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Sweetwater Branch Inn

Gainesville , FL

LOCATION

625 E. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL US 32601 (map)

PHONE

352-373-6760

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Nestled in historic downtown Gainesville, Florida, Sweetwater Branch Inn's lush gardens complete with colonnade & gazebo flourish beside the spacious McKenzie Reception Hall and... Read more
Nestled in historic downtown Gainesville, Florida, Sweetwater Branch Inn's lush gardens complete with colonnade & gazebo flourish beside the spacious McKenzie Reception Hall and Victorian House - capable of hosting on-site events for up to 250 guests. With custom catering, twenty suites & cottages for guests and a new inground pool, Sweetwater is your already gorgeous total package. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2003
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
20
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
"We had the distinct pleasure of hosting our daughter's wedding reception at the Sweetwater Branch Inn earlier this month. I don't have enough wonderful things to say about the location, food, and staff. Every request was met with smiles and efficiency, the grounds and reception hall were beautifully appointed, the food was divine, and every member of the wait staff made our guests feel at home. We have been told repeatedly by our friends and family that this was the best wedding they had ever attended! Thank you.
Liz M."
"We had the distinct pleasure of hosting our daughter's wedding reception at the Sweetwater Branch Inn earlier this month. Read more...
"We had the distinct pleasure of hosting our daughter's wedding reception at the Sweetwater Branch Inn earlier this month. I don't have enough wonderful things to say about the location, food, and staff. Every request was met with smiles and efficiency, the grounds and reception hall were beautifully appointed, the food was divine, and every member of the wait staff made our guests feel at home. We have been told repeatedly by our friends and family that this was the best wedding they had ever attended! Thank you.
Liz M." Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
They were great! Sarah was our coordinator and she was fantastic. She went over the top to meet our needs and was incredibly flexible. The venue is beautiful.
They were great! Sarah was our coordinator and she was fantastic. She went over the top to meet our needs and was Read more...
They were great! Sarah was our coordinator and she was fantastic. She went over the top to meet our needs and was incredibly flexible. The venue is beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Carolyn
Wedding:
5/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding here on Sunday May 11th. It was an amazing day! Unfortunately, it was raining about 30 minutes before my ceremony was to take place, so Lauren (the coordinator) suggested switching to inside. That was literally the only disappointing thing the whole day because everyone at sweetwater made my wedding SO perfect. They were able to set up for the indoors ceremony (MacKenzie hall) quickly. Lauren even helped me get into the ceremony by blocking me from view....AND carrying the train of my dress so it wouldn't get wet from the rain! Since we hadn't practiced doing the ceremony this way during the rehearsal, she pretty much acted like a ceremony coordinator (NOT part of her job description) to make sure we all went at the right time.

The food was amazing. They set up the reception beautifully. I literally was in awe when I first saw it. The sweetheart table was stunning! She helped coordinate things with the DJ and the photographer. I can truly say she went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect!

Also, considering quality of everything you get with this venue....beautiful gardens, wonderful staff/coordinators, a gorgeous reception hall, delicious food, all the set up, plus the ability to bring your own alcohol.....it was way less expensive than I imagine you can find anywhere else. If anything went wrong with the wedding, I truly did not see it!
I just had my wedding here on Sunday May 11th. It was an amazing day! Unfortunately, it was raining about 30 minutes Read more...
I just had my wedding here on Sunday May 11th. It was an amazing day! Unfortunately, it was raining about 30 minutes before my ceremony was to take place, so Lauren (the coordinator) suggested switching to inside. That was literally the only disappointing thing the whole day because everyone at sweetwater made my wedding SO perfect. They were able to set up for the indoors ceremony (MacKenzie hall) quickly. Lauren even helped me get into the ceremony by blocking me from view....AND carrying the train of my dress so it wouldn't get wet from the rain! Since we hadn't practiced doing the ceremony this way during the rehearsal, she pretty much acted like a ceremony coordinator (NOT part of her job description) to make sure we all went at the right time.

The food was amazing. They set up the reception beautifully. I literally was in awe when I first saw it. The sweetheart table was stunning! She helped coordinate things with the DJ and the photographer. I can truly say she went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect!

Also, considering quality of everything you get with this venue....beautiful gardens, wonderful staff/coordinators, a gorgeous reception hall, delicious food, all the set up, plus the ability to bring your own alcohol.....it was way less expensive than I imagine you can find anywhere else. If anything went wrong with the wedding, I truly did not see it! Read less
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Bailey
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.8/5.0
My mom planned my bridal shower to be at Sweetwater in the Mckenzie Room yesterday. We had an amazing time. It was a beautiful venue and the staff was amazing. They were so helpful and friendly. It was such a pleasure and my friends an family said they enjoyed the venue, food and service so much. Thank you so much!
My mom planned my bridal shower to be at Sweetwater in the Mckenzie Room yesterday. We had an amazing time. It was a Read more...
My mom planned my bridal shower to be at Sweetwater in the Mckenzie Room yesterday. We had an amazing time. It was a beautiful venue and the staff was amazing. They were so helpful and friendly. It was such a pleasure and my friends an family said they enjoyed the venue, food and service so much. Thank you so much! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
We looked all over Gainesville for a venue that would fit our taste AND budget. We looked at the Thomas Center and the Baughman Center on campus, and none came even close to what the Sweetwater had to offer.
First of all, the place is BEAUTIFUL. those gardens are a picture perfect setting for a wedding, and the McKenzie hall is so open and lets in lots of light which makes for good photographs. I also love that its relatively simple in its decor and architecture because it's like a blank canvas on which couples can create their vision. Ours was a vintage, quirky, and whimsical- Kind of like a wedding you'd see in a Wes Anderson movie. Lauren and the staff where so helpful and supportive of our vision. They let us put up bunting flags and hang homemade signs above the bar. It all turned out beautifully.

