hills of Lawrence, Kansas, is the perfect venue for any rustic wedding and outdoor loving couple. From our beautiful and unique rooms in the bed and breakfast to the 3,000 square foot party barn, the Ranch lets you enjoy the little things on your big day!

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1998
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Country
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
12
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
32
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1998
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
12
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
32
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Dorothy
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The Circle S Ranch was a beautiful place and I am so happy we were able to have our wedding there. We got the Big Event Package and I am so happy we did. Our whole wedding party was able to stay Friday and Saturday night at the ranch and we all had so much fun. The staff was amazing and helped us with anything we wanted. The owner Mary was great and helped to make our wedding a one of a kind. The ceremony and reception site were perfect. We could not of asked for anything better. I tell everyone who is getting married that the Circle S Ranch is a must to check out.
The Circle S Ranch was a beautiful place and I am so happy we were able to have our wedding there. We got the Big Event Read more...
The Circle S Ranch was a beautiful place and I am so happy we were able to have our wedding there. We got the Big Event Package and I am so happy we did. Our whole wedding party was able to stay Friday and Saturday night at the ranch and we all had so much fun. The staff was amazing and helped us with anything we wanted. The owner Mary was great and helped to make our wedding a one of a kind. The ceremony and reception site were perfect. We could not of asked for anything better. I tell everyone who is getting married that the Circle S Ranch is a must to check out. Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
What a great place to have any event! The place is beautiful and the staff so friendly. After the wonderful time at the wedding we decided to have our family Christmas there also!
What a great place to have any event! The place is beautiful and the staff so friendly. After the wonderful time at the Read more...
What a great place to have any event! The place is beautiful and the staff so friendly. After the wonderful time at the wedding we decided to have our family Christmas there also! Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I have to say that when my daughter chose the Circle S for her wedding I was cautiously optomistic that they would provide the kind of experience she expected. I have to admit that initially I was disappointed that she did not choose our country club. However, after wittnessing this event, I can tell that from beginning to end, the Circle S Ranch out performed our greatest expections. My daughter lives out of the country which created additional planning challenges. She also had very specific and demanding service requirements, including a unique menu and drink requirements. One of her goals was to reveal the beauty of Kansas to her many NYC friends and new Bostonian relatives, many of whom had never been to Kansas. At the same she wanted a venue capable of providing stunning upscale service. The Circle S ranch more than accomplished these goals and I believe, created a special memory for all of our guests. Flexability is a huge understatement. I am convinced that within reason, Mary and her staff will do anything possible to accomodate the wedding couples' requests. In addition, they go out of their way to do all the little things that you never even think of, just to make it as special as possible. Oh yes, we also had a huge rain storm just before the ceremony but the grounds were such that we were still able to have an outdoor ceremony. Had it continued to rain, they had a great contingency plan. My sense is that whether a wedding is simple or extravagant, they always outperform expectation.
I have to say that when my daughter chose the Circle S for her wedding I was cautiously optomistic that they would provide Read more...
I have to say that when my daughter chose the Circle S for her wedding I was cautiously optomistic that they would provide the kind of experience she expected. I have to admit that initially I was disappointed that she did not choose our country club. However, after wittnessing this event, I can tell that from beginning to end, the Circle S Ranch out performed our greatest expections. My daughter lives out of the country which created additional planning challenges. She also had very specific and demanding service requirements, including a unique menu and drink requirements. One of her goals was to reveal the beauty of Kansas to her many NYC friends and new Bostonian relatives, many of whom had never been to Kansas. At the same she wanted a venue capable of providing stunning upscale service. The Circle S ranch more than accomplished these goals and I believe, created a special memory for all of our guests. Flexability is a huge understatement. I am convinced that within reason, Mary and her staff will do anything possible to accomodate the wedding couples' requests. In addition, they go out of their way to do all the little things that you never even think of, just to make it as special as possible. Oh yes, we also had a huge rain storm just before the ceremony but the grounds were such that we were still able to have an outdoor ceremony. Had it continued to rain, they had a great contingency plan. My sense is that whether a wedding is simple or extravagant, they always outperform expectation. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The circle s ranch is an amazibg venue for not only events but for weekend getaways as well. The staff went above and beyond to provide excellent work and help for my wedding party and guest the weekend of my wedding. I am definitely going back!
The circle s ranch is an amazibg venue for not only events but for weekend getaways as well. The staff went above and Read more...
The circle s ranch is an amazibg venue for not only events but for weekend getaways as well. The staff went above and beyond to provide excellent work and help for my wedding party and guest the weekend of my wedding. I am definitely going back! Read less
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tonia
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you to all the Circle S Ranch employees and Mary the Owner. This was by far better than we could have ever asked for.
The food was wonderful , the farm and just everything was a dream for mom.
We look forward to returning in December for Christmas.
Thank you to all the Circle S Ranch employees and Mary the Owner. This was by far better than we could have ever asked Read more...
Thank you to all the Circle S Ranch employees and Mary the Owner. This was by far better than we could have ever asked for.
The food was wonderful , the farm and just everything was a dream for mom.
We look forward to returning in December for Christmas. Read less
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Madeline
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We had held my grandpa’s 75th birthday party at the Circle S Ranch when I was in high school and I remembered it being beautiful. So, we looked into it. The more we researched the more we realized how perfect it would be for us. 30 of our guests could stay out there with us (it is also a bed and breakfast), we could do EVERYTHING on site (rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception), they have fantastic food, AND they had farm animals everywhere- buffalo, horses, pigs, sheep, long horned cattle, donkeys, and the world’s sweetest golden retriever.

