Although the Bay Area temperatures may not feel that way at the moment, springtime will quickly be upon us here in San Francisco…with wedding season fast on its heels. It’s no secret that Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day are typically the three most popular holidays for engagements, so if you’re one of those lucky-in-love couples, let us be the first to congratulate you during this wonderful and exciting time in your lives!
For an event that (hopefully) only comes once in a lifetime, it’s important to pick the perfect venue, and in an area as beautiful as Northern California, that choice isn’t always easy – especially when it comes to outdoor venues. Rolling vineyards, towering redwood trees, white sand beaches, and sweeping landscapes make the Bay Area an arcade for unforgettable outdoor event venues. To help you narrow it down, here are three of our favorites.
It may be January, but the traditional wedding season is just around the corner, and that means flowers, invitations, dresses and tuxes, endless details and Bay Area wedding limousine reservations. If you’re planning a wedding in the San Francisco area and need a wedding limo to transport you and your beloved to the ceremony, reception and all other destinations, call us today at 1-800-339-8936. No other Bay Area limousine service offers a better selection of limos, party buses, luxury coaches, vintage cars and other vehicles at better rates to make your wedding day extra special.
A limousine company in Annapolis, Maryland has stopped offering wedding limousine service altogether to avoid serving same-sex couples. Discover Annapolis Tours recently announced that they would discontinue this part of their business as of Jan. 1, 2013, when Maryland’s same-sex marriage law goes into effect. Matt Grubbs, owner of Discover Annapolis Tours, told reporters that he decided to stop offering wedding limousine services and would forego the $50,000 expected revenue from renting wedding limos. He told reporters that he preferred to stop renting wedding limos altogether instead of “compromising his Christian convictions when same-sex marriages become legal in Maryland in less than a week.”
From a legal standpoint, Grubbs is asking for larger problems than simply lost revenue. Limousine services in other markets that have refused wedding limo service to same-sex couples have been the targets of discrimination lawsuits and have lost. However, some legal experts say that Grubbs’ company will be somewhat shielded from discrimination suits, as they are avoiding providing limo services to all weddings.
Same-sex marriage is not yet legal in California, but it is very likely to become legal in the near future. Whether that day comes sooner or later, it won’t change our policy on providing San Francisco wedding limousines to happy couples. It is and always has been our great honor to help all couples celebrate this important milestone in their lives. Mr. Grubbs can elect to offer – or not offer – limousine services to weddings and other types of gatherings as he so chooses. It’s his company and his prerogative. However, we think that he will find that this decision will cost him a great deal more than $50,000 in lost revenue every year. After all, money is a pretty poor unit of measure for most things, particularly most of the things that have real value in life.
If you’re planning an upcoming wedding and you would like to reserve one or more of our San Francisco wedding limousines, party buses, classic cars, luxury coaches or other luxury vehicles, call us today at 800-339-8936. We offer the Bay Area’s best selection of luxury vehicles at the best rates and also offer special money-saving wedding packages! For more information about our wedding limo rental options, rates, availability and all other questions, please give us a call at NLS Limo today, and let one of our reservation specialists make this part of your wedding planning fast and simple!
If you’re planning a wedding in the near future and are thinking about renting a San Francisco wedding limousine to make your day extra special, we have some ideas for you to consider. No matter what type of wedding you have planned, from an understated elegant wedding with a few family members and friends to fun theme weddings to destination weddings and all points in-between, we have the perfect San Francisco wedding limousine for the occasion! Some of the great wedding limo ideas that we have helped happy couples experience include these:
- Cable Car Transportation
San Francisco’s iconic cable cars can give your wedding an unmistakable Bay Area feel, but they run on fixed tracks and can’t take you everywhere you want to go. But ours can! Our cable car rentals look and sound just like our city’s famous cable cars, but ours can carry you and your wedding guests to your wedding ceremony, the reception and anywhere else you’d like to go! They are available as closed or open-air models for guest comfort in all weather conditions.
- Antique Car Rentals
We have a wide range of San Francisco antique car rentals for you to choose from, including antique Rolls-Royce limos and vintage Plymouths and Oldsmobiles, which are all perfect for theme weddings.
- SUV Wedding Limousines
For roomy comfort for you and your wedding party, it’s tough to beat our Bay Area SUV wedding limos. You and your party will enjoy the extra head and legroom and plenty of luxurious amenities on the way to and from the ceremony.
- Wedding Limo with Hot Tub
After the hustle and bustle of the ceremony and reception, you and your new spouse will surely want some time to relax and enjoy each other’s company, and there is no better wedding limo for this than our San Francisco hot tub limo. Have us ice down some champagne so that it is perfectly chilled when you are ready for some alone time together while you relax in your hot tub and glide through the city.