Secondly, do not underestimate the power of CONVENIENCE. I didn't realize how lucky we were to have the ceremony & the reception in the same place until the day of. I was also so please with many of our guests and ourselves staying at the Sweetwater Branch Inn (with a 15% discount!) No running around from one place to the next, no wondering whether people would find the reception venue, and no guests having to worry about a designated driver! All they had to do was stroll through the gardens and make their way up to their rooms after a night of drinking and dancing! We had a wonderful stay in the beautiful Honeymoon cottage, and it was so sweet to be greeted by our family and friends over breakfast the next day and gush about the previous night's festivities.

Third and most importantly, we were so pleased with Lauren and the Sweetwater staff's professionalism, friendliness, and willingness to work with us and answer all our questions. Our guests were extremely satisfied with the custom Southern/Ecuadorian Menu (which the chef helped us create!) and drinks and we continue to receive compliments on our big day. Thank you Sweetwater Branch Inn!
We looked all over Gainesville for a venue that would fit our taste AND budget. We looked at the Thomas Center and the Read more...
We looked all over Gainesville for a venue that would fit our taste AND budget. We looked at the Thomas Center and the Baughman Center on campus, and none came even close to what the Sweetwater had to offer.
First of all, the place is BEAUTIFUL. those gardens are a picture perfect setting for a wedding, and the McKenzie hall is so open and lets in lots of light which makes for good photographs. I also love that its relatively simple in its decor and architecture because it's like a blank canvas on which couples can create their vision. Ours was a vintage, quirky, and whimsical- Kind of like a wedding you'd see in a Wes Anderson movie. Lauren and the staff where so helpful and supportive of our vision. They let us put up bunting flags and hang homemade signs above the bar. It all turned out beautifully.

Secondly, do not underestimate the power of CONVENIENCE. I didn't realize how lucky we were to have the ceremony & the reception in the same place until the day of. I was also so please with many of our guests and ourselves staying at the Sweetwater Branch Inn (with a 15% discount!) No running around from one place to the next, no wondering whether people would find the reception venue, and no guests having to worry about a designated driver! All they had to do was stroll through the gardens and make their way up to their rooms after a night of drinking and dancing! We had a wonderful stay in the beautiful Honeymoon cottage, and it was so sweet to be greeted by our family and friends over breakfast the next day and gush about the previous night's festivities.

