The Kinney SLO Grand Opening | San Luis Obispo Event Planner

If you haven’t been over to SLO’s newest hotel, be sure to do so! The Kinney SLO’s property features a trendy outdoor courtyard area (complete with a Scrabble & Lite Brite wall) and a delicious restaurant, Leroy’s, with an indoor arcade. Their decor is detailed and intentional, while also feeling funky and random!

Designing, Planning, and Coordinating this hotel grand opening was a different experience for our team! It had been awhile since AHE tackled a corporate event, but we worked our magic and the event went perfectly! We worked closely with The Kinney’s design and marketing teams, combining our visions to execute an event that incorporated larger elements of their company brand and key pieces within this specific hotel space.

Our favorite aspect of this event was its emphasis on bringing in local artisan vendors to showcase their crafts and their passions. We featured a macrame artist, two jewelry vendors, a canvas artist, three wineries, and a leather goods vendor. It gave us a chance to further explore all the amazing things people are doing within our community! We happily recommend booking The Kinney SLO to our future clients and their guests.

Love Letter: “You rock girl! Thanks for everything, everyone is still raving about you and the event!” – Melissa Colon, Pacifica Hotels

Check out this video from Amanda’s interview for the Central Coast Wedding Channel.

Special Thanks to These Amazing Vendors:

Venue: The Kinney SLO

Photography & Videography: Patrick Ang

Rentals: All About Events

Food & Beverage: Leroy’s at The Kinney SLO

Wineries: Chamisal Vineyard + Malene Wines + Presqu’ile Winery

Floral Design: Fluid Bloom Designs

DJ/Emcee: DJ Damian Camacho

Lighting: Kramer Events

Signage: Fete & Quill

SLO Artisans: Tied & True Goods + Blueberry Jewelry + Dapple & Spice + JAW Leather Goods + Chloe Pombo Art

Check out this great video from Patrick Ang Photography on the Central Coast Wedding Channel!


Amanda Holder Events is a team of 7 designers, planners and coordinators, based in San Luis Obispo, California. Her team offers full service wedding design, planning and coordination.

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