Why Rent A Limousine or a Party Bus

You may ask ‘why rent a limousine or a party bus’ for your event. There are so many reasons to do this that it takes a whole blog to explain it!

Luxury Limo Service or Party Bus Service Makes Every Event Better. Period. 

 

No matter what it is you have to celebrate that involves transportation, the thought of being chauffeured in luxury style, brings a smile every time.  

From the whimsical to the very serious, limo or party bus service takes things to the next level. A little more class and a lot less responsibility. 

Do You Need A Reason to Rent A Limousine or a Party Bus? 

Yes. Whatever reason you want. 

In all seriousness, no, you don’t have to have a reason. Feel free to make one up. 

Before anything new was created, we lived without whatever it was, up to the point of it being presented to us. Now we feel like we can’t live without most new things! 

That’s where Limousines and Party Buses come in.  

 

There was a time there were no limos. Whoever had the nicest or biggest car was the hero to transport as many friends or family as possible.  

And it has only been only a couple of decades at best, for the history of the actual commercial Party Bus on the streets serving the public. (As opposed to Dan from down the street who painted a school bus real groovy and put a stereo in it.)

Any event with a party bus rental is an event that is going to be memorable. 

More and more party bus renters return for other events, after experiencing just how much fun and relaxing it can be. 

Surprisingly, most people have not experienced luxury service in a limousine or a party bus. Whaaat?  

It is one of those things in life that should be on your bucket list. I’m not saying at the top of that bucket list, but it’ll raise its own stature once you do it. It’s rather easy to enjoy being treated like a VIP with luxury transportation.

Why Does a Limousine or Party Bus Make Sense? 

Well, here’s why.  

Responsibility.

Other than showing up and having a great time, you don’t really have any.

You don’t have to be responsible for finding parking or dealing with breakdowns or even stopping for gas. If you are out for a good time with alcohol, there’s no worry about drinking and driving or getting home. 

Birthdays

 

You don’t really need to be convinced how good a luxury ride would be on your birthday, do you?  

Of course not! Celebrate your arrival on the planet with a private limousine or a large group of pals on a party bus. 

Weddings

 

Almost goes without saying. Limousines are a staple at Weddings and have been for years. These days, more couples are seeing the benefits of a party bus as they are more spacious and have easy access in and out while dressed up. 

Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

 

These types of celebrations could be the #1 reason party buses found their niche and thrived. With capacity for large groups, a great sound system and party atmosphere, they make the perfect addition to any celebration.

Anniversaries

 

Recognizing an anniversary as a valuable, important milestone can be made even greater! Add a limousine or a party bus and make things even more special for special people. 

Graduation

 

Like, Duh! Whether it’s Junior High or High School or College to University, all the hard work and effort has paid off. Now it’s celebration time, then real life. Go big with a party bus or go low and stylin’ in a limousine. 

Sporting Events or Concerts

 

A sure-fire way of keeping the group together, as it gets rather easy to lose someone inside the event when they’re off to the loo or the beer-stand. Arrive like a celebrity in a luxury limousine or bring the gang with you in a just as luxurious party bus. With no parking or drinking and driving issues. 

We’ll meet right here when it’s over. Easy. 

Pub Crawl

 

A party bus is a great way to keep the party in one place at all times. Party to your own tunes and drink on the way from pub to pub. Having a headquarters to return to with your stored belongings in the same place, takes a lot of responsibility away from everyone and makes it easier to deal with the task at hand. Of course, no road worries either. 

Date Night

 

Can you score a bigger impression than picking up your date in a luxury limousine? Okay, maybe a bag full of cash or a tropical holiday, but you’ll still want the limo. It is not uncommon for two people on a date to request the full-size Lincoln Stretch limousine. It is about feeling special. 

Brewery or Winery Tour

 

No better way to sample the tastes than while being chauffeured around from glass to glass in a luxury limousine. Or, maybe there are more interested friends than you thought that want to join in. Well, to quote ‘Jaws’, “you’re going to need a bigger boat”, or a bigger party bus. These tours are becoming more popular, as almost every major city seems to have sprouted their own little industry.

Golf Outing

 

The security and lack of responsibility when using a party bus or limousine for your group of golfers is ideal. Golf is not the only thing on the mind of so many golfers when they hit the links with pals. There’s usually an ice-box or two involved and some silly golf-cart driving. 

And you don’t need to worry about the ride home!

Ski Trip? 

 

Party buses or stretch truck limos are one of the go-to transportations to the ski hills and back. With the many varieties of limousines and party buses, it’s easy to understand why capable, flexible transportation like this is truly appreciated. 

Day Trip? 

 

If you’re lucky enough to have the Rocky Mountains as your back yard, a day-trip through the likes of Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise is like nothing else. Pulling over or stopping when the whim hits, gives the opportunity for everyone aboard to take it all in. Or maybe you have a pre-set list of where to stop throughout the day. Either way, luxury transportation options can make your day-trip as smooth and relaxing as possible!

Why A Limousine or a Party Bus Instead of the Nightclub? 

