With ample open space, the venue can be booked as one 660m2 room, or two distinct internal spaces. These can be subdivided into smaller areas for more intimate functions and events.
We have a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture onsite, projector, soundsystem and microphone available for use. You may decorate as you please and there will always be a Lightspace manager present to ensure everything runs smoothly.
The Main Warehouse
The main space is fantastic for an exhibition, presentation or indulgent formal dinner. It features a wide, open expanse with industrial girders, timber roof and polished concrete floor. Combined with Lightspace 2 its capacity is 500 for a cocktail event or 250 for a sit-down function.
The Lounge Bar
This furnished space is perfect for cocktail events, smaller presentations or anything requiring a relaxed lounge setting. Its capacity is 150 guests cocktail style, or up to 80 guests for an intimate formal dinner.
The Outdoor Terrace
Adjoining Space 2 is an outdoor terrace featuring a bamboo hedge, Japanese water feature and outlook towards the city. Bordering the main railway line it’s also a trainspotters’ delight.
Features & Inclusions
– 4m high timber ceilings
– Polished concrete floor
– Plenty of mixed vintage
– 120 bentwood chairs (from March 2016)
– Vehicular access
(door height 3.5m)
– Onsite manager on hand
– Ducted air-conditioning
– Change facilities
– Projector, soundsystem + microphone
– Catering arranged
– 2 large commercial
refrigerators + 1 oven
– Onsite glassware
You can supply beverages provided you are not selling tickets or alcohol at your event. Otherwise our caterers can provide the food and staff to serve your drinks. Chin chin!
Lightspace can host up to 500 cocktail style, or 250 for sit-down dining. The spaces can be further divided for more intimate events using drapes we have onsite.
Nope! We only ever host one event at a time, so once you book the space is all yours!
There is no onsite parking for events at Lightspace, only a loading bay within the venue. Street parking is fairly sparsely available during the day, but this clears out around 4pm, so there are normally spots available in Scanlan or Prospect Streets.
If you are hosting a small daytime event or meeting there is the possibility of arranging parking within the main space, which creates around a dozen carparks. Please ask us for details.
Yes, we have equipment onsite so you can play your favourite tunes, or you can borrow our iPod... complete with a quality selection.
There is also a sound limit and we have neighbours across the road, so the volume is more than enough to have a great party, but not enough to wake the dead.
We have a projector (fixed into the ceiling in the bar lounge), speakers, microphone and iPod jack for you to use. Anything else will have to be hired in. We can recommend trusted suppliers if necessary.
Upon arrival the venue will be set with our onsite furniture and accessories. You can re-arrange if desired, but the space has to be re-set, either at the end of the event or the next morning. There is only one golden rule- 'DO NOT DRAG ANYTHING ON THE FLOOR' as the beautiful polished concrete scratches easily.
For large corporate events the bump-out must occur the next morning as we can't load trucks and vans in the street late at night.
This is normally arranged depending on the amount of set-up required and whether we have an event the previous night, but generally access is allowed late morning/lunchtime for an evening event.
You can customize Lightspace however you would like, providing that any existing decor is not damaged in the process. No nails, screws or glue may be used. You are free to use all existing decor that is available but this has to be replaced at the end of the event, or the next morning. No naked flame is allowed inside the venue. We have some LED candles onsite otherwise these have to be brought in.
As we neighbours in close proximity all events must conclude by 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights, 10pm otherwise.
The Emporium Hotel is two minutes walk, Limes Hotel is approximately ten minutes. Otherwise we're only 5-10 minutes from the city via taxi.
You may make a tentative booking at any time, however the date is only secure with the payment of our deposit fee, which varies according to the venue hire.
In the event of cancellation all payments will be forfeited, so please make sure you're ready to go when you lay your money down.
It would be handy if you could list…
– The type of event
– Expected guest numbers
– Potential dates
– An indication of your catering requirements