Third and most importantly, we were so pleased with Lauren and the Sweetwater staff's professionalism, friendliness, and willingness to work with us and answer all our questions. Our guests were extremely satisfied with the custom Southern/Ecuadorian Menu (which the chef helped us create!) and drinks and we continue to receive compliments on our big day. Thank you Sweetwater Branch Inn! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
3/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I worked primarily with Lauren, at SBI. Lauren was so friendly and great to work with during the entire planning process. She helped ease a lot of my anxiety and worry with all the details that go along with a wedding!
Flexibility was important since I no longer live in Gainesville. There was one instance where I met with Sarah & she too was extremely helpful. All of our guests loved the outdoor ceremony, the food and just the overall atmosphere. It was a day we will never forget and I'm so happy we chose Sweetwater Branch Inn.
I worked primarily with Lauren, at SBI. Lauren was so friendly and great to work with during the entire planning process. Read more...
I worked primarily with Lauren, at SBI. Lauren was so friendly and great to work with during the entire planning process. She helped ease a lot of my anxiety and worry with all the details that go along with a wedding!
Flexibility was important since I no longer live in Gainesville. There was one instance where I met with Sarah & she too was extremely helpful. All of our guests loved the outdoor ceremony, the food and just the overall atmosphere. It was a day we will never forget and I'm so happy we chose Sweetwater Branch Inn. Read less
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erin
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Simply amazing. Every single thing about my wedding was perfect! The staff is so friendly and accommodating. My family basically took over the entire property for the weekend, and no one had a single bad thing to say. I would 100% use this venue again, and will most definitely be staying on the property again!
Simply amazing. Every single thing about my wedding was perfect! The staff is so friendly and accommodating. My family Read more...
Simply amazing. Every single thing about my wedding was perfect! The staff is so friendly and accommodating. My family basically took over the entire property for the weekend, and no one had a single bad thing to say. I would 100% use this venue again, and will most definitely be staying on the property again! Read less
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
The most beautiful spot in Gainesville. With reasonable prices and on site catering, it can't be beat! Staff is friendly and helpful as well as supportive and flexible. Made the day easy and absolutely perfect.
The most beautiful spot in Gainesville. With reasonable prices and on site catering, it can't be beat! Staff is friendly Read more...
The most beautiful spot in Gainesville. With reasonable prices and on site catering, it can't be beat! Staff is friendly and helpful as well as supportive and flexible. Made the day easy and absolutely perfect. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I would recommend anyone to use this venue for their wedding!!! It was an absolute pleasure to work with Lauren and Sarah and all of the other event staff at Sweetwater Branch Inn. From the first meeting, to the final details meeting, to helping manage my stress on the day of the event, everything was smooth and we felt extremely well taken care of. All of my family and friends who attended the wedding couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the venue was, and all of our guests who stayed at the Inn raved about the service they received. Oh, and the breakfast is AMAZING! Let's be honest, all of the food is fantastic. I really do not have a complaint about this place. Thank you for helping to make our wedding so special and so perfect!
I would recommend anyone to use this venue for their wedding!!! It was an absolute pleasure to work with Lauren and Sarah Read more...
I would recommend anyone to use this venue for their wedding!!! It was an absolute pleasure to work with Lauren and Sarah and all of the other event staff at Sweetwater Branch Inn. From the first meeting, to the final details meeting, to helping manage my stress on the day of the event, everything was smooth and we felt extremely well taken care of. All of my family and friends who attended the wedding couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the venue was, and all of our guests who stayed at the Inn raved about the service they received. Oh, and the breakfast is AMAZING! Let's be honest, all of the food is fantastic. I really do not have a complaint about this place. Thank you for helping to make our wedding so special and so perfect! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
1/4/2014
4.1/5.0
Sweetwater is a beautiful venue for both the ceremony and reception. The bridal party got ready in the honeymoon cottage and it was so convenient to have everything all in one place - no rushing around or crazy wedding day logistics! The Sweetwater event staff are excellent, very responsive and have great ideas to make your day even more special. And the staff at the wedding was excellent as well. You are in good hands here! I have lower ratings for quality and professionalism due to the head of catering. I had trouble with her showing up to our scheduled meetings, but the event staff made sure to take care of what I needed anyway. Also, the food was good, but on the day of, didn't quite live up to the high expectations I had based on other's feedback. I rated value a little lower as well because the venue is on the expensive side, and once you get down to the details, feels like they nickel and dime you a little bit. But, the venue is totally worth it! It was a perfect wedding, thank you Sweetwater!!!
Sweetwater is a beautiful venue for both the ceremony and reception. The bridal party got ready in the honeymoon cottage Read more...
Sweetwater is a beautiful venue for both the ceremony and reception. The bridal party got ready in the honeymoon cottage and it was so convenient to have everything all in one place - no rushing around or crazy wedding day logistics! The Sweetwater event staff are excellent, very responsive and have great ideas to make your day even more special. And the staff at the wedding was excellent as well. You are in good hands here! I have lower ratings for quality and professionalism due to the head of catering. I had trouble with her showing up to our scheduled meetings, but the event staff made sure to take care of what I needed anyway. Also, the food was good, but on the day of, didn't quite live up to the high expectations I had based on other's feedback. I rated value a little lower as well because the venue is on the expensive side, and once you get down to the details, feels like they nickel and dime you a little bit. But, the venue is totally worth it! It was a perfect wedding, thank you Sweetwater!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Bernadette
Wedding:
10/25/2013
4.9/5.0
The first moment I stepped onto SWB's property, I knew I had to have my reception there. The grounds are gorgeous, and the garden lighting left me breathless. Sarah and Lauren were great to work with, even though I always had questions and concerns, they were able to address them and they were so nice. Everyone loved the food, and they loved being able to wander around outside when they wanted to take a break from all the dancing inside. I've got some gorgeous photographs now that we took around their site, and I am just so glad I went with my gut instinct and chose SWB as my reception location! We spent our wedding night in one of their cottages, and that was lovely as well :)
The first moment I stepped onto SWB's property, I knew I had to have my reception there. The grounds are gorgeous, and the Read more...
The first moment I stepped onto SWB's property, I knew I had to have my reception there. The grounds are gorgeous, and the garden lighting left me breathless. Sarah and Lauren were great to work with, even though I always had questions and concerns, they were able to address them and they were so nice. Everyone loved the food, and they loved being able to wander around outside when they wanted to take a break from all the dancing inside. I've got some gorgeous photographs now that we took around their site, and I am just so glad I went with my gut instinct and chose SWB as my reception location! We spent our wedding night in one of their cottages, and that was lovely as well :) Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.9/5.0
The Sweetwater did a beautiful job with organizing my wedding and guiding me along every step of the way. The weeks and months leading up they were always quick to respond to my phone calls and emails and answer any questions I had. Then the day of, I didn't have to worry about anything because they literally took care of everything and let me just enjoy the day. The site is absolutely gorgeous and I had no complaints whatsoever!
The Sweetwater did a beautiful job with organizing my wedding and guiding me along every step of the way. The weeks and Read more...
The Sweetwater did a beautiful job with organizing my wedding and guiding me along every step of the way. The weeks and months leading up they were always quick to respond to my phone calls and emails and answer any questions I had. Then the day of, I didn't have to worry about anything because they literally took care of everything and let me just enjoy the day. The site is absolutely gorgeous and I had no complaints whatsoever! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Couldn't have asked for a better venue let alone better people to work with! Everything was incredible!! Life was so much easier once we booked Sweetwater! Sarah was an absolute pleasure to work with and really helped relieve lots of my stress! The food was AMAZING!! Highly recommend them!
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Couldn't have asked for a better venue let alone better people to work with! Everything was incredible!! Life was so much easier once we booked Sweetwater! Sarah was an absolute pleasure to work with and really helped relieve lots of my stress! The food was AMAZING!! Highly recommend them! Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.9/5.0
Sarah and Lauren were wonderful to work with. My son and (now) daughter in law were married here a few weeks ago and it was a story book wedding - everything went very smoothly thanks to both of them. Food was wonderful as well. We had many friends and family members staying here - rooms and breakfast were awesome too! Thanks to all for making this a dream wedding.
Sarah and Lauren were wonderful to work with. My son and (now) daughter in law were married here a few weeks ago and it Read more...
Sarah and Lauren were wonderful to work with. My son and (now) daughter in law were married here a few weeks ago and it was a story book wedding - everything went very smoothly thanks to both of them. Food was wonderful as well. We had many friends and family members staying here - rooms and breakfast were awesome too! Thanks to all for making this a dream wedding. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
This is the most amazing place to have a wedding... EVER! From the outside you would not know that nestled back behind two Victorian homes is a beautiful and lush garden, amazing staff and delicious food! Working with Lauren, and the rest of the staff was a blast and they made sure everything went off without a hitch! I couldn't be happier, they made my wedding day a fairytale come true! When Jimmy and I renew our vows 10 years from now, we will be back!! Oh and of course we will be back for our one year anniversary.
