Tinker Tin Trailer Co.’s Downtown San Luis Obispo event venue

The Penny SLO Event Venue
The Penny Venue Downtown San Luis Obispo
The Penny Downtown SLO 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 freedom to choose your own team of vendors.

Constructed in the 1930’s to house a blacksmith shop, the building's historic aesthetic showcases original architecture, exposed brick, and industrial finishes with modern fixtures and decor. It's name, The Penny, is a nod to the crafstmanship that has taken place within these walls for close to a century.

San Luis Obispo's only large, mixed-use event space of its kind, The Penny's central location offers walk-ability to all of downtown's best new hotels, restaurants and nightlife. Owned and operated by two local event companies (Tinker Tin Trailer Co. + Sidecar Cocktail Co.) whose combined event expertise, love for restoration and preserving storied history, and eye for excellent design and customer experience set this space apart.

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