Sweetwater Branch Inn

625 East University Avenue Gainesville, FL
Sweetwater Branch Inn provides the perfect location for weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. The beautiful property defines Victorian romance and Southern comfort, with a touch of vintage charm and elegance. Whether inside, or outside at the courtyard, gazebo or colonnade surrounded by the beautiful gardens, you can choose the space that best suits your needs and style. After the ceremony, we offer two banquet spaces for receptions: The McKenzie Hall and the McKenzie House. 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 facility for any special occasion. Elegantly designed with high ceilings, Victorian light fixtures, and exposed trusses, the McKenzie Hall speaks of times past. The historic McKenzie House, a magnificent three-story Victorian home listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
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Wedding, An Eventective User from Gainesville, FL

Our wedding took place at the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville, FL. The facility can hold up to 100 people for both a garden wedding and indoor reception. It also has guest rooms available. The staff and event planners were very easy to work with. We attended a tasting before the wedding, and the food was carefully and thoughtfully made. We were able to stay within budget, by choosing what features we did and did not want. They take care of the catering, and you are responsible for bringing in the alcohol, though they will bartend it for you. Overall, I was impressed, and our wedding photos in the lovely garden will last a lifetime.

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • High Speed Internet
  • Historic Landmark/Registry
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • AAA Lodging Rating: 3 Diamonds
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MC, Discover, AMX
  • Facility Location Setting: Nestled in a Peaceful neighborhood steps from downtown Gainesville and the University of Florida
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 200
  • Nearest Airport: 6-10 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile
  • Number of Club Level Rooms: 0
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 2
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 0
  • Number of Private Cottages: 5
  • Number of Suites: 1
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: Greater than 50 miles
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: 1-5 miles
  • Sleeping Capacity: 40
  • Special Features: Beautifully appointed rooms with antique furniture. Lush gardens.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 3,900
  • Total Number of Guest Rooms: 18
  • Year Built: 1885
  • Year Renovated: 1993
Newberry, FL  
Capacity: 250
Centrally located between Gainesville and Newberry . Beautiful large old oaks scattering the rolling acres that surround the property. Beautiful plants and landscaping create many Beautiful backdrops for all your special moments. We offer dressing quarters for both the Bride and Groom. If your a do it yourself we offer a turn key option that you have full use of the building, tables and chairs. We do have an on site Catering company Southern Hospitality Catering or you can bring in your own. We do allow alcohol on the premises with 2 bars for your needs your allowed to bring it and we provide a personal Bartender for your party. We also have a full staff and linen rentals. If you need some help with the Special touches we have an on site Wedding planner as well. Let's us make your day a magnificent one.We also take most major Credit cards.