Looking for a place to have a rehearsal dinner, holiday party, company function, fundraiser, Sweet 16, or Quinceanera? Maybe a baby shower, wedding shower, or special event? Below you’ll find a variety of options for event space rentals and banquet halls so you can stop searching for a venue and start planning the food and decorations!
You can host a private party or group event at these unique venues in Central Florida including banquet halls, party venues, wedding venues, barns, and other unique spots. All of these event space rentals are venue rental or room rental only and allow you to book your own food and decor. Some have a list of preferred vendors, and some of them also include event coordinators to help plan and execute your event.
Many attraction closures and event postponements have been announced beginning September 27 due to Hurricane Ian. We are editing our calendar and articles if we receive notice of event changes, but please be sure to check directly with organizers to confirm any events or activities through October 9. A link is provided at the bottom of every event on our calendar and in all articles.
The rental spaces listed below range from inexpensive event venues to places that specialize in weddings, parties, and fancy events. Please check directly with these venues for the most up to date information – all prices and capacities are subject to change.
Looking for a full service event option where food is included? We also have a list of restaurants with private party rooms in Lakeland + Winter Haven.
Prefer an outdoor venue? You’ll find local barns and outdoor patios listed below, and we also have a separate list of park pavilion rentals.
Banquet Halls + Party Venues in Lakeland
City of Lakeland Venue Rentals
The City of Lakeland has a variety of Event Venues available to rent for a private event. Contact the City of Lakeland’s Rental Office for more information on approved vendors and rental guidelines. Capacities listed are approximate, check with the City for current guidelines and pricing.
Call the rental office at 863-834-2280, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the City of Lakeland Rental Website for more information on each venue.
Lake Mirror Auditorium – The Lake Mirror Auditorium has one of the largest capacities of all the event spaces offered by the City of Lakeland. It can host up to 450 guests at banquet tables, up to 320 guests with round tables and a dance floor, with other configurations available depending on your event needs.
Magnolia Building – The Magnolia Building includes a scenic view over Lake Mirror as well as an outdoor balcony your guests can enjoy. It can accommodate up to 250 guests at round tables.
Peggy Brown Building – The Peggy Brown Building is lined with windows that provide views over Lake Mirror and the Amphitheater, ideal for an event at sunset. It can accommodate up to 150 guests at round tables.
Coleman-Bush Building – The Coleman Bush Building has two multi-purpose rooms that can hold up to 250 guests with tables and chairs, plus small classrooms for up to 80 guests.
Lake Crago – The Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex is a multiuse facility in Lake Crago Park in North Lakeland. The facility includes classroom space, event rental space, an outdoor patio, and an educational amphitheater. Call (863) 834-2215 for more information on rentals at Lake Crago.
Polk County Resource Centers
Five Resource Centers are located around Polk County and serve the residents in those communities. Each center hosts various special events during the year and has areas available for private and community rentals. For more information regarding fees and available dates, contact the Resource Center you are interested in reserving. Prices start at only $50 for the first 4 hours, making it an inexpensive place to host a baby shower or other event.
More info: Polk County Parks + Recreation Rentals
- Medulla Resource Center – 1049 Parker Road, Lakeland, FL 33811
- Wabash Community Center – 1230 Southern Ave., Lakeland, FL 33815
- Wilfred Smith Resource Center – 135 Ave. Y N.E., Winter Haven, FL 33881
- Johnny and Freda Brooks Eloise Resource Center – 710 Snively Ave., Eloise, FL 33880
- Mary Norma Campbell Resource Center – 2226 Karen St., Lake Wales, FL 33898
United Women’s Club of Lakeland – Williamsburg Square
You can host an indoor reception or an outdoor event in this versatile event space located in Lakeland. The nearby lake is a perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding or event. Rental includes tables, chairs, and access to a full kitchen. You may bring your own food and decorations OR utilize their list of preferred vendors for your special occasion. Rental prices start at $450.
Location: 1515 Williamsburg Square, Lakeland, FL 33803
More info: United Women’s Club
The Providence Community Building
The Providence Community Building is available free of charge, by reservation only, on a first come first serve basis. Located at Polk County Fire Rescue Station 6 in North Lakeland, this building includes tables and chairs, a kitchen (fridge, microwave, sink – there is no stove/oven), and restrooms.
Available from 8am – 9pm daily. No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Max capacity is 56.
