Business Events

The Sweetwater Branch Inn hosts a number of business events, including:

  • Business Meetings
  • Group andOrganization Luncheons
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Holiday Parties
  • Awards Banquets
The McKenzie Hall is perfect for your next business meeting or conference. The 2,300 square foot central room with many glass doors, opens to a large patio surrounded by the lush McKenzie Gardens. It is elegantly designed with exposed truss ceilings, Victorian light fixtures, and crisp white paint.

Because of its glass doors and windows, a McKenzie Hall event feels like an outdoor garden reception or luncheon during the day. At night, the colored glass cupola sends out a beckoning light while you stroll through the lit garden walkways. Day or night, the ivy laced bridge and arbor, seven unique fountains, magnificent gardens and reflecting koi pond provide a serene ambiance for all corporate events.

Event catering with freshly prepared original gourmet cuisine is available. The McKenzie Hall is equipped with a full kitchen facility, serving room, and spacious restrooms. It has a 250-guest hosting capacity for hors d’oeuvres or a light buffet menu and a 175-guest hosting capacity for sit-down dinners. Smaller business meetings and conferences are hosted in the elegant McKenzie House.

Our conference facilities are equipped with the following:

  • High Speed Internet
  • Podium and Microphone
  • 50″ x 70″ Slide Screen
  • Customized Floor Plans
business-4Our Reception Hall hosts a number of Conferences and Business Meetings throughout the year. Our Event staff is available to help you plan the details for a successful and productive conference or meeting. Our Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located near downtown Gainesville, Shands Hospital and the University of Florida.
Sweetwater Branch Inn hosts a number of scheduled Group Lunches for businesses and organizations. Select your menu and discuss your requirements with our events coordinators.
Whether you travel with a group or independently, the Sweetwater Branch Inn offers you a cozy and comfortable travel experience. Come visit us and you will feel at home, away from home. Our cottages are ideal for extended stays and are conveniently located near downtown Gainesville, close to the University of Florida and Shands Hospital. Our staff will be available to help with recommendations on dining, activities and general information about our area. Groups are welcome. Special group rates and packages are available.
Our Reception Halls are ideal for Conferences/Meetings and our charming settings make it the ideal destination for a corporate retreat. Our event coordinators will handle every aspect of your retreat, including accommodations, menu selection, activities, third party vendors and more. Contact our Director of Events.
holiday-1Plan your next office holiday party at Sweetwater to enjoy the splendor of a sparkling Victorian Holiday, plus all the amenities Sweetwater has to offer. Please be sure to book early for your Christmas and other holiday parties.