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The Bar J Ranch

Welcome to Bar J Ranch, the premier location for weddings, parties, and other special events. We offer a unique and spacious space to accommodate your vision and accommodate all types of guests.


At Bar J Ranch, we are passionate about providing an unforgettable and personalized experience for each of our guests. Our staff is professional, friendly, and highly experienced, ensuring that each event is catered to with the utmost care and attention. Our knowledgeable team will work closely with you to ensure each detail of your event is perfect, from the menu to the decorations.

We pride ourselves on our versatility and focus on creating unforgettable memories and experiences. Our venue can be customized to fit your style and needs, and together, we will create the perfect atmosphere for your special day. From the reception to the ceremony, we will help you come up with creative ideas and guide you throughout the planning process to ensure your day goes off without a hitch.


We appreciate the trust you’ve placed in us and look forward to helping make your special day a truly remarkable and memorable event.



Michele Smith, co-owner & operator of Bar J Ranch specializes in creating scenarios to fit each budget. She is the bookkeeper extraordinaire, as well as the lead floral aficionado at the Ranch. Michele can take items that you would least suspect and turn it into the most stunning of centerpieces and décor. That is one of our favorite aspects is thinking outside of the box and bringing your events to life.

When not planning, coordinating, or bookkeeping, Michele can be found keeping up with her hobby farm, her husband Michael, daughter Shelby, or granddaughter Hanna. She enjoys surfing Pinterest for her next big idea, & figuring out how she’s going to retaliate on Casey’s nonstop pranks.



Casey Hayes, co-owner and operator of Bar J Ranch specializes in being your own personal hype-gal. She can ease your fears in letting go of the reins and letting Bar J bring your vision to life. Casey has a knack for thinking outside of the box!

Casey & Michele having been creating unforgettable events at Bar J Ranch since 2019. They love to see their clients light up when they see the vision they have created. We own our very own mini “craft and home store” to provide all of the essentials for the day you desire.

When not planning and coordinating events, Casey can be found doing a myriad of things. She owns a hobby farm (a mini cow, horses, a pony, & a plethora of chickens) and has 6 children. She is in a season of life at the moment that doesn’t allow for many hobbies so poor Michele catches the brunt of her extra energy! Look out for a well-placed joke or prank while you’re here at the Ranch!

AJ & Arletta Smith

Aj & Arletta Smith own the Bar J Ranch. The ranch is nestled along the outskirts of Jennings State Forest. Aj takes great pride in his little cattle farm. You can usually find him on the tractor grading the road, tilling up a field, or checking in on his heifers. Arletta can usually be found riding shotgun! Either that, or spoiling the grandkids or helping in the barn! 

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