Location: 8936 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33810
More info: Call (863)-534-6911
Stage Room Lakeland
Affordable and convenient, this event venue in the heart of Downtown Lakeland can host your next event with up to 120 people. The Stage Room includes two rooms with tables and chairs, one that fits 80 and another that seats 40. There are no limitations on food or drinks. You can bring your food or get catering from any of the restaurants downtown, many within walking distance. Rental prices start at only $100/hour.
Location: 310 E Lemon St, Lakeland, FL 33801
More info: Stage Room Lakeland
Harmony Haven Events
Harmony Haven Events hosts weddings and receptions, Sweet 16 and Quinceanera parties, bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties, conferences, work events and more. With over 4000 square feet of indoor, air-conditioned space and a 2-acre lawn with mature oak trees, this is a perfect location for an indoor and outdoor event. Let Harmony Haven plan and host your next special occasion. (Although the address is Bartow, this is at the intersection of 540A and Bartow Hwy in South Lakeland).
Location: 6320 US 98, Bartow, FL 33830
More info: Harmony Haven Events
Junior League of Lakeland Sorosis Building
The Junior League Sorosis Building on Lake Morton is a scenic location for events with up to 200 people. The building includes an outdoor garden and two indoor rooms including a stage. Ideal for cocktail parties, fundraisers, or wedding receptions.
The Sorosis Building can host up to 120 people for a seated event, and up to 200 people for a standing cocktail event. Rental rates include round tables, chairs, and buffet tables. Prices start at $1250.
Location: 90 Lake Morton Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801
More info: Junior League Sorosis Building
Host your next event in this renovated historic warehouse in the heart of Lakeland’s emerging urban arts district. The exposed brick and high ceilings create a unique and elegant vibe, plus the space can accommodate up to 500 people for a seated event. A patio courtyard is also available for outdoor events.
Location: 820 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
More info: Haus 820
Kathleen Area Historical Society Heritage Park
Eight-acre, tree-shaded Heritage Park is a popular indoor and outdoor venue for reunions, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and wedding celebrations. You can rent the Community Building for an indoor event, the Heritage Park grounds for an outdoor event, or both areas. No alcoholic beverages and no animals except service animals are allowed on Heritage Park grounds or in the Community Building. Prices start at $300.
Location: 8950 N Campbell Road, Lakeland, Florida
More Info: Kathleen Area Historical Society
This modern industrial event venue in Dixieland can host up to 250 for a mix and mingle standing event, and up to 150 on their outdoor patio. A stage is available for live music or other performances. Union Hall has plenty of on-site parking and outdoor seating, a large bar, and versatile event space.
Location: 1023 S Florida Ave Lakeland, FL
More info: Union Hall
The Sommer Building
The Sommer Building is a historic 2nd floor venue located in the heart of Downtown Lakeland that has been lovingly restored. The space can host up to 170 guests for a sit down dinner, with conference seating capacity of 275. This venue includes a bridal / host’s suite, state of the art finishing kitchen, and commercial ice maker.
Location: 230 N Kentucky Lakeland, FL
More info: The Sommer Building
Our local VFW Posts offer Hall Rentals. Contact a VFW Post near you for more information.
- Post 2297 – 306 S Central Ave, Lakeland, FL 33802 | Phone: (863) 687-8146
- Post 8002 – 9398 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809 | Phone: (863) 815-4777
- Post 4289 – 2441 7th St. SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880 | Phone: (863) 293-7469
- Post 2420 – 200 W Central Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853 | Phone: (863) 676-4150
More info: VFW Website
Polk County Fraternal Order Of Police – Lodge 46
The Polk County Fraternal Order of Police has a Lodge that can be rented for events – parties, weddings, banquets, etc. – with up to 170 people. Rentals include tables, chairs, a kitchen with fridge, ice machine, stove/oven, a large main room and a smaller room. Prices are $500 for the main room and kitchen, or $800 for the entire facility. Venue Photos.
Location: 125 West Brannen Road, Lakeland, FL 33813
More info: Polk County Fraternal Order of Police
Oak-K Farms hosts weddings, rehearsal dinners, and a variety of events for all occasions. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available including their barn, reception hall, and gazebo. They can accommodate groups for weddings, business meetings, anniversaries, reunions, graduation parties, birthday parties, corporate events, and more.