 

Saving money will be close to the top of this list. You and ten friends are heading out for the night of partying at the club. It will cost you to get there (and if you do drive you’ll probably need a ride home).

Then you’ll have to pay a cover charge to get into the club. Once inside, you’ll be paying for way over-priced drinks all night.

Instead, a party bus can be your club! With no cover charge, your own music, great light show, cheap(er) drinks, and the party goes wherever you want. Nuff said. 

Why a Limousine or a Party Bus for You? 

 

You want to feel special and treated like a VIP. 

You deserve it. 

You need a special setting. 

Everyone participates. 

Less responsibility. 

Less expensive than ‘going out’. 

Because you want to. 

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Are There Etiquette Rules for Limousines and Party Buses

Yes, you probably know the answer to that question. There are rules for everything, even rules for limousines and party buses. 

To be clear though, or for the uninitiated, here are some reasons why. 

 

Why Are There Rules for Limos and Party Buses?

 

The Limousine or Party Bus company has many rules to follow, to get to the point of being able to serve you with a clear conscience for safety and regulations.   

 

Road-worthy maintenance, safety issues, licenses, insurance, inspections, to professionally trained drivers, there is a lot on the line for companies taking your safety and well-being on the road. 

The standards of practice set by the Government are adhered to for the benefit of both parties. 

For customers, there is no regulated etiquette department covering behaviour in limousines and/or party buses, except when breaking laws.

Civil, respectful behaviour can’t be mandated, and that is all Limousine and Party Bus operators ask. (Behave not quite like your Mom is watching, but maybe that she’ll check in later.) 

 

What Are The Rules for a Party Bus or Limousine? 

 

You and your friends and family are looking to have a great time in luxury transportation, with no real responsibilities. So is your driver and limousine or party bus company. That’s what this is all about. Luxury transportation services are great for getting you home safely with style!

 

Legal Regulations and Laws in a Limo or Party Bus? 

 

There are a few obvious behaviours that are actually against the law when using a Limousine or Party Bus. 

·        No heads, arms, hands, legs, feet or behinds are permitted to protrude or hang out any windows or openings of any kind in a Party Bus or Limousine.  

·        No tossing of any garbage out of the limousine or party bus at any time, whether in motion or at a stop. 

·        Alcohol is permitted in Alberta in limousines and party buses, providing everyone involved is of legal age and the rental company is aware of alcohol on board. 

·        No illegal drugs. 

·         Safety, safety, safety! This can never be stressed enough. Any behaviour that can come across as dangerous to yourself or others is not acceptable. This could end in the termination of services. Everyone wants to get home safely so be mindful of this at all times.

 

Customer Rules for Limousine and Party Bus Rentals 

 

There are some limo and party bus rules and hoped-for behaviour from customers when renting and travelling in a luxury limousine, party bus or shuttle transportation. 

·        Identification, at least with the individual whose name is on the contract. 

·        Respect your driver and your rented limo or party bus. Professional drivers are there for your safety and if needed in a capacity that they can fill, or maybe you feel like sparking conversation. In most cases, a driver will not initiate a casual talk. 

·        No smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes or marijuana inside any of the rental vehicles. 

·        No jumping or feet on the seating areas. 

·        No resting or sitting on bar-service features such as ice-buckets, sinks or cup holders. 

·        No throwing of any objects inside the rented vehicles. 

·        No fighting

 

Handy Tips (not really rules) When Renting a Limousine or Party Bus 

 

You know you’re heading out for a good time with no regard except to have the best time possible in a limousine or party bus. 

If you are the one whose name is on the contract you are responsible for any damages at the end of the ride. Make a point of taking a look at the rented vehicle inside and out, before you leave. 

 

Make notes (or use someone’s camera phone), about any issues such as possible torn or misused upholstery, broken glasses etc., or any serious exterior damage. C.Y.A.  

 

There is no relieving one-self inside or outside of the party bus or limousine. Talk with your driver about your needs. 

 

If alcohol is a part of your rental time, make sure that all who are going to be consuming, have proper age identification. 

 

Please take as much of your garbage and all of your belongings with you when your time is over. Cleaning is done after each trip, and at that time whatever was left in the vehicle does get removed. 

 

When a passenger has too much partying or perhaps ride-sickness and vomits, there will be a clean-up charge. Obviously, if there is time, ask the driver to pull over as soon as it is safe to do so to avoid such a situation. 

 

The Limousine or Party Bus company, wants you to have the best time possible so you will tell of a positive experience to people who will tell people and tell so on and so on. 

And do keep in mind, with all of the rules and hoped-for-behaviour, the vast majority of users of limousines and party buses have no issues what so ever. 

 

Are Minors Allowed in a Limousine or Party Bus

 

People often wonder if young children are allowed to join in the limousine or party bus ride. The answer is yes! However, most limos and party buses do not have seatbelts or connections for car seats.

Most jurisdictions do not legally require seatbelts for vehicles carrying over 10 passengers. This is the same for school buses, public transportation, etc.

