Bermuda Limousine International
212-647-8400 ext 117; bermudalimo.com
For reliable limo service, this firm’s 145-vehicle fleet is tops. Choose from well-appointed luxury Lincoln 8pax stretches ($95 per hour), Lincoln and Mercedes sedans ($65), or 28-person mini-coaches ($125).
This coach line rents charter buses that can ferry guests around Manhattan. Their buses can hold 29 passengers (from $395); up to 40 passengers (from $445); and up to 62 passengers (from $475 for a four-hour block).
Eagle Carriage Company
Eagle’s Glass Pumpkin Cinderella carriage (from $1,400 for three hours), drawn by two white draft horses is a bit much, but some brides eat it up. There’s also a lower-key Victorian carriage (from $1,100). They deliver their buggies to any spot in the tri-state area; however, they have a three-mile limit to how far the driver can take couples from there.
FilmCars has an extensive inventory of restored antique and vintage automobiles. For a classic New York look, they’ve got iconic checkered taxicabs (from $395 for three hours) or for vintage-themed nuptials, a 1913 Model T (from $675 for three hours).
Gray Line New York
Gray Line’s 80-person 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.
Ozocar’s fleet of eco-lux Toyota Priuses ($50 per hour with a driver) are not only quieter, but 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 $60 per hour (plus a $30 surcharge and 20-percent gratuity).
Silver Star Limousines
This limo service offers over 40 vehicles in all passenger ranges, from New York’s only black Rolls Royce ($500 for three hours) to a 35 person Mercedes party bus ($1,200 for three hours).
World Class Transportation
With a fleet of 50 sleek town cars, they can shuttle guests to-and-from all parts of the event. Rates are $55 an hour with a three hour minimum plus 20-percent gratuity Dispatchers are available for $50 an hour. mini directory
From the Winter 2009 New York Wedding Guide