The Penny SLO Grand Opening

In the last 5 years we’ve grown from from vintage trailer rentals, to tipi & tent rentals, to a production + design company, to opening up a our permanent vintage trailer campground, The Trailer Pond and are SO excited to finally announce the grand opening of our latest project, The Penny!

The Penny SLO Mixed Event Venue
The Penny SLO Mixed Event Venue

Situated in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, The Penny is a unique event venue featuring an open floor plan with an industrial indoor space + outside courtyard. Available for weddings, receptions, parties, corporate events, photo shoots, production and workshops, The Penny offers flexible rental availability and design freedom to make it your own! The Penny was also recently featured as one of The Venue Report’s top new venues around the globe list!

The Penny SLO Event Venue Interior Photo

Us, along with our Sidecar Cocktail Co. partners Josh, Jeremy & Lauren have poured a lot of blood sweat and tears into this project the last two years amongst juggling our respective businesses Sidecar SLO and Tinker Tin Co. Launching The Penny last month was the cherry on top of the craziest year and we are so grateful for our awesome partners throughout it and everyone else that has supported us along the way!

 All 5 of us came from humble beginnings and have built both our businesses from the ground up with nothing but the sweat on our backs and big dreams! Together the 5 of us absolutely love our SLO County community and can not freaking wait to dance with you all at an event at The Penny this next year! Thanks for all the support, we love you all!

 Keep scrolling to see photos from our Wedding Standard launch party last month! To learn more about The Penny + booking, visit or email us at!

The Penny SLO

The Penny SLO Wedding Standard Launch Party

Last month we opened our doors to The Wedding Standard community and were blown away by the creativity, generosity and collaborative effort of so many! We are so grateful to all of the vendors that made this night possible and can not wait to see what opportunities this space holds. Keep scrolling to check out some of our favorite photos from the launch party event!

The Penny SLO Entrance by Lovelyfest
Florals at the Penny by Katie Noonan
Boho glam lounge by Ave 12 at The Penny SLO
The Penny SLO Outside photo
The Penny SLO and Tinker Tin Vintage Trailer Rental
The Penny SLO Outside Patio
Outdoor patio custom lounge by Ave 12  at The Penny SLO
Sidecar Craft Cocktail Catering at The Penny SLO
Field to Table Miso Wall at The Penny SLO
Field To Table Nacho Wall at The Penny SLO
Haute Sugar Co. at The Penny SLO
Ladies bathroom with Terrazo Tiles at The Penny SLO
The Penny SLO Men's Bathroom
The Penny SLO Launch Party
Avenue 12 at The Penny SLO
The Penny SLO at night
Big SLO Brew Bike at The Penny SLO

A huge thank you to our launch party vendor Team!

Photography: @yvonnegollphotography

Design and Planning: @alovelycreative_kelsey

Specialty Rentals: @avenuetwelverentals

Florals: @noonansdesigns

Caterer: @fieldtotableevents

Dessert: @hautesugarco

Bar: @sidecarcocktailco

Linens: @blushfinelinens

Tabletop: @allaboutevents

Band: @seaweedvipersband

DJ: @musicabound

Vintage rentals: @tinkertincompany

Community: @theweddingstandard

Gown: @moondancebridal

Accessories: @untamedpetals


Makeup: @thequeensbees