SLO Vets Hall Reservations
Real Property Services (RPS) owns and manages the San Luis Obispo Veterans Memorial Building, also known as the SLO Vets Hall, located on the corner of Grand Avenue and Palm Street in downtown San Luis Obispo. The Board of Supervisors established rules and regulations for the use of the building, which give Veterans' organizations free access and booking priority, but they also allow for rentals to businesses, non-profits, and the general public. Rental fees assist in the operation and maintenance of the building.
What is the process?
Apply Through Online Web Portal
There are three ways to make a reservation:
- Apply through our online web portal on the SLO Vets Hall Website
- Visit 1087 Santa Rosa during Rental Office hours
- Monday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
- Friday from 8:00AM to 12:00PM
- Call (805) 781-5900 for reservation inquiries
For questions, email [email protected]
Who can use this service?
Anyone can use this service.
Is there a charge for this service?
||Non-Profit/ Governmental-Entity - Hourly
||Non-Profit/ Governmental-Entity - Daily (8AM–12 Midnight)
||Profit/Consumer Daily (7AM–12 Midnight)
Includes Main Hall, Right Wing & Lounge. Required for events with more than 100 people or any event with music or amplified sound.
Main Hall & Right Wing
Available for events with more than 50 people.
|Lounge with Kitchenette
Available for events with 50 or fewer people and minimal food & beverage service. Includes fridge with top freezer, microwave and coffee maker.
Kitchen and Barbecue
Commercial size kitchen with large stove, refrigerator, stand-alone freezer, coffee maker, and commercial dishwasher. No ice machine, utensils or dinnerware. Includes large outside BBQ pit.
||$9 per Transaction
||Twice the hourly rate.
||Amount of deposit varies depending upon size and type of event.
A $1,000 deposit is required for large events and all events serving alcohol.
When and where is this service offered?
The SLO Vets Hall is open seven (7) days a week from 8:00AM-12:00Midnight. The SLO Vets Hall is closed several weeks out of the year for maintenance.
The Rental Office, located at 1087 Santa Rosa Street in San Luis Obispo, is open Monday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM and Friday 8:00AM to 12:00PM or by appointment.
To view the facility, please see the below link to a virtual tour, or contact the Renal Office during the above hours.
SLO Vets Hall Virtual Tour
Location, directions and hours of operation
Click on location name to show hours of operation, directions and phone information
801 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Monday - Thursday 8-1; Closed Fridays.
1087 Santa Rosa Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Tel: (805) 781-5200
Fax: (805) 781-1102
Frequently Asked Questions
|| Square Feet
|Main Hall/Right Wing (combined)
|Main Hall (rented with RW)
|Right Wing (rented with MH)
Reservations may be made up to one (1) year in advance. A cleaning and damage deposit will be collected within three (3) days of making the reservation, and the balance is due thirty (14) days prior to the event. Other requirements include:
- a copy of the certificate of insurance showing general liability and automobile coverage (and liquor liability if alcohol will be served)
- a copy of the invoice or contract showing the hiring of security guards
- signed Use Permit
The Lounge includes 10 eight-foot rectangular tables, 50 white folding chairs, 4 couches and 3 coffee tables. The Kitchenette, included with the Lounge rental, has a refrigerator with top freezer, coffee maker, microwave, and 3 stainless steel carts. There is no ice machine, utensils or dinnerware.
The downstairs Commercial Kitchen includes a two double ovens with stove top with griddles, dishwasher, refrigerator, stand-alone freezer, and large outdoor covered BBQ pit. There is no ice machine, utensils or dinnerware. An outdoor staircase provides access to the Top Floor.
The performance stage, located in the Main Hall, includes curtains, multiple outlets, and a projector screen. No audio or visual equipment is provided.
The Lounge has 10 eight-foot rectangular tables and 50 white folding chairs. The Main Hall/Right Wing has 350 white folding chairs, 30 eight-foot rectangular tables and 20 sixty-inch round tables.
The parking lot has approximately 100 spaces with 11 parking spaces for persons with disabilities for reservation holders. There is also plenty of parking on Grand Avenue.
There is no on-site attendant.
Please schedule an appointment to view the SLO Vets Hall by contacting the Rental Office at (805) 781-5900 during operating hours on Monday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM and Friday from 8:00AM-12:00PM.
