Business Events

Meetings, Conferences, Corporate Retreats & More

The Sweetwater Branch Inn hosts a number of business events, including:

Perfect for Meetings & Conferences

Perfect for Meetings & Conferences

Custom Floor Layouts and Table Setups

Custom Floor Layouts and Table Setups

Conferences are held at the McKenzie Hall, a 2,300 square foot central room, with many glass doors that open to a large patio surrounded by the lush McKenzie Gardens.

Elegantly designed with exposed truss ceilings, Victorian light fixtures, and crisp white paint, the McKenzie Hall is perfect for business meetings and conferences.

Equipped with a full kitchen facility, serving room, and spacious restrooms, the McKenzie Hall has a 250-guest hosting capacity for hors d’oeuvres or a light buffet menu and a 175-guest hosting capacity for sit-down dinners.

Because of its glass doors and windows, during the day, a McKenzie Hall event feels like an outdoor garden reception or luncheon. At night, the colored glass cupola sends out a beckoning light while you stroll through the lit garden walkways. Day or night, the ivy laced bridge and arbor, seven unique fountains, magnificent gardens and reflecting koi pond provide a serene ambiance for all corporate events.

Event catering with freshly prepared original gourmet cuisine is available.

Smaller business meetings/conferences are hosted in the elegant McKenzie House.


Our conference facilities are equipped with the following:

  • High speed Internet
  • Podium and Microphone
  • 50″x70″ Slide Screen
  • Customized Floor Plans

Business Meetings / Conferences

Our Reception Hall hosts a number of Conferences and Business Meetings throughout the year. Our Event staff is available to help you plan the details for a successful and productive conference or meeting. Our Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located near downtown Gainesville, Shands Hospital and the University of Florida.

Group/Organization Lunches

Sweetwater Branch Inn hosts a number of scheduled Group Lunches for businesses and organizations. Select your menu and discuss your requirements with our events coordinators.

Business Travel: Individuals & Groups

Whether you travel with a group or independently, the Sweetwater Branch Inn offers you a cozy and comfortable travel experience. Come visit us and you will feel at home, away from home. Our cottages are ideal for extended stays and are conveniently located near downtown Gainesville, close to the University of Florida and Shands Hospital. Our staff will be available to help with recommendations on dining, activities and general information about our area.

Groups are welcome. Special group rates and packages are available. Please inquire with our Reservations Manager.

Corporate Retreats

Our Reception Halls are ideal for Conferences/Meetings and our charming settings make it the ideal destination for a corporate retreat. Our event coordinators will handle every aspect of your retreat, including accommodations, menu selection, activities, third party vendors and more. Contact our Director of Events.

Holiday Parties

Plan your next office holiday party at Sweetwater to enjoy the splendor of a sparkling Victorian Holiday, plus all the amenities Sweetwater has to offer. Please be sure to book early for your Christmas and other holiday parties!






We will gladly meet with you, take you on a tour of our property and discuss your requirements. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Tours are offered by appointment only and are scheduled Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. On weekends we are typically unavailable for tours as we are devoted to the weddings and events at hand.

We promise that on your special event we will do the same. We will focus on your event and make sure that every detail is in place. We strive to make your dreams become reality. If you would like to receive event pricing before coming for a tour appointment, please contact us with your event information so we may send you a custom price package. Thank you!

Tour Request Form

Local: (352) 373-6760
Toll-Free: 1-800-595-7760
E-mail: Use our Contact Form

Comments are closed.