RP Funding Center

The RP Funding Center is the premier meetings & convention venue in Polk County, FL and an ideal location for events targeting the southeastern United States. Lakeland is a dynamic community conveniently located between Tampa and Orlando. From historical downtown shops and restaurants to upscale shopping villages, Lakeland is a delightful place to meet. The Hyatt Place is conveniently located on property and there are an additional 3,000 hotel rooms within a five-mile radius. Planning a Central Florida meeting or conference is easy at the RP Funding Center!

Meeting Spaces

Name
Description
Banquet Capacity
Reception Capacity
Classroom Capacity
SQFT
Theater Capacity
Dimensions
Exhibit Capacity
Ceiling Height
U‑Shaped Capacity
Youkey Theatre
The historic centerpiece of the RP Funding Center is the 2,226 seat Youkey Theater. The theater is named for Robert Youkey, former Lakeland City Manager, who had the vision to build the Lakeland Center for his community. The theater is home to the annual
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39,000
2,300
89
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Sikes Hall
Sikes Hall, is a multi-use facility with the capability of housing 2, 4 or 6 separate breakouts rooms of various sizes. When fully open, this hall offers 24,000 square feet of unobstructed space for banquets, meeting & conventions, sporting events and mor
1,160
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1,184
24,600
1,865
180
123
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Lake Parker
The Lake Parker Room is 2,000 square feet of carpeted space perfect for meetings, seminars and small banquets.
80
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64
1,918
164
68
10
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Lake Morton
The Lake Morton Room offers 1,000 square feet of carpeted space for board meetings, intimate luncheons and other small events.
60
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48
1,298
110
53
6
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Lake Hollingworth Ballroom
The Lake Hollingsworth Ballroom is a 5,000 square foot ballroom, perfectly suited for wedding receptions, banquets and corporate meetings and offers an intimate atmosphere for banquets, yet has the capability of holding 400 persons for theater-style seati
300
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100
5,089
468
78x65
23
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Jenkins Arena
The George Jenkins Arena, debuted in 1974 as the concert venue of choice in Florida. Hosting rock & roll legends such as Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart and many more to enthusiastic crowds of nearly 10,000, the Jenkins Arena stands as one of the
1,450
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1,344
24,380
4,156
232
150
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Exhibit Hall
Our Exhibit Hall is the largest floor space 28,262 square feet. The Exhibit Hall is dividable into two sections and has hosted a wide variety of conventions, consumer shows, athletic events and large social gatherings. Loading in and out convenient with a
1,400
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1,408
27,848
2,834
236
152
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Amenities

Amenities

Bus Parking, Internet Connectivity - Wi-fi, Internet Connectivity - Wired, Linens Available, Multilingual Staff, Off-site Venues Nearby, Tables & Chairs

Contact Information

Group Sales Email: sales@rpfundingcenter.com, Group Sales Phone Number: 863-834-5110

Disabled Traveler Information

Disability Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Raised Toilets, Ramps, Roll-under Sinks, Wheelchair-friendly

Guest Information

Family Friendly, LGBT Friendly, Wireless (Wi-Fi)