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Thompson Barn

Thompson Barn Wedding & Event Space

11184 Lackman Road
Lenexa, KS 66219

Tours available by
appointment only. See below for reservation information.



Thompson Barn is one of the most exciting and popular event spaces in Johnson County. What was once a barn located on the historic Lackman-Thompson estate has now been transformed into the perfect venue for weddings and receptions, parties, business meetings and other events.

Exterior of remodeled barnHallway with sunlightFoyer with grand staircaseKitchenBanquet of white tablecloth round tablesTables and chairsMain Hall Banquet Line RoundsMeeting room with tablesMain Hall Banquet Line

Thompson Barn is located on the historic Lackman-Thompson Estate, near College Boulevard and Lackman Road.

Ground floor hallway with terrace access leading to the conference rooms.

The foyer of the building, with entrances on both sides and a grand staircase in the center.

TKBRent Thompson Barn for your event

Please call 913.477.7100 Mon-Fri between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm or email thompsonbarn@lenexa.com to schedule a tour or check availability or click the Check Availability link below.

COVID-19 response plan graphic
Visitors age 6 and older are strongly encouraged to wear face masks in the facility.

Lenexa Parks & Recreation is following all state and county recommendations for the safe operation of facilities, programs, events and services.

Learn about what to expect

Reservations must be done in person at the Lenexa Rec Center, 17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Parks and Recreation Desk. We begin accepting reservations on a first-come, first-served basis one year in advance on the first business day of each month. If your event date is less than two weeks away, please contact customer service at 913-477-7100 or parksandrec@lenexa.com and allow two business days to confirm availability.

Spaces available

You may rent the entire facility or the main hall and conference rooms separately. The entire facility can accommodate groups of up to 200 people.

  • Main hall: 2,280 square feet; accommodates up to 200 people, depending on setup.

  • Meeting rooms: 1,581 square feet (741 square feet of meeting space); accommodates up to 40 people, depending on setup.

Room diagram and technology/amenities offered

Rental information packet

Setup examples

Check availability

Rental rates

Tables, chairs, technology and setup are included in the rental fee. To qualify for the Lenexa resident or business rate, you must provide proof of residency (driver’s license or photo ID with current utility bill showing Lenexa address).

Entire Facility

Includes main hall, atrium, kitchen and meeting rooms

Non-prime time (four-hour minimum): Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Lenexa resident or business discount: $80/hour
  • Regular rate: $110/hour

Prime time (six-hour minimum): Friday 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday 8 a.m. to midnight

  • Lenexa resident or business discount: $175/hour
  • Regular rate: $200/hour

One Floor

Includes either the main hall or meeting rooms. Only available Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Four-hour minimum required.

  • Lenexa resident or business discount: $65/hour

  • Regular rate: $75/hour

Saturday Package

Includes entire facility from 8 a.m. to midnight.

  • Lenexa resident or business discount: $2,400

  • Regular rate: $2,880

Alcohol policy

  • If you are having alcohol at your event, there is an additional $100 fee.

  • You will be required to fill out a Facility Alcohol Permit Form.

Security policy and guidelines

If you are serving alcohol, you are required to have an off-duty Lenexa police officer on duty. You must turn in your Facility Alcohol Permit Form at least 60 days before your event and Lenexa Parks and Recreation will book the officer.

The fee is $40 per hour, paid in cash directly to the officer at the beginning of your rental. Officers must arrive 30 minutes before serving alcohol and remain onsite until 30 minutes after your last call.


The Lackman-Thompson estate was once home to Margaretha and William Lackman, German immigrants who came to America in 1885. The Lackmans sold their estate to Kansas City horse and mule dealer Frank Thompson in 1908.

In 1932, the farm’s original barn burned down, which gave Thompson the opportunity to build a new brick barn – the barn that still stands today. The Thompsons’ son, Hugh, sold much of their estate to be developed into Southlake Business Park and bequeathed the remaining land to the Johnson County Community College Foundation.

The Lackman-Thompson Estate was placed on the Register for Historic Kansas Places – the only structure in Lenexa to receive the honor. In 1996, The JCCC Foundation offered the property to the City of Lenexa to preserve it and put it to good public use. We worked with many partners, including the Kansas State Historical Society, to honor the agreement.

The original Lackman house now serves as the home of the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Economic Development Office. We restored the barn, preserving its historical character and blending it into a new era.