LODGING AT NORTHSTAR® RESORT
How much of an advanced deposit will I need to make prior to my wedding?
The full amount of the Wedding Package is required to secure the date and is due upon booking your wedding. We will bill you for the food and beverage and any upgrades after the Wedding.
Does a Sunday night stay count as a weekend or midweek?
Holiday Sundays, Friday, Saturday nights are considered weekend, Sunday – Thursday rates are considered midweek.
How do my guests receive the group rates for lodging?
We will setup a lodging “shell” that guarantees the rate. Guests will need to call the front desk at (800) Go-North (800-466-6784) and let the reservation agent know the group code. They will need to make a deposit to book accommodations. Luxury condo units, custom homes, the Ritz Carlton and the Hyatt Northstar Lodge are also available by calling the front desk and referring to the wedding party, but a group discount does not apply.
Which lodging units do we receive group rates on?
Your guests can receive group rates on Northstar Resort managed lodging units. This includes Village Rooms & Lofts located in the Village, as well as surrounding condos located within one mile of the village. All lodging units are accessible to the Village using the free on-site transportation.
How soon can our guests make reservations at the group rate?
Once the contract is finalized, your lodging shell will be set up and guests can begin making their reservations for most lodging options.
Are there any dog-friendly lodging units available at Northstar Resort?
Dogs are not permitted in the lodging units at Northstar Resort (only at the Ritz Carlton). If the bride and groom want to bring their dog because he/she is part of the wedding, we can make special concessions such as an additional cleaning fee.
Can the hotel staff help us pass out welcome packets or gift baskets for our guests if they are staying in Northstar Resort lodging?
Yes, the front desk staff will be able to hand out welcome packets or gift baskets to your guests as they check-in.
Is there a minimum number of nights a guest needs to stay in order to receive the group discount?
Your group needs to book a minimum of 5 units for 2 nights in order for the group discount to apply.
Describe the complimentary on-site transportation that is mentioned in the wedding package.
Northstar Resort offers complimentary on-site transportation between all lodging units and the Village at Northstar or the NPOA Recreation Center. Shuttles are available from approximately 10:00 am until 10:00 pm, for most of the year. Guests will need to request a shuttle to pick them up at their lodging units (the phone number is available in each unit). Shuttles frequent the Village area to take guests back to their units.
What upgrades are available for my event?
We can rent most anything necessary for your event including additional heaters, furniture or place settings at an additional cost. Most upgrades are rented through Event Masters in Truckee. Feel free to browse their website: http://www.EventMastersUSA.com
Is there a cost for the dance floor or is it included?
While Northstar Resort does not own a dance floor, there is plenty of room for dancing at your reception. We can assist you in renting one or feel free to rent one yourself. Dance floor pricing is as follows:
Prices include tailgate delivery and pick up fee, set up and break down, coordination of rental. Taxes and service charge are added to the above rental fees.
Is the wedding cake part of the package or is it additional?
Northstar Resort can help you design a dessert station or you can hire a bakery if you prefer a wedding cake. Your Northstar Resort coordinator can refer you to a local bakery.
Can I request a list of preferred vendors?
We recommend referring to the North Lake Tahoe Wedding and Honeymoon Association at www.NorthTahoeWeddings.com or asking your coordinator for a list of vendors we have worked with and had a good experience with.
Are dogs allowed in the Village for the ceremony/wedding?
Yes, dogs are welcome in the Village at Northstar. They need to be kept on a leash, in control and any messes created need to be cleaned up by the dog's owner.
Is there a ceremony arbor that comes with the package?
Northstar Resort does not own an arbor, but we can assist you in selecting one for rent. Prices start at approximately $50.
Passed appetizers are included in a package, how many pieces are included per person?
We will prepare enough to have five pieces per guest.
Are individual menus printed by Northstar Resort for our guests, or do we have to print them?
Menus located at each place setting are optional and will need to be prepared by you.
Can we make substitutions in the menus? If we prefer a different entree with a certain menu, can we make that change?
Yes, that is fine. We always work with the couple to customize the menu as they wish. Some substitutions may require an increase in price.
My vendors require that I include them for the meal. What are my options?
Typically, it is best to go with a boxed dinner for your vendors so they can eat on the go and choose when to eat. Or they may eat the same dinner as your wedding guests.
What is the cost of a champagne toast, or is that included in the package?
The toast is not included in the package. One champagne bottle has six full glasses and you usually toast with a half glass, so perhaps you can count on 12 toast glasses per bottle. Please refer to our wedding banquet menu to see our current champagne offerings, or you can bring your own with a $25 corkage fee per bottle.
We want to have an After-Party, what are our options?
Mikuni's Japanese Restaurant & Sushi and the Chocolate Bar host after-parties from 10:00 pm until 1:00 am for approximately a $500 or less rental fee. Any food and beverage would be extra.