We flew to Kansas for a long weekend in March before our July wedding to visit the ranch and do a tasting! It was love at first sight. The rooms were beautiful, the ceremony site was perfect, the people were warm and friendly (gotta love the Midwest!), and the food knocked our socks off. The fact that the chef was committed to locally sourcing as much of the ingredients for our meals as possible was really just the icing on the cake. He worked with us to create a fantastic rehearsal dinner and reception menu that our guests STILL rave about.

Our guests commented over and over about how relaxing the weekend was. The ranch looked beautiful and they worked with us to make sure everyone was as comfortable as possible despite the 100+ degree temperatures! They had plenty of water, iced tea and lemonade, sunscreen, and bugspray available. Mary and her team helped us pull together our vision and everyone was truly a pleasure to work with.

I really can't recommend the Circle S Ranch enough!
We had held my grandpa’s 75th birthday party at the Circle S Ranch when I was in high school and I remembered it being Read more...
We had held my grandpa’s 75th birthday party at the Circle S Ranch when I was in high school and I remembered it being beautiful. So, we looked into it. The more we researched the more we realized how perfect it would be for us. 30 of our guests could stay out there with us (it is also a bed and breakfast), we could do EVERYTHING on site (rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception), they have fantastic food, AND they had farm animals everywhere- buffalo, horses, pigs, sheep, long horned cattle, donkeys, and the world’s sweetest golden retriever.

We flew to Kansas for a long weekend in March before our July wedding to visit the ranch and do a tasting! It was love at first sight. The rooms were beautiful, the ceremony site was perfect, the people were warm and friendly (gotta love the Midwest!), and the food knocked our socks off. The fact that the chef was committed to locally sourcing as much of the ingredients for our meals as possible was really just the icing on the cake. He worked with us to create a fantastic rehearsal dinner and reception menu that our guests STILL rave about.

Our guests commented over and over about how relaxing the weekend was. The ranch looked beautiful and they worked with us to make sure everyone was as comfortable as possible despite the 100+ degree temperatures! They had plenty of water, iced tea and lemonade, sunscreen, and bugspray available. Mary and her team helped us pull together our vision and everyone was truly a pleasure to work with.