This is the most amazing place to have a wedding... EVER! From the outside you would not know that nestled back behind two Read more...
This is the most amazing place to have a wedding... EVER! From the outside you would not know that nestled back behind two Victorian homes is a beautiful and lush garden, amazing staff and delicious food! Working with Lauren, and the rest of the staff was a blast and they made sure everything went off without a hitch! I couldn't be happier, they made my wedding day a fairytale come true! When Jimmy and I renew our vows 10 years from now, we will be back!! Oh and of course we will be back for our one year anniversary. Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
No stress at all....the SWB team took care of everything. Everything was perfect, from the ceremony to the reception. Lauren made sure that myself and the groom were comfortable the whole time. Best decision ever!!! It's also a wonderful place for pictures.....
No stress at all....the SWB team took care of everything. Everything was perfect, from the ceremony to the reception. Read more...
No stress at all....the SWB team took care of everything. Everything was perfect, from the ceremony to the reception. Lauren made sure that myself and the groom were comfortable the whole time. Best decision ever!!! It's also a wonderful place for pictures..... Read less
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bharrison41
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Luxurious. So beautiful out there. Very accommodating and helpful and understanding. We had our ceremony at the Baughman Center, and our reception here. Really I couldn't have pictured a more beautiful set-up. The family and friends from Maryland got to see the best of what Florida can offer. And the staff was great, too!
Luxurious. So beautiful out there. Very accommodating and helpful and understanding. We had our ceremony at the Baughman Read more...
Luxurious. So beautiful out there. Very accommodating and helpful and understanding. We had our ceremony at the Baughman Center, and our reception here. Really I couldn't have pictured a more beautiful set-up. The family and friends from Maryland got to see the best of what Florida can offer. And the staff was great, too! Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
7/22/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding couldn't have been more BEAUTIFUL! And, it couldn't have been more challenging.... We got married on steamy summer evening in July, and the weather shifted at the last minute. Sweetwater staff helped me make the very difficult decision to move the ceremony from the garden to inside the hall. They responded quickly and professionally and the ceremony flowed as if it was supposed to be inside! I was so glad and HAPPY it was moved! Inside was cool and mosquito-free and intimate and elegant. I felt like a QUEEN! Many guests commented on how lovely it was. Also, the AC had been broken that day and the room was slow to cool, so the wedding cake that my mom made started to melt and fall when it was delivered two hours before the ceremony. The owner Cornelia and her staff Lauren and the Intern along with the Florist, Joan Prange, kicked into action and team-worked and problem-solved to save the cake!! And, they protected me, the bride, from the drama of it alll while I did photos! They are SO awesome in dealing with the many surprises and dynamics a wedding can bring...Oh, and compliments to the Chef! We had a DELICIOUS meal and a fabulous time!!! Finally, our family stayed at the Inn. The rooms were so nice and breakfast was to die for! We stayed at the honeymoon suite and it was just PERFECT! I can't say enough about how happy we were with Sweetwater. I highly recommend them. THANK YOU! :-)
My wedding couldn't have been more BEAUTIFUL! And, it couldn't have been more challenging.... We got married on steamy Read more...
My wedding couldn't have been more BEAUTIFUL! And, it couldn't have been more challenging.... We got married on steamy summer evening in July, and the weather shifted at the last minute. Sweetwater staff helped me make the very difficult decision to move the ceremony from the garden to inside the hall. They responded quickly and professionally and the ceremony flowed as if it was supposed to be inside! I was so glad and HAPPY it was moved! Inside was cool and mosquito-free and intimate and elegant. I felt like a QUEEN! Many guests commented on how lovely it was. Also, the AC had been broken that day and the room was slow to cool, so the wedding cake that my mom made started to melt and fall when it was delivered two hours before the ceremony. The owner Cornelia and her staff Lauren and the Intern along with the Florist, Joan Prange, kicked into action and team-worked and problem-solved to save the cake!! And, they protected me, the bride, from the drama of it alll while I did photos! They are SO awesome in dealing with the many surprises and dynamics a wedding can bring...Oh, and compliments to the Chef! We had a DELICIOUS meal and a fabulous time!!! Finally, our family stayed at the Inn. The rooms were so nice and breakfast was to die for! We stayed at the honeymoon suite and it was just PERFECT! I can't say enough about how happy we were with Sweetwater. I highly recommend them. THANK YOU! :-) Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Great place to work with for your wedding. They are so flexible and basically let you do what you want with their space (with reasonable limits of course)! Beautiful place so don't have to worry too much about all the decorations. Really enjoyed my experience!
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Great place to work with for your wedding. They are so flexible and basically let you do what you want with their space (with reasonable limits of course)! Beautiful place so don't have to worry too much about all the decorations. Really enjoyed my experience! Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but positive things to say about Lauren and the Sweetwater Team. Our wedding was flawless and every detail was thought of ahead of time. Lauren was quick to respond to my emails and answered all of the last minute questions I had quickly. It was so nice knowing that the team was in control of everything. The food was amazing and our guests still tell me two years later how delicious our dinner was. I'm happy that we chose Sweetwater and would recommend them to anyone.
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I have nothing but positive things to say about Lauren and the Sweetwater Team. Our wedding was flawless and every detail was thought of ahead of time. Lauren was quick to respond to my emails and answered all of the last minute questions I had quickly. It was so nice knowing that the team was in control of everything. The food was amazing and our guests still tell me two years later how delicious our dinner was. I'm happy that we chose Sweetwater and would recommend them to anyone. Read less
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April
Wedding:
3/18/2011
5.0/5.0
The Sweet water Branch Inn was the most perfect place to have a wedding and dance the night away! Service was excellent, the food was awesome so much better then I thought could be possible! The garden is so beautiful, and the people are so friendly. We got many comments from our guests saying "it was the best wedding they had ever been to", and we thought so too! I cannot say enough about this bed and breakfast! Our wedding night was absolutely perfect!
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The Sweet water Branch Inn was the most perfect place to have a wedding and dance the night away! Service was excellent, the food was awesome so much better then I thought could be possible! The garden is so beautiful, and the people are so friendly. We got many comments from our guests saying "it was the best wedding they had ever been to", and we thought so too! I cannot say enough about this bed and breakfast! Our wedding night was absolutely perfect! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
2/12/2011
4.8/5.0
My husband and I loved our entire experience with Sweetwater! The staff was great; from our wedding coordinator to the reservations coordinator to the chef to the day-of staff. The food was delicious and there was a great selection to chose from for the buffet we had. The venue is beautiful outside in the garden and inside the reception hall. We feel like we definitely got what we paid for and couldn't be happier with Sweetwater!
My husband and I loved our entire experience with Sweetwater! The staff was great; from our wedding coordinator to the Read more...
My husband and I loved our entire experience with Sweetwater! The staff was great; from our wedding coordinator to the reservations coordinator to the chef to the day-of staff. The food was delicious and there was a great selection to chose from for the buffet we had. The venue is beautiful outside in the garden and inside the reception hall. We feel like we definitely got what we paid for and couldn't be happier with Sweetwater! Read less
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Debra
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
My daughter found Sweetwater Branch Inn in a magazine, and we were enthralled from the minute we saw it...it is a beautiful setting, and we used the Colonade setting. We reserved blocks of rooms, and although there are not hundreds of rooms, we arranged it so that the immediate family and the wedding party would be onsite, and it worked perfectly. I stayed in the Isadora room, and it was perfect, as we used the sitting room, which is in a turret like space with great lighting from all angles, for the makeup area. It was beautiful and romantic, and the perfect setting. The reception was beautifully catered, and Katie and Lauren made it very easy, as did the staff and bartenders. Brittany, at the front desk is great, as is the other lady (I\'m so sorry - her name escapes me) that does the cooking for the complementary full breakfast. It was a wonderful experience, and the cost was extremely reasonable.
My daughter found Sweetwater Branch Inn in a magazine, and we were enthralled from the minute we saw it...it is a Read more...
My daughter found Sweetwater Branch Inn in a magazine, and we were enthralled from the minute we saw it...it is a beautiful setting, and we used the Colonade setting. We reserved blocks of rooms, and although there are not hundreds of rooms, we arranged it so that the immediate family and the wedding party would be onsite, and it worked perfectly. I stayed in the Isadora room, and it was perfect, as we used the sitting room, which is in a turret like space with great lighting from all angles, for the makeup area. It was beautiful and romantic, and the perfect setting. The reception was beautifully catered, and Katie and Lauren made it very easy, as did the staff and bartenders. Brittany, at the front desk is great, as is the other lady (I\'m so sorry - her name escapes me) that does the cooking for the complementary full breakfast. It was a wonderful experience, and the cost was extremely reasonable. Read less
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KDeal
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Lauren, Katie and the ladies at the Sweetwater were absolutely wonderful! They were always available for questions and they allowed me to set up the columns to be the first bride to have curtains- something they didn't have to do, but allowed my mom and I to set it up and do what we needed to the pillars to have the curtains! It was so very nice of them, and it made everything go so smoothly! We drove up and the men working moved things for us to set up the ladder and drill for the screws.

