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What’s the average cost of a Wedding Car Hire?

Average Price
$875

How much will I pay to hire a Wedding Car?

Looking for a show-stopping wedding entrance but unsure how much a wedding car will cost? Read on to find out how much a wedding car provider will charge, and see how prices may change depending on the location, the number of cars required and more.

Should I hire a Wedding Car? 

Despite it being such an essential part of any wedding, so many people leave planning wedding transport to the last minute. If you want to wow your guests and create iconic photos that last a lifetime, then you need to find the perfect ride to transport you to your venue in style.

Depending on the size of the wedding and its location, a wedding car may only be for the newlyweds, or additional cars can be hired to take the bridesmaids, page boys, etc to the venue. 

How much does a Wedding Car Hire cost? 

Budget is a big part of any wedding, so it pays to know how much a wedding car is going to cost. To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together the average amount you’ll pay based on the prices of local Canadian rental companies: 

Average cost (in total) $875
Minimum cost (in total)$250
Maximum cost (in total) $1,500

There is a huge variation in price, which is down to the type of vehicle, hire time, your location, and the size of the party. However, the good news is that there are plenty of options if you are on a tight budget, especially if you are open-minded with regards to the vehicle type you wish to hire.

Factors impacting costs

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to hiring a wedding car. Aside from the cost, the theme and size of the wedding can dictate what mode of transport would be best. Here are the main factors that will determine the cost of hiring a wedding car: 

  • Type of wedding car

  • Party size 

  • Location 

  • Date of wedding 

Type of wedding car 

Wedding cars come in various shapes and sizes, from vintage two-seaters to huge stretch limos. The vehicle type also needs to take into account whether it’s an older vehicle or a newer model. 

Older vehicles in general need a lot more care and maintenance, which is reflected in the cost of hiring one. Plus, retro vehicles are in higher demand because of the classic appeal they have for weddings. 

Newer vehicles are generally cheaper to hire unless they have been customized or have similar special features. 

Remember that not every vehicle will have the same number of seats, so make sure you choose a car that fits everyone it needs to!

Type of wedding carHighest average priceLowest average price
American$1,500$350
Aston Martin$1,500$900
Jaguar $650$300
Luxury $1,300$700
Mercedes$600$250
Rolls Royce$1,300 $750
Vintage$850 $350
VW Beetle $650 $350
VW Campervan$800$400

Starting on the cheaper end of the scale, a Mercedes can cost as little as $250 to hire. Likewise, some vintage models can be hired for around $500, which is very affordable in the wedding car stakes.

The most expensive wedding car type to hire is an American car, especially if it’s extremely rare or has been customized. These types of vehicles can cost upwards of $1,500 to hire, though in some areas of the country it can be as cheap as $350. As this vehicle type has the largest price fluctuation, it’s certainly worth shopping around if the budget is your top concern. 

Party size

One of the biggest cost drivers will be how many people will be travelling in the wedding transport. Given the average wedding car costs $875 to hire, it’s an expense that can soon spiral. Of course, some options can bring the cost down. 

For example, you could have a wedding car for the happy couple, and then use a minibus or larger transport vehicle for the rest of the wedding party. If you have a lot of bridesmaids and page boys and are on a budget, this would be far more affordable. 

Keep in mind that even if the car is a 5 seater, with the driver, that’s already one less place. Most wedding car providers reduce the seating number to 3 to allow plenty of room in the back if there’s a bride with a large dress. 

Location

If you require your wedding car provider to drive a long distance from where they are based, then this will incur an additional cost. Some hire companies will even set a limit on how far they are prepared to travel. This could also impact the cost if you live in a remote location, as you will need to choose a local provider which could be more expensive. 

Date of wedding

Most people get married on a Saturday, and as the demand is at its highest then, so are the costs of hiring a wedding car. Getting hitched on a weekday is a sure-fire way of saving money if you’re on a budget, as this is when demand is lower.

Hiring a Wedding Car - is it worth the cost? 

While there are a million and one things to think about when planning your wedding, the transport is a huge part of the day and shouldn’t fall to the bottom of your priority list!

When you hire a wedding car it’s not just the vehicle itself you will receive. That’s because driving the vehicle will be a calm and professional chauffeur. Someone knowledgeable about the local area, who will be keeping an eye on the timing of the proceedings. Hiring a chauffeur also relieves someone else at your wedding party from having to drive you there instead. 

Of course, one of the biggest attractions of hiring a wedding car is the rare opportunity to be transported in the vehicle of your choosing. Aside from the photos this can produce, it will also create some wonderful memories of your day. 

Dazzle your guests on your big day by finding a reputable Wedding Car Provider on Bark. 

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