Catering Facilities

McKenzie Hall

The Sweetwater Branch Inn’s McKenzie Hall offers the charm and ambiance of a Victorian-era banquet room along with a first class staff, delectable catering, and modern amenities. Inspired by the McKenzie House-the front magnificent three-story Victorian home-McKenzie Hall speaks of times past.

The Hall’s 2,300 square foot central room, with its many glass doors, opens to a large patio surrounded by lush Florida gardens. Elegantly designed with high, exposed truss ceilings, Victorian light fixtures, and crisp white paint, McKenzie Hall is perfect for any special occasion. With a full kitchen facility, serving room, and spacious restrooms, the Hall is perfect for receptions of up to 250 guests for hors d’oeuvres style or a light buffet or 175 guests for a sit-down dinner.

During the day, events feel like an outdoor garden reception or luncheon. At night, the colored glass copula 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, lush vegetation, and reflecting koi pond provide a serene ambiance for the senses.

Directions for Guests of the McKenzie Hall

This Map will guide you through the garden paths and to the entrance of the McKenzie Hall. To read this map you will need Acrobat Reader.

McKenzie House

Sweetwater Branch Inn - McKenzie Hall SignThe historic McKenzie House is another option for social events. It is perfect for smaller, more intimate, gatherings. The first floor banquet area is decorated with beautiful antique furniture, oriental carpets and accessories. The dining room opens to a large wrap-around front porch that is perfect for cocktails.

When you hold your event at McKenzie Hall or the McKenzie House, you’re showing your guests your exquisite sense of style and assuring a successful and memorable event. Your surroundings, service, and cuisine will be over and above your expectations. The Sweetwater wait staff is friendly, professional, and highly trained. Find out more information on catering.


For rates please inquire.


A $500-1000 deposit (depending on date) is required to reserve McKenzie Hall. Different deposit rates may apply for weekday rentals or nonprofit organizations. Final payment for wedding receptions is due 14 days prior to your event.


The Sweetwater Branch Inn the Hall offers ample parking for your event with up to 250 spaces. It is important that you obtain parking instructions from the Sweetwater office and that guests be informed of parking facilities and their locations prior to the event.


Sweetwater Branch Inn can provide a limited number of tables and chairs (please inquire). Rate includes one set-up and one break down. Tables and chairs will be set up before your time begins. Viewing Times are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Please call to set up an appointment for viewing. If viewing times do not fit you schedule, we will may be able to arrange a more convenient time or offer additional options for viewing.

Directions for the Guests of the McKenzie House

This Map will guide you through the garden paths and to the entrance of the McKenzie Hall. To read this map you will need Acrobat Reader.

Tour and Event Price Estimate Appointments

Please contact us to schedule an appointment for a guided tour for your special event. Tours are by appointment only. Tours are scheduled Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.  Later hours are available, but must be arranged in advance.

Please know that on weekends we are typically not available for tours as we are devoted to the weddings and events at hand. We promise that on your wedding or event day we will do the same and our focus and dedication will be to the details of your event. We strive to make your dreams a 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 wedding price package.

Thank you!

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