Northstar California

5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96160 Map · Phone number
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About Northstar California

Available June-September for your mountaintop wedding!

For an exceptional wedding venue in Lake Tahoe, the Northstar California Resort is a majestic spot nestled between the north shore of Lake Tahoe and the quaint town of Truckee. Zephyr Lodge is perched at 8,000 feet is accessible by gondola cabins and open air chair lifts, featuring panoramic views of the Pacific Crest.


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14 Reviews for Northstar California

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.5
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  • Melissa

    Melissa Davis · Married on 09/01/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
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    Cat Soriano · Married on 06/21/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
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    Michael · Married on 08/25/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    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 California Pricing

Northstar California Price Rates

Northstar California FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 8500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 8500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 8500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 8500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
    Transportation
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 23
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Farm/Ranch
    Hotel
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    June
    July
    August
    September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    April
    May
    October
    November
    December

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos Wedding Musicians

    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!

  • Ciprian Photography Wedding Photographers

    Great customer service and location for your wedding.

  • Carmen Salazar Photography Wedding Photographers

    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.

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  • 5001 Northstar Drive Truckee, CA, 96160 See on map
    530-631-3136 (Phone number)
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