On the night of, we had gotten torches for the garden and they went unlit,and flowers weren't moved- but in the grand scheme of things it was no big deal at ALL! Katie was so busy preparing the hall and getting things set up (not to mention helping me get my plate of food and telling guests where to go and when to go), that it was no biggie! Everyone raved about the WONDERFUL food and how beautiful the garden was and the ceremony was (and that I got to have my curtains :D).
Overall, my experience was amazing and I would do the ceremony and reception there again without question. The ladies there are just wonderful and sweet and I couldn't imagine a better experience!! They are the BEST choice in Gainesville and the surrounding area! I'm from Tampa, and the drive there was MORE than worth the experience. I can't wait to go back for my anniversary and re-live the wedding!
I can't express enough how much I loved everything! For the bride on a budget and even if you aren't- you get more bang for your buc at Sweetwater! We had a small budget and it was perfect fit and I got EVERYTHING I wanted and needed! Thank you ladies!
Lauren, Katie and the ladies at the Sweetwater were absolutely wonderful! They were always available for questions and Read more...
Lauren, Katie and the ladies at the Sweetwater were absolutely wonderful! They were always available for questions and they allowed me to set up the columns to be the first bride to have curtains- something they didn't have to do, but allowed my mom and I to set it up and do what we needed to the pillars to have the curtains! It was so very nice of them, and it made everything go so smoothly! We drove up and the men working moved things for us to set up the ladder and drill for the screws.

