At Sweetwater Branch Inn, we can host any event for you or your organization. We offer full catering services with all details provided, as well as limited reception coordination to help make your day run smoothly. We offer full on-site catering, and our knowledgeable and friendly event staff will help plan your event every step of the way, according to your style and within your budget. Our beautiful property defines Victorian romance and Southern comfort, with a touch of vintage charm and elegance.

Our event venue in Gainesville provides the perfect location for weddings & rehearsal dinners, meetings, family reunions, baby showers, and more. If you can imagine an event, we can host it. We can accommodate up to 250 guests in our large McKenzie Banquet Hall, or if you are having a smaller party, our Victorian McKenzie House is perfect for smaller gatherings. With 20 rooms, suites and cottages, your guests can stay on-site at our Gainesville inn and have a weekend filled with precious memories.

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Weddings & Receptions

Congratulations on your engagement! Now is the time to start planning the best day of your life, which can be an overwhelming task. At Sweetwater Branch Inn, we want to make the process as smooth as possible, and help you create your dream wedding. Between our beautiful venues and delicious catering you won’t want to say “I Do” anywhere else!


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Business Retreats

The Sweetwater Branch Inn can help you create the perfect, seamless and effortless business retreat including:

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


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Wellness Retreats

Wellness awaits you at the beautiful, historic Sweetwater Branch Inn located in the heart of Gainesville, the City of Trees, “where nature and culture meet.” So re-TREAT yourself; you're worth it!


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Personal Events

From anniversary & birthday parties to family reunions to college celebrations & graduation events to memorials to holiday parties let Sweetwater Branch Inn take the stress out of planning your next event.


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