Planning a meeting in Las Vegas or attending a convention in Las Vegas and having to organize satellite events?
Event Venues for Every Occasion
Scheduled to debut in late 2013, The Linq is opening in phases, with the first outlets coming online late in the year and The High Roller observation wheel opening in early 2014.

— SkyVue
The other major development of this kind on the Strip is SkyVue, a mixed-use retail, convention and entertainment complex that will sit directly across the Strip from Mandalay Bay. With 140,000 square feet of retail space and a 21,000-square-foot convention facility at and below ground level, SkyVue will be a sought-after destination for pleasure and business travelers. Plus, the facility will have a total 22,000 square feet of exterior and interior LED signage that will reach a projected 3.5–4.5 million visitors per year.

The complex also features the 500-foot SkyVue Super Wheel, which will become the world’s third largest of its kind. The wheel will accommodate more than 800 riders at a time in its glass-enclosed gondolas, each the size of a typical family room, that deliver great views of the Strip in 30 minutes. The structure also will offer an option of eating dinner in one of the rooms while taking the trip around the wheel.

In addition, the wheel itself will provide 50,000 square feet of LED digital signage on each side that will be seen by an estimated 40 million airline passengers each year as well as 67,500 cars and 50,000 pedestrians each day, making it the ultimate marketing opportunity on he Strip. Although previously delayed, developers hope to have the wheel open by July 2013.

Meeting planners and visitors clearly need to set their sights high in the coming year and be ready to take their groups into the skies for the newest experiences above the Strip.

Theatrical Venues
Life’s a show and so are the events you organize for corporate and social groups because just like a theater production, every single piece needs to fall perfectly into place for the night to go off without a hitch. That being said, why not consider booking an event at one of Las Vegas’ abundant theater spaces? Many theaters are available during the day and some are even available at night on “dark” or unused days. Following is a brief selection of just some of the Las Vegas theaters, both large and small, that want to host your events.

For a large-scale, splashy party, try The Boulevard Theater, the newest spot to open up on the Las Vegas Strip. Mainly a performing arts theater and nightclub venue, Boulevard also is a prime space for corporate events, meetings and company parties. Book your private event here with a facility buyout and host a celebration for up to 1,200 people in its 19,000 square feet of multilevel, convertible space. The Main Showroom has a grand stage and a royal parquet dance floor. The Mezzanine hosts cocktail tables and private booths. Plus, the Outdoor Patio Terrace has ultra lounge-style furnishings with a backdrop of the Las Vegas Strip. With five lavish bars, ample parking and state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology, Boulevard also can help with any catering, custom décor or entertainment needs.

Giordano Theatre, a world-class entertainment facility on the third floor of the Fashion Show Mall, offers its entire facility for rent regardless of the type or size of your event. From conventions, corporate functions and charity events to catered parties and fundraisers, the theater can be customized to meet your specifications or themes in any way. Seating can be replaced with tables, displays, platforms or just left open to create more space, groups can use the Video Wall to display movies, PowerPoint presentations and visual effects or the resident Hologram Projection for a special touch.

Dedicated to personal artistic expression, free minds and unrestrained entertainment, the Onyx Theatre is Las Vegas’s leading alternative theatrical and performance space for world-class and local artists. This premier 100-seat theatrical facility in the heart of Las Vegas at the Commercial Center is available to rent out for an intimate private event and offers options for customizing the space.

The Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms is not just reserved for today’s hottest acts. This 2,500-seat, state-of-the-art theater is fully equipped with a complete audiovisual setup for general sessions, meetings, private concerts, conventions, live broadcasts and other special events. With 18 private and semiprivate boxes and a 14,275-square-foot ballroom, The Pearl is ideal for corporate conventions and VIP entertaining.

The Performing Arts Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas provides a variety of theater venues for special events with ample parking. The Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall seats more than 1,800 and has a lounge area within the lobby that seats around 75. The smaller 550-seat Judy Bayley Theatre also has lobby that can accommodate around 50 people. For smaller events, the Black Box Theatre at the Alta Ham Fine Arts complex can seat up to 175 people for an event. Better yet, the Performing Arts Center can supply all staffing and catering needs to groups’ specifications.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class performing arts center capable of hosting events of all kinds with a variety of venues large and small, indoors and out. The five-acre cultural campus includes three main performance spaces: the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, Boman Pavilion’s 258-seat cabaret-jazz theater and a 250-seat studio theater. In addition, the Grand Lobby is perfect for cocktail receptions; the Founders Room is suited for small, seated dinners up to 20; the Mezzaine Lounge can host large dinners up to 80; and the 3,000-square-foot Troesh Studio Theater is a versatile “black-box” space that can be customized to meet your needs. The Smith Center also features intimate conference rooms and a glorious 6,200-square-foot outdoor courtyard between Reynolds Hall and the Boman Pavilion.

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