Venue vs Location – What’s the difference?

Venue vs Location - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between venue and location is that venue is a place, especially the one where a given event is to happen while location is a particular point or place in physical space.



(wikipedia venue)


(en noun)

  • A place, especially the one where a given event is to happen.
  • (legal) A neighborhood or near place; the place or county in which anything is alleged to have happened; also, the place where an action is laid.
  • * The twelve men who are to try the cause must be of the same venue where the demand is made. –.
  • (obsolete) A bout; a hit; a turn. See venew.
  • (sports) Sport venue: a stadium or similar building in which a sporting competition is held.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011
    , date=November 10
    , author=Jeremy Wilson
    , title= England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report
    , work=Telegraph
    , page=
    , passage=With such focus from within the footballing community this week on Remembrance Sunday, there was something appropriate about Colchester being the venue for last night’s game. Troops from the garrison town formed a guard of honour for both sets of players, who emerged for the national anthem with poppies proudly stitched into their tracksuit jackets.}}

    Usage notes

    In certain cases, the court has power to change the venue, which is to direct the trial to be had in a different county from that where the venue is laid.


    See come, and confer venew, veney.


    * stadium
    * arena



    (wikipedia location)


    (en noun)

  • A particular point or place in physical space.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= T time
    , passage=The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them

  • An act of locating.
  • * 1886 November 12, Joseph Church Helm, opinion, Pelican & Dives Min. Co. ”v.” Snodgrass”, reprinted in, 1887, , volume 12, page 207 []:
  • The Ontario tunnel was not located in pursuance of the law relating to tunnel-sites. Lewis failed to follow up his discovery of mineral therein with any effort whatever towards completing the statutory location of a mining claim.
  • (South Africa) An apartheid-era urban area populated by non-white people; township.
  • * 2011 , Dennis Brutus, Bernth Lindfors, The Dennis Brutus Tapes: Essays at Autobiography (page 188)
  • It is the sounds of apartheid, of the townships, the locations


    * (a place) place

    Derived terms

    * geolocation