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Sweetwater Branch Inn

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

PHONE

352-373-6760

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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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Inn / B&B
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Glamorous, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Set Up
What event items are available?
Chair Covers, Chairs, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
1/7/2017
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception here a few weeks ago and this was the best decision! Sweetwater is such a beautiful venue: the reception hall has an intimate and beautiful layout, the gardens are gorgeous, and guests can stay on site making it easy for people to get “home” after the wedding. Everyone at Sweetwater was so helpful throughout the entire planning process and such a pleasure to work with. They answered all of our questions and gave us great advice! They listen to your interests, style and taste and work with you to create your fairytale. They made it such a wonderful and stress free experience. We felt comfortable planning our whole wedding ourselves but didn’t want the added cost of hiring a day of coordinator. And that was fine because Sweetwater has you covered! This was a lifesaver and saved us hundreds (or thousands) of dollars. They even set up several of our items for the reception which was a huge help! All of our guests commented that we chose such a beautiful venue for our reception, and a lot of them stayed at Sweetwater that evening too! Sweetwater set up and planned everything exactly how we discussed and it came out perfect – and all the lighting outside makes it look extra magical. All of our pictures from the day look so dreamy! Such an amazing evening!
We had our wedding reception here a few weeks ago and this was the best decision! Sweetwater is such a beautiful venue: Read more...
We had our wedding reception here a few weeks ago and this was the best decision! Sweetwater is such a beautiful venue: the reception hall has an intimate and beautiful layout, the gardens are gorgeous, and guests can stay on site making it easy for people to get “home” after the wedding. Everyone at Sweetwater was so helpful throughout the entire planning process and such a pleasure to work with. They answered all of our questions and gave us great advice! They listen to your interests, style and taste and work with you to create your fairytale. They made it such a wonderful and stress free experience. We felt comfortable planning our whole wedding ourselves but didn’t want the added cost of hiring a day of coordinator. And that was fine because Sweetwater has you covered! This was a lifesaver and saved us hundreds (or thousands) of dollars. They even set up several of our items for the reception which was a huge help! All of our guests commented that we chose such a beautiful venue for our reception, and a lot of them stayed at Sweetwater that evening too! Sweetwater set up and planned everything exactly how we discussed and it came out perfect – and all the lighting outside makes it look extra magical. All of our pictures from the day look so dreamy! Such an amazing evening! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
3/5/2016
5.0/5.0
We recently got married at Sweetwater Branch Inn and it was wonderful! Marjury and the event girls were on top of everything, from helping us plan, to taking care of all the tiny details the day of so we didn't have to worry about them. They even made sure we had extra food brought back to our cottage since we hardly ate during the reception (too busy enjoying the night!). Everything ran smoothly and the whole process was as stress free as it could be. Most of our other vendors had worked with Sweetwater in the past and were familiar with the staff and venue, which made things run seamlessly. We had our ceremony at the columns and the pictures look beautiful! All of the staff we met were so accommodating and went out of their way to help us prepare. Our families and friends stayed at the bed and breakfast and they all enjoyed their stay. We would absolutely recommend Sweetwater Branch Inn!
We recently got married at Sweetwater Branch Inn and it was wonderful! Marjury and the event girls were on top of Read more...
We recently got married at Sweetwater Branch Inn and it was wonderful! Marjury and the event girls were on top of everything, from helping us plan, to taking care of all the tiny details the day of so we didn't have to worry about them. They even made sure we had extra food brought back to our cottage since we hardly ate during the reception (too busy enjoying the night!). Everything ran smoothly and the whole process was as stress free as it could be. Most of our other vendors had worked with Sweetwater in the past and were familiar with the staff and venue, which made things run seamlessly. We had our ceremony at the columns and the pictures look beautiful! All of the staff we met were so accommodating and went out of their way to help us prepare. Our families and friends stayed at the bed and breakfast and they all enjoyed their stay. We would absolutely recommend Sweetwater Branch Inn! Read less
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Claudia
Wedding:
