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Why Hire a Wedding Car if You’re Getting Married at the Same Venue as Your Reception?

18 Mar 2020

There’s no escaping the fact that the modern wedding has changed a lot over the last several years.

Once upon a time, you’d get married at church or a registry office and then use your chauffeur-driven wedding car to travel to the venue for the reception. You may then even use a car to go from the reception to the hotel for your honeymoon suite.

Yet with many venues now offering all-in-one packages, that often isn’t the case, you may end up getting married, having the reception and spending the night all in the same venue.

So, if that’s the case, why even bother with chauffeur-driven wedding car hire?

Getting married in the same venue as the wedding reception has become a popular trend of the last couple of years, but that doesn’t mean the traditional wedding car doesn’t still have a role to play in your big day.

Arrive in Style

Rolls Royce Ghost

You’ve probably spent a small fortune on your big day, sparing no expense to ensure you get the big day of your dream – so you’ll want a luxury wedding car that’s in keeping with the occasion like a Rolls-Royce Ghost or a Mercedes S-Class.

What’s more, when you hire a wedding car with a chauffeur, you can be sure that you’ll get there on time. Chauffeurs plan multiple routes so that even if there’s traffic, you’re not going to be late.

Plenty of Space for that Beautiful Bridal Gown

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Sure, you could have a relative drive you – but if you’ve got an elaborate bridal dress with a train or other features, that could mean that you have to squash it up to fit in the car.

Hiring a model like a Rolls-Royce Phantom ensures you’ve got all the space you need for that dress.

Cars like the illustrious Rolls-Royce Phantom offer theatre-configuration seating, making them ideal for elaborate bridal wear.

The Perfect Prop for Your Wedding Photos

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More and more couples are beginning to make their wedding car an integral part of their wedding photography.

Typically, when you hire a chauffeur-driven wedding car, it’s yours for the day, so your chauffeur will have no problem whisking you both away to a beautiful, secluded spot where your photographer can take those shots that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Remember that most wedding car chauffeurs are hired by the day, so be sure to get your money’s worth by using them for a short drive to give you some quality alone time or as a part of your wedding photographs. Most chauffeurs will be used to these requests and will always be happy to oblige.

Enjoy Some Quality Alone Time


Spending the entire day in the same venue can have its benefits, but it also means that you and your beloved never get a moment to escape and just enjoy your first moments as a married couple.

Again, you’ll have access to your wedding car for the whole day, so, after the wedding and the photos, the two of you can enjoy a peaceful ride in the back of your favourite car, just the two of you, and steal a few moments of alone time.

Book your wedding car hire with Smart City Weddings – we can tailor our service to help you get maximum use out of your wedding car, even if you’re having your reception at the same venue that you get married at. Book online today or call T: +44 (0)20 7792 1191.

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