Stephen Olford Center
Located on 18 wooded acres in Memphis, TN, we offer a relaxing, scenic environment for your retreats, conferences, and weddings.
Memphis’ Hidden Oasis
Our center is conveniently located in southeast Memphis, ten miles from the airport and one mile from the expressway, but you’d never know it once you step on our campus.
Surrounded by 18 acres of beautiful wooded scenery, our hidden oasis provides a rural feel without the hassle of a long commute.
We have been hosting groups from all over the world for over three decades. Whether you come just for the day or stay for a week-long conference, you’ll see why thousands of clients have chosen our center for their events.
Why Choose Us?
We are your one-stop shop for a relaxing, enjoyable event!
Happily Ever After
Our picturesque grounds, chapel, catering service, and dining areas provide everything you need for your perfect wedding day!
Testimonials from a few of our wonderful clients!
“Excellent retreat center for our leadership retreat of 30 people. We were warmly welcomed, the food was very good, the setting so beautiful and peaceful. This is the third time I’ve been to the Olford Center for a leadership retreat.“
“I had the privilege of having my wedding ceremony outside of the main entrance to The Stephen Olford center and I could not have DREAMED it to be as perfect as it was that day!“
“Excellent facility. Everything was immaculate from the bedrooms, bathrooms, to the chapel, meeting rooms, and dining facilities. The food was outstanding, and the staff provided exceptional service. I recommend this place to anyone looking for somewhere to host a Christian event, camp, retreat.“
Our experienced team is ready to help make your event run as seamlessly as possible!
Assistant Operations Manager
Web design + Social Media Manager
What kind of events take place at the SOC?
Church and ministry retreats, staff/elder/deacon meetings, fellowship meals, prayer meetings, church services, graduations, weddings, and more. Check out our Facebook page for pictures of past events and client reviews.
How much does it cost to host an event at the SOC?
Do you offer lodging for weekend or week-long retreats?
Yes! We have hotel style rooms for guests who would like to spend the night.
How far in advance do I need to book my event?
Why should I choose the SOC for my event instead of a large hotel conference center?
Where is the SOC located?
4000 Riverdale Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Located just a half mile south of the Riverdale exit on highway 385, our center is easily accessible from anywhere in the city and is only 20 minutes from Memphis International Airport.
Do you have an event coming up? We'd love to talk about how we can help you make your next event the best one yet!
Memphis, TN 38115
Please call us or fill out the form below to schedule your tour!