There are few nights that feel as spontaneous as your bachelor or bachelorette party. But the truth is, a quality prenuptial party takes a good deal of planning on the part of the best man or maid of honor. If you find yourself planning a Charleston, SC bachelor party or bachelorette party, here are a few tips to make things easier for you and to help ensure everyone has a great time.

Tip #1: Know where you want to go before you go there!

“Winging it” is great for an average night on the town where you have no expectations. But when you’re running a Charleston, SC bachelor or bachelorette party, there’s an expectation that you’ll have a good time. That requires a bit of planning.

  • Go online and research some venues. Finding bachelor/bachelorette party-friendly sites is your priority here. Read online reviews and call ahead to see if a venue can handle a group as large as yours. This includes reservations at a restaurant.
  • Plan a second spot, or even a “backup to your backup plan.” Sometimes you might head out to a bar to enjoy yourself and find that it’s not quite up to the energy of your party. That’s fine. Have a second or even a third spot in mind so your night can continue without a hitch. Your limousine driver will be happy to transport you.

Of course you’ll want to have a fun and even a spontaneous night to some degree, but just a little bit of proper planning ahead of time can spare you some major headaches.

Tip #2: Give the night a special touch for the bachelor or bachelorette.

A Charleston, SC bachelor/bachelorette party might have the feel of a night on the town, but in truth it’s a rare event for the person of honor. Give it a special touch by bringing the right music—say, their favorite song—or simply having their favorite drink ready for them. These little touches can boost their spirits and kick the night off on the right note.

Call your Charleston limousine company ahead of time if these special plans include anything that your driver will need to be aware of. If the limousine company is worth its salt, they’ll be happy to help.

Tip #3: Book your Charleston bachelor/bachelorette party transportation ahead of time.

You should never feel shy to ask about the details of your limousine reservation. Be sure to ask about the essentials, such as the number of people your limousine can hold or how to arrange for music and drinks. Without these details set ahead of time, you might find that the party becomes a lot more difficult to throw when the big night hits.

Marquee Limo Company is proud of its fleet of vehicles, which is why we offer so many details about our offerings on our site. Our quality limousine service can help with your vehicle arrangements and anything else pertaining to your limousine service for the big night.

Contact Marquee Limo if you’re interested in throwing an amazing Charleston bachelor or bachelorette party soon.

You don’t have to be in the midst of wedding planning to know that organizing an event with a limousine can be a little tricky. How do you cut through the complexities of choosing between limos, estimating your needs, and get a rough estimate of what your fun night out will cost?

The truth is, it’s a lot easier than you think. Here’s a quick guide to help determine how much a limo may cost.

Get a Head Count for Your Party

Much of the cost of a limousine is determined by the type of vehicle you’ll use. As you can see at Marquee Limo’s own Charleston limousine fleet, you have a lot of options here. And choosing one or the other can mean a change in the cost of the event.

If you have a large party, you’re going to need a head count. This will let you know the approximate size of the limousine you’ll need to choose. For instance, the Executive Sprinter Van can carry a small party of up to 14 passengers. The 40’ Motor Coach can carry large groups across large distances.

That’s why your first priority should be to know the size of your party. Wedding planning isn’t the only time you’ll need people to RSVP. When you plan even a birthday party, let the guests know that you need an RSVP to get an idea of what kind of limousine you’ll need to hire.

Research Charleston, SC Limo Rental Companies

Simply knowing how big your group is won’t be enough. You’ll also want to check around our fleet to see if there are options that you consider more important than others. At Marquee Limo, we’re confident you’ll find everything you need for a terrific Charleston, SC limo rental experience. You’d be surprised at the wide range of amenities and features different limousines come with these days. You can hire limo buses for large sightseeing tours or small, private cars for your own intimate event. But what’s really important is knowing what you want before you get started.

Here are just a few of the features to look out for:

  • Wet bar
  • Flat screen TVs
  • iPod Hookups
  • Light Shows
  • Extended cargo areas
  • Full shower/kitchen

It’s up to you and the type of party you want to throw to determine whether you need these amenities or not.

Request a Charleston, SC Limo Rental Quote!

The quickest way to cut through the complexity of how much a limo will cost is simple: just call us. You can tell us what you have in mind—even if you aren’t sure what Charleston, SC limousine you’ll want to choose—and we’ll help you out from there.

Request a Charleston, SC limo rental quote from Marquee Limo Co. today!

You know the old saying in sports—“act like you’ve been there before?” When it comes to good etiquette, the same applies with Charleston, SC limousines. When you order your first limo, it’s important to know a few rules of etiquette to help keep you and your guests as comfortable as possible.

Be clear with your limousine company.

First things first: you’ll book your limousine and mark it down in your calendar. Simple enough, right? But even ordering a pizza is more complicated than “send me a pizza,” which is why you should take the time to know exactly what you want before you book. For the best experience, make sure you discuss the following with your Charleston, SC limousine company:

  • Number of guests. How many people will come with you on the trip? If you have a large party and aren’t sure how many will attend, do your best to create an accurate estimate.
  • Destination(s). Don’t add or subtract destinations at the last minute if you can avoid it. It’s better to have a plan in mind. It’s not that drivers can’t be flexible; it simply makes for much less worry on your end.
  • Any extra requirements or amenities. Do you have a guest with particular needs, or did you want to plan an anniversary surprise that will come with the limousine? Let us know ahead of time so we can arrive early and accommodate everything you need.

