Marion Springs Events Center is now OPEN and accepting reservations. Jay and Mary Bessey share their story about founding Marion Springs Event Center:
History
We were living in Paola, KS when our daughters were both in college and were looking to relocate closer to Baldwin or Lawrence, KS. We saw the former Marion Springs School, a place Mary had taught, on the market and saw the possibilities of re-purposing the building as our home and eventual event center.
Mission
Our mission is to provide a unique space for events and experiences for the community and beyond, while working on adaptive reuse of a historic building.
Goals
Retain the historic integrity of the building and grounds while creating opportunities for present experiences and future memories.
Days/Hours
By appointment only. Seasonality of operation – Spring, Summer and Fall with limited events in the Winter.
Contact Information
About Mary and Jay
Jay works in the automotive industry. Mary is a teacher working for USD 348. We both enjoy renovating and re-purposing projects as well as entertaining. We have two wonderful daughters.