Convention

Facility Overview

The RP Funding Center is a multi-purpose entertainment complex featuring 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space.

The RP Funding Center hosts a wide variety of events ranging from nationally renowned artists, family shows, athletic events, trade shows, conventions, meetings and weddings. Situated in sunny Central Florida and conveniently located minutes between Orlando and Tampa in Lakeland, Florida. The RP Funding Center is a short drive from anywhere in Central Florida and is a key destination stop for all types of events.

Key Features:

  • In-House Catering & Audio Visual
  • Parking on-site
  • 127 room Hyatt Place located on site
  • 2,500 Hotel Rooms within a 2 Mile Radius (Plus a new onsite Hotel In-Progress for 2019)
  • Complimentary Public WiFi

If you'd like to visit the RP Funding Center to see how we can accommodate your event, please email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 863-834-8100 for pricing or cost estimates.


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 an 11’ wide x 13’ high door with drive-up access from the East Loading Dock.


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 more.


Lake Hollingsworth 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 seating and 200 persons for classroom-style seating for business meetings, lectures and seminars.


Lake Parker

The Lake Parker Room is 2,000 square feet of carpeted space perfect for meetings, seminars and small banquets.


Lake Morton

The Lake Morton Room offers 1,000 square feet of carpeted space for board meetings, intimate luncheons and other small events.


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