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Stephen Olford Center

Stephen Olford Center

Olford Center > Retreat & Conference Ministry

Welcome to the Retreat and Conference Ministry

Have you been seeking that special location to host your next meeting or conference - one with a wholesome Christian environment and safe and secure surroundings?

Our retreat center at The Stephen Olford Center at Union University is exactly what you are looking for! Our conference center is located on 18 wooded acres in Memphis, TN, is situated in the midst of beautiful grounds and tranquil surroundings, and has the necessary facilities to accommodate a variety of gatherings.

The Stephen Olford Center is the perfect location to host your retreats, professional conferences, corporate events, as well as private functions.

The Location of the Center is easily accessible from all major routes, only 20 minutes from Memphis International Airport and approximately 80 miles from Union University's main campus in Jackson, Tennessee.

For additional information about The Stephen Olford Center, please contact us at 1-800-843-2241 or e-mail rhoppe@uu.edu.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

To the wonderful people of the Olford Center,

I wanted to let you know how incredibly thankful I am for the opportunity to stay at the Olford Center. My experience was amazing. The quiet and safe retreat environment was a blessing to me and nourishing to my soul. The team at Olford does an incredible job of loving their guests.

Thank you so much for all of your help in planning our retreat. We are always blessed when we come to the Olford Center!


I just wanted to drop you a note to tell how much the women of our church enjoyed your beautiful facility. The room was set up exactly as we had asked and your staff were very helpful in getting us settled. The lunch was delicious! Everyone enjoyed the tasty chicken salad and the fresh fruit was such a treat. Thanks again for a lovely place to meet.

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Contact Information
  • 4000 Riverdale Rd.
    Memphis, TN 38115
  • Phone: 901-757-7977 or 1-800-843-2241
  • Fax: 901-757-1372
  • E-mail: socinfo@uu.edu