Social Events at ILA

From birthday parties and engagements to reunions and celebrations, with 6 unique spaces under the one roof we’re passionate about bringing people together to create unforgettable events enhanced by our immersive technology. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner in our award-winning Aurora Restaurant, a cocktail party in The Lab or a soirée in The Light Room, our expert team will guide you to the best solution for your event. Bringing new dimensions to storytelling and memory making, our LED screens can transport you and your guests back to the scene of a family holiday, reimagine photos on a cinematic scale or create an unparalleled experience through digital artworks. ILA is a unique not-for-profit social enterprise, profits generated through your event will be invested back to support our mission to create opportunities for artists.  

View eVENTS across our different Spaces:

The Light Room Bar

Commanding a magnificent view over Light Square, The Light Room Bar is just one space within our three part Bar, Gallery and Studio. Bathed in natural light during the day before transforming into a moody cocktail lounge once the sun goes down, The Light Room is a dynamic space for hosting an array of events from boozy brunches to cocktail parties. Leather banquette seating, polished concrete floors, exposed brick walls and feature lighting adds a touch of luxury to any occasion within a vibrant bar atmosphere. As a fully licensed venue, we are able to host you and your guests until 2am so you can keep the celebrations going late into the night.  

The Light Room Gallery

The centre of our Bar, Gallery and Studio, The Light Room Gallery is a newly renovated chic, minimalist space with concrete floors, high ceilings and track lighting. Featuring a program of pop-up art instillations and filled with inherent charm, The Light Room Gallery requires minimal styling to transform  events into lively and engaging experiences. Fusing physical and digital artworks, a 3 metre tall LED screen can be used as an extension of the exhibition on display, to create a dynamic background for photo opportunities or to showcase your brand. Treat this as your own canvas and exhibit works just for your event, or work with the team at ILA to collaborate on an exhibition aligned to your  values and interests. 

The Light Room Studio

The penultimate story telling canvas in Adelaide, this 150sqm of cutting-edge LED screens is the perfect way to share stories in an intimate experience. The Light Room Studio is a unique multipurpose space that offers full immersion and can transport you and your guests to any world, creating new ways of seeing and experiencing things only limited by the imagination. The Light Room Studio serves as a blank canvas for creativity and brings to life captivating displays, dynamic presentations, impactful brand launches and interactive experiences that will elevate your event to unprecedented heights.  

Private Dining

Looking for a private space to celebrate with an intimate group? Aurora’s private dining room offers a unique opportunity to indulge in privacy and an unforgettable culinary journey hidden behind a vibrant restaurant setting. Available to accommodate groups of 10 to 30, eat your way through our menu as best suits the occasion and let our Chef’s guide you through a tasting menu comprised of our favourite dishes. 

Aurora

Aurora is bringing fresh flavours, local produce and sustainability to the table to create memorable dining experiences complete with award-winning food and service. The moody interior with projection lighting and an open kitchen creates a vibrant restaurant atmosphere. Eat your way through our menu as best suits the occasion, Aurora can be booked privately by your business, comfortably accommodating up to 100 people, or for more intimate affairs, our private dining space is ideal. 

The Lab

Unleash your imagination at The Lab, a multi-functional immersive venue with 50 square metres of surrounding LED screens. With a versatile and adaptable design, let The Lab be the background for your next event. Ideal for corporate launches, networking events, milestone celebrations, after parties, immersive dining experiences and more, our immersive technology creates dynamic and captivating environments and makes your experience truly unforgettableThe Lab can accommodate seated dining for 80 guests and cocktail style events for up to 180. As a fully licensed venue, we’re able to host you and your guests until 2am so you can keep the celebrations going late into the night. 

The Lab Garden

Picture this, freshly shucked Oysters and Sparkling on arrival surrounded by lush greenery with vibes flowing straight from a built-in DJ booth under the stars. Leading the way to The Lab, The Lab Garden sets the scene for outdoor welcome drinks and after-party vibes in a relaxed, vibrant atmosphere. The perfect space for a pop-up paella station or food-truck style fiestas, The Lab Garden can be privately booked on its own with a capacity of 160 or in conjunction with The Lab for bigger events. 

The Lab at ILA is a unique and inspiring venue, our guests were awe struck by the immersive nature of the event we created. The giant screens helped us present a stunning display, but it was the incredible support we had from the staff at ILA that made the event a great success. We will definitely be back.

Emily

Emily
Emily

Thank you for a beautiful midday lunch experience last Friday; the immediacy of the busy kitchen, the exceptional food created, the delightful ,  knowing service and the elegant style of the setting complemented each other to perfection.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

We have enjoyed the wonderful delights and amazing experiences on offer at ILA on five occasions now. Each experience has been exhilarating to say the least. Last Wednesday we were lucky enough to spend some time in The Lab, an amazing place indeed where video screens around the room saw us immersed in a virtual world of the beautiful vines of The Lane Winery in the Adelaide Hills. With this experience we travelled through the change of seasons with the best of food and wine one could imagine. This amazing experience left us the feeling wonderful. Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, great people, the best wine, music and joy all in one place.

Paul and Shellie

Paul & Shellie
Paul and Shellie