SLO Vets Hall Virtual Tour
Renters may be required to hire security guards for their event. The number of guards is based on the size and type of event, as well as if there will be alcohol present.
Requirements for Top Floor rentals:
- Less than 100 guests, no alcohol: no guard
- 100-200 guests, no alcohol: 1 guard
- 200-350 guests, no alcohol: 2 guards
- 0-100 guests, alcohol: 2 guards
- 100-200 guests, alcohol: 3 guards
- 200-350 guests, alcohol: 4 guards
The following businesses are approved by the County to provide security services at the SLO Vets Hall:
- Condor Security of America, Inc. (805) 352-1000
- Five Cities Security, Inc. (805) 543-1049
- In-House Security (805) 238-7728
- Master Security (805) 406-0723
- Miller Event Staff & Management (805) 547-9526
- Overland Security Services, LLC (805) 925-2216
Renters who hire security guard businesses not on the list above will need to provide the County with a copy of the business's Certificate of Insurance naming the "County of San Luis Obispo, its Officers and Employees" as additionally insured.
Please reduce noise levels during daytime hours in consideration of the Superior Court located in the Left Wing of the Top Floor, as well as Veterans Services and the Veterans Memorial Museum located downstairs. Further, renters are asked to be aware and considerate of the SLO Vets Hall's location in a residential neighborhood. Police can issue citations if sound can be heard more than fifty (50) feet away from the building.
Decorations may not be stapled, nailed, tacked or glued to the ceiling, rafters, walls, lights, or floors, except by using blue painter's tape. Nothing can be hung from rafters or light fixtures. All decorations must be flame-proof and in accordance with local fire regulations. NO SMOKE OR FOG MACHINES ARE ALLOWED.
Yes, a refundable cleaning and damage deposit is generally required and will be collected at the time the reservation is made. The County will refund the deposit within 30 days after the rental, provided there are no extra cleaning charges, no damage caused to the Premises, and no other fees or charges incurred by the renter.
Yes, renters must obtain commercial liability insurance, including but not limited to, comprehensive general liability insurance and alcohol liability insurance. If alcohol will be served during the rental, liquor liability coverage is also required. Insurance must provide coverage for a minimum of $1,000,000.00 in damages (may be $2,000,000.00 if Risk Management determines the activity to be high risk) and shall name "County of San Luis Obispo, its officers and employees" as an additionally insured party. Please contact RPS at (805) 781-5900 for more information.
The County does not provide a building attendant. A key will be issued to lock and unlock the building, and will be available for pick-up the day before the event at the County Central Services Department (1087 Santa Rosa Street in San Luis Obispo) during regular business hours.
Yes, the County extends a 50% discount off public rates to non-County government agencies and non-profit organizations that can provide 501(c)(3) or similar documentation. Veterans' organizations may reserve up to two years in advance, and are allowed two (2) free rentals per month. General Funded County Departments are entitled to two (2) free uses a month for County-related business only. Paid customers have booking priority over County Departments.
The SLO Vets Hall is available for rent 7 days per week from 8:00 AM until 12:00 Midnight.
There are numerous hotels and motels near the facility. The hotels nearest the facility are located on Monterey Street.
A Use Permit, detailing renter rights and responsibilities, will be issued for reservations at the SLO Vets Hall. Renters agree to maintain equipment and premises in good working order, having regard for the age and condition of the building and permitted use, and shall be held responsible for any damage to equipment or facilities beyond reasonable wear and tear. Renters agree to perform all set up and cleaning within the time designated on the reservation permit, and agree that overtime may be charged at twice the hourly rate. Further, renters shall comply with local ordinances and all County rules and regulations. Please, NO CLIMBING ON THE TANK. There is no smoking inside the building and no overnight camping on the grounds.
An Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) license is required for organizations selling alcohol at the SLO Vets Hall. For more information, call ABC at (805) 543-7183. Depending on the event and activity, renters may also be required to obtain permits and/or licenses at other agencies, including but not limited to, the San Luis Obispo Police Department and the Fire Marshall.
Yes, the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court is located in the Left Wing of the Top Floor. The County Veterans Services Department is located downstairs, and the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum is also located downstairs.