Northstar California

Truckee, CA

Capacity: 251-300 | WEBSITE | PHONE

About this Vendor

The Way it Should Be

For high-end luxury with a laid-back ambiance, nothing beats Northstar California. This elegant yet relaxed resort is actually a full-scale, sophisticated village perched on Tahoe’s north shore. An amazing array of stunning event spaces, an award-winning executive chef, upscale shops, hip restaurants, a theater, skating/ roller rink—even a 5-star Ritz-Carlton complete with indulgent spa—offer everything you could want for the wedding of your dreams. At the heart of the village is the Overlook Pavilion, an ideal spot with romantic tenting for an outdoor wedding that blends convenience with privacy and mountain views. For something a bit loftier, take the gondolas 8,000 feet up to the glass-walled Zephyr Lodge and savor those sweeping vistas and dramatic sunsets of the Sierras.

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Hotel, Mountain, Restaurant, Tented

Wedding Categories

Food + Catering, Planning

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Contact Info

5001 Northstar Drive , Truckee, CA (530) 562-3830

Excellent Location

Reviewed on 10/21/2013 Athena L

Northstar is the perfect place for a wedding. The quality is superb and the convenience is amazing. The option to have family and friends stay at the same location as the ceremony and reception is wonderful, and there is nothing more beautiful than the pine tree backdrop at the... Read More Overlook wedding site. In addition, and probably more unique than many other locations, the Northstar team of caterers, hotel services, and in-village business owners is experienced, kind, and extremely hard-working. Northstar also provides an coordinator on site that will quickly become the greatest resource you never knew you would need. If I could go back and get married again next Saturday, I would. And, whenever possible, we will return to relive the day and share the place with everyone we can.

Reviewed on 9/21/2017 Sara Beth G

The Northstar Resort was the perfect location for our wedding. It’s apparent from the second you pull up to the property the location is extremely beautiful and relaxing. The rooms are great; there is the convenience of the village restaurants, bars, shops, small food/beverage... Read More store, activities, and stunning scenery regardless of the season. We loved that our guests were able to stay in the village and not have to worry about how they were getting to and from events. We had a Welcome party in the Village Overlook, our wedding the next night at Zephyr Lodge and after party at the Tavern. We received many compliments from our guests about their experiences at Northstar, the venues chosen, and how great the food was at all 3 events (mac and cheese balls, pizza cones, and the mini grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup were a huge hit at the end of the night)! I don’t think pictures can do Northstar justice. Once you ride the chair lifts to Zephyr Lodge at the top of the mountain and look out over the beautiful mountains you will fall in love, too! Another major plus is they assign an event coordinator to each wedding to help with details pertaining to the property, catering and vendor arrival and departure. Cara was our coordinator and she was amazing!! She was quick to respond to emails and phone calls, gave great recommendations, met with us every time we visited, and communicated with our vendors to make sure the weekend ran smoothly. The Northstar Resort speaks for itself in appearance, but Cara made the biggest impact on our experience at this location leading up to the wedding and throughout the wedding weekend.

Reviewed on 10/02/2016 Renee S

My husband and I were married at Northstar on September 25th surrounded by a small group of our closest family and friends. From the views up at Zephyr Ridge, to the intimacy of the tented reception at Overlook Pavilion, to the amazing food by Executive Chef Chad Shrewsbury, we... Read More cannot possibly pick a favorite aspect to our perfect day. Our group was small at 35 people, but the setup was arranged to make it feel like we owned the space rather than feeling empty and cavernous. They were very accommodating in allowing our dog, Tuck, to be a part of our day and didn't mind a tired pup napping on the outdoor sofa while we ate dinner. Our rehearsal dinner the night before was at Tavern 6330'. The food was great, the service was great, and the price was just right.

Reviewed on 8/20/2015

We got married at Zephyr Lodge at the top of the mountain. The staff, the location, everything was wonderful! There were no surprises and Northstar is a great location because there is so much to do right there in the village. Highly recommend!

Reviewed on 8/10/2015 Sarah D

We chose Zephyr Lodge up at Northstar for our wedding. Not only was it spectacularly beautiful, but I cannot say enough about Mercie Galvin (the coordinator we were set up with) and the entire Northstar team. Mercie was so responsive and helpful throughout the entire process,... Read More doing everything she could to accommodate our requests and make our day as perfect as possible. On the wedding day itself, she was so calm and did so much to make sure things went smoothly. When our rehearsal turned into a hail storm and the lift shut down trapping half of us up at the lodge, and the other half unable to make it up, she had the bar open for us to keep us happy and then came to our rehearsal dinner to go through a run through. On the wedding day when the florist didn't show up until 30 minutes before the ceremony, and it rained up until 1 minutes before the ceremony was to start, she made sure to get me as much information as I needed, but ensured she did not stress me out. All the other things that she did, I can't even express my gratitude and praise!

Amazing Wedding Venue

Reviewed on 3/01/2015 Mary P

Northstar was amazing. Just the beauty of the venue itself speaks volumes but add the food, drinks, lodging, and a wedding professional all for a very reasonable sum makes Northstar one of the best choices I made in planning my wedding. I worked with Sharon and I couldn't have... Read More asked for a more helpful person in every way. She is excellent. I would choose Northstar again in a heartbeat.