Sweetwater Branch Inn is a wedding venue located in Gainesville, Florida. Dating back as far as 1895, one of the venue’s available spaces, the Mckenzie House, is a beautifully restored Victorian-era mansion. Preserving the history of this mansion and the rest of the property is of utmost importance to the owners. However, helping couples to create their own history in this romantic inn means even more. This venue balances a combination of romance and charm for unforgettable wedding events. It also boasts idyllic gardens, a peaceful courtyard, and two banquet spaces for celebrations.
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This venue offers wedding spaces, both indoors and outdoors such as the outdoor patio, the pavilion, and the Grecian-style outdoor ceremony space. The pristine white columns can be adorned with floral displays and lights to create a romantic ceremony backdrop. The gardens center around a wooden gazebo which provides an intimate space for couples to recite their vows. With an abundance of greenery symbolic of Northern Florida, guests can follow the twisting paths to discover nearby ponds and an eclectic mix of fountains. Sweetwater Branch Inn offers two reception areas on site. McKenzie House provides guests with a cozy and peaceful space to make happy memories. The large veranda provides a quiet space to unwind and reminisce about the day’s events. The McKenzie Hall is a bright and spacious room that can host up to 250 guests and features glass doors overlooking the vibrant gardens. A courtyard decorated with twinkling lights lends a magical touch to any moment celebrated here. The hidden gem of this vintage inn is the eco-friendly salt pool and jacuzzis featured on-site.
Sweetwater is happy to accommodate engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and ceremonies. We include your tables, chairs, and linens. We also provide all staff and catering, along with your venue space.
Sweetwater Catering Company prepares and serves traditional Southern cuisine for events held at the inn. Sweetwater Branch Inn also offers on-site catering services that can accommodate various styles and budget requirements. Menus can be provided for hors d'oeuvres, a buffet, or a seated reception in the McKenzie Hall. We are your caterer and can create a custom wedding menu from an extensive variety of options, including different cuisisnes, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher options. The newlyweds and their guests can also enjoy a day-after brunch.
- Hispanic or Latinx-owned
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Yeisi graduated from the University of Florida with her degree in Event Management. She has over 10 years of customer service experience across multiple industries in both English and Spanish. She was also an intern at Sweetwater before completing her degree.
Outside of work, Yeisi loves binge-watching TV shows with her dog and going on vacation.
Fun Fact: Yeisi loves to do her own nails and reminds brides to take time to pamper themselves before their big day. The little details matter.
Adrienne graduated from Virginia Tech with their bachelor's degree and later went on to complete her Master's in 2020. She has been planning events since she was in high school and loves how unique and different each one is.
Outside of work, she loves hanging out with her family, traveling to theme parks, and going to the beach.
Fun Fact: Adrienne loves to backpack through Europe. She loves to talk to clients about their future travel plans and recommending some wonderful places she has been to.
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We love going to the Sweetwater Branch Inn; the staff is wonderful. They take care of you just like they take care of their guests, they don't treat you any different. We work with them so often it feels like home. Book your next event with Sweetwater Branch Inn.
I love working with the staff at Sweetwater Branch. Lauren is a great asset, every venue should have someone like her. Between the professionalism of the staff and the beautiful landscape of the property, Sweetwater Branch is the perfect location for your wedding day from Ceremony to Reception or your private event. I highly recommend Sweetwater Branch from the vendor and customer level.
I love it when I get to style the brides hair at this location. The accommodations and staff make it a very Sweet and Stress free for the bride on her wedding day
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- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
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- Cake Cutting
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- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
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- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
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