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A Unique Historic Inn & Event Venue | 1.800.595.7760

Sweetwater Branch Inn offers 20 gorgeous guest rooms, suites and cottages, perfect for any occasion.

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The Perfect Room

The Perfect Room


Sweetwater Branch Inn features 20 beautifully restored spacious guest suites and cottages just blocks from the University of Florida and hip Downtown Gainesville. Guests are invited to enjoy our evening wine & cheese hour and our delicious home cooked breakfast every morning. Come find your next relaxing home-away-from-home.

Events and Catering

Weddings and Events


Let us help you plan the perfect wedding or event. Sweetwater Inn hosts up to 250 guests for your wedding, reception, holiday party, graduation party, business meeting, retreat, corporate gathering and more! We offer full catering services, both on-site at Sweetwater or delivered to you. Contact the events department to start your planning today.

Friendly Helpful Staff

Sweetwater Inn Staff


Sweetwater’s friendly, knowledgeable, local staff make your stay or event with us a wonderful experience! Whether offering advice on local restaurants or activities to helping you plan your wedding or event, Sweetwater is here to help.

From Our Guests

My wedding was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! Everyone is still raving – thank you for making my fairy tale come true!
Suzanne Leigofsky
We had a wonderful wedding and received many compliments on the gardens and hall. Congratulations on creating such a beautiful place.
Cary Aspacher
Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job on our wedding reception! The food was outstanding – our guests said it was the best they’ve ever had at a wedding reception.
Lisa and Mike Hotaling
So many of you made our wedding an unforgettable day. We could not have picked a more beautiful place to be married. The rooms at the inn were absolutely fantastic…We look forward to returning to Sweetwater for many years to come.
Carol Goodbred and Victor Buehler
We are still hearing about what a wonderful time everyone had. Thanks!
Charles McCluskey
Thank you so much to everyone at Sweetwater Branch Inn for making everything in our wedding magical. The wedding couldn’t have been more perfect.
Justin and Karen Marshall
Thank you so much for making Sweetwater look so beautiful for our wedding. The environment was perfect. The food was excellent and beautifully prepared. We enjoyed the appointments before the wedding; they were always fun and relaxed. The entire experience was great!
Gina and Ron Johnson
Many thanks to your and your marvelous staff for all you did to help make Sue and Tim’s wedding day perfect. Thanks for your recommendations of the people who also helped make it so lovely. Everything was beautiful — the tables, the flowers, the whole room in the McKenzie Hall and the Gardens…It’s been a pleasure working with you!
Carol and Richard Denhart
Everything was perfect and without complications. You helped make our wedding day a memory we will always cherish.
Christina West
We couldn’t have been happier with how elegant things were. All our guests commented on what a beautiful place you have and how lovely the hall is. Thanks for all you’ve done!
Jill Hoelle
Thank you so much for helping make our wedding day (and night!) special and fairy-tale-like. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect location and support!
Karen Reese

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