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Urban Wedding & Event Venue in San Luis Obispo CA

Discover the perfect blend of refinement and urban charm at The Penny, an exquisite venue tailored to host your dream San Luis Obispo wedding or event

One of the Top Central Coast Wedding Venues

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Nestled in the vibrant heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, The Penny beckons with its distinctive charm. Boasting an expansive open floor plan, this venue seamlessly combines industrial chic with the allure of an outdoor courtyard. Perfect for weddings, receptions, parties, corporate events, photo shoots, productions, and workshops, The Penny offers unparalleled flexibility in rental availability with venue-only and all-inclusive packages.

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Originally built in the 1930s as a blacksmith shop, The Penny proudly preserves its historic charm, showcasing original architecture, exposed brick walls, and industrial finishes complemented by modern fixtures and decor. Its name, The Penny, pays homage to the craftsmanship that has flourished within these walls for nearly a century.

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Unforgettable Experiences At Our San Luis Obispo Wedding & Event Venue

Where Vintage Vibes Meet Urban Chic

As San Luis Obispo’s inaugural large, mixed-use event space and venue, The Penny enjoys a prime central location in downtown, providing convenient access to the finest new hotels, restaurants, and nightlife that San Luis Obispo has to offer.

With over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, the owners of The Penny have seamlessly merged their event expertise, passion for preserving rich history, and keen eye for design to craft a truly distinctive space and deliver a superior experience.

Meet Our Team
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“I got married at The Penny and it was such an incredible experience working with Anelise and team from start to finish. We toured venues from Sacramento, CA to the Bay Area to Paso and a few others in SLO but fell in love with The Penny and their rental inventory from our very first visit. Their team made our wedding day go so seamlessly and we loved working with our vendor team from their preferred list of partners! Our guests loved the convenient location downtown and had a blast walking to the bars on Higuera after our reception ended.”