Weddings and Receptions
The Most Romantic Venue in Gainesville, FL
Congratulations on your recent engagement! We couldn’t be more thrilled for you and your future spouse. Now that you made the most of the initial excitement of the news, it’s time to start planning your big day. If you’re looking for a romantic and high-end venue in Florida, then Sweetwater Branch inn is here for you. 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. 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 a memory that will last a lifetime. Did we mention our stunning accommodations and amenities that make our properties the ideal spot for a wedding night and honeymoon? When you get married at Sweetwater Branch Inn, you get the whole experience.
Ceremonies at Sweetwater Branch Inn
You’ve probably dreamt of your wedding since you were young, and now, this dream is finally becoming a reality! After all, your ceremony and reception are the first steps leading to the rest of your life and are not to be taken lightly. Luckily for you, you are in good hands at Sweetwater Branch Inn! Our inn and team provide the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony in Gainesville. Whether you’re envisioning an inside or outside wedding in the courtyard, by the gazebo, or colonnade surrounded by the beautiful gardens, you can choose the space that best suits your needs and style.
If you’re like us, you need to see things for yourself before making up your mind, we can help! Click the link below to take a virtual tour of our wedding grounds and start visualizing your big day.
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Choose Between Two Gorgeous Reception Venues
The McKenzie House
Do you want to have a small, more intimate reception? The McKenzie House is ideal. 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 calls for the elegance of private dining and the comforts of a historical 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. 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.
Wedding Catering at Sweetwater Branch Inn
We take care of everything for you, and that includes the food for your wedding! Indeed, we pride ourselves on the charm and comfort of our inn as well as the delectable dishes we serve. Choose from light fare to buffets to full-service, sit-down dining, and dazzle the taste buds of your guests! Note that 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.
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 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 352-373-6760 or email our events team to request a free tour or catering consult.