The Sweetwater Branch Inn is a historic wedding venue located in Gainesville, Florida. This Victorian-style inn provides a romantic getaway destination for your wedding day. With beautiful surrounding gardens and unique lodging accommodations, Sweetwater Branch Inn will make sure that your wedding day is unique from any other. To add to the love on your wedding day, they also offer romance packages that include items such as massages, a jacuzzi tub, champagne and more.
Facilities and Capacity
With indoor and outdoor facilities, Sweetwater Branch Inn only offers picturesque venues. Outdoor ceremonies can be held in the courtyard, gazebo, or colonnade with stunning gardens in all directions. From here, guests can be escorted into the McKenzie Hall or McKenzie House. The McKenzie House is for intimate occasions and is set with antique furniture, oriental carpets, and other historical trinkets. McKenzie Hall is a charming banquet room that boasts glass doors, large patio and Victorian features that take you back in time. This elegant hall can host up to 175 of your closest friends and family for a seated meal.
The Sweetwater Branch Inn is a full-service wedding venue that offers on-site catering and event planning to make your day go by without too much hassle. A few of the other services that they offer include:
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Ele · Married on 07/14/2018
I cannot say better things about Sweetwater Branch Inn! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful, it barely needed any decorations its so wonderful. The food was AMAZING, and they have a variety of choices so that you can choose what is right for your wedding! Everyone was talking about how amazing the food was during and well after the wedding was over! The staff at Sweetwater is so helpful and courteous! They answered all of our questions and truly listened to every hope and dream we had for our day! Our Sweetwater coordinator (Keeley) was there every step of the way, she was so kind to us and our families! She took the time to get to know us and make us feel comfortable and heard! I cannot recommend Sweetwater more for your wedding! They made our day perfect!Sent on 12/29/2018
Kyle · Married on 08/18/2018
I couldn't have imagined a more perfect reception venue with more perfect people helping us through the entire process. From our initial consult to the wedding day, the Sweetwater team was fantastic. As a detail-oriented planner myself, I really appreciated that they had my back and were just as detail-oriented. As our wedding approached, we began to primarily work with Marjury, who I can't rave about enough. She coordinated everything reception-related for us, was sure we had time to eat and always had everything we needed. She even made sure we had a plate of our cocktail hour foods waiting for us back in our room after the reception. She honestly just felt like one of our awesome friends who constantly had our back. My only regret is that Marjury couldn't fully enjoy our wedding reception, as well. I just wanted her to hang out with us!Sent on 09/03/2018
I should also mention the food. The menu options are robust and the food is some of the best I've had at a wedding. Everyone complimented us on how great it was, especially the mac and cheese. The bartenders were awesome, too, always making sure we had what we needed as quickly as possible.
The ability to have some of our closest friends and family stay onsite was also great. It was like our own little neighborhood of awesomeness! The morning breakfasts were another great communal time and the breakfasts, included with the B&B stay, were amazingly yummy.
As a same-sex couple, we struggled mightily before the wedding to find reviews of places from other same-sex couples, so I also want to take a moment to say how this fact didn't even faze them one bit. Ever. The Sweetwater team was wonderful from start to finish and I couldn't have imagined a more perfect day, thanks in large part to Marjury and team. From Cornelia, the owner, to Marjury and the rest of the staff, whether Events or the B&B side, everyone was awesome and everything was perfect. I can't recommend them and Sweetwater Branch Inn highly enough.
Hannah · Married on 04/22/2018
The Sweetwater Branch Inn was everything my fiancé and I needed (and more) in a venue. Before we met with Sweetwater’s team, we had researched and toured several other venues who all gave a quote that was not only way over our budget, but it didn’t include the things that were most important to us. We were presented with random fees and decor regulations that would have prevented us from having the wedding we envisioned, but our first meeting with Sweetwater was a game changer! They listened to us, answered all of our questions and ultimately helped us design our wedding to be the dream that it was. There were no surprises, weird rules, or hidden costs. They helped us make all of our ideas a reality and even made a special cold brew coffee for us to serve to our guests and helped us design a signature speciality coffee bar menu! On the day of, our wedding coordinator, Alicia was there early in the morning to ensure the entire day ran smoothly and it DID! The entire day was insanely beautiful and the food was AMAZING! I would recommend Sweetwater to any couple looking for a venue that will give them the support they need to pull off such a major event. We are so grateful to have found you!Sent on 09/09/2018
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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