1/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Sweetwater was great. The wedding coordinators Lauren and Marjorie did a great job keeping me low stress and making me feel comfortable that the wedding would go smoothly. In the week leading up to the event, they were available to me and my (now) husband for any questions and concerns we had, and on the day of, Marjorie did a wonderful job of managing the event. The venue is beautiful. We had planned to have the ceremony in front of the colonnade, but rain made us retreat to the covered patio. Even though the ceremony location was changed only 30 minutes before the wedding (Florida is evil), the switch happened seamlessly. The reception in McKenzie hall was beautiful. Having the catering come through Sweetwater made my life much easier. I would absolutely recommend working with Sweetwater Branch Inn for a wedding ceremony/reception!
Working with Sweetwater was great. The wedding coordinators Lauren and Marjorie did a great job keeping me low stress and Read more...
Working with Sweetwater was great. The wedding coordinators Lauren and Marjorie did a great job keeping me low stress and making me feel comfortable that the wedding would go smoothly. In the week leading up to the event, they were available to me and my (now) husband for any questions and concerns we had, and on the day of, Marjorie did a wonderful job of managing the event. The venue is beautiful. We had planned to have the ceremony in front of the colonnade, but rain made us retreat to the covered patio. Even though the ceremony location was changed only 30 minutes before the wedding (Florida is evil), the switch happened seamlessly. The reception in McKenzie hall was beautiful. Having the catering come through Sweetwater made my life much easier. I would absolutely recommend working with Sweetwater Branch Inn for a wedding ceremony/reception! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
12/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Sweetwater Branch Inn is a hidden gem in Gainesville. It is absolutely beautiful and well-manicured throughout the property. Our guests loved it and it photographed beautifully. Lauren and Sarah were a pleasure to work with. They made our wedding planning easier and were very accommodating. They helped us decide all the little details to ensure our wedding vision came to life. During our reception, Lauren came by to check on us after we were served dinner. She wanted to make sure we ate dinner before getting caught up with the busy rest of the night. It was very sweet and thoughtful of her to do that. During dinner, the staff served all of our guests and kept up with drinks. It was very formal and appreciated. It was a little bit more expensive than we originally wanted to spend, but looking back we have ZERO regrets. Sweetwater was a huge part of our wedding day and they exceeded our expectations and made our wedding day and night unforgettable. It was so special! We highly recommend renting rooms for the bridesmaids to get ready in and rooms for the groomsmen to get ready in for the wedding day. It makes the experience so special to get ready in the same beautiful property where you will celebrate your marriage. It makes for wonderful photographs too.
Sweetwater Branch Inn is a hidden gem in Gainesville. It is absolutely beautiful and well-manicured throughout the Read more...
Sweetwater Branch Inn is a hidden gem in Gainesville. It is absolutely beautiful and well-manicured throughout the property. Our guests loved it and it photographed beautifully. Lauren and Sarah were a pleasure to work with. They made our wedding planning easier and were very accommodating. They helped us decide all the little details to ensure our wedding vision came to life. During our reception, Lauren came by to check on us after we were served dinner. She wanted to make sure we ate dinner before getting caught up with the busy rest of the night. It was very sweet and thoughtful of her to do that. During dinner, the staff served all of our guests and kept up with drinks. It was very formal and appreciated. It was a little bit more expensive than we originally wanted to spend, but looking back we have ZERO regrets. Sweetwater was a huge part of our wedding day and they exceeded our expectations and made our wedding day and night unforgettable. It was so special! We highly recommend renting rooms for the bridesmaids to get ready in and rooms for the groomsmen to get ready in for the wedding day. It makes the experience so special to get ready in the same beautiful property where you will celebrate your marriage. It makes for wonderful photographs too. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We held only our reception at the Sweetwater Branch Inn, after a ceremony at the Baughman Center. Our interactions with the Sweetwater began about a year and a half before our event, since we planned to hold our wedding during football season and needed to secure a prime weekend date. The event staff did an excellent job of outlining their capabilities and working with us to create an initial plan within our budget. There is an event minimum price on certain days, and the Sweetwater worked closely with us to make sure we met the amount while getting the maximum value for our money. Due to distance, my now-wife and I needed to coordinate most of the details over the phone and over email, and we found the staff to be easy to work with and very responsive.

