245 W Garrison Blvd | Suite H
Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 980-320-1515
Fax:  980-320-1517



The Olio Events & Conference Center is located in gymnasium of the Historic Ashley Arms Apartment Homes, once home to Ashley High School and Gastonia High School.  The Center is located at 245. W. Garrison Blvd, which houses not only Olio’s LLC, a brand new Restaurant, but also several other new businesses – Songbirds Studios, Eclipse Hair Salon, Transformation Fitness, Russco Construction and the New Believe In Abilities Offices of the Jenny C.Carrington Foundation.


The Large Facility features Olio’s LLC, the Dreamchild of Jenny Carrington and long standing employee John McCall.  With ample spaces available for rent and the local businesses inside, it truly makes use of the Historic Gymnasium space.


At the Olio Event & Conference Center we host many events including rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, birthday parties, Christmas parties, retirement parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate meetings and presentations, proms, dances, anniversay parties, sweet sixteens, quincineras, engagment parties, fundraisers, concerts and anything else you can think of.  All catering is provided by Olio’s LLC.  With professional attention paid to every detail and execution, the staff of Olio’s will work with you to choose your menus, help plan your event and execute the event with style and grace.  Our desire is to make YOUR SPECIAL EVENT, ONE TO REMEMBER!


We offer several spaces to choose from to suit your event size.  The various number of spaces invites multi-use gatherings at Olio’s Events & Conference Center.  For example, a Conference in the Loft space and a rehearsal dinner in the Garden Room.  Essentially, we have what you need and invite you to explore the site for details on spaces, menus and other services.





View Our Menu

Flavor Flavor and more Flavor!

We have a great variety of fresh flavors, from our famous Sweet Potato Burger, Greek Wrap, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Moroccan Spiced Salmon, Wild Mushroom Meatloaf, and so much more! We also have a great kids menu, so bring the family!


The Loft & Rental Spaces

The Olio Event & Conference Center Spaces

Olio's offers rental areas for your event. We have an open-air banquet and concert hall, private meeting areas, and a private patio.

Let us help you plan your event today!


Dances with Scones

Coffee & Tea Room with a touch of Indoor Garden Charm

Check out Gastonia's best kept secret! Scones are single serve baked treat, perfect for brunch or afternoon tea.

  • “Olio’s has the most unique atmosphere of anywhere around!  There’s nothing like it even in Charlotte!   What an awesome place to have dinner and unwind.”

    Scott M.
  • “John and the gang at Olio’s are terrific!  Great meal and a neat looking place!  Off the hook :)”

    Johnny S.