On the night of, we had gotten torches for the garden and they went unlit,and flowers weren't moved- but in the grand scheme of things it was no big deal at ALL! Katie was so busy preparing the hall and getting things set up (not to mention helping me get my plate of food and telling guests where to go and when to go), that it was no biggie! Everyone raved about the WONDERFUL food and how beautiful the garden was and the ceremony was (and that I got to have my curtains :D).
Overall, my experience was amazing and I would do the ceremony and reception there again without question. The ladies there are just wonderful and sweet and I couldn't imagine a better experience!! They are the BEST choice in Gainesville and the surrounding area! I'm from Tampa, and the drive there was MORE than worth the experience. I can't wait to go back for my anniversary and re-live the wedding!
I can't express enough how much I loved everything! For the bride on a budget and even if you aren't- you get more bang for your buc at Sweetwater! We had a small budget and it was perfect fit and I got EVERYTHING I wanted and needed! Thank you ladies! Read less
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kyne2010
Wedding:
12/19/2010
4.8/5.0
Not only is the Sweetwater Branch Inn a stunning venue for a ceremony or reception, the staff are professional and will cater to you as if you are their only bride. Their large selection of decor will help you to create a wedding that is all your own!
Not only is the Sweetwater Branch Inn a stunning venue for a ceremony or reception, the staff are professional and will Read more...
Not only is the Sweetwater Branch Inn a stunning venue for a ceremony or reception, the staff are professional and will cater to you as if you are their only bride. Their large selection of decor will help you to create a wedding that is all your own! Read less
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Katharine
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect for my ceremony and I couldn't have asked for anything more from the staff at Sweetwater! Thanks for all your help in making my ceremony so special and allowing everything to go so smoothly!
Everything was perfect for my ceremony and I couldn't have asked for anything more from the staff at Sweetwater! Thanks Read more...
Everything was perfect for my ceremony and I couldn't have asked for anything more from the staff at Sweetwater! Thanks for all your help in making my ceremony so special and allowing everything to go so smoothly! Read less
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Celestialahurani
Wedding:
3/17/2010
4.7/5.0
I absolutely ADORED everything about Sweetwater, from the staff to garden, to the food to the lodging. I was blown away with how wonderful you all worked to make our wedding beautiful, well organized and special. The few problems we ran into, Lauren immediately jumped to acting and fixed them. (We were missing a BM bouquet, and my zipper popped off during the reception) Everything was so exceptional I'm very VERY thankful and happy we went with you guys! I have recommended you to anyone who will listen, lol! Thank you again for everything! Even the smallest detail of food in the Honeymoon cottage was appreciated! (Especially since we didn't get to eat until then, lol)
I absolutely ADORED everything about Sweetwater, from the staff to garden, to the food to the lodging. I was blown away Read more...
I absolutely ADORED everything about Sweetwater, from the staff to garden, to the food to the lodging. I was blown away with how wonderful you all worked to make our wedding beautiful, well organized and special. The few problems we ran into, Lauren immediately jumped to acting and fixed them. (We were missing a BM bouquet, and my zipper popped off during the reception) Everything was so exceptional I'm very VERY thankful and happy we went with you guys! I have recommended you to anyone who will listen, lol! Thank you again for everything! Even the smallest detail of food in the Honeymoon cottage was appreciated! (Especially since we didn't get to eat until then, lol) Read less
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demeter
Wedding:
3/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I hope to have a birthday party or baby shower here one day--there are absolutely no complaints or suggestions I could make about the delightful, lovely, caring staff at Sweetwater!

