Offering total flexibility and privacy, Lightspace is ideal for cocktail parties, formal dinners, product launches, fashion parades, exhibitions, photo shoots, video clips, charity fundraisers, engagements, music launches, weddings, birthday parties or anything you can imagine…

Our Bar Lounge (Space 2) is perfect for smaller cocktail parties, presentations and dinners.  Larger events and weddings can combine the Main Warehouse (Space 1) to create a dramatic sense of occasion. We never have two functions at once so every booking has exclusive use.

We have hosted corporate events for Virgin, L’Oreal, Redken, Channels 7, 9 and 10, Lamborghini, Cartier, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Jeep, Honda, Bank of Qld, NAB, Stihl, Amnesty International, Sportsgirl, Witchery and Black Milk… just to name a few. We also love private and creative events, so please contact us if you’re organising something special.

There’s plenty of gorgeous furniture included with the venue hire, click here for images or download our Furniture + AV Inventory.

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Cocktail Parties

Are you looking for an intimate venue for an engagement, birthday or celebratory soiree? Do you want the freedom to add your own unique touch?
Be the envy of your friends and hire Lightspace for that special occasion. We can configure the space to create an intimate event for 50-500. You may select the music and decorate the space. We’re also a short hike to the central Valley for those that want to kick on afterwards.


Corporate Events

Looking for a professional venue with a point of difference? Lightspace offers total flexibility to create something unique… from product launches to corporate parties to full sit-down dinners. We have a team of recommended suppliers on hand to make your event stand out from the crowd.



Lightspace has excellent access direct off the street, a wide flat expanse, high ceilings and hanging systems in place, making it the perfect venue to display your wares



Impress your clients with a presentation in the warehouse. We offer special rates for mid-week and daytime events. We also have a soundsystem, projectors (fixed in both spaces) and microphone onsite, otherwise we can recommend specialist AV suppliers if you need additional equipment. 160 gorgeous bentwood chairs also come with the venue hire, perfect for a presentation in either the bar lounge or main space.

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Artist Venue, Music Venue

On occasion Lightspace hosts music or artist events that are open to the public. These have to be suitable for the venue and ensure a minimum of 300 patrons will attend. Please send us a proposal. Past guests include Mark Ronson, Marcia Hines, Violent Soho, The Jezebels, Dappled Cities, Operator Please, Last Dinosaurs and Sampology.

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Charitable Events

Lightspace is a venue with a social conscience and offers a discount on space hire for registered charities. We can also assist with the basic coordination of your event and suggest ways to make it a success.

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Film/Photo Shoots

Are you looking for an upmarket warehouse space with excellent access, high ceilings (4m) and plenty of electrical power outlets? We have hosted ad shoots for the likes of Mitsubishi and even a music video clip for Natalie Imbruglia, amongst others. Take a gander at ‘Viceroy’ shot by local legends Violent Soho in the venue. Please contact us for more information.


Pop-up Sales/Markets

Are you a hip fashion brand dying to get rid of that excess stock, or someone wanting to host Brisbane’s next boutique market? Then we have a beautiful venue just waiting for you! Our huge internal area (660m2) and polished concrete floor is perfect for clothes racks, stalls and sales of any kind. We offer fantastic rates for Sunday or mid-week sales events.

Features & Inclusions

– Exclusive use
– 4m high timber ceilings
– Polished concrete floor
– Loads of mixed vintage furniture
– 160 bentwood chairs
– Vehicular access
– Drive-in loading bay (door height 3.5m)
– Onsite manager on hand
– Ducted air-conditioning
– Change facilities
– Showers
– 32 amp 3 phase power
– Super fast fibre optic Wifi
– Projector, soundsystem + microphone
– Catering arranged
– Commercial refrigerators + ovens
– Onsite glassware
Can I supply my own food and beverage?

We are 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!

What is the capacity of the venue?

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.

Will there be another party on the same evening?

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. After normal business hours the streets are normally clear of vehicles, so there are normally plenty of spots available in Scanlan or Prospect Streets.  Street parking is fairly sparsely available during normal business hours but there are plenty of loading zones and metered parks directly out front.

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.

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 the bar lounge), 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 at Lightspace?

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.

What time will I have access to set-up?

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

Can we bring in our own decorations?

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.

Closing times?

As we have neighbours in close proximity all events must conclude by 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights, 10pm otherwise.

Are there any 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 deposit fee, which varies according to the venue hire.


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.

For more information please.
Ph: 0499 999 400

It would be handy if you could list…
– The type of event
– Expected guest numbers
– Potential dates
– An indication of your catering requirements