The Most Romantic Venue in Gainesville, FL

If you’re looking for a romantic 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. You are in good hands at Sweetwater Branch Inn! 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. We have two fairytale-worthy venues for your reception, the historic and intimate McKenzie House, and the elegant McKenzie Hall.

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.

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. Fill out our inquiry form to request a free tour or catering consult.

 

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Choose Between Two Gorgeous Reception Venues


Sweetwater Branch Inn McKenzie Hall Reception

McKenzie Hall

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.

 

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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, rugs, 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.

 

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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! Sweetwater can accommodate and provide menus for up to 250 people for hors d’oeuvres style and 150 people for sit-down dinners in the McKenzie Hall.

 

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