21 Eye-Popping Las Vegas Event Venues
The postcard version of Las Vegas is marked by an image so iconic, it’s recognized the world-over: lights. Lots of them. Lights dotting casinos, lights splashing hotels, and even lights illuminating drinks. Yet the local’s version of Las Vegas paints another picture entirely. It’s one defined by high-achieving schools, profitable corporations, and charming neighborhoods. So it goes without saying that the types of event venues preferred (and even expected) by locals and visitors could not be more different. That’s why we’ve compiled a list that has something for everyone. Yes, even the two of you looking for a Vegas wedding venue.
Location: 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S
Great For: Meetings, Luncheons, Presentations
As is wonderfully common in Las Vegas, the Stratosphere marries the event-planning conveniences of a straightforward venue with the guest-pleasing amenities of a hotel. But unlike any other Vegas venue, “The Strat” also offers something else: free access to outdoor decks and unbeatable 103rd and 104th-floor views from America’s tallest freestanding observation tower. With spaces for groups ranging from 20 to 2000, this is one event space whose name doesn’t disappoint.
Location: 361 Symphony Park Ave
Great For: Recitals, Weddings, Corporate Meetings
When Broadway’s biggest hits tour the country, their Las Vegas venue is a given: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. If your event is a stage-centric one, what better place to present or perform than the same stage graced by Wicked, Hello Dolly, and Dancing With the Stars Live? In addition to the iconic theatre, The Smith Center offers smaller spaces, courtyards, and lobbies for groups of as few as 30.
Capacity: 250 Full Venue / 26 Private Dining Room
Location: 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy (Anthem)
Great For: Rehearsal Dinners, Company Dinners
Hosting an event in Las Vegas does have to scream “Vegas.” And sometimes, the last thing Vegas locals are looking for is such an evening. For all those times, Bottiglia Enoteca is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. The Henderson Italian restaurant has all the goods: great food, gorgeous dining room, airy outdoor patio, and an atmosphere worthy of Instagram. Perfect for team parties or wedding rehearsal dinners.
Capacity: 5555 (Theatre) / 5260 (Reception)
Location: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd S
Great For: Conventions
Not many venues allow an out-of-towner to explain the precise location of their meeting to a spouse, kid, or cab driver with the mention of single name: “Caesars.” The landmark property is home to an impressive number of various meeting venues, from small boardrooms to the fit-for-Primetime Colosseum that seats more than 4000. The famous Casino and hotel is suitable for most any event, it earns our recommendation for especially large or complex event needs.
Location: 5500 East Flamingo Road
Great For: Weddings
A little bit of everything: that’s the calling card of Wedgewood Weddings, a destination that establishes visitors between the iconic lights of the Las Vegas Strip and the peace and refreshment of the mountains and a round of golf. They call it the “Oasis in the Desert,” and their multiple banquet rooms and picturesque outdoor landscapes will quickly show you why.
Capacity: 2000 Outdoor Pool / 600 The Club
Location: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
Great For: Conventions, Large Meetings
A venue so iconic, it was the plot of Ocean’s 11, the Bellagio is best known for its dancing fountains. But inside, a top-notch world of service and accommodations awaits. Part of the MGM family, the Bellagio knows a thing or two about hospitality. Spaces include an art gallery, a massive outdoor pool area, multiple lounges, and even spaces designed for weddings.
Capacity: 700 (Banquet) / 1200 (Theatre)
Location: 200 Water St
Great For: Large Conventions, Trade Shows
Looking for a traditional turnkey convention experience without the sights and sounds of the Strip? Head to Henderson, a suburb that’s created an industry out of their proximity to Las Vegas. A blank slate that features everything you’d expect, and a staff well-versed the ins and outs of convention planning.
Capacity: 1630 Reception
Location: 3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Great For: Professional Conventions
Arguably Las Vegas’s most famous last name, the Wynn is a hotel and Casino with no shortage of unique event spaces. But our pick is Encore — a 60,000 square-foot jaw-dropper comprised of three ballrooms, 17 meeting rooms, and a 20,000 square-foot ballroom. The combination of large spaces and smaller rooms makes it the ideal spot for a professional convention that will host both large group sessions and smaller breakouts.
Capacity: 150 Theatre / Inquire for Larger Groups
Location: 501 Fremont St
Great For: High-Energy Parties
In the heart of downtown, Inspire (a collection of multiple venues) is a nightlife destination. Perfect for a lively reunion or celebratory company party, Inspire’s lounges and spaces are anything but dull. Be sure to check out their rooftop bar, and don’t forget the most important ingredient: choosing from among their multiple in-house DJ’s.
Location: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S
Great For: Conventions, Trade Shows
Just how much meeting space does the Mandalay Bay Convention Center offer? Are you sitting down? Two. Million. Known for its boxing events and blockbuster concerts, the Mandalay Bay also plays host to a wide variety of more subtle company events throughout the year. This is one space where you won’t have to worry about maximum occupancy. Is an 800,000-square foot ballroom too large for you? The complex has more than one hundred additional spaces that may suit you better.