Trust the people you met. They know the menu, and there is not one thing on their fresh and gourmet menu that's 1) not the most delicious food you've eaten; 2) worth whatever the cost is.

Four months after our wedding, and I am still getting compliments on how wonderful the set-up was, how delicious the food was, etc. I love all the people at Sweetwater--they really made everything come together without any stress or anxiety on my part, and that insured that the groom, our families, all our guests, and I could just celebrate the joining of our families--which after all, is what a wedding SHOULD be, isn't it?

My heartfelt gratitude for all the help, recommendations, delicious food and for making such an important day effortless and enjoyable!
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I hope to have a birthday party or baby shower here one day--there are absolutely no complaints or suggestions I could make about the delightful, lovely, caring staff at Sweetwater!

Trust the people you met. They know the menu, and there is not one thing on their fresh and gourmet menu that's 1) not the most delicious food you've eaten; 2) worth whatever the cost is.

Four months after our wedding, and I am still getting compliments on how wonderful the set-up was, how delicious the food was, etc. I love all the people at Sweetwater--they really made everything come together without any stress or anxiety on my part, and that insured that the groom, our families, all our guests, and I could just celebrate the joining of our families--which after all, is what a wedding SHOULD be, isn't it?

My heartfelt gratitude for all the help, recommendations, delicious food and for making such an important day effortless and enjoyable! Read less
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Happily Married
Wedding:
3/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Sweetwater is a fantastic place to get married! We enjoyed the entire process from planning the event, the wedding and our stay in the Honeymoon suite for the weekend. All the staff are very helpful and enjoy their work. It's got it all, romance, beauty, professionalism, good food, accommodations and locally owned! Happy Newlyweds, Tracy & Pam
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Sweetwater is a fantastic place to get married! We enjoyed the entire process from planning the event, the wedding and our stay in the Honeymoon suite for the weekend. All the staff are very helpful and enjoy their work. It's got it all, romance, beauty, professionalism, good food, accommodations and locally owned! Happy Newlyweds, Tracy & Pam Read less
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KMitchell030710
Wedding:
3/7/2010
5.0/5.0
The service my husband and I received throughout the entire wedding planning process – from our first meeting to the time we left for our honeymoon – was incredible. Cornelia, Lauren and the entire Sweetwater team went way above and far beyond to ensure every detail was considered for our Sunday morning brunch wedding.

In addition to the supreme service and beautiful setting, Sweetwater created a delicious breakfast spread that my guests are still raving about (and all at a shockingly reasonable price). From the rich hot chocolate and made-to-order omelets to the homemade breads and french toast casserole, every menu item was unique and freshly prepared.

We truly cannot say enough kind things about Sweetwater. As a working bride who could not afford a wedding planner, I can honestly say that I don't think our wedding would have been nearly as successful had we chosen a venue that didn't care so much about helping us achieve our vision.

Thank you again, Sweetwater!
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The service my husband and I received throughout the entire wedding planning process – from our first meeting to the time we left for our honeymoon – was incredible. Cornelia, Lauren and the entire Sweetwater team went way above and far beyond to ensure every detail was considered for our Sunday morning brunch wedding.

In addition to the supreme service and beautiful setting, Sweetwater created a delicious breakfast spread that my guests are still raving about (and all at a shockingly reasonable price). From the rich hot chocolate and made-to-order omelets to the homemade breads and french toast casserole, every menu item was unique and freshly prepared.