It’s not too early to make your San Francisco wedding limo reservation for the best selection for your special day. Just give us a call at 800-339-8936 and let us handle all the details. If you want to customize your wedding limousine experience, we would love to help! Just let us know what you would like, and we will go above and beyond to make it happen! Call us today to find out why so many happy couples rely on NLS Limo for all their wedding transportation needs.
For weddings, anniversaries, marriage proposals and other important milestones in a couple’s life together, our Bay Area hot tub limo rentals are ideal for creating a romantic mood. Although they comfortably seat up to 14 guests, the vast majority of the people who rent our hot tub limos prefer to share the experience with their significant other and enjoy a luxuriant soak in the hot tub while cruising through the Bay Area. There really is no experience quite like soaking in the gentle turbulence of a hot tub while sipping a glass of champagne with someone you love. Each hot tub limo features a huge moon roof over the hot tub so that relaxing couples can enjoy the stars and San Francisco skyline while also enjoying complete privacy.
Our hot tub limos also feature the following amenities to make your evening extra special:
- Wet bar
Whether the two of you prefer to chill a bottle of champagne, ice down some craft beers, share a bottle of wine, sip your favorite spirits or all of the above, the wet bar in your hot tub limo makes it easy to enjoy all your favorite beverages.
- Bench seating
The generous leather bench seating is ideal for stretching out and relaxing before and after your soak while enjoying the sights of city lights just outside your tinted windows and through the additional moon roofs.
- Privacy window
The privacy window and curtain between the cabin and your chauffeur turns your hot tub limo into a private suite on wheels and afford you and your significant other all the seclusion you need to celebrate this special evening.
- Great audio system
Music helps set the right tone for your special evening, and the sound system in your hot tub limousine will play your favorite music all night long with superb clarity.
If you want to celebrate an intimate evening with someone special and are looking for a truly memorable experience, rent one of our San Francisco hot tub limos, and get ready to have a wonderful time! These are some of our most popular Bay Area limo rentals, so we recommend reserving yours early by calling us at NLS Limo at 800-339-8936. If you’re looking for a unique gift idea, a hot tub limo experience is a great wedding or anniversary gift!
Las Vegas has been the destination for quick weddings and divorces for a very long time. Wedding chapels here are almost as common as casinos, and wedding limo rental companies do a very brisk business keeping up with demand. However, an escalating feud between neighboring businesses may cause some limousine services to think twice about transporting happy couples to and from the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel on Las Vegas Boulevard. The Chapel is located next to a Super 8 Motel, and, since the motel changed ownership last year, there has been a series of conflicts over the use of a common driveway, parking, signage and other issues. The conflicts between the businesses have been frequently heard in city planning commission meetings, and recently, things have soured to the point of litigation.
The animosity escalated sharply recently when the motel began towing the cars of chapel clients who parked in spaces reserved for motel guests. One of the towed vehicles belonged to a rabbi officiating a wedding, causing a scene in the parking lot between business owners and wedding attendees. Ilan Gorodezki, the new owner of the motel, reports that the roots of the problems began long before he owned the business. The previous owner of the motel let the property become decrepit. Needing the parking space, chapel owners regularly let clients park in the motel lot.
"They are a successful business and I have a lot of respect for them," Gorodezki said. "But for years they were doing whatever they wanted and they can’t do that anymore."
Gorodezki has also lodged official complaints with the city over wedding limousines that park across the only entrance to the motel lot, preventing potential motel guests from entering the driveway. His attorney claims that the limos are essentially "imposing a death sentence" on his client’s motel because drive-up traffic is an important part of his client’s livelihood. Last Valentine’s Day, one of the busiest days of the year for the chapel, Gorodezki painted a red line across the shared driveway and partially blocked it with his car, preventing chapel owners from using most of the driveway to enter the lot.
The owners of the chapel claim that causing patrons to use only the narrow north part of the driveway on their property is dangerous, as it forces wedding limo chauffeurs to make sharp U-turns into the narrow driveway.
"What is a wedding without the limo business?" said John Krieger, the chapel’s attorney.
The owners of both businesses have filed lawsuits, and now the matter will be decided in Clark County District Court. They claim they have explored every opportunity to resolve the conflicts but now feel that litigation is their only alternative.
If you’re planning a wedding in the Bay Area and are shopping for San Francisco wedding limousine services, you have come to the right place. We have been the Bay Area’s premier wedding limo provider for years and offer a wide range of limousines, party buses, SUV limos, luxury coaches, classic cars and other vehicles. Our rates are very affordable, and our customer service is the best in the business. For more information about your wedding limo options, availability, and our wedding limousine packages, call us at NLS Limo today at 800-339-8936.
