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

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

Sweetwater Branch Inn Business Services

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.

Our Gainesville, FL conference center facilities offer the following:
  • 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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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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From Gainesville, FL

"The Sweetwater team went above and beyond to make our event a success!"

From St. Augustine, FL

"My husband and I loved it. We can’t wait to return!"

From Gainesville, FL

"Our event was well organized, great food and staff."

From Gainesville, FL

“We loved everything about Sweetwater, the rooms, staff, grounds and food!”

From Gainesville, FL

“The event planning process, the facility, the quality of the food and the level of on-site provided by the staff exceeded our expectations. The entire experience was wonderful.”