Skip to content, or skip to search.

Cancel That Limousine

Eight alternative ways to commute from altar to dance floor.


SCHOOL BUS
Jofaz Transportation
Hiring a yellow bus might inspire some juvenile high jinks in the seats, but there are few ways this fun to move lots of people quickly. Jofaz, based in Red Hook, will provide a bus that fits 44 adults for a starting price of $400 for eight hours. Just make sure the best man doesn’t moon anyone out the back window. 718-852-0286

OLD-FASHIONED TROLLEY
New York Trolley Company
The good news: Prices are reasonable ($400 for the first two hours, $150 every hour after that; includes gas, cleanup, taxes, and, of course, a driver). The better news: Couples can bring booze on board, the trolleys are air-conditioned and heated, and there are speakers ready for an iPod. nytrolleyco.com; 347-410-1271

THE ECO- FRIENDLIER RIDE
NYC Green Car
There’s little need to worry about your carbon footprint when you use NYC Green Car: Its twenty vehicles are all hybrids. Within the five boroughs, cars start at $50 per hour (with a two-hour minimum) and include a driver outfitted in a snazzy suit and tie. Lexus sedans often carry the bride and groom, while the rest of the party generally cruises in Toyota Camrys. nycgreencar.com; 718-438-1100, ext. 3186

PEDICAB
Ponycab
Though the base fee is $115 for 90 minutes (for service anywhere from 72nd Street to Wall Street), Ponycab co-owner Tony Rojas can customize a couple’s experience with flowers, ribbons, and balloons or even by having the driver show up in a tux. ponycab.com; 212-777-8884

FERRY
New York Water Taxi
Best known for spiriting commuters (and Ikea shoppers) between the boroughs, the New York Water Taxi also has two boat sizes available for charter, fitting up to 74 and 149 passengers. The latter is generally the go-to for weddings and rents for $1,200 an hour, plus extra for catering. nywatertaxi.com; 646-380-4245

CHECKER CAB
Silver Star Limousine
An old-school Checker cab is perfect for couples angling for some retro New York flavor. This Yonkers-based company offers the nostalgic rides for $500 to $600 for three hours (chauffeur included), as well as other, fancier wheels, like a snow-white 1965 Rolls Royce Phantom V. silverstarlimo.com; 800-640-2782

ANTIQUE CAR
Filmcars
FilmCars got its start supplying vintage autos to movie shoots, but the company also does weddings. The most popular rides: the ’39 Buick 41C Phaeton and ’57 Cadillac Series 62 convertibles and the ’53 Packard Patrician. Rates range from $425 to $950 for three hours. filmcars.com; 718-748-6707

DOUBLE- DECKER BUS
Gray Line
When you need to get a large number of guests from point A to point B, consider hiring a fleet of double-deckers (fitting up to 82 bodies a pieceó53 on the top and 29 on the bottom). Gray Line will design a special sightseeing tour for the ride, which’ll set you back $510 per hour per bus, with a two-hour minimum. Brooklyn and Manhattan only. newyorksightseeing.com; 212-812-2702

SEND UPDATES

Spot an error in a listing or want to suggest an update? Contact us.

New York Weddings issue app ad
Advertising
Order the Weddings Issue Today

Cover of New York Magazine's Winter 2017 Wedding issue

Order This Issue

Advertising