Weddings and Receptions
A Romantic Wedding Venue in Gainesville, Florida
Nestled in historic downtown Gainesville in North Central Florida, Sweetwater Branch Inn is the perfect venue for weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Sweetwater Branch Inn’s beautiful property features vintage charm and elegance, as well as Victorian romance. We stand by this truth: Your wedding should be an unforgettable memory that will last a lifetime. To ensure this lasting memory, our Event Directors will help you plan your dream wedding every step of the way.
Your Wedding Ceremony
Your wedding ceremony is the first step leading to the rest of your life. Sweetwater provides the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony in Gainesville. Whether inside, or outside at the courtyard, gazebo or colonnade surrounded by the beautiful gardens, you can choose the space that best suits your needs and style. After the ceremony, Sweetwater offers two banquet spaces for receptions: The McKenzie Hall and the McKenzie House.
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The Perfect Reception
The McKenzie House
The McKenzie House is perfect for a smaller, more intimate, reception. The first-floor banquet area is decorated with beautiful antique furniture, oriental carpets, and accessories. The dining room opens to a large wrap-around front porch that is perfect for cocktails before dinner. If your big day is calling for the elegance of private dining and the comforts of a historic setting, you have found your perfect match in the McKenzie House.
McKenzie Hall combines all the charm and ambiance of a Victorian era banquet room with the convenience of modern amenities. The Hall’s spacious central room, with its many glass doors, opens out to a large patio surrounded by lush Florida gardens and is the perfect wedding reception venue. Elegantly designed with high ceilings, Victorian light fixtures, and exposed trusses, the McKenzie Hall speaks of times past. Glass doors surround you making daytime or nightime events feel like an outdoor garden reception. This spacious hall is inspired by, and adjacent to, the historic McKenzie House, a magnificent three-story Victorian home listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Our Catering Services
Sweetwater Branch Inn prides itself not only on the charm and comfort the inn offers, but also the delectable dishes served. From light fare to buffets to full-service, sit-down dining, you’ll find our wedding event menus suit any variety of tastes and budgets. Sweetwater can accommodate and provide menus for up to 250 people for hors d’oeuvres style and 175 people for sit-down dinners in the McKenzie Hall.
When you choose the Sweetwater Branch Inn for your Gainesville wedding, our friendly and professional event staff will help you plan for all your wedding function and menu needs.
Request a Free Tour or Catering Consultation
Please contact us to schedule an appointment for a guided tour for your special event. Tours are by appointment only and scheduled Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM. Call 352-373-6760 or email our events team to request a free tour or catering consult.