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

The Jam Event in Santa Barbara

What happens when you challenge California’s best group of wedding vendors to pull out all the stops for an 80's themed showcase of their talents at one of the most unique venues  Santa Barbara? [And when we say unique we mean a venue complete with multiple green houses…. Gardens and even a psychedelic skate park….]

We’ll tell you what happens…. The party of the freakin’ century!! In case you miss it on our insta story... Last month Tinker Tin was lucky enough to be a part of the third annual Jam Event and wowwweeee!!! It was like nothing we’d ever seen before. It was like the olympics of California's wedding vendors and everyone involved that showcased their incredible talent were gold metal winners! 

The Jam Event Santa Barbara

The event was produced by Jaime at Wild Heart Events and Sophie at Amazing Day Events. We cannot say enough about the incredible production these fabulous ladies brought everyone together for!The theme this year was the 80’s. If heaven has an 80's genre... We may have gotten an early sneak peak. And when we say heavenly we mean KFC themed gourmet eating, hair crimping bar, pink flamingos everywhere you look kinda heavenly. 

We rolled in our mobile bar trailers, set up shop with Sidecar and served delicious cocktails and ice-cold beer all night while we partied the night away! Here are few of our favorite shots from the night! 

Vintage Keg Trailer
1958 Roll-o-Vend Vintage Vending Trailer

 We might be biased but we're pretty damn sure Sidecar is the best mobile bar service in California and the line of people waiting for cocktails all night proved it (we're also pretty sure cocktails taste better when served out of a vintage trailer)! 

The Wedding Standard

Our incredibly talented friends from The Wedding Standard chose the theme Miami Vice & they nailed it! 

Shout out to Lovelyfest Event Design for this GORGEOUS table-scape & Noonan's Wine Country Designs for the floral arrangements !

Photo by Cameron Ingalls

Photo by Cameron Ingalls

If there was an award for the most awkwardly dress group.... We for sure would have won it. But we L O V E our Sidecar-Tinker Tin team!! 

We've never seen a skatepark look SO GLAM!! This was one of 5 different party rooms transformed into a clever/gorgeous/awesome/amazing setting!!


To see more amazing photos from the event check out Green Wedding Shoe's feature on The Jam Event in Santa Barbara! 

Happy Trails,

Tinker Tin Trailer Co.