A First Look Inside The Venue in Downtown Las Vegas

A new venue will open soon in downtown Las Vegas and you’re guaranteed to remember the name, The Venue.

It’s been a year since The Venue Las Vegas broke ground across from the Downtown Container Park in the Fremont East district. The shiny new offering is nearing completion and is set to take on conventions, large weddings and other special events such as concerts. There’s also room for a comedy club.

Oh, and there will be new bars. We probably should’ve mentioned that part first.

Here’s a first look inside the Grand Ballroom at The Venue.

Venue Las Vegas Ballroom
The Venue has another location in Scottsdale, Arizona, but this one’s better. Because Las Vegas. Try and keep up.

The Venue has nine distinct spaces, with nearly 39,000-square-feet of space in all. The Venue can hold up to 2,700 people.

David Twigger, Vice President of The Venue, said, “The Venue is going to be the premier event space for downtown Las Vegas.”

Twigger continued, “Seriously, that is not a made-up name. My advice would be to pronounce it very, very carefully unless you have excellent health insurance.”

He might not have said that last part, but we get the feeling he’s had to at some point.

The Venue
Early reports stated The Venue was being financed by Downtown Project (or, rather, 700 Fremont LLC, involving some of the same players), but it’s not listed among those Downtown Project admits to owning or financing.

So, as we said, nine spaces, including two bars.

One’s a rooftop bar and the other is called the VirtueVice (no space) lounge, on The Venue’s first floor.

It’s still being finished, but that didn’t stop us from sneaking a photo.

The Venue Las Vegas
Fair warning, The Venue, stock up on Captain Morgan.

The new bars are expected to open Sep. 3, 2015, and will be open weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 p.m. on) to see how things go.

You can see all the details about The Venue on the official site.

Beyond the prosaic name of the place (naming things is hard), we’ve been curious to see how this shiny new offering will do. Downtown’s been experiencing some growing pains in recent months, but The Venue seems to be a good fit for an area in dire need of space for larger conventions and events.

The Venue is offering a 2% commission for referrals, so tell your friends and make some bank, or whatever the kids are calling it.

Venue Las Vegas
If you hold your convention at The Venue, tell them we sent you. Spiced rum doesn’t pay for itself.

At the very least, we’ll give the bars a try! Which might just be the understatement of the year.