Location: 1349 Cherry Ln, Lakeland, FL 33811
More info: Oak-K Farm
The Barn at Sackett Ranch between Bartow and Lakeland is an event space on a 12 acre working ranch. The 6000 square foot barn can accommodate up to 250 guests.
Location: 4720 Hancock Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33812
More info: Sackett Ranch
SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus
If you’re looking for a truly unique venue in Central Florida, check out the Expo Campus at SUN ‘n FUN Fly In. In addition to plenty of wide open outdoor space, they have aircraft hangars, boardrooms, an air museum, and more, ready to host your next corporate events, fundraiser, or wedding reception.
Location: 4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811
More info: SUN ‘n FUN
Event Venues + Banquet Halls in Winter Haven
City of Winter Haven Facility Rentals
The City of Winter Haven has numerous rental opportunities available for company retreats, training sessions, family reunions, wedding receptions, sporting events, and more. Facilities range from banquet seating for up to 600 people at Nora Mayo Hall to the scenic Garden Center of Winter Haven. They also have clubhouses and recreational centers available for rent. Visit the Winter Haven Parks and Recreation website for details and pricing on each facility, or let Parks + Rec staff help you find the perfect venue for your next event.
More info: Winter Haven Parks + Recreation
The Garden Ballroom
The Garden Ballroom is an event venue inside The Olde Town Square in Winter Haven. This beautiful historic building is designed to host many styles of events including weddings, baby showers, and quinceaneras, and the event coordinator at The Garden Ballroom can take care of all your event details from start to finish. All-inclusive packages are available.
Location: 301 3rd St. NW Suite 353, Winter Haven, FL 33880
More info: The Garden Ballroom
Venue 650 is a versatile event space in Winter Haven. A garden area, lounge, exposed brick walls, tall ceilings and concrete floors allow you to design an event that reflects your unique vision. Venue 650 can accommodate up to 400 guests with plenty of space for outside parking, dancing, buffet, and mingling.
Location: 650 6th Street SW, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
More info: Venue 650
Party Venues + Banquet Halls in Polk County
City of Auburndale Venue Rentals
The City of Auburndale has multiple facilities available for rent ranging in capacity from 50 to 250 people. Prices range from $175 – $600. Visit the Auburndale Parks and Recreation website for details and photos of each facility. Rentals include the Auburndale Civic Center, Senior Center, Yacht Club, Woman’s Club, and Auburndale Historic Depot.
More info: Auburndale Parks + Recreation
The Grainger Farm
The Grainger Farm is a covered outdoor Agritourism venue that is rustic and simple. Whether your taste be minimalistic or decked out, their large space can accommodate your needs for all types of events. Prices include tables and chairs. Catering options are available but not required. Grainger Farm is family owned and operated to give a small-town feel in a private setting out in the country. Message Grainger Farm Parties on Facebook for more information.
Location: 6540 Snell Rd, Bartow, FL 33830
More info: Grainger Farm Parties
Nestled on Lake Alfred, the Adams Estate offers an unforgettable backdrop for your next corporate party, wedding reception, or social gathering. With 100-year-old oak trees, 4,000+ feet of waterfront, a lakeside Wedding Garden, an Estate House, Boathouse, and outdoor Terraces, you can host a unique and stylish event at the Adams Estate.
Location: 2222 Lake Alfred Rd, Lake Alfred, FL 33850
More info: Adams Estate
Plant City Woman’s Club
The Plant City Woman’s Club has a banquet hall available for all types of events. It is a large, bright and airy room with a full kitchen and plenty of parking. Prices start at $150-$450 depending on the day of the week. (While this isn’t in Polk County, it is fairly close and is conveniently located just off I-4 in Plant City).
Location: 1110 N Wheeler St, Plant City, FL 33563
More info: Woman’s Club of Plant City
Map – Party Venues and Banquet Halls Near Me
While we’ve done our best to list all of the event venues near you, this is not a comprehensive list. Other ideas for rental space include local churches, local hotels, and neighborhoods with clubhouses. If you don’t find something that works, try a Google search for “party venues near me” or “event venues near me.”
Birthdays + Special Events Guide
Check out our Special Events Guide for Lakeland + Polk County to find Birthday Party Venues, Rental Spaces, Banquet Halls, Restaurants with Private Party Rooms, Park + Playground Rentals, Birthday Freebies, and more.