Be polite to your limousine driver.

Most good limousine etiquette means being polite and kind to your driver. They’re there to drive you around, after all. Try to avoid asking the driver to “speed up.” Remember, your driver has to follow the rules of the road and often protocol with the company that employs them.

If you have any special requests, do your best to make them with the company upfront so that your driver doesn’t have any surprises along the trip. It’s not only polite to the driver, but it will help you ensure that you have a great Charleston, SC limousine experience.

Keep it safe.

Stay seated when possible, don’t knock around the limousine, and certainly don’t try to distract a driver who’s simply trying to get you from A to B as safely as possible. Sure, some limousines come with a little more freedom than your standard car, but that’s not an excuse to turn a party bus into something far beyond what it’s designed for.

Remember how we told you to accurately estimate your party size? An over-stuffed limousine is a safety hazard as well, so that plays a role here. And when you do have a large party, make sure to be a responsible host when it comes to serving beverages. Don’t break the law or go outside the rules, or else you might put the driver at risk as well.

It doesn’t take much to practice good Charleston, SC limousine etiquette—just a little common sense and plenty of preparation. Complete all the steps above and you’ll be free to focus on having fun.

The most important step of all? Book your trip with a leading Charleston, SC limo company!

Not many people know much about limousines, but if you look closely enough, you should be able to tell whether your current limousine company is really up to snuff. Here are five signs that you might want to consider switching. Rest assured, at Marquee Limo, you won’t even see one of these signs. Our Charleston, SC limo fleet is held to the highest standard, so we can provide only the best service to our valued customers.

No License Plate

It seems obvious, but if you see a limousine without a license number, that’s a good sign that everything else is a no-go. Limousines aren’t permitted to operate without a valid license number—if the company can’t even get that right, then there’s a good chance nothing else will go right, either.

When you need to get to your destination quickly—like during airport shuttle service—you don’t want to wait while your limousine is pulled over. A license plate isn’t just a “good sign.” It’s absolutely necessary.

On sedans, look for a “livery plate,” as these are often required by the local state in order to allow a car to be used for private hire.

Unaddressed Issues On the Vehicle Itself

You wouldn’t wait months to get a basic repair handled on your own car. Simple issues around the limo—from torn upholstery to a door handle that doesn’t quite work—are a sign that the limousine company doesn’t give your experience the attention to detail it requires.

Problems with how the vehicle drives are even worse. When you hire a private vehicle, don’t be bashful about expecting one that doesn’t have any strange noises or is in obvious need of repair. Before you can feel comfortable, you have to feel safe.

Total Lack of Cleanliness

Should you expect a virtually spotless interior? If you ask us, the answer is obvious: of course you should. You’re paying for a complete experience, not for a dirty limousine. Although you might want to let the small stuff slide—say, a little bit of dust that’s outside the limousine company’s control—that doesn’t mean you should stand for anything less than totally clean.

Obvious Lack of Experience

So far, we’ve looked at signs that you’ve chosen the wrong limousine company—when you encounter the limousine in person. But what about before you even book the limousine? In that case, look to experience. Does the company have the following:

  • An established web presence with pictures of their vehicles?
  • A reputation built online with user reviews and local listings?
  • Word-of-mouth in the local area?

If it has none of the above, then you know that you’re giving an untested limousine company a shot. This has its risks. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Basic Fees

It’s one thing to look for the most affordable limousine option. Be sure to watch for hidden fees. Some limo companies will drop their prices to draw you in, only to hit you with fees when payment time comes around. Make sure you deal with a company who is up front with you about costs.

Fortunately, with Marquee Limo Company, you’ll get the best of the best from the most acclaimed limo company in Charleston, SC. Book your limousine today!

You have it all planned out: the music, the venue, even the exact time you leave. There’s just one problem: you don’t know which vehicle will help you play the best host for your big event. This quick guide will help you save time and energy when deciding on the right vehicle for your event.

Determine the Size of Your Party

Depending on how many people are involved, this may be the simplest part of your decision—or the most complicated.

  • For solo events like taking a limousine to the airport for a business trip, you don’t really have to worry about how many people are coming along. Even the late addition of one or two colleagues can easily be handled in options like Lincoln Town Cars or the Mercedes S550.
  • For big events like weddings, you have the advantage of planning far in advance. Sure, it may be difficult to see how many people you can round up in order to justify a Party Bus, but generally, you should know the size of your wedding party.
  • For minor events with a lot of people—say, birthday parties, concerts, and nights on the town—it’s a little trickier. Try to get as many firm “yes” answers from people in your group and estimate who you can say for sure is coming. You don’t necessarily need to opt for a 40’ Motor Coach simply because you need room for potential Just try to go one size up if you need to be cautious.

