Northstar California is a wedding venue located in Truckee, California that provides a spectacular backdrop for mountain weddings. With an exquisite setting that is elevated to an unimaginable level of 8,000 feet, this venue provides an unparalleled beauty unlike any other.
Facilities and Capacity
Have your ceremony on the top of a mountain with a breathtaking backdrop and various scenic settings to choose from. Receptions is held outdoors, each with stunning views of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Enjoy your cocktail reception overlooking the mountain with deck covering patio as well as cocktail hour furniture and a private dressing room in which the wedding party can get ready.
With tons of wedding planning experience and an eye for detail, the event coordinators at Northstar will ensure that your dream wedding is brought to life. The resort has all-inclusive options and group activities that will keep your guests busy for the weekend, personalizing every detail to suit your unique needs. These are the services that will be provided for you:
Northstar has a ton of on-site dining options that range from casual comfort food to luxurious bars with hand-made cocktails. Their culinary team will provide guests with beverage stations and catering services with multiple dining styles.
Northstar California has custom lodging options for wedding guests with discounted room rates that are just minutes away from the world-class Northstar Village. They offer a wide array of lodging accommodations that will let you get to and from the wedding and other outdoor activities with ease.
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Recommended by 94% of couples
Melissa Davis · Married on 09/01/2019
Surreal view, amazing professionalism, great food, fun venue
Zephyr Lodge could not have been more perfect for our wedding. The gondola ride and te view are something our guests will be talking about for a long time. Bartenders and staff were fantastic, food was amazing, and the space is just a great place for a party. Jennifer Lazon (venue coordinator) was fantastic. We are so happy with this choice.Sent on 09/04/2019
Cat Soriano · Married on 06/21/2019
Breath-taking view with amazing service
Our wedding at the Zephyr Lodge was above and beyond our wildest expectations of how wonderful of a day it would be! It was on our radar when we realized no matter how badly we wanted to have our wedding "in nature", mother nature doesn't always cooperate in the Sierras, so we scoped out the place in the winter time and the view was amazing. We initially thought it was too pricey, but once we crunched the numbers with other venues that are less inclusive, the cost was about the same- we ultimately chose Northstar so we could give our large East coast families the ability to all stay in houses together and close by. ( The *only* comment I have was the discounted lodging link/website was a little rough, it's wording didn't match the lodging descriptions on the Northstar website, and several guests had a hard time navigating/confidently booking the accommodation they wanted.) Brett was super responsive as an up front contact and handled the booking and logistics well, and Paula took it from there as our day-of contact and point of contact for planning. Paula was wonderful- she was responsive, followed up promptly with answers or documents, and if it wasn't for her, there are so many details I would have missed/not thought of, she really helped keep us on track. She also was right on point helping us meet the F&B minimum w/out going over (the food and drinks were above me expectations for a resort buffet that we chose). The day of was amazing- friends and family raved about the view, the fun gondola rides, and how pleasant the staff was- several guests brought kids unexpectedly, and Paula handled it with a smile (thank you Paula!) Staff brought my husband and I appetizers while we were taking pictures so we wouldn't miss out(or pass out!), the bartenders were friendly and engaging with our guests, everything went off without a hitch, and if there were any hitches, they handled it deftly. In summary: amazing venue for a ceremony with a spectacular view; the reception was a nonstop party and everyone of my 100ish guests felt taken care of personally; Paula is amazing, I hope if you choose Northstar you get to work with her; my husband and i could not have had a better day there!Sent on 06/26/2019
Michael · Married on 08/25/2018
We wanted a unique wedding experience. Never before had bride and father arrived at wedding venue atop Mt. Pluto riding a chairlift in full wedding attire! Northstar planner Jennifer L. made our dream come true. All the staff at Northstar were exceptionally helpful in making this a beautiful and successful wedding experience. Thank you, Michael D., Napa, Ca.Sent on 09/02/2018
Northstar California's reply:Thank you Michael, it was a pleasure to share in this joyous celebration with you and your family at the Zephyr Lodge!
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Northstar is a beautiful location for your wedding, with lovely views of the Sierras. And the staff will ensure that you have a perfect wedding day! I love performing at Northstar at Tahoe!
Great customer service and location for your wedding.
I worked with a couple for their wedding at Northstar and it was amazing! There are so many beautfiul backdrops to work with and the staff were amazing. The location was great for the guests and bridal party - all of them stayed at the resort and had an amazing time at the wedding and reception without the worry of driving anywhere after.