Frequently asked questions:
Where and What is the Venetian Hillsboro?
The Venetian Hillsboro is a newly-renovated event venue located in the heart of Downtown Hillsboro, Oregon.
Read about the history of the 140-year-old building here.
How can I book an event at the Venetian Hillsboro venue?
Visit our Venues Page to learn about our current event services! Choose between our two private dining spaces or the newly-renovated Venetian Ballroom.
Need more options? Visit managementgroupnw.com for our full event services.
Is the Venetian Hillsboro still a restaurant & movie theater?
No. Following the 2020 remodel of the former Venetian Theatre & Bistro, our team has transitioned the building into a multi-venue event space that accommodates public and private events.
As of 2023, our primary focus in on privately held events such as weddings, elopements, benefit banquets, receptions, private dinners, catered events, or pairing dinners. You can also attend public events like live music concerts, stage productions, dinner theater, and more in any of our spaces.
Did the Venetian close?
No. As of July 5th, 2022, the restaurant portion of the Venetian will no longer be open on a daily basis. We will still be open for concerts, events, and private dining. See our reservations page for the announcement.
We will strive to have the restaurant portion open during community events that take place on Main Street, albeit with a more casual and quick menu. Gifts Cards will always be honored at all events and dining that take place at the Venetian. We may open again as a restaurant as more development continues to happen on Main Street and I want to personally reassure you the Venetian is not going anywhere or shutting down, we are going to focus on bringing more events into Downtown Hillsboro.
Please visit www.venetianhillsboro.com/events to see our growing list of public events already scheduled.
What is the style of the new renovation?
We've brightened the space with more lighting, as well as cleaned up some of the outdated finishings with a modern take on Pacific Northwest Nature. "Modern meets rustic" is what we've been calling it. During the remodel we were eager to expose as many of the old elements of the building as we could, for example some of the original brick, as well as leaving the upstairs ceiling exposed. We procured and finished reclaimed barn wood from the Helvetia area to use for the new façade, adding historical value to the building.
We wanted to use clean lines, plants, stone walls, and similar natural components to elevate the entire space. The theater space has come alive using new lighting technology, state-of-the-art sound systems and natural design elements like wood and wood-look designs. Ultimately we wanted all of the elements in the space to drive interest and allow you to discover new and interesting views while you venture through the building, as many others have in the past.