space for vintage weddings

Brisbane’s perfect wedding venue for those seeking something a little different. Our unique combination of raw industrial and purpose-built design features has created an incredible space with limitless possibilities.

Lightspace can be configured in many different ways. We can create a custom ceremony followed by your dream cocktail-style or sit-down reception experience. Every party has exclusive use of the venue.

You’re welcome to visit for an inspection, simply fill out our Enquiry Form and we’ll book you in.

Ceremonies

Why move your guests from place to place? Or take a risk with the weather? We can host intimate ceremonies in an incredible character rich setting. Then it’s a simple matter of moving next door for the fun to begin. Champers anyone?

 

Cocktail Receptions

For a more informal cocktail wedding our Bar Lounge (Space 2) is a fully furnished space perfect for up to 150 guests. Alternatively we can also host a cocktail wedding in the Main Space 1 with a satellite bar, food trucks and intimate lounge settings. Ole!

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Sit-down Dinners

Upon arrival your guests can freshen up with some nibblies and pre-drinks in the Bar Lounge before revealing a fairy-tale dinner setting in the Main Space. We have all the furniture onsite for a dinner of up to 160 guests, while 250 is our maximum capacity in this format.  A popular configuration is long tables running down the middle of the space, with enough room for a bar, lounge setting and that all important dance floor.

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When you book an event at Lightspace this is all yours:

Main Space

The Main Space (LS 1) is fantastic for an indulgent formal dinner or cocktail style wedding of up to 250 guests. It features a wide, open expanse, industrial girders, timber roof and polished concrete floor. This unique space has a special quality and is also fantastic for a ceremony to remember.

Bar Lounge

The Bar Lounge (LS 2) is a gorgeous furnished space and is perfect for parties of up to 150 guests cocktail style or 60 guests for a smaller formal dinner. With a long bar and flooded with natural light this space buzzes with an intimate ambiance.

Outdoor Terrace

The Outdoor Terrace adjoining LS2 features a bamboo hedge, water feature and an outlook toward the city skyline. Bordering the main railway line heading into the Valley it’s also a trainspotters’ delight.

“Thank you for the wonderful backdrop to our amazing wedding. We had a fabulous day!”

Mark & Jamie

Food & Beverage

As a licensed venue all drinks must be purchased through Lightspace.  This will be via a pre-paid package or on consumption bar (we have some amazing selections at fantastic prices).  We have some fantastic beverage options including beers on tap, signature cocktails and a gorgeous Espresso Martini Station for that all important caffeine hit at the end of the night.

We also work with some fantastic caterers and the best suppliers in the industry. For a sit-down wedding it’s compulsory to use one of our two recommended caterers, while for a cocktail style event it’s possible to use food trucks and have us organise the bar staff. Chin chin!

Pricing

For all venue enquiries please fill out our Enquiry Form with potential dates, expected guest numbers and whether you’d like a ceremony, cocktail or sit-down reception. Our team will receive an email and can reply with the right information and pricing.

As we’re managing a large number of enquiries unfortunately we can’t quote over the phone. We’ll reply ASAP to start planning your dream wedding.

Venue Inspections

Want to see the full potential of your event idea at Lightspace? Fill out our Enquiry Form and we will follow up to arrange an venue inspection. The venue entrance is on Scanlan Street.

Can We Play Music?

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.

What AV Equipment is Included?

We have a projector (fixed into the ceiling in both the Bar Lounge and Main Space), 4 x 500 watt speakers, 2 mixers, 2 microphones and iPod jacks for you to use. Anything else will have to be hired in. We can recommend trusted suppliers if necessary.

How Does Setting Up and Packing Down Work?

Access time is normally arranged depending on the amount of set-up required and whether we have an event the previous night.

Upon arrival the venue will be set with our onsite furniture and accessories. You can re-arrange if desired, or add your own touches.

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.

Can We Decorate Ourselves?

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.

Timings?

As we have neighbours in close proximity all events must conclude by 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights, 10pm otherwise. The standard running times are 5.5 hours for the reception with another hour beforehand for an onsite ceremony. For Friday and Saturday nights timings are as follows… 4.30pm Guest Arrival, 5pm Ceremony, 5.30pm-11pm Reception. Additional time can be organised, please ask us for details.

Hotels Nearby?

The Emporium Hotel is a brilliant option only two minutes walk from the venue, otherwise Tryp, Limes, Alpha or Rydges Hotels are 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.

I'm Ready to Book, What's Next?

You may make a tentative booking at any time, however the date is only secure with the payment of our $500+GST deposit fee.

Fill out our Enquiry Form and we will follow up asap.

Cancellation

In the event of cancellation or change of date all payments made will be forfeited, so please make sure you’re ready to go when you lay your money down.