GMF’s Stephen Olford Center is located on 18 wooded acres on Riverdale Road, just south of Riverdale and Winchester, in Memphis, TN. Our picturesque grounds and facilities are an all-in-one venue for all kinds of events, including weddings.


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Outdoor Ceremonies


Our property is full of huge trees, greenery, and flowers, making it an ideal space for an outdoor wedding. Clients can enjoy plenty of shade, the fall colors, spring blossoms, and lush green vegetation in the summer. The large front porch of our main house, complete with brick steps and elegant columns, creates a charming altar and a great place for photos.


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Clients can also choose from several grassy areas around our property to exchange their vows.


Indoor Ceremonies


If you desire to have an indoor wedding, we have two chapels to choose from. Bethany Chapel seats 150 guests and has a modern feel. For smaller weddings, our Welcome Center Chapel seats 52 guests, and its rich wood has a more classic feel.







Our excellent kitchen staff can cater your rehearsal dinner and reception in house, making GMF’s SOC a one-stop shop for your wedding! We offer fully-customizable menus. We have space to serve 144 guests a sit-down meal in four indoor dining areas. You’re welcome to set up dining tables and chairs outside as well.


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Whether you prefer seated meals or heavy hors d’oeuvres, you and your guests are sure to enjoy our many delicious options.


Rehearsal Dinners


We offer several beautiful eating areas and professionally catered, customized menus for rehearsal dinners as well. Whether you are having your wedding at our center or somewhere else, we are happy to host your rehearsal dinner.


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We have many picturesque back drops inside our facilities as well as around our property for stunning photos of the wedding party. The spiral staircase in our main house is a favorite for brides!


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Last, but not least, we offer hotel style lodging for you and your guests. We can sleep up to 98 people in our comfortable rooms right on site. We offer rooms with queen beds or two twin beds, handicap accessible rooms.





We have it all! As you can see, GMF’s Stephen Olford Center is a beautiful and versatile venue for all your wedding needs. Contact event coordinater, Beckie Levatino, at or (901) 757-7977 today for a tour of our facilities and to inquire about booking and prices for your special day. We look forward to serving you!


*Wedding video courtesy of Joshua Stephans. Top two wedding photos courtesy of N. Barrett Photography.


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