Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Councilman Ward 5 Ricki Y. Barlow were on hand to officially help shovel the dirt for the new special event facility called The Venue Las Vegas being built at a Fremont East District site in Downtown Las Vegas. The Venues Group, which is a special event and entertainment facility group from Scottsdale, Ariz., is expanding and planning to open the 36,000-square-foot property in February 2015 at 760 Fremont Street.
Executives from The Venue Scottsdale, owner and founder Victor Perrillo and vice president David Twigger, were in attendance to show off the rendering of the new event center and to explain this project will add 200 jobs to Las Vegas’ burgeoning downtown area.
“I’ve wanted to expand to Las Vegas for many years, and purchased this land eight years ago,” said Perrillo. “I waited to build our second location until the time was right. With recent investments the community has made to revitalize downtown, we felt that this year was the perfect time to develop The Venue Las Vegas.”
The facility will feature 36,000 square feet of versatile special event and meeting space. There will be two full stories and a rooftop patio plus six indoor and outdoor event spaces for parties that can accommodate as little as 30 or up to 2,000 guests. The outer building will have an old world charm featuring exterior stone work with the interior having an urban chic décor.
The custom space will also include a built-in stage and entertainment hall with full audio and lighting production, on-site gourmet catering with limitless culinary options, private rooms, outdoor patios, a VIP and billiards area, and V2 = Virtue & Vice Lounge, an upscale bar and lounge featuring specialty drinks and small plates. V2 = Virtue & Vice Lounge will be open to the public on a nightly basis unless occupied for a special event buyout. Primed with a highly experienced in-house event design team, The Venue Las Vegas will customize and execute creatively themed special events.
Since 2006, The Venue Scottsdale has been an upscale high-profile hosting special events. Expanding on its Scottsdale success, The Venue Las Vegas will offer the same capabilities as in the heart of downtown Las Vegas in the Fremont East District.
Owner and visionary Perrillo was born and raised in New York. He attended Fordham University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Marketing, and relocated to Southern California shortly after graduation. Prior to launching The Venue Scottsdale, Perrillo gained experience in managing and planning special events in the private events and convention industries. He has resided in Las Vegas for the past year.