In terms of what you can expect: the Sweetwater has an event hall which easily fit our 75-person wedding with a full dance floor and a live band, without feeling cramped. We liked the decor of the room and did not decorate much beyond specifying table decorations. We also held a cocktail hour on the surrounding patio, which again had plenty of space for our guests. The Sweetwater provides in-house catering, which was delicious and plentiful. The bartender was located outside by our choice, but we never had a problem with our guests separating from the main hall (having an actual live band helped). Everything matched our plans exactly, and there were no problems with timing. I should also point out that we had an independent day-of coordinator who worked with Lauren (the main event coordinator at the Sweetwater). Combined, we ended up with an extremely smooth event and have nothing but positive memories from our wedding reception.

In our experience, the Sweetwater Branch Inn is an amazing place to hold your reception, and we would recommend it to everyone!
We held only our reception at the Sweetwater Branch Inn, after a ceremony at the Baughman Center. Our interactions with Read more...
We held only our reception at the Sweetwater Branch Inn, after a ceremony at the Baughman Center. Our interactions with the Sweetwater began about a year and a half before our event, since we planned to hold our wedding during football season and needed to secure a prime weekend date. The event staff did an excellent job of outlining their capabilities and working with us to create an initial plan within our budget. There is an event minimum price on certain days, and the Sweetwater worked closely with us to make sure we met the amount while getting the maximum value for our money. Due to distance, my now-wife and I needed to coordinate most of the details over the phone and over email, and we found the staff to be easy to work with and very responsive.

In terms of what you can expect: the Sweetwater has an event hall which easily fit our 75-person wedding with a full dance floor and a live band, without feeling cramped. We liked the decor of the room and did not decorate much beyond specifying table decorations. We also held a cocktail hour on the surrounding patio, which again had plenty of space for our guests. The Sweetwater provides in-house catering, which was delicious and plentiful. The bartender was located outside by our choice, but we never had a problem with our guests separating from the main hall (having an actual live band helped). Everything matched our plans exactly, and there were no problems with timing. I should also point out that we had an independent day-of coordinator who worked with Lauren (the main event coordinator at the Sweetwater). Combined, we ended up with an extremely smooth event and have nothing but positive memories from our wedding reception.

In our experience, the Sweetwater Branch Inn is an amazing place to hold your reception, and we would recommend it to everyone! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
The Sweetwater Branch Inn is an amazing place to have a wedding. As with any venue, there are a few drawbacks, but they are very minimal. Here are the tips if you are thinking about getting married there:

The bar is outside, which draws a lot of people outside and away from the dancefloor. It was difficult to find everyone since they were so spread out and the DJs mike didn't work outside that well. That being said, it also opened up the inside of the venue, making it not feel crowded and gave our guests other "options" of things to do/places to hang out.

As the married couple, you stay in the honeymoon room. It is beautiful, but it's in the middle of everything (which is super convenient) and when you go inside for your "send off" it is loud outside and a little awkward. It was also weird since there were several other events during the weekend, even though our friends and family had rented out the entire sleep accommodations. But nonetheless, it was a beautiful room and we hardly stayed in it at all.

Other than those two minor details (easily fixed), the venue is absolutely amazing. We worked with the event coordinator Lauren, and she was awesome. Lauren handled everything flawlessly the day of the wedding. It was everything that I had envisioned and all of the details were perfect. She really took the time to right down everything single thing that I wanted on each table and was super accommodating when I needed to change something. The food was also amazing!

It was also great that we had all of our family and friends staying with us onsite. It was a great way to have everyone together and all of the rooms were beautiful. The guests were all very happy. I can't really think of much else to rave about because EVERYTHING was so perfect. I am very detail-oriented and had planned this whole wedding by myself and Lauren and the Sweetwater staff took what I had and made it happen for me. I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone and everyone.
The Sweetwater Branch Inn is an amazing place to have a wedding. As with any venue, there are a few drawbacks, but they Read more...
The Sweetwater Branch Inn is an amazing place to have a wedding. As with any venue, there are a few drawbacks, but they are very minimal. Here are the tips if you are thinking about getting married there:

The bar is outside, which draws a lot of people outside and away from the dancefloor. It was difficult to find everyone since they were so spread out and the DJs mike didn't work outside that well. That being said, it also opened up the inside of the venue, making it not feel crowded and gave our guests other "options" of things to do/places to hang out.

As the married couple, you stay in the honeymoon room. It is beautiful, but it's in the middle of everything (which is super convenient) and when you go inside for your "send off" it is loud outside and a little awkward. It was also weird since there were several other events during the weekend, even though our friends and family had rented out the entire sleep accommodations. But nonetheless, it was a beautiful room and we hardly stayed in it at all.

Other than those two minor details (easily fixed), the venue is absolutely amazing. We worked with the event coordinator Lauren, and she was awesome. Lauren handled everything flawlessly the day of the wedding. It was everything that I had envisioned and all of the details were perfect. She really took the time to right down everything single thing that I wanted on each table and was super accommodating when I needed to change something. The food was also amazing!

