The Inside Scoop


FROM THE KNOT EDITORS

The First Look

If you are looking for a unique menu for your wedding day, the Rainbow Lodge is the perfect location for a wild game and regional seafood dining experience. The remarkable 100 year-old log cabin sits on an acre of pristine wooded land in Houston, Texas. You and your guests will enjoy the country ambience and home-style cooking without leaving the city.

The cozy Rainbow Lodge has three beautiful, stone fireplaces and is decorated with hunting trophies and antique hunting and fishing antiques. There are six rental sites available for weddings at the Rainbow Lodge.

The Orvis Room. Great for a more intimate party, the Orvis room is part of the original log cabin. It has a large stone fireplace, outside views and can seat up to 18 guests.

The Trophy Room. With its gorgeous vaulted ceiling, trophy chandeliers, cypress tree lined walls and a rustic staircase leading to the loft, the Trophy Room is a fantastic room for a wedding. The room seats up to 30 banquet-style guests and 50 with a standing cocktail reception.

The Pullman Room. Seating up to 20 guests, the Pullman Room offers great views of the of the surrounding property. The Pullman Room has a private exit to the patio.

The Caldwell Room. The center room at the Rainbow Lodge is lined with rustic artwork. It can accommodate up to 40 guests sitting and 70 for a standing cocktail reception.

The Hunt Room. You can hold larger weddings in the Hunt Room. The banquet-style room seats 35 to 40 guests. The room has breathtaking views of the property through the Floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Creek Room. Another banquet-style room, the Creek Room seats 38 guests and has a great rustic décor. Like the Hunt Room, it offers amazing views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

For parties of 100 to 250 can reserve the entire Rainbow Lodge Dining Room, patios and bar. It can accommodate 175 guests seated and 250 for a standing cocktail reception. A minimum food and beverage spending are required to rent the full room.

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What You Should Know

Menu items you will find at the Rainbow Lodge include:

  • Smoked Duck Gumbo
  • Pesto Grilled Gulf Shrimp Bruschetta
  • Southern Fried Texas Quail Bites
  • Seared Sea Scallops
  • Half Shell Lobster Salad
  • Cast Iron Seared Venison Tenderloin
  • Wild Boar Chops
  • Elk Loin
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Extra Perks

Inside and out, the incredible property and grounds at the Rainbow Lodge provides an out-of-the-world backdrop for your wedding album. Pose in front of the fireplace or take a group picture on the expansive deck with your wedding party.

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From the Vendor

Houston's Iconic Log Cabin on an Acre of Grounds

Rainbow Lodge has been "Wild About Weddings" for 40 years. Make this 100 + year old cabin with 3 fireplaces, awesome views and beautiful grounds the backdrop for your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. The menu is a food and wine lover's dream with an emphasis on game, seafood and fine wines.

Amenities + Details

Amenities
  • Liability Insurance

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Venue Capacity

151-200

Settings

Backyard, Historic Venue, Restaurant

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Service Staff

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Contact Info

Address
2011 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX (713) 861-8666
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Perfect Venue for Us!

Reviewed on 10/16/2012 Nicole S

My fiance and I went to South Africa to get married, but wanted to have a reception for our friends and family back in Houston. The Rainbow Lodge was the absolute perfect venue. The manager, Tim Neely, was amazing...worked with us every step of the way. He literally answered... Read More every one of my annoying emails with a thousand questions. And we could not have been more satisfied with the staff the night of the reception! It has been almost a month and we are still hearing raving reviews about the food and staff!!! There was no venue rental fee becuase we reserved the entire restaurant. We just had to meet a minimum food/beverage spend, which was perfect for our budget!


Rating for Rainbow Lodge

Reviewed on 5/10/2010 Alice P


Reviewed on 3/14/2017 Lisa M

Our wedding was held at the Rainbow Lodge on May 28, 2016. The Rainbow Lodge was a JOY to work with! We actually got married during my treatment for a brain tumor, and scheduled our ceremony to take place between my surgeries. The Lodge accommodated EVERY SINGLE REQUEST or... Read More WISH that we had! They were kind and compassionate about my health situation and bent over BACKWARDS to do anything in their power to make our wedding perfect! The venue was PERFECT and the food was SPECTACULAR! Our event was just for immediate family – 35 people – but all of our family members remarked how fabulous our dinner was, and how outstanding the service was for our event! It is our plan to have our anniversary dinner at the Lodge EVERY SINGLE YEAR, as we KNOW it will be PERFECT!


Reviewed on 12/18/2015 Emma J

We were beyond thrilled to have our perfect wedding at Rainbow Lodge! The outdoor area was picturesque for our ceremony, giving an alternative Birdseye view for some of our guests. The staff was so incredible to work with and the food, decor, and ambiance were everything we... Read More wanted!


Incredible evening at Rainbow Lodge

Reviewed on 6/16/2014 Helen L

We had a small family wedding and dinner at The Rainbow Lodge. Everything about the evening was incredible! A manager "Tim" helped us book the Orvis Room and we were given the room for the entire evening. We were charged $100 for holding the wedding ceremony there but outside... Read More of that, there was no venue fee. We just purchased dinner (off the menu) for ourselves and our guests. Cyrus was a great waiter. We were allowed to put up any decorations we wanted. We were able to use the grounds for pictures with our photographer. The food was just awesome. Cyrus helped with appetizer selection and wines. It was a spectacular room. It was private and intimate for just our family. The food and service was awesome. I would highly recommend the Rainbow Lodge. I know we will be back often.


Meet The Coordinator

Donnette Hansen or Tim Neely

Donnette and Tim have worked together over 20 years treating couples to tasteful dining and memorable weddings at Rainbow Lodge.