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Sweetwater Branch Inn

Dining

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Sweetwater Catering co.

Full-service Catering

We have our own on-site full service catering company. Sweetwater Catering Co. offers expertly-prepared cuisine that compliments any occasion. Whether you’re looking to feed guests at a wedding, office lunch or special occasion, our expert catering staff will make sure you have the best food you could ever ask for.
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Sweetwater’s

Homemade Breakfast

Enjoy a homemade breakfast, featuring favorites like frittatas and French toast casserole, with bacon or ham, alongside fresh fruit and pastries. Fresh coffee is ready with breakfast, served with cream, honey, and non-dairy milk. Tea and orange juice are also available. We also have coffee pots with all the fixings in every room. We are happy to accommodate any dietary needs or restrictions; please let us know in advance.
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Specials & Packages

Private Romantic Dinners

You can have the ultimate romantic experience with a personal chef romantic dinner for two. Enjoy a private, intimate meal prepared by Sweetwater’s own head chef. You can dine in the McKenzie House dining room, on one of our covered porches, or in the beautiful gardens. *subject to availability
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Specials & Packages

Picnic Baskets for Two

Gainesville is full of beautiful parks and outdoor spaces. Spend the day outside and enjoy a specially-prepared lunch with our picnic baskets for two! From a simple lunch to an elaborate spread, we can pack you a delicious lunch to take on any adventure. Click below to read more about our picnic options.

Our Recommended

Local Eateries & Breweries

Union Street Farmer’s Market

Bo Didley Plaza in downtown Gainesville on Wednesdays from 4pm -7pm

Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival

52nd Annual Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival April 13 & 14 from 10am-5pm

Fall 2024 Art Festival

Fall 2024 Art Festival in Downtown Gainesville. Dates not posted yet.

Accommodations

The Sweetwater Branch Inn combines the best of Victorian charm and modern amenities.

Things to do

Do you need inspiration for things to do in Gainesville, FL? Our area is filled with exciting activities and attractions you’re going to love.

Weddings

Nestled in historic downtown Gainesville in North Central Florida, our lovely inn is the perfect place for charming weddings, gorgeous receptions, and classy rehearsal dinners.

Meetings & Events

Sweetwater Branch Inn offers over 25 years of combined planning experience to help you create the perfect, seamless and effortless event.