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. The best news is you will have exclusive use of the venue… we never host two events at the same time.
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.
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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
– Vehicular access
(door height 3.5m)
– Onsite manager on hand
– Ducted air-conditioning
– Change facilities with Shower
– Green Room
– Projector, soundsystem + microphone
– Catering arranged
– 2 large commercial
refrigerators + 1 oven
– Onsite glassware
From August 2016 we will be a licensed venue so drinks must be purchased via Lightspace. This will be via a pre-paid package or on consumption bar (we have some amazing selections at fantastic prices). Our caterers can provide the food and staff to serve the drinks, or we can hire the bar staff. Chin chin!
Lightspace 1+2 can host up to 500 cocktail style, 400 theatre style or 250 for sit-down dining. The spaces can be further divided for more intimate events using drapes we have onsite. The bar lounge (Space 2) is perfect for 150 cocktail style, 100 theatre style or 60 for a sit-down dinner.
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, or add your own touches. There is only one golden rule- 'DO NOT DRAG ANYTHING ON THE FLOOR' as the beautiful polished concrete scratches easily.
For most events the bump-out must occur the next morning as we can't load trucks and vans in the street late at night. There will be NO bump-out via the front door after 10pm, some loading can occur via the back terrace (i.e; catering equipment) but this must be done as quietly as possibly as we have neighbours in close proximity.
This is normally arranged depending on the amount of set-up required and whether we have an event the previous night.
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. Any onsite furniture that is removed has to be replaced at the end of the event or the next morning by arrangement.
As we have neighbours in close proximity all events must conclude by 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights, 10pm otherwise.
The Emporium Hotel is a brilliant option only two minutes walk from the venue, Limes Hotel is approximately ten minutes. Breakfree Apartments on Brookes Street is good for those on a budget. 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