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    Looking for something different, something relaxing, something in a country setting for your upcoming Wedding Reception, or your next business seminar, conference, employee party or trade show?
 Owners Chris and Bruce Westwood invite you to experience for yourself the peaceful ambiance of Carthage’s newest, biggest indoor/outdoor events complex – the Civil War Ranch.
   The 73-acre property at 11838 Civil War Road is less than two miles north of U.S. Highway 49’s Exit 55.
   The Civil War Ranch features:
•           A pre-1900s Barn and Events Facility
•           Modern climate-controlled bridal dressing room, restrooms and food preparation kitchen
•           Large Pole Barn for outdoor picnicking
•           Expansive Barn Courtyard that can be used for games, dancing or even booth displays or trade shows
•           Spring-fed 2.5 acre pond in a picturesque setting adjoining the Wedding Barn and Events Facility
            Full Internet access, including WiFi service
•           Catch-and-release fishing from the new dock or from the shore of the pond
•           Plenty of free parking in the Outdoor Arena
•           Full-scale Indoor Arena with bleacher seating and onsite concession kitchen and restrooms
•           Acres and acres of grassland available for large-scale trade shows or other large events or gatherings.
•           Assistance in arranging onsite catering and activities such as carriage or wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo, hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), photographers, entertainment such as fiddlers, Bluegrass bands, dancers, singers.

   Whether you’re looking for an afternoon business or evening meeting, work brunch, an all-day event or a multi-day conference, the Civil War Ranch has what you need!

Plus, enjoy the cozy charm of the newly fully insulated rustic Wedding & Events Barn during the colder months of the year.


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by Karen Downs on 8/11/2015
Our daughter had her wedding at the ranch this summer. It is a beautiful venue with flexibility of use in case of rain. The pond area with the gazebo dock is where she had the ceremony and it was perfect! Her reception was in the event barn which is not air conditioned but it was surprisingly comfortable with the breeze that blows through it. Chris, the owner, was very easy to work with and very helpful too. It truly was a magical event for us all!
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by Alana Eastin on 5/13/2015
The ranch was beautiful. The staff were very helpful and accomodating. We told them how many tables and chairs we would need an where and they were taken care of for us. The grounds were mowed and weeded the day before our wedding so everything looked very well maintained. Parking was clearly marked and convenient. One of my favorite parts was the sharing room. It is a room filled with flowers, tooling, bowsand many other decorations such as lights and signs that we were allowed to use at no cast. It saved us a lot of money. The only 2 down sides to the venue were the plywood floors upsatairs that just looked ugly especially in.pictures and the fact that the pier was not cleaned. Otherwise our experience there was amazing!!
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by Monica Vaughn on 10/19/2014
We had a wonderful time when we used the Ranch for a Welcome Club luncheon meeting. There were 25 of us and we used the inside area of the barn. The owner, Chris, was very helpful; suggesting a local caterer and setting up the tables and centerpieces for us. She was even able to join us for lunch and talk about how the whole business got started. Our members loved the beautiful view, and spent time enjoying the pond, swinging on the swing, and exploring the grounds. Some even tried the steer roping! I would recommend The Civil War Ranch as a relaxing, casual meeting venue with lovely scenery and a helpful and knowledgeable person to suggest arrangements.
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