I really can't recommend the Circle S Ranch enough! Read less
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jransopher
Wedding:
12/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We love the ranch! It was the absolute perfect venue for us and Amy was FANTASTIC to work with (ask to see the jewelry she makes too). The food was incredible too...we had so many comments on how great it was. Perfect venue and everyone who works there goes above and beyond. Worth every penny!
We love the ranch! It was the absolute perfect venue for us and Amy was FANTASTIC to work with (ask to see the jewelry she Read more...
We love the ranch! It was the absolute perfect venue for us and Amy was FANTASTIC to work with (ask to see the jewelry she makes too). The food was incredible too...we had so many comments on how great it was. Perfect venue and everyone who works there goes above and beyond. Worth every penny! Read less
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Darci
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.9/5.0
The Circle S Ranch was an amazing place to get married. I went to KU but have lived in NYC for the past decade. When my husband and I were planning the wedding we weren't sure where we'd want to get married - locally or closer to my family. We looked at so many venues. Circle S wound up being perfect for so many reasons. First off, there's Mary. Mary is the owner of the ranch, and a more charming and accommodating hostess you will not find. Mary worked with a lot of out of towners to organize our weekend - rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception at the party barn, smaller dinners for a group that stayed longer, bonfires with s'mores, horseback riding... Mary and her team made sure everyone was taken care of, and they did it in a way that made us all feel special and listened to. You guys rock!! <3 The ranch: there are 12 rooms, each adorable and unique with a variety of sleeping setups – double beds to kings. There's a gigantic hot tub and a flexible common area (with a huge fireplace!). We had the rehearsal dinner here and it was perfect. The property: there are buffalo and horses and even a few barn cats if you can catch them! There’s horseback riding and hiking. There are great photo ops all over the property - tree swings, an old merry go round, a tandem bicycle. There's a beautiful area for the actual ceremony. Party barn: another big space to organize as you like. The ranch supplied our linens, tables and chairs. Everything was set up early so we could come in and decorate. All of the lighting is beautiful. The food: Jason is a wizard! Every meal we had was fantastic and hearty. From the rehearsal, to the wedding, to the smaller dinners, to every breakfast and lunch – it was all delicious. To note: Wireless and cell reception is hit or miss this far out in the country. Make sure to give your venders the landline for the ranch too. Overall: So many thanks (and great big hugs!) to everyone at the Circle S for making our weekend so memorable and beautiful!
The Circle S Ranch was an amazing place to get married. I went to KU but have lived in NYC for the past decade. When my Read more...
The Circle S Ranch was an amazing place to get married. I went to KU but have lived in NYC for the past decade. When my husband and I were planning the wedding we weren't sure where we'd want to get married - locally or closer to my family. We looked at so many venues. Circle S wound up being perfect for so many reasons. First off, there's Mary. Mary is the owner of the ranch, and a more charming and accommodating hostess you will not find. Mary worked with a lot of out of towners to organize our weekend - rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception at the party barn, smaller dinners for a group that stayed longer, bonfires with s'mores, horseback riding... Mary and her team made sure everyone was taken care of, and they did it in a way that made us all feel special and listened to. You guys rock!! <3 The ranch: there are 12 rooms, each adorable and unique with a variety of sleeping setups – double beds to kings. There's a gigantic hot tub and a flexible common area (with a huge fireplace!). We had the rehearsal dinner here and it was perfect. The property: there are buffalo and horses and even a few barn cats if you can catch them! There’s horseback riding and hiking. There are great photo ops all over the property - tree swings, an old merry go round, a tandem bicycle. There's a beautiful area for the actual ceremony. Party barn: another big space to organize as you like. The ranch supplied our linens, tables and chairs. Everything was set up early so we could come in and decorate. All of the lighting is beautiful. The food: Jason is a wizard! Every meal we had was fantastic and hearty. From the rehearsal, to the wedding, to the smaller dinners, to every breakfast and lunch – it was all delicious. To note: Wireless and cell reception is hit or miss this far out in the country. Make sure to give your venders the landline for the ranch too. Overall: So many thanks (and great big hugs!) to everyone at the Circle S for making our weekend so memorable and beautiful! Read less
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Janey
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.7/5.0
My husband and I were married on June 1st, 2013 at the Circle S Ranch. It was like a fairy tale wedding. The venue is absolutely one of a kind. The entire wedding party stayed the whole weekend at the bed and breakfast, and we were all so impressed with the food, accommodations, and service we received. I would recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a unique and beautiful experience. All my guests were so breath taken with the entire event. So many people came up to us and told us that our wedding was the best wedding they had ever been to hands down! I am beyond pleased with how everything turned out. The food was absolutely delicious! We had brisket, smoked chicken, and eggplant lasagna (for the vegetarians) and people were so amazed with all the sides we had available. Our guests ended up going back for seconds and thirds! Mary and the rest of the team at the Circle S Ranch are really sweet and willing to help with all questions. Seriously, if you can get this place, do it! You will not regret it.
My husband and I were married on June 1st, 2013 at the Circle S Ranch. It was like a fairy tale wedding. The venue is Read more...
My husband and I were married on June 1st, 2013 at the Circle S Ranch. It was like a fairy tale wedding. The venue is absolutely one of a kind. The entire wedding party stayed the whole weekend at the bed and breakfast, and we were all so impressed with the food, accommodations, and service we received. I would recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a unique and beautiful experience. All my guests were so breath taken with the entire event. So many people came up to us and told us that our wedding was the best wedding they had ever been to hands down! I am beyond pleased with how everything turned out. The food was absolutely delicious! We had brisket, smoked chicken, and eggplant lasagna (for the vegetarians) and people were so amazed with all the sides we had available. Our guests ended up going back for seconds and thirds! Mary and the rest of the team at the Circle S Ranch are really sweet and willing to help with all questions. Seriously, if you can get this place, do it! You will not regret it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.9/5.0
We had a great time on the big day though had many issues with the venue maintaining signed contracts.
We had a great time on the big day though had many issues with the venue maintaining signed contracts.
We had a great time on the big day though had many issues with the venue maintaining signed contracts. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.6/5.0
When I first visited Circle S Ranch, I fell in love with the scenery and the packages that were provided. I booked the ranch a year in advance of our wedding, and consider myself to be a pretty mellow bride. Whenever I had questions, I would just send an email and communicate that way or by phone. Everything seemed pretty well set up, and then the coordinator who I had been working with for that year quit a week before my wedding. I was never notified that she had quit, I actually found out from my DJ on the Monday before the wedding. By the time the weekend arrived, my family and I ended up very disappointed by the management there. There was a new wedding coordinator, but she was never around. She never helped with the rehearsal or did much at the wedding. It was raining outside for our rehearsal dinner so we could not do the smores campfire that we were looking forward to, and they had no backup desserts besides store bought cookies - and then never reimbursed us for the missing dessert when they said they would. They never asked me who was authorized to approve more alcohol being opened at the reception (which should be ME or my HUSBAND paying for it...) but instead walked around to different parents throughout the night (my husband and I both have divorced parents) and asked them if we could open more beer without notifying them that another parent had already been asked, so I ended up having to pay an extra 800 dollars for kegs that I didn't authorize.

