RENO, Nev. — The Virgil, Reno’s newest wedding venue, event space and coworking hub, is officially open for business. The full-service venue is a modernized, inclusive and versatile space for celebrations of every type as well as a collaborative space for remote workers, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Located in a burgeoning area east of downtown, The Virgil breathed new life into a historic building with deep roots in the community. Located at 301 Vassar Street, it was formerly home to Little Flower Church as well as countless other ventures.
“The idea was born from a clear need for accessible workspace in our community. Through hosting pop-up events and networking gatherings throughout Reno, we heard loud and clear from entrepreneurs, creatives, freelancers and remote workers that they wanted to work in a collaborative space that wouldn’t break the bank,” said Co-Founder Rachel Macintyre. “Our community needed somewhere to gather and to work, a place they could call home. The design that guided the project was led by them and built for them.”
The 8,000-square-foot space offers a large open venue flooded with natural light, boasts vintage stained glass and architectural points of interest, it is filled with long farm-style tables and chairs, nine bistro tables, ample standing desk space, five communal lounge areas, and patio seating is coming this Spring. It also features three small group conference rooms, postal boxes and mailing services, a kitchen, on-site parking, bottomless beverages from local businesses, wifi, and a growing list of free events and courses targeting small businesses.
The Virgil team also provides event planning services as well as a quickie wedding offering that harkens back to Reno’s roots.
“The wedding industry is incredibly diverse and we’re finding a lot of couples looking for a turnkey offering to get hitched – but with an elevated experience. We’re delivering with a 90-minute full-service wedding and toast for those interested in keeping things easy,” said Macintyre.
Macintyre partnered with Co-Founders Jessie Phillips and Jamie Miller along with Investor Duhs Commercial Development to purchase and remodel the building, built in 1920. The team spent the last year working on the property and say they are driven to be part of Reno’s broader community revitalizing the Eastern side of downtown.
“It’s a dream come true to see this project come to life,” said Phillips. “It’s been daunting to say the least to launch this amid a pandemic when demand for communal spaces seems low but the outpouring of support from our partners and the community has been astounding. We hope you will come see it for yourself.”
The Virgil is now open for bookings and venue tours. The business opens its doors to coworkers and collaborators April 1st; co-working hours are Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Fridays 6:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. The venue is available evenings and weekends for private events. For more information, visit www.TheVirgil.co.
About The Virgil
Breathing new life into Old Reno, The Virgil offers a modern-day, collaborative and communal approach to coworking, events, community development and entrepreneurship. A one-stop shop for creatives, freelancers, entrepreneurs & digital nomads, The Virgil invites you to rethink your approach to what a workspace should look like. The 8,000-square-foot space offers a large open venue flooded with natural light, three small group conference rooms, postal boxes and mailing services, a commercial kitchen, on-site parking, bottomless beverages from local businesses, wifi, and a growing list of free events and courses targeting small businesses. The Virgil events team also provides event planning services as well as a quickie wedding offering. For more information, visit thevirgil.co.