Capacity: 150 Seated / 200 Standing
Location: 3799 Las Vegas Blvd S
Great For: After-Parties
One of the most inventive spaces in the MGM Grand, Centrifuge is an ultra-modern space featuring a round room and a revolving centerpiece bar. Glowing LEDs cast a sleek and futuristic vibe perfect for an after party. Up to 150 people can be accommodated when seated, or 200 for a standing cocktail hour.
Capacity: 57,000 (Standing)
Location: 495 S Grand Central Pkwy
Great For: Networking events, Trade Shows, Conventions
Unlike many of the design-heavy venues of Las Vegas, World Market Center is a blank canvas (and they’re proud of it.) A massive space especially well-suited for conventions and trade shows, World Market Center staff truly becomes an event planner’s wingman. If you’re planning it, chances are, they’ve done it ten times before.
Capacity: 150 Seated / 450 Standing
Location: 3930 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 200B
Great For: Bachelor Parties, Company Parties, Rehearsal Dinners
Let’s get classy, Vegas. The 1923 Bourbon Bar is just what you’d expect: a speakeasy that takes visitors back in time to an era of dark wood, dapper clothing, and stiff drinks. A welcome break from the hypermodern appeal of the Las Vegas Strip, and a fabulous place to host guests while having an audible conversation.
Location: 4455 Paradise Rd
Great For: Conventions, Conferences, Large Parties
The ubiquitous Hard Rock Hotel name is back on the event venue map again, thanks to a recent $60 million renovation. 110,000 of earth-conscious space is supported by quality catering, massive meeting rooms, mouth-watering dining options, and plush accommodations.
Capacity: 80 Seated / 150 Standing
Location: 1 Clubside Dr
Great For: Weddings, Receptions, Galas
A country club with lush green lawns, just a short Uber away from the center of Las Vegas? You bet. It’s the Anthem Country Club, and it’s a classic destination for formal weddings, charitable galas, and anything that requires professional hospitality and turnkey service. Among their claims to fame? More than a handful of notable golf tournaments.
Location: 3770 Las Vegas Blvd S
Great For: Corporate Retreats, Meetings
The most recent facelift in of all Las Vegas, the Park MGM reopened in 2018 to much fanfare and a new look that’s taking over Instagram. But the appeal is more than picture-deep. More than 77,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space includes a conference center, meeting room, and a unique “Ideation Studio” specifically designed to spark innovation at your next corporate retreat.
Capacity: 100 Seated / 200 Standing
Location: 99 Convention Center Dr
Great For: Corporate Parties, Weddings
Ask the staff of the Barrymore to sum up their vibe in a nutshell, and you’ll get this: “chic ambiance emitting old school charm.” We couldn’t agree more. A beautiful wine display, intricate ceiling, and classic decor make “event decor” a non-issue. The 1400 square-foot space is large enough to host 200 for a standing reception but small enough to make even a small crowd feel welcome.
Capacity: 720 Banquet / 750 Theatre
Location: 3960 Las Vegas Blvd S
Great For: High-end company meetings, Weddings
There are few names in the event planning world that carry as much cache as the Four Seasons. Las Vegas’s location is no exception. Service is the differentiator here, the cherry on top of 38,000 square feet of meetings rooms and a formal ballroom that tops 10,000 square feet. Also unique: it’s a non-gambling hotel, which makes the Four Seasons a rare Vegas location that doesn’t require guests to be at least 21 years old.
Location: 7770 Dean Martin Dr #301
Great For: Fundraisers, Charitable Events, Corporate Parties
Think nothing could beat tens of thousands of square feet of open event space? Try 20,000 square feet of luxury cars! Celebrity Cars of Las Vegas is more of a museum that just so happens to allow private events. Here, guest can mingle around some of the most well-cared-for cars in the world. A dreamy destination for auto-related industry party or any car aficionado.
Location: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S
Great For: Corporate meetings
The Venetian is best known as one of Las Vegas’s finest resorts, but their meetings department operates with a level of mastery rarely seen outside of military operations. If you need it, they can get it, find it, move it, and book it. Planning a meeting at the Venetian is as easy as it gets. Their genius online virtual planner allows event planners to visualize everything from seating to menus with the click of a button. When the long day of meetings comes to an end, your guests will have access to luxury rooms and unrivaled service.
Capacity: 1400 Seated / 4500 Standing
Location: 3595 Las Vegas Blvd S
Great For: Large Parties, Corporate Events
A nightclub on the 11th floor of the Cromwell Hotel, Drai’s is a club with a view unparalleled anywhere in town. The glowing lights of the Strip are seen from the high rise windows, where 60,000 square feet of space is up for grabs for massive parties or surprising company events. As many as 4500 head-bobbing guests can stand and party to the sounds of a local DJ, or 1400 attendees can enjoy seating for a meeting or presentation.