On the day of the wedding, it was raining and we didn't know if we would be doing it indoors or outdoors. My husband had to wait an HOUR for the management to come out of their office to talk to them about it, because they had been touring the ranch around to three different couples instead. They never notified me about these couples (which the previous coordinator always did), so we were pretty furious about that. I also ended up being overcharged and now have to be refunded because they can't add.
When I first visited Circle S Ranch, I fell in love with the scenery and the packages that were provided. I booked the Read more...
When I first visited Circle S Ranch, I fell in love with the scenery and the packages that were provided. I booked the ranch a year in advance of our wedding, and consider myself to be a pretty mellow bride. Whenever I had questions, I would just send an email and communicate that way or by phone. Everything seemed pretty well set up, and then the coordinator who I had been working with for that year quit a week before my wedding. I was never notified that she had quit, I actually found out from my DJ on the Monday before the wedding. By the time the weekend arrived, my family and I ended up very disappointed by the management there. There was a new wedding coordinator, but she was never around. She never helped with the rehearsal or did much at the wedding. It was raining outside for our rehearsal dinner so we could not do the smores campfire that we were looking forward to, and they had no backup desserts besides store bought cookies - and then never reimbursed us for the missing dessert when they said they would. They never asked me who was authorized to approve more alcohol being opened at the reception (which should be ME or my HUSBAND paying for it...) but instead walked around to different parents throughout the night (my husband and I both have divorced parents) and asked them if we could open more beer without notifying them that another parent had already been asked, so I ended up having to pay an extra 800 dollars for kegs that I didn't authorize.

On the day of the wedding, it was raining and we didn't know if we would be doing it indoors or outdoors. My husband had to wait an HOUR for the management to come out of their office to talk to them about it, because they had been touring the ranch around to three different couples instead. They never notified me about these couples (which the previous coordinator always did), so we were pretty furious about that. I also ended up being overcharged and now have to be refunded because they can't add. Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
6/22/2013
1.5/5.0
My daughter had a "Big Event" wedding weekend planned for a year. The venue was exactly what she had dreamed of. Within 9 months there were 3 different "event planners" who had assured us our wedding weekend would be everything they advertised. Not so. Cleanliness was an issue, as there were remnants from the previous wedding all over. The rooms are nice, well appointed suites, but for $250 per night you'd expect the air conditioner to cool the room and at the very least minimal housekeeping service, which there was not. The food was great. The kitchen staff did everything they could to meet special diets, etc.

It was difficult to find staff to help throughout the weekend, far from effortless. Some of the staff were not very professional and they did not keep proper records of payments made. Not very nice to have to deal with the day after a wedding. Thank heavens for online banking.

With hindsight, we should have hired the best caterer, rented tents and all and had our wedding on the farm. We could have saved $15,000 or so, and been more satisfied with the results. Be warned, pretty country venue, but far from seamless or effortless $25,000+ weekend.

M.O.B.
My daughter had a "Big Event" wedding weekend planned for a year. The venue was exactly what she had dreamed of. Within 9 Read more...
My daughter had a "Big Event" wedding weekend planned for a year. The venue was exactly what she had dreamed of. Within 9 months there were 3 different "event planners" who had assured us our wedding weekend would be everything they advertised. Not so. Cleanliness was an issue, as there were remnants from the previous wedding all over. The rooms are nice, well appointed suites, but for $250 per night you'd expect the air conditioner to cool the room and at the very least minimal housekeeping service, which there was not. The food was great. The kitchen staff did everything they could to meet special diets, etc.

It was difficult to find staff to help throughout the weekend, far from effortless. Some of the staff were not very professional and they did not keep proper records of payments made. Not very nice to have to deal with the day after a wedding. Thank heavens for online banking.

With hindsight, we should have hired the best caterer, rented tents and all and had our wedding on the farm. We could have saved $15,000 or so, and been more satisfied with the results. Be warned, pretty country venue, but far from seamless or effortless $25,000+ weekend.

M.O.B. Read less
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