Eagle Carriage Company
Old-fashioned types enjoy Eagle’s canopied Cinderella carriage, bedecked in white roses and ivy and drawn by two white draft horses. There’s also a two-person Victorian carriage (from $1,000) lined with red velvet. Even though Eagle is based out of Long Island, they will deliver their buggies to nearly any spot in the tri-state area ($300); but they have a three-mile limit to how far the coat-tailed driver can take couples from there.
Brooklyn-based FilmCars has an extensive inventory of more than 40 restored antique and vintage automobiles. For a classic New York look, they’ve got iconic checkered taxicabs (from $395); for vintage-themed nuptials, a 1913 Model T (from $675); for seventies throwbacks, a lovable ‘71 Dodge Dart (from $375); all for a minimum of three hours. Book at least a month in advance.
Bermuda Limousine International
For reliable limo service, this firm’s 80-vehicle fleet has been ferrying New Yorkers around for more than 60 years. Choose from well-appointed luxury Lincoln stretches ($95 per hour), Lincoln and Mercedes sedans ($65 per hour), or 25-person mini-coaches ($125 per hour).
Gray Line New York
For couples with a large group of out-of-towners flying in, Gray Line’s 80-person iconic double-decker bus will ferry guests around Manhattan (and zoned areas in Brooklyn) to see the sights (from $1,667 for four hours). Smaller groups should opt for a more modest trolley that seats 28 (from $600 for four hours). A complimentary tour guide comes with the double-decker.
With 22 palatial buses, a hedonistic wedding party can carouse on its way to the reception. The 44-person Princess Leetal, with six-foot ceilings, leather couches, a wet bar, smoke machine, and $10,000 surround-sound system, is a veritable club on wheels. A driver is always included with the vehicle, as are glasses and soft drinks, but it’s BYOB for the rest. From $600 for three hours.
Couples determined to have an eco-friendly wedding should make like Oscars-attending celebs and hire one of Ozocar’s eco-lux Toyota Priuses ($50 per hour with a driver). Priuses are not only quieter, they also use 70 percent less fuel than your average yellow cab or town car. Wedding parties of four can opt for the plush Lexus SUV at $50 per hour (plus a $30 surcharge).
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide