Olio Event Group

Olio / ōlēō / noun: A diverse collection of things.

Olio Event Group breathes life into big ideas. We conceptualize and manage brand activations, hospitality experiences, and events of all sizes.

You’re probably wondering: What is an olio? Literally translated, it means a collection of things. In a way, that’s who Olio Event Group is. A diverse collection of professionals who help our clients embed their brands in their customers’ lives. We’re eaters and drinkers. Storytellers and sages. Risk takers and move makers. We plan extraordinary experiences that help brands tell their stories, too. And more importantly, that inspire their customers to say, “Remember where we were, when…”

We deliver turnkey, on-brand experiences for our clients. We are a one-stop shop for culinary, lifestyle, and entertainment events.

We don't just plan pretty parties. We connect brands with their key audiences and influencers.

Our culinary, lifestyle, and entertainment clients include Woodford Reserve, Chambord Liqueur, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Thornton's Oil, BMW, Porsche, 21c Museum Hotels, Baccarat, and many more.

Our event planning and management services include:

  • Brand Activations
  • Creative Event Design
  • Luxury Festivals
  • Curated Hospitality Experiences
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Executive Support
  • Hospitality Asset Management
  • Corporate Sponsorship

Services
& Events

We’re especially proud of our turnkey approach. From concept to clean-up, we provide a slew of support services to ensure seamless production and exacting execution:

  • Creative Development & Experience Curation
  • Sponsorship Development & Management
  • Influencer Campaign Management
  • Guest List Creation
  • Site Scouting & Selection
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Marketing & Promotions
  • Logistics
  • Accommodations
  • On-Site Support

Our Work

Chambord House

Chambord House

Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Pride at the Museum

Pride at the Museum

Oaks Brunch Presented by Woodford Reserve and Porsche

Oaks Brunch Presented by Woodford Reserve and Porsche

Derby Eve Experience Presented by Woodford Reserve with BMW

Derby Eve Experience Presented by Woodford Reserve with BMW

Chambord Bridal Networking Activation

Chambord Bridal Networking Activation

Outside Magazine

Outside Magazine

DD Williamson Corporate Event

DD Williamson

Corporate Derby Evening

Corporate Derby Evening

Susan G Komen Business Event

Susan G Komen

Who We Are

Our team is wired to be both creative and strategic. We are part head in the clouds and part boots on the ground; part dreamers and part doers. We aren’t intimidated by the pressure of constantly one-upping ourselves…if anything, we’re driven by it.

Lauren Chitwood, President

Lauren Chitwood

President

Lauren is the creative force behind Olio Event Group, specializing in creative design, production and management for lifestyle and entertainment events. Lauren believes in managing the myriad of challenges in the event world while still maintaining the integrity of the project and the clients’ objectives. She’s an eternal optimist and unabashedly curious, no project with Lauren is ever impossible!

Abbey Ferguson, VP of Strategic Partnerships

Abbey Ferguson

Vice President

Abbey oversees the conceptualization, partnership and execution of events for Olio’s culinary and lifestyle clients. She believes untouchable experiences are created by combining the right ideas with the right relationships... and her national network of celebrity chefs, wine enthusiasts, restaurateurs, and food and beverage influencers agree!

What Our Clients Say

Client Testimonials
  • On behalf of the Chambord team I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU for your incredible work on Chambord's Bridal Fashion Week activation. It is clear that you all approached this massive undertaking the way you do everything: with complete focus on delivering an unbelievable experience. Your team was equally invested in the results of this program, and there was truly a spirit of "all hands on deck".

    Emma Gardner
    Brand Manager, Chambord liqueur

  • The Louisville Forbes event was wonderful! All of you put a tremendous amount of work into this event and it showed. The attention to detail was unsurpassed. I thank you and everyone in your office who helped us to make it great.

    Marie Squire
    Northwestern Mutual Brand & Advertising

  • What a tremendous event! Our guests have been raving about their night with us. It's clear the Olio team knows how to make a party amazing. It's been a joy to get to know you.

    Bob Izzie
    Susan G. Komen Kentucky

  • Olio was the mastermind behind the entire, wonderful party...they took care of EVERYTHING!

    Connie Dettlinger
    Thorntons Inc.

  • I can't tell you how many people have told me it was the best event ever! You all were a joy to work with and we will certainly use you again. Thank you for being creative and community-minded at the same time!

    Judy A. Golliher
    D.D. Williamson

On Deck

  • Chambord Mailer and Charleston Activation

  • Woodford Reserve Strategic Culinary Planning

  • Oaks Brunch at 21c Museum Hotels

  • Ashbourne Farms: A Pre-Derby Experience

  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival 2019

  • CMT Supper Club in Conjunction with CMA Awards

Past/Current Clients

  • Woodford Reserve
  • Atlanta Food and Wine Festival
  • Chambord
  • Baccarat
  • CMT
  • Viacom
  • Axcess Financial
  • Brown Forman
  • Thorntons
  • Masonic Homes
  • Outside Magazine
  • Kids Cancer Alliance
  • Foxhollow Farm
  • Susan G Komen
  • N. Glantz and Son
  • DD Williamson
  • Pride at the Museum
  • Northwestern Mutual

Contact

We serve clients all over the world from our home base in Louisville and our regional offices in Cincinnati and Nashville. Drop us a line - we’ll be in touch within one business day.

Have A Question? Call Us At 502.496.9020 or hello@olioeventgroup.com

Our Locations

Louisville

946 Goss Avenue Suite 6101
Louisville, KY 40217

502.496.9020

Cincinnati

652 Main Street Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513.549.5038

Nashville

3102 West End Avenue Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37203

615.873.0857