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Northstar California

Truckee, CA · View map · Visit website

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About Northstar California

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • On-site transportation to different locations
  • Dark wood folding chairs for ceremony
  • Private dressing room
  • Bartender service
  • Table and chair setup with linens or runners
  • Vendor escorts up the mountain
  • Cake cutting and serving
  • Heat lamps
  • Glassware and place settings
  • Professional on-site event planner
  • Invitation for four to wedding preview and grand tasting
  • Parking
  • Additional items available for rent

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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13 Northstar California Reviews


Married on 08/25/2018

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

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 ... Read more 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.

Cat Soriano

Married on 06/21/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 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 ... Read more 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!


Married on 08/15/2015

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

We had our ceremony and reception at the top of the mountain at Zephyr Lodge and it was amazing. Our coordinator provided by Northstar (Mercie) was incredible and we were so pleased with how every ... Read more detail worked out. The venue includes almost everything, which is perfect for me since I was a relatively hands off bride. The only vendors we needed to get were the photographer, videographer, music, and florist. Getting everything up to the top of the mountain was a little bit of a challenge but everyone figured it out and it was worth it for the breath-taking views. The food was delicious, the bar was well-stocked and all the staff were great. Highly recommend!

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