The Lightspace crew unveils stunning new Art Deco events space Loyal Hope of the Valley
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of attending a function or event at Fortitude Valley’s Lightspace, you’ll know that the team behind the venue is second to none. From the space itself to the running of its operations, this well-oiled fun machine has a sterling reputation in Brisbane. We teased in last week’s Pavement Whispers that the crew has been hard at work on a brand-new space, so we thought we’d give you a closer look at what they’ve been busy creating – collect your jaw from the floor and step inside Loyal Hope of the Valley.
Lightspace founder John McDonald has long been an advocate for protecting beautiful heritage listed spaces, and Loyal Hope of the Valley follows this ethos. Built in 1923, the hall was originally constructed for the Queensland branch of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows Friendly Society, and eventually grew into a meeting place that could be hired out for events. John and his team have worked tirelessly to restore the building to its former glory, giving the space a new lease on life as a bespoke events venue – think weddings, cocktail parties, workshops and more.
If you’re cruising through the James Street area, it’s hard to miss Loyal Hope of the Valley – the picture-perfect white timber façade houses an interior space that has been painstakingly curated to reflect a vintage feel with modern convenience. The original polished timber floorboards have been brought back to life, with huge timber sash windows adorning the space in swashes of natural light. An emerald green tiled Art Deco-inspired bar, polished furniture and breathtaking outdoor vistas showcasing the stone façade of St Patrick’s Church also combine to make this a space worth taking notice of.
Already mentally planning your next celebration? Bookings and enquiries for Loyal Hope of the Valley are now open – check out the Stumble Guide for more information and contact details.