Sweetwater Branch Inn

625 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Capacity: 250 people

About Sweetwater Branch Inn

Sweetwater Branch Inn Lodging and Events Distinctly Gainesville Sweetwater Branch Inn has strived to provide an exceptional destination for guests for the past 26 years.  Our beautifully appointed rooms and cottages, local hospitality, modern amenities, and chef-driven breakfasts, indulge each guest with a distinctly Gainesville experience.  Every evening we also invite our guests to a single-estate wine and cheese hour.   Our authentic, historic and beautifully restored Florida homes and cottages, we help bring together your family and friends to create your special story. We are honored to be a part of your precious memories.  Discover Sweetwater’s near 2 acres of stunning gardens located only 2 blocks from Gainesville’s Historic downtown. From flower gardens and butterflies to twinkling lights, romantic gazebo, and colonnade, to a lily pond, and over 7 unique water fountains, Sweetwater welcomes you and your loved ones to experience all we strive to provide. We invite you to lose yourself in our hidden paradise. Sweetwater is proud to offer catered wedding receptions, corporate events, Celebrations of Life events, Birthdays, Sweet Sixteen, and Retreats. Our chefs here at Sweetwater Branch Inn pride themselves on providing the freshest food and original recipes.  From our kitchen to your table we handle all the details so you can sit back and enjoy your event. Our goal is to create an exceptional experience by showcasing what we do best! Thank you for considering the Sweetwater Branch Inn for your event!

Event Pricing

Starting price
Attendees: 250 max | $4,000 - $40,000 /event
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

McKenzie Hall
McKenzie Hall
McKenzie House
McKenzie House
Sweetwater Gardens
Sweetwater Gardens


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.

Venue Types
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 250
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 2
  • Special Features: Beautifully appointed rooms with antique furniture. Lush gardens.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 3,900
  • Year Renovated: 1993