Sweetwater Branch Inn – The Ideal Romantic Getaway and Wedding Venue

Choosing that perfect venue is right at the top of the list of wedding planning goals for most couples. Your wedding venue is going to be the backdrop for your entire event, and you have to make a selection that will compliment your wedding theme and enhance your experience. You have to consider location, parking, dining, and if there is space enough to fit your friends and family to celebrate you and your partner.


Sweetwater Branch Inn, located in Gainesville, Florida, has the historic Victorian charm and beauty, an abundance of land and activities for adventure, and modern amenities to make any wedding the event of the year. Shooting at this venue has been an incredible experience every time I have had the opportunity. I love so much about the property and the people. I get to capture moments that highlight just how wonderful the Sweetwater Branch Inn can make a wedding. Couples choose to get married at Sweetwater Branch Inn not only because it is beautiful but because of the many amenities this venue and the surrounding areas have to offer.


The Sweetwater Branch Inn is a bed and breakfast that sits amongst acres of beautiful, lush green landscapes and natural beauty, just minutes from historic Gainesville. The Inn itself offers accommodations of private cottages and suites, all thoughtfully decorated to accentuate the historic charm and beauty of the surrounding town. The cottages provide everything you need to feel right at home. The suites can accommodate the entire wedding party to make for a convenient and cozy stay right at the venue.


The Sweetwater Branch Inn has you covered when it comes to finding a place to host your wedding and reception. With the ground the Inn covers, you can choose the perfect backdrop for your ceremony, from indoor or outdoor in the gardens, gazebo, or in one of the two venues, the intimate McKenzie House or the McKenzie Hall. Whether you plan to have a small or large ceremony and reception, the Inn can comfortably host up to 200 guests.


Beyond being a superior choice for a wedding venue and location, the Sweetwater Branch Inn's amenities create a luxury getaway experience for all guests. Each room is equipped with Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces, comfortable furnishings, and modern comfort amenities perfect for staying in. You can relax on the ground’s poolside at the saltwater pool and spa or have fun at the putt-putt golf green.


If you want to explore the beautiful scenery or get out to Gainesville to explore all the town offers, rent a complimentary bike right there on-site. Gainesville has incredible restaurants, bars to check out, and fun attractions. If you're more of a natural person, you can head just outside of town and enjoy the scenic surroundings and wildlife.


The scenery and natural beauty make this location an ideal spot to host a wedding and get the best out of your wedding photos. Choosing a wedding venue can be a daunting experience, but it doesn't have to be. At the Sweetwater Branch Inn, you have everything you need to accommodate your perfect wedding and the picture-perfect backdrop to create lasting memories.