questions and answers

What furniture is available?

We have a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture onsite, projectors, sound system and microphone available for use. We have dining or theatre style furniture onsite for up to 160 guests. You may decorate as you please and there will always be a Lightspace manager present to ensure everything runs smoothly.

There are images of our onsite furniture here or take our online tour here.

What AV equipment is included?

We have two fixed projectors which project onto a white wall in the Bar Lounge and onto a 3.6m wide screen in the Main Space. Both have HDMI connections. We also have 4 x 500 watt speakers, 2 mixers, 2 hand held microphones and iPod jacks for you to use. Anything else will have to be hired in. We can recommend trusted suppliers if necessary.

Can I supply my own food and beverage?

With cocktail-style events you can choose your own licensed food suppliers. For sit-down dinners we only permit a selection of three caterers (Wine &’ Dine M, Sorella & Co and Al Freshco). If you’d like some suggestions we have a list of reliable suppliers we can recommend.

As a fully licensed venue all beverages must be organised through Lightspace. BYO isn’t permitted.

Can we bring our own decorations?

You can customise Lightspace however you would like, providing that any existing decor is not damaged in the process. No nails, screws or glue may be used. No gaffer tape may be used on the floor. Any onsite furniture that is removed has to be replaced at the end of the event or the next morning by arrangement.

What is the capacity of the venue?

Using both the Main Space 1 (LS1) and the Bar Lounge + Outdoor Terrace (LS2) combined can host up to 500 cocktail style, 350 theatre-style or 200 for sit-down dining. The spaces can be further divided for more intimate events using drapes we have onsite. Our Bar Lounge is perfect for 120 cocktail style, 80 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!

Is there parking at the venue?

There is no allocated onsite parking available for guests at Lightspace, however outside of normal business hours there is plenty of free street parking available in Scanlan and Prospect Streets.

During normal business hours there are metered and free street parks however it can be congested depending on the time of day. There is a loading bay for deliveries and event organisers only.

Parking for small daytime events can be organised within the venue. Please ask us for details.

The nearest parking stations are at the Homemaker Centre (3 minutes walk) and at King Street (RNA Showgrounds). 

How does setting up and packing down work at Lightspace?

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

There is a loading bay direct into the venue from Scanlan St. It’s best to park in front of the glass door on Scanlan St to unload.

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 on Scanlan St 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 play music?

Yes, we have AV equipment in venue so you can play your favourite tunes, or you can use our Spotify account.

There is however 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.

Closing Times

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


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.

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.

Is there accommodation nearby?

The Ovolo Hotel is a brilliant option only two minutes walk from the venue, otherwise The Calile, Tryp, 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.

What transport options are nearby?

For transport we highly recommend public transport, taxis or Uber.

Buses from the city stop on Wickham Street Stop 8 and from there Lightspace is a two or three minute walk up Light Street.

The closest railway station is Brunswick Street which is 10 or 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes via taxi or Uber.

Are there options for photography in the area?

View our Fortitude Valley and surrounds gallery for inspiration.

“Thank-you for the wonderful backdrop to our amazing wedding”

Mark & Jamie

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.

Arrange a time to visit the venue by adding details of your event idea to our enquiry form.

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