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Gainesville Florida

Business & Corporate Events

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Sweetwater Branch Inn

Corporate Events Venue

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

  • Business Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Group and Organization Luncheons
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Holiday Parties
  • Awards Banquets

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Our History

Open Since 1993

Sweetwater Branch Inn offers over 25 years of combined planning experience to help you create the perfect, seamless and effortless event. Open since 1993, Sweetwater is known for renowned food and exceptional service. Treat your guests to the beauty, tranquility, and peacefulness conducive to a productive retreat or conference and delicious luncheon or dinner.

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 or Florida conferences.

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Conference Center Facilities

What we offer

  • Ample free parking and easy roadway access to Williston-Waldo
  • Event space for both large and small groups (up to 250)
  • Full event planning & day-of assistance
  • Onsite chef & catering staff with bar service
  • Custom menu creation to fit your budget
  • Overnight accommodations
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Podium and Microphone
  • 50″ x 70″ Slide Screen
  • Customized Floor Plans (click to enlarge)
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Gourmet Cuisine

Event Catering

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 heavy hors d’oeuvres and a 180-guest hosting capacity for sit-down dinners. Smaller business meetings and conferences are hosted in the elegant McKenzie House.
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The Sweetwater inn Grounds

Our Beautiful Property

Sweetwater Branch Inn invites you to our beautiful property located in downtown Gainesville, just minutes from the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, the Cade Museum, and Depot Park along with fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. Even if you never leave the property, the Sweetwater Branch Inn has plenty of great features for you to enjoy and relax with!

NEW Two Tesla chargers for guest use in the Sweetwater parking lot.