245 W Garrison Blvd | Suite H
Gastonia, NC 28052

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


Loft and Rental Spaces

Olio’s offers many areas to meet your party or meeting needs.  We have areas that can accommodate from 30 guests up to 250 guests seated.  Below are some of the rooms we have available for rental space:

  • Olio’s LLC:  Conference and Events Center
  • The Loft:  Large open-air banquet and concert hall with seating for up to 250 guests or standing room for 400.
  • The Garden Room: Private space for up to 50 guests with adjacent Koi Pond and Atrium space.
  • The Smith Room: Quaint and optimal for limited gatherings, private parties or meetings. Space for up to 35 guests.
  • The Smith Room: Private space for up to 30 guests inside Olio’s.
  • The Atrium: Main entrance to the Gem of Ashley with high vaulted ceilings and easy access for up to 150 guest. Ideal for Receptions, Art Shows, Craft Shows and more.
  • The Patio: Private and/or non-private space for up to 25 guests adjacent to Olio’s.  This is pet friendly area with screened in porch.
  • Olio’s: The main restaurant features a large dining room and bar lounge with seating for 92 guests; guests can order from the restaurant menu.  Parties larger than 15 may be required to select a limited menu.

All Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and are required with a signed contract in order to reserve a space. Room Rentals include event space, tables, chairs, set-up and break down of tables and chairs.  Catering  prices (including tax and standard 20% service charge) include your chosen menu package (includes water, tea, coffee,  culinary labor, waitstaff, china, silverware glassware, buffet set-up and breakdown, as well as standard linen  napkins and table cloths.  Additional decorations are the guest’s responsibility for set-up and breakdown immediately after the event.

We cannot allow outside caterers in the Olio Event & Conference Center as the spaces are only permitted by Olio’s Restaurant.  The only exception is a celebration cake.  We do however feature an IN-HOUSE Pastissier that can help design and produce the PERFECT cake, desserts or breads for you.  If an outside provider is chosen for the  cake a $2 per person plate fee will be applied for service items such as china and silverware to use with the cake.

We can provide a full bar service(s) including beer, wine and spirits.  The Olio Event Center is fully permitted by the ABC Board of North Carolina.  We host a variety of bar service options  including: Open Bar, Cash Bar or Open Bar with a Limit.  Standard bar setup includes all necessary glassware, ice and mixers. You may choose a full bar or you have the option to just serve beer and wine only.

To make an appointment to view the spaces please call.  Appointments are highly suggested for tours and meetings as the restaurant is busy serving customers and is hard to show without a scheduled appointment.

Hours: Tues – Fri 9:00 am to 3:30 pm; Saturday – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Bar Options

Alcohol is charged by consumption. We are able to provide a full bar including beer, wine and spirits to your guests.  We have a variety of bar service options including:

  • Open Bar
  • Cash Bar
  • Open Bar with Limit

Standard bar setup includes all necessary glassware, ice and mixers. Client is charged by guest consumption based on the following prices:

  • Mixed Drinks
    2oz liquor pour of our house brands.
    Top Shelf Brands
    Some specialty alcohol may be higher.
    House Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay and White Zinfandel
    Each glass is a 6 oz pour. Additional wines may be selected from our list
    and made available at a higher cost.
  • Bottled Domestic Beer
    Imported and Micro Brews
    Specialty Beers
    There will be a gratuity added to all open bar totals.
    Cash Bar with Bartender
    All charges for a cash bar remain the same.
    All bar selections require a per hour bartender fee of $35