Another question regarding minors is if they need a chaperone for the ride. For example, when booking a limo bus for a 16th birthday, parents often ask if they need to be on board too. Most limousine companies do not require a guardian on board for unaccompanied minors, provided the parents’ approve. They may or may not have a consent form to sign in this case.

 

Overtime

 

When you book your limousine service for a specific amount of time, there will be extra charges for going overtime. Please keep in mind that every limo company has different overtime policies, but they all include overtime fees.

Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of time when you are focused on your special event. However, the person who made the booking will be the one paying for overtime. So if your friend or a family member has made the booking, maybe help with reminding passengers of the time.

If you made the booking, try setting an alarm on your phone to remind you when to wrap things up.

 

There are not really any rules here that don’t go along with just being a civil human being. while having a wonderful time. 

Enjoy the ride. We can’t wait to see you. 

 

 

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Wedding Photography in Calgary Alberta

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How much does wedding photography cost?

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Difference Between a Limousine and a Party Bus

People often wonder what is the difference between a limousine and a party bus. Which one should you rent? Only you will know the answer to that question, but we can sure try to help you decide. 

Any special-event big or small in your life is made that much classier and more memorable when you get treated like the royalty you are. And if you don’t want to feel like royalty, well, you can just feel great within the luxury and style of today’s limousines or party buses. 

 

How Many Are Going and What Are You Doing With Your Limousine or Party Bus? 

The answer to this question could decide what you will need. 

There are a wide variety of limousines and party bus sizes available. These come in different styles, with different features and accessibility.

Most limousines can accommodate two to 20 passengers.

Party Buses can range from 10 – 30 passengers, on average.

What is it you are looking to do with your group? How long will you need service?

A lot of limousines and party buses are booked for birthday parties, stag or stagette, a special anniversary, quinceañeras, graduation ceremonies or weddings. But there are many other things they can be used for, such as brewery tours, bar hopping, golf trips, airport transfers, corporate events and so much more! You can add a limousine or a party bus to anything!

 

The Classic Lincoln Stretch Limousine 

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Where to go on a Party Bus

 

There are a variety of things to do and places to go with a party bus rental. Adding a party bus to your event will ensure everyone travels together to safely arrive at your location. Here are some ideas of where to go on a Party Bus!

 

Pub Crawl

Whether its a stag, stagette, or birthday party celebration, you may choose to go on a pub crawl with your friends. This is the perfect opportunity to rent a party bus. Having the party bus take you from location to location ensures no drinking and driving and also, you are able to leave your belongings and/or drinks on the bus in between rides.

 

Out of Town Golf Trips

Going golfing with friends? Rent a party bus to take you out of town to one of the many golf courses in Alberta. Make sure you mention if you will be bringing your own clubs to ensure you get a party bus with luggage space.

 

Team Building Events

A lot of businesses have team building events or milestone celebrations every year. They may take place at an escape room, axe throwing, restaurants, or maybe you’re going to play paintball. No matter the occasion, a party bus is a great way to add to your team building event! Keeping everyone together between the office and your function location will give more time for fellowship and relationship building.

 

Sporting Events

Do you live out of town? Or perhaps you are a large group in the city and are looking for a safe and affordable way to travel to a sporting event together. A party bus works great for getting the guys together and heading to a football or hockey game. You can meet at one location to board the party bus or have everyone picked up right from their doorstep! Who needs to worry about parking at a stadium when you can have door to door service!

 

Wine Tasting

Many wine tasting events take place in Calgary and surrounding areas. When you’re all dressed up and ready to go, a party bus makes for a great method of transportation. With its easy access and spacious interior, what better way to head off to a day of wine tasting!

 

Ski Trips

Going skiing in Banff or Lake Louise? Make it the full experience with a party bus for any size group! Many party buses have room for your ski equipment and you can enjoy music with your friends as you head off to the mountains. Having the party bus at your disposal means that a last-minute lunch trip while out of town is no problem at all. Leave your equipment on the bus while you go grab a bite to eat. At the end of your long day, have a drink on the party bus while you relax on the long ride home!

  

What to bring for a Party Bus trip? 

Most party bus companies will provide cups/glasses and ice for your trip.

Go with a company licensed with the AGLC if you wish to add alcohol to your party bus trip. This is only permitted if there are no minors on board, of course.

Snacks are an obvious need for an outing of a few hours or more. Find out the rules around what snacks are allowed on the party bus.

Depending on the day weather-wise, perhaps bring along a jacket, maybe even an umbrella or two. 

Party buses are built to party! Find out what is required to play your own music for your adventure.

Bring a camera for who knows what you’ll see, especially close to the Rockies. 

 

 

What is the Cost for a Party Bus for a day or less? 

The number of people going will depend on what size you need. 

The cost will also depend on if you are you getting a Luxury Party Bus or a Shuttle Bus for your event.

Party Buses prices typically range from $175 to $350 per hour and seat 16 to 28 passengers comfortably. 

Day trips usually will have a set rate at a lower price than the hourly cost.

Split the cost with your group! You’ll find the ‘per person’ charge very affordable!

Don’t forget to include a tip for your driver in your cost.

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