It was also great that we had all of our family and friends staying with us onsite. It was a great way to have everyone together and all of the rooms were beautiful. The guests were all very happy. I can't really think of much else to rave about because EVERYTHING was so perfect. I am very detail-oriented and had planned this whole wedding by myself and Lauren and the Sweetwater staff took what I had and made it happen for me. I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone and everyone. Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
6/26/2015
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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ruby
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Sweetwater Inn is the coolest place to get married. This venue is perfect for the mid sized wedding.
Ceremony: so many options for the bride to setup. We chose the coloumns, since we had a larger guest count. The flowers were blooming in season in May and so that was very nice to walk down the aisle to. There is fake grass, but its so great, bc our guests didnt have to worry about sinking into the ground and ruining their heels. It looks very nice in pictures as the grass is always very green.
Venue: The indoor hall with cocktail bar was great for our out of town guests. It was so nice not to have to drive to a different place from the ceremony. Our guests loved the cocktail hour under the awning while we took our pictures. At night, the strung lights were really romantic and gave the garden a glow which was just awesome. We loved the ponds around the Venue as this was something for the kids to look at when they needed some distraction. The McKenzie Hall was nice and big, with high ceilings and windows above. It really gave an open feeling. Recommend staying at the hotel its so nice and unique. Bfast is so tasty!
Food: We chose to pay extra for the food tasting. It is well worth it. I cannot explain to you how good the food was. We had coconut shrimp, beef wellington, stuffed sausage mushrooms for apps (a crowd pleaser). Entree we chose to do buffet style. Honey Pecan fried chicken was very tasty. We splurged and had the prime rib carving station and that was PHENOMENAL! Our guests did return for seconds and I was told several times through the night and the next day that the food so good.
Staff/Venue Coordinators:
First of all, Thank you Lauren and Sarah, you both are two of the sweetest people to work with. The events directors are very easy to work with, especially with my hectic schedule they were able to fit me into their time. Things went so smoothly from day 1 to wedding day. Other staff ppl were great on day of event.
Sweetwater Inn is the coolest place to get married. This venue is perfect for the mid sized wedding.
Ceremony: so Read more...
Sweetwater Inn is the coolest place to get married. This venue is perfect for the mid sized wedding.
Ceremony: so many options for the bride to setup. We chose the coloumns, since we had a larger guest count. The flowers were blooming in season in May and so that was very nice to walk down the aisle to. There is fake grass, but its so great, bc our guests didnt have to worry about sinking into the ground and ruining their heels. It looks very nice in pictures as the grass is always very green.
Venue: The indoor hall with cocktail bar was great for our out of town guests. It was so nice not to have to drive to a different place from the ceremony. Our guests loved the cocktail hour under the awning while we took our pictures. At night, the strung lights were really romantic and gave the garden a glow which was just awesome. We loved the ponds around the Venue as this was something for the kids to look at when they needed some distraction. The McKenzie Hall was nice and big, with high ceilings and windows above. It really gave an open feeling. Recommend staying at the hotel its so nice and unique. Bfast is so tasty!
Food: We chose to pay extra for the food tasting. It is well worth it. I cannot explain to you how good the food was. We had coconut shrimp, beef wellington, stuffed sausage mushrooms for apps (a crowd pleaser). Entree we chose to do buffet style. Honey Pecan fried chicken was very tasty. We splurged and had the prime rib carving station and that was PHENOMENAL! Our guests did return for seconds and I was told several times through the night and the next day that the food so good.
Staff/Venue Coordinators:
First of all, Thank you Lauren and Sarah, you both are two of the sweetest people to work with. The events directors are very easy to work with, especially with my hectic schedule they were able to fit me into their time. Things went so smoothly from day 1 to wedding day. Other staff ppl were great on day of event. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
What a fantastic venue! We can't thank Sweetwater Branch Inn enough for their part in making our special day so incredible!
From guiding us through the setup and menu process to being so attentive during the event. They well exceeded our expectations!
What a fantastic venue! We can't thank Sweetwater Branch Inn enough for their part in making our special day so Read more...
What a fantastic venue! We can't thank Sweetwater Branch Inn enough for their part in making our special day so incredible!
From guiding us through the setup and menu process to being so attentive during the event. They well exceeded our expectations! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anastasha
Wedding:
1/31/2015
5.0/5.0
I did my wedding at Sweetwater last January, and it was amazing! They were so easy to work with and made planning the menu and the venue easy! Any questions I had were answered promptly. On the day of the event, everyone was so professional and helpful, and they made sure it wasn't stressful at all for me. Sweetwater is a great venue for it's beautiful scenery and delicious food, but the people at Sweetwater make it an outstanding venue!
I did my wedding at Sweetwater last January, and it was amazing! They were so easy to work with and made planning the menu Read more...
I did my wedding at Sweetwater last January, and it was amazing! They were so easy to work with and made planning the menu and the venue easy! Any questions I had were answered promptly. On the day of the event, everyone was so professional and helpful, and they made sure it wasn't stressful at all for me. Sweetwater is a great venue for it's beautiful scenery and delicious food, but the people at Sweetwater make it an outstanding venue! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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