Welcome to our Kissimmee meeting and event planning guide. Kissimmee is a place where perfect space and facilities, convenient location, world-class entertainment, and superb service come together. Blessed with beautiful weather, small-town charm and endless possibilities for excitement, Kissimmee has plenty to offer business and leisure travelers alike. A commitment to service, emphasize on value, and plenty of facilities that offer a perfect blend of business and pleasure are just a few of the hallmarks of this Central Florida destination. With so much to offer, it's no wonder Kissimmee is host to nearly six million visitors each year.
Kissimmee's popularity is due in part to its ease of access. A convenient gateway to over 2.6 million passengers each month, Orlando International Airport is an easy 30-minute drive to most meeting properties. In addition to air travel, Amtrak's Silver Service/Palmetto line, which runs from New York City to Miami, stops right in downtown Kissimmee. For those who prefer to drive, Kissimmee is just off major routes such as Florida's Turnpike, I-4, and the Central Florida Greeneway, placing it within easy access to I-75 and I-95 and convenient driving distance of most of the southeastern United States.
Upon arrival, groups are met with a plethora of quality accommodations designed to suit every taste and price point. In fact, Kissimmee has over 47,000 total lodging units from which to choose, ranging from express business hotels to boutique properties and full-service resorts, such as the Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center. Here, business and pleasure also go hand-in-hand, thanks to 1,406 stylish guest rooms, a tranquil spa, world-class restaurants, and 400,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 178,500-square-foot Florida Exhibition Hall. Meanwhile, just 15 miles away from downtown Kissimmee, Reunion Resort offers luxury accommodations, championship golf courses and over 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
In addition to these premier meeting resorts, Kissimmee's Osceola Heritage Park is a top destination for tradeshows and conferences in Central Florida. This expansive 120-acre complex boasts a 60,000-square-foot exhibition building, the 10,500-seat Silver Spurs Arena and the Osceola County Stadium Spring Training home for the Houston Astros. Also known for its A-list performances, Osceola Heritage Park has played host to such legends as Van Morrison, Norah Jones, Pearl Jam, and Vince Gill as well as World Championship Boxing, the bi-annual Silver Spurs Rodeo, and the nation's largest collectible car auction.
Recognizing that there's no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" meeting venue, Kissimmee is brimming with unique alternatives for events of all types, sizes and purposes. Host a cocktail reception in the 14,000-square-foot hangar at the Kissimmee Air Museum. Plan a black-tie affair at the 10,000-square-foot reception hall at the entertainment showplace Arabian Nights, heralded as one of the best dinner shows in the region. Meanwhile, the Osceola Center for the Arts offers meeting and banquet space amidst a culturally-rich atmosphere of theater, dance and ever changing art exhibitions.
Drawing more than six million visitors per year, Kissimmee's economy is based primarily on tourism. The city is also home to Valencia College and Florida Christian College.