Decide How You Want Your Party to Go

This is a different kind of “party”—now we’re not talking about the size of your group but the event itself. Are you going to host a high-energy trip to a concert downtown? Then it’s a good idea to take a Party Bus or stretch limousine that can play your music and allow guests enough room to kick back and enjoy themselves.

If, on the other hand, you need to plan an intimate evening for a date, you won’t need as much “kickback” room. The stretch limousine will likely be the largest vehicle you would ever want to use for an anniversary celebration, for example.

Choose the Best Vehicle for You

Once you know how big your party is—in two different meanings of the word—you’re ready to make your pick. Head over to our Fleet page and identify the vehicle that meets your criteria. Chances are, once you’ve put enough thought into it, you’ll quickly narrow your choice down to one or two obvious selections.

After that, you’re ready to book the limousine! Call us at 843-530-3257 or contact us online. If you’re still having trouble deciding, we’re happy to help you figure out what vehicle will be the best for you and your party!

What if you want the luxury experience of a true, limousine-style bus…but you have to host a group of people that would stretch the capacity of just about any vehicle out there on the market?

Then there’s only one option for you: our 40’ Motor Coach.

But you shouldn’t simply choose the 40’ Motor Coach because it’s an issue of necessity. Yes, the capacity serves a practical purpose, and it may be your only option. But it’s also a great option for a whole plethora of reasons:

  • A Charleston-area chauffeur. Knowing the area well is key to ensuring that your trip goes as smoothly as possible. After all, you’re not going to enjoy your trip if you get lost, take the long way around, or simply don’t trust your driver to get you from A to B in a timely fashion. When you’re hosting a wedding party, for example, you’re typically on a very fun but very strict schedule—and your chauffeur needs to be able to handle that schedule with the utmost confidence. These drivers have also undergone thorough training, completing Forbes’ 5-star certification.
  • Capacity, capacity, capacity. Sure, it’s great to take a nice intimate limousine ride, too—and we certainly have the luxury vehicles in our fleet to accommodate that. But when it comes to a big party, there’s simply no getting around the fact that you need a lot of capacity. Not only do you have a big group, but you can’t enjoy a luxury ride if your big group is all cramped together. The 40’ coach is also great for sightseeing tours because it allows people to enjoy the ride comfortably—the way a ride was meant to be.
  • Sometimes, a big wedding means certain logistical problems—rather than planning a party, you’ll feel like you’re making plans for an invasion of the reception hall. It shouldn’t have to feel like that. If you have 55 passengers who need moving, these coaches are the perfect—and only—option for getting it done quickly and with the luxurious feel that only a wedding can have.
  • Hosting big family events. Have a big family reunion across state lines? Need to move a large group that’s going on the same vacation at the same time? Then not only do you need a lot of passenger space, but you need to be able to enjoy the ride—it’s a vacation, after all. Only the 40’ Motor Coach can give you the adequate space you need while still giving the feel of an intimate, luxury ride.

When you’ve got to move a heck of a lot of people across a lot of distance, and you want to do it in luxury, there’s really only one place to turn in our entire fleet. And that’s the 40’ Motor Coach. Contact Marquee Limo to inquire about booking one for your wedding, vacation, or sightseeing tour—even if you’ve got more than 55 passengers and need to book more than one vehicle.

When you need to move a lot of people to the airport, a concert, or an event like a wedding, only a Mini-Coach will do. But you don’t want to sacrifice quality for size. That’s why our Mini-Coach is one of the most entertaining options in our entire limousine fleet: a combination of size and luxury that’s hard to beat.

Why take the Mini-Coach for your next big party trip? We can think of a few reasons

  • 40-Passenger Capacity: Simply put, if you have a lot of passengers to move, you might have no other options! Fortunately, our Coaches are more than just the ordinary “bus”—and they’re better than the buses that you took field trips on as a kid. And because this “Mini-Coach” doesn’t require as big a group as the usual 55-passenger coaches, you can save on costs even if you have a big party to move.
  • Luxury: Nothing quite sums up the Mini-Coach experience quite like the word “luxury.” It’s evidence just about everywhere on the bus, from the quality of the flooring and sound system to the way the seats feel.
  • Hardwood floors: Speaking of the quality of the flooring, hardwood floors are generally considered a luxury item when you can have them in your home. When you have them in your party bus…well, that’s another level of luxury entirely. The hardwood floors are clean and attractive, making your party feel that much more special.
  • Premium luxury seating: It’s not just about comfort. It’s about a lot of comfort. Gone are the springy, box-like seats that you’re used to. Instead, these seats are form-fitting, comfortable, strong, and firm, giving you a far better travel experience even if you have a long way to go.
  • Card tables: What if you could take the card game with you? That’s the simple idea behind the card tables. They make great places to have conversations, enjoy a game or two, and mix up the trip so you’re not constantly looking forward. Hold tournaments and have a blast even while you’re on the move!
  • Multiple video monitors: Don’t you wish that you could enjoy a movie when you’re on the move in a bus? When you use a Mini-Coach, you can. These monitors are perfect for long-distance trips when you need to stