the heart of Slo

Embrace the extraordinary at The Penny.

Welcome to The Penny, we’re so glad you’re here. Situated in downtown San Luis Obispo, we’re THE urban industrial gem on the Central Coast, surrounded by some of SLO’s best dining, nightlife, and lodging. Since 2019, we’ve been dedicated to providing a timeless, chic, and stress-free event planning experience in our gorgeous historic space.

With over two decades of experience in the hospitality, catering, event production and design fields our team brings a wealth of knowledge and insight along with an unparalleled eye for style to every celebration. We invite you to explore The Penny, finding inspiration and excitement as you envision hosting your special celebration with us.

We’re thrilled to offer a space that honors our buildings essence and ensures a unique and superior experience for our clients. Our team is passionate about simplifying the planning process for our clients, allowing them to savor every moment and make it truly unforgettable!

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Lauren Christensen

Meet The Penny Team

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“Lauren’s team is detailed, kind, and on top of everything. Overall, The Penny is a great location and a really lovely venue. We had 70 people at our wedding, and the size of the space felt just right. I would highly recommend The Penny – not just for weddings, but for any event!”

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