Rembrandts: Restaurant & Events
Your old favorite coffee shop is now your new favorite venue and restaurant.
By Elle Parker
Photography Kimberlee Miller
Picture this: you’re all dressed up on your wedding day. Light streams in through the tall, arched windows and fills the room, which was once full of church pews. The stunning architecture of this classic structure is the perfect intersection between rustic and eclectic, with the stone pillars complementing its recently remodeled interior. What was once simply a coffee shop in Downtown Eagle is now the most desirable, stunning, and picturesque venue in the valley, and you’re going to want to book it the second you see it…
It’s hard to remember a time when Rembrandts wasn’t charming us all on the outskirts of Eagle, though it’s only been around for since 2016. All have watched the shift from coffee shop, to restaurant, until now: Rembrandts has become a restaurant and venue hybrid! This establishment will remain an eatery serving breakfast/lunch until 3pm, and become a venue after that until close. “We think this will be a good opportunity to shift our dinner focus to our new restaurant, CACi…and let Rembrandts remain the best breakfast/lunch hotspot and events center in the evenings,” CJ Cacioppo, owner of Rembrandts shared. Currently, they are in the tail end of hosting holiday parties, but they are planning “ to focus on weddings from late spring to fall.” Tara Bruner, the new events coordinator, gushed: “I feel so honored to be the events manager for such a special piece of Eagle history!” The city simply feels incomplete without this structure dating back to the 18/1900s “when Eagle founders…were building the foundations of the Eagle we know and love today.”
The venue is truly cohesive with all four seasons, too:
In the winter, it serves as a cozy refuge from the cold, with great views of the snow outside. Picture your guests by a hot cocoa/coffee bar, all bundled up in boots and scarves, as fairy lights adorn the walls.
In the spring, it is the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon, and the flowers on the trees outside would be mid-bloom, giving a dreamy undertone to the entire day.
In the summer, it can be dressed perfectly with sunflowers and light colors to emulate the uplifting spirit of a toasty summer’s day.
In the fall, the hardwood floors would look incredible with earthy-toned decorations and autumnal accents.
While Rembrandts and its team encourages events to book through them for events and catering, it’s entirely up to the customers to decide; “We want the clients to have the best experience they can at Rembrandts,” whatever they choose to do.
Tara Bruner is also hopeful for a potential future bridal sweet nestled upstairs, which would further the convenience that this venue provides! What’s better than having a stunning photo location, easily accessible venue with plentiful parking, and top-notch catering? All of that, plus a place to get ready. Many venues do not provide catering, which creates two separate costs. At Rembrandts, “it is not two separate costs, which equates to saving some serious dough. The cost to book is generally the cost of the catering,” which is one unbeatable deal.
The modern chandeliers are gorgeous and add a nice touch to the interior. The space can truly host any event: whether it’s a birthday, wedding, anniversary party, or anything else of the sort! “With an open floor plan we can really arrange the space however needed. DJs can easily set up their equipment and the outdoor patio boasts the perfect mingling area around the fire and water fountain,” Bruner imagined. Fortunately, even if the event you’re planning has a hefty guest list, Rembrandts has plenty of space for vehicles in the large gravel parking lot. There’s absolutely no reason to not choose Rembrandts for your next party!
In this stunning shoot by Greenbelt’s Kimberlee Miller featuring model Gabrielle Lenhardt and staging and design by Tara Bruner of Lemon + Co, Rembrandts’ timeless and natural beauty is put on full display. Many local Boise talents came together for this shoot, and it was amazingly cohesive. “I’m thrilled with the images and love that everyone’s work complemented each other without needing words,” Kayla Brim, stylist, stated. The simple yet elegant white flowers of Wildflower Floral truly complement the white, floral cake and its leafy accents, made at Boise’s very own Oh For Heaven’s Cakes. Together, these have a very effortless and chic look alongside the lacy wedding gown from Bridal By Marie. To top it all off, the model’s hair and makeup was done by Mrs. Brim Stylist with an emphasis on the model’s natural beauty and how the environment didn’t take away from the bride. Sprout Design Wedding did a lovely job of placing minimalistic pieces that complement instead of distract from the rest of the details.
There are endless reasons why Rembrandts is the best up-and-coming venue in the valley, but it’s probably best if you witness it in all its glory yourself. Once you go once, you’ll never be able to stop thinking about this splendid little place until you book an event there!
For more information, visit Rembrandts at 93 S Eagle Road, check out their website www.rembrandtseagle.com, or follow them on Instagram/Facebook @RembrandtsEagle.
Photographer: Kimberlee Miller Photography
Design & Rentals: Lemon + Co
Acrylic Table & Rentals: Sprout Design Wedding
Florals: Wildflower Floral
Cake: Oh For Heaven Cakes
Dress: Bridal By Marie
Makeup: Mrs. Brim Stylist
Model: Gabrielle Lenhardt