We truly cannot say enough kind things about Sweetwater. As a working bride who could not afford a wedding planner, I can honestly say that I don't think our wedding would have been nearly as successful had we chosen a venue that didn't care so much about helping us achieve our vision.

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rvereb
Wedding:
1/23/2010
5.0/5.0
The staff was wonderful and answered all of our questions leading up to the wedding. They are very experienced and definitely know how to ease a bride's mind. The venue is beautiful and the food was so good! We received a lot of compliments on our ceremony and reception location after we got back from our honeymoon. I would recommend Sweetwater Branch Inn to anyone who would like to get married in Gainesville!
The staff was wonderful and answered all of our questions leading up to the wedding. They are very experienced and Read more...
The staff was wonderful and answered all of our questions leading up to the wedding. They are very experienced and definitely know how to ease a bride's mind. The venue is beautiful and the food was so good! We received a lot of compliments on our ceremony and reception location after we got back from our honeymoon. I would recommend Sweetwater Branch Inn to anyone who would like to get married in Gainesville! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Sweetwater Branch Inn is beautiful! They were such a joy to work with, helping to walk me through every step of planning my wedding. We got married in the gardens (which are gorgeous) and had the reception there as well. I loved that they provided everything (tables, linens, cutlery, food, etc) so I did not have to worry about coordinating with other vendors. They worked with us to create a great menu that fit within our budget, and everything was delicious! We stayed that night in the Honeymoon Suite which was beautiful and the breakfast in the morning was to die for. Highly recommend!
Sweetwater Branch Inn is beautiful! They were such a joy to work with, helping to walk me through every step of planning Read more...
Sweetwater Branch Inn is beautiful! They were such a joy to work with, helping to walk me through every step of planning my wedding. We got married in the gardens (which are gorgeous) and had the reception there as well. I loved that they provided everything (tables, linens, cutlery, food, etc) so I did not have to worry about coordinating with other vendors. They worked with us to create a great menu that fit within our budget, and everything was delicious! We stayed that night in the Honeymoon Suite which was beautiful and the breakfast in the morning was to die for. Highly recommend! Read less
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Cassie.Chstnt
Wedding:
8/10/2009
4.4/5.0
Sweetwater was beautiful, If you are looking for a place to host your event they can take care of everything from ceremony to reception locations set in a beautiful natural backdrop
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Sweetwater was beautiful, If you are looking for a place to host your event they can take care of everything from ceremony to reception locations set in a beautiful natural backdrop Read less
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zara1201
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Sweetwater was amazing! Very helpful and answered any and all questions I had at any time. The food was amazing. It's over a month over the wedding and people are still talking about how wonderful it was. Oh and the pictures turned out amazing!
Sweetwater was amazing! Very helpful and answered any and all questions I had at any time. The food was amazing. It's over Read more...
Sweetwater was amazing! Very helpful and answered any and all questions I had at any time. The food was amazing. It's over a month over the wedding and people are still talking about how wonderful it was. Oh and the pictures turned out amazing! Read less
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kbass
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
I have never attended a wedding with such good food and personalized service. The staff was so responsive and took care of all the details without bothering the bride and groom. Everything went perfectly. The gardens were gorgeous. Wish they could have made the weather cooler!
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I have never attended a wedding with such good food and personalized service. The staff was so responsive and took care of all the details without bothering the bride and groom. Everything went perfectly. The gardens were gorgeous. Wish they could have made the weather cooler! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
12/13/2008
5.0/5.0
We stayed here on our wedding night in the Honeymoon cottage. It was very romantic and was nice to have our own small home to stay in for the night. There was a fireplace with a Jacuzzi tub! Breakfast was delicious and they packed us a lunch for the road! I can't wait to stay here again! I would recommend this inn to anyone who wants to stay in a cozy place for any occasion!
Christina and Andrew
date of event: 12/13/08
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We stayed here on our wedding night in the Honeymoon cottage. It was very romantic and was nice to have our own small home to stay in for the night. There was a fireplace with a Jacuzzi tub! Breakfast was delicious and they packed us a lunch for the road! I can't wait to stay here again! I would recommend this inn to anyone who wants to stay in a cozy place for any occasion!
Christina and Andrew
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tcm
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
We had our reception and catering done at/by the Sweetwater Branch Inn. They were easy to deal with, friendly, and the venue is amazing. They worked with us to create the exact look we were going for, and made sure everything was perfect for our reception. Also, the catering was amazing. We were able to look through their food options, pick the food we were interested in, and meet with the head of catering to perfect the menu. Everything was delicious! We had a lot of people come to us and say they had never had such good food at a wedding reception (neither had we!). So great. We also stayed in the honeymoon suite that night (super cute and convenient), where we had a silver tray with some of our appetizers and a couple slices of cake waiting for us. Perfect!
We had our reception and catering done at/by the Sweetwater Branch Inn. They were easy to deal with, friendly, and the Read more...
We had our reception and catering done at/by the Sweetwater Branch Inn. They were easy to deal with, friendly, and the venue is amazing. They worked with us to create the exact look we were going for, and made sure everything was perfect for our reception. Also, the catering was amazing. We were able to look through their food options, pick the food we were interested in, and meet with the head of catering to perfect the menu. Everything was delicious! We had a lot of people come to us and say they had never had such good food at a wedding reception (neither had we!). So great. We also stayed in the honeymoon suite that night (super cute and convenient), where we had a silver tray with some of our appetizers and a couple slices of cake waiting for us. Perfect! Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
7/20/2008
4.6/5.0
I was very happy with all of the services that they provided for us. We loved them!
I was very happy with all of the services that they provided for us. We loved them!
I was very happy with all of the services that they provided for us. We loved them! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/12/2008
4.1/5.0
They did a great job. The food was excellent. The wait staff and bar attendants were not the most experienced but they did get the job done. My only qualm was with the catering coordinator who repeatedly told my maids of honor that the cake was suppose to be leaning and it was the look in the cake, when actuality it was not! I wish she would of addressed that issue with me, since I was the one who did the ordering. Luckily, I recognized the issue and made sure we cut the cake as soon as possible so my $600 cake wasn't ruined! :) Granted, I know it was not their fault that it was leaning, but I feel like they saw a problem and should of taken initiative to talk to the bride.
They did a great job. The food was excellent. The wait staff and bar attendants were not the most experienced but they did Read more...
They did a great job. The food was excellent. The wait staff and bar attendants were not the most experienced but they did get the job done. My only qualm was with the catering coordinator who repeatedly told my maids of honor that the cake was suppose to be leaning and it was the look in the cake, when actuality it was not! I wish she would of addressed that issue with me, since I was the one who did the ordering. Luckily, I recognized the issue and made sure we cut the cake as soon as possible so my $600 cake wasn't ruined! :) Granted, I know it was not their fault that it was leaning, but I feel like they saw a problem and should of taken initiative to talk to the bride. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Megan
Wedding:
2/18/2007
5.0/5.0
This place was an AMAZING location for our wedding! Everything was perfect. The food was too die for, the service was great and the venue was beautiful. We even stayed in their "honeymoon cottage" for the night of our wedding and the next night. The gardens were beautifully kept and the lighting with the string lights and small fires were a beautiful touch. We had to plan our wedding very last minute because my husband was getting ready to go to Iraq and so our date was pushed up and Cornilia was very helpful and open to us being so rushed. This place is PERFECT. If you are planning a wedding in Gainesville, FL have it here!
This place was an AMAZING location for our wedding! Everything was perfect. The food was too die for, the service was Read more...
This place was an AMAZING location for our wedding! Everything was perfect. The food was too die for, the service was great and the venue was beautiful. We even stayed in their "honeymoon cottage" for the night of our wedding and the next night. The gardens were beautifully kept and the lighting with the string lights and small fires were a beautiful touch. We had to plan our wedding very last minute because my husband was getting ready to go to Iraq and so our date was pushed up and Cornilia was very helpful and open to us being so rushed. This place is PERFECT. If you are planning a wedding in Gainesville, FL have it here! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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tcruise669
Wedding:
10/13/2006
4.3/5.0
We had a wonderful experience at this location. Just remember only a limited number of rooms are available for guests...most of your wedding will need to stay elsewhere.
We had a wonderful experience at this location. Just remember only a limited number of rooms are available for Read more...
We had a wonderful experience at this location. Just remember only a limited number of rooms are available for guests...most of your wedding will need to stay elsewhere. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Great staff with a beautiful setting. I received many compliments on the food and decor.
Great staff with a beautiful setting. I received many compliments on the food and decor.
Great staff with a beautiful setting. I received many compliments on the food and decor. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.6/5.0
I am torn about this venue. Our reception was perfect... Our experience up to that point was not so perfect. Lauren, Sarah and Katie were amazing, however the owner was very unprofessional. Once my husband and I demand that she no longer be involved with our wedding planning, we were very pleased with the product they gave us. I left SWB in tears multiple times after having to deal with the owner, Cornelia. Thankfully Lauren and Sarah were able to make up for that. Chef Colin was amazing and his food was just out of this world. I have never had better reception food and he even developed some special stuff just for us!!! So overall, if you can avoid having to plan any kind of interaction with the very abrasive owner, your event will be just what you envisioned... The only other bad thing- You have to provide your own alcohol--- BUT they cannot accommodate kegs!
I am torn about this venue. Our reception was perfect... Our experience up to that point was not so perfect. Lauren, Sarah Read more...
I am torn about this venue. Our reception was perfect... Our experience up to that point was not so perfect. Lauren, Sarah and Katie were amazing, however the owner was very unprofessional. Once my husband and I demand that she no longer be involved with our wedding planning, we were very pleased with the product they gave us. I left SWB in tears multiple times after having to deal with the owner, Cornelia. Thankfully Lauren and Sarah were able to make up for that. Chef Colin was amazing and his food was just out of this world. I have never had better reception food and he even developed some special stuff just for us!!! So overall, if you can avoid having to plan any kind of interaction with the very abrasive owner, your event will be just what you envisioned... The only other bad thing- You have to provide your own alcohol--- BUT they cannot accommodate kegs! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Sweetwater was great, but unflexable with many things. Two days before my wedding they they tried to make me end my reception earlier than I intended. They are a bed and breakfast and are very concerned with the B&B guests even if that means you have to compromise your wedding
Sweetwater was great, but unflexable with many things. Two days before my wedding they they tried to make me end my Read more...
Sweetwater was great, but unflexable with many things. Two days before my wedding they they tried to make me end my reception earlier than I intended. They are a bed and breakfast and are very concerned with the B&B guests even if that means you have to compromise your wedding Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.6/5.0
Event planners did an incredible job. They changed a lot of things during our planning and we were never informed of updates. Not a complete big deal, but got thrown off a few times. Also, tried to charge extra for "seeing" people go into a room...which was the bridal party dropping off gifts. They can get a bit pricey too. Again, the event planners were awesome along with the chef. Food was delicious! He did a fantastic job. They do an amazing job and the grounds are kept beautiful.
Event planners did an incredible job. They changed a lot of things during our planning and we were never informed of Read more...
Event planners did an incredible job. They changed a lot of things during our planning and we were never informed of updates. Not a complete big deal, but got thrown off a few times. Also, tried to charge extra for "seeing" people go into a room...which was the bridal party dropping off gifts. They can get a bit pricey too. Again, the event planners were awesome along with the chef. Food was delicious! He did a fantastic job. They do an amazing job and the grounds are kept beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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