There are plenty of horror stories about couples who hire wedding limousines that never show up, and regular readers know that we talk about unethical limo operators from time to time. However, a recent story out of Kansas City is a fine example of the many ethical limousine services around the country that step up when limo renters are stranded by scammers. Courtney and James Pace are a recently married couple who experienced the ultimate wedding day nightmare. On their wedding day, she got a call from her fiancé, who said that their wedding limo was more than an hour late to pick up him and his groomsmen for the ceremony.
The groom and his groomsmen found another way to get to the ceremony, but minutes before the ceremony was scheduled to begin, the couple was stunned to learn that neither the photographer nor the videographer was there to document the wedding. The groom’s mother began making frantic calls to find a photographer at (literally) the last minute and managed to find one. After the ceremony, the newly wedded couple tried to contact the wedding planner who supposedly had reserved the limo, hired the photographer and videographer and made other arrangements for an $1,800 fee. They were shocked and furious to discover that Mario Antoine, their wedding planner, had scammed them and other couples and had not made any of the arrangements he agreed to handle.
When the couple contacted Horizon Limousine, the wedding limo service that Antoine had supposedly contracted for the wedding, they discovered that the limo service had no reservation for them. Taylor Hill, the owner of the limo service, was outraged that the couple had been scammed and quickly arranged for a limo to provide the couple and the wedding party with the limo service for which they had paid.
“The first thing that goes through my mind is how horrible of a thing to do,” said Hill. “It’s the biggest day of your life and he’s advertising a complete wedding package.”
After conducting an investigation into Mr. Antoine and his wedding planning business, Hill and others discovered that he had defrauded other couples and had moved three times within a year to avoid having to answer for his larcenies. He now faces several lawsuits and other legal troubles for theft.
There may be plenty of wedding limo horror stories out there, but for every story like that, there are many more about limo operators who do what they can to help stranded couples have a wedding limo to transport them on their special day. We are one of many ethical and responsible limousine services that do whatever we can to help people who fall victim to fly-by-night limo outfits. If you’re planning a wedding or any other special occasion and you would like to reserve a San Francisco limousine that will show up on time, every time without fail, please contact us at NLS Limo today at 800-339-8936.
Not all happy couples get married in June. Some prefer to marry in the fall when caterers, tailors, wedding planners and other wedding professionals aren’t so insanely busy. Of course, there are other advantages to avoiding the traditional June wedding season. Parks, churches, banquet halls and other popular places for wedding ceremonies and receptions aren’t booked solid with reservations. The weather’s lovely with much cooler temperatures, wedding guests’ schedules are a bit more open, airfares are a little less expensive and, let’s face it, fall colors and the changing leaves make a perfect backdrop for wedding pictures. Couples also find that they have a much better selection of San Francisco wedding limousines from which to choose!
If you’re tired of chasing wedding details and you have overlooked booking your Bay Area wedding limo rental or you’ve decided to be spontaneous and get married right away, we have very good news! There are still plenty of wedding limousines, antique cars, party buses and other luxury vehicles in our fleet available to rent for your wedding. If you’re a June bride thinking that you’ve waited too long to reserve your wedding limo or you’re a prospective groom thinking about impressing friends and family by renting luxury transportation on your wedding day, we have you covered!
We must confess that some models of limousines and party buses in our fleet are reserved in the coming weekends, but we still have plenty more! All are immaculately clean, fully licensed and insured, spacious, very comfortable and quite affordable. In addition, they feature luxurious amenities such as the following:
• Wet bars
• State-of-the-art audio/video systems
• Tinted privacy windows
• Plush, generous seating
• LCD TVs
• LED lighting
• Other features specific to each model!
If you’re looking for a cool and unique San Francisco wedding limo that will turn heads, impress guests and look great in wedding pictures, think about renting one of our lovingly restored antique Rolls-Royce limousines for your wedding. There might not be room for your whole wedding party, but that’s what our late-model stretch limos and party buses are for!
There is still time to reserve your Bay Area wedding limousine or party bus for you and your beloved and your wedding party and guests. Just give us a call at 1-800-339-8936, speak with one of our reservation specialists and leave the rest to us! Got a special request for decorating your wedding limo? We have you covered! Just ask, and, if it’s legal, we can probably make it happen. We built our business one satisfied customer at a time and love to help couples celebrate this incredible moment in their lives. We still have a wide selection of luxury vehicles from which to choose, but they’re going fast. Call NLS Limo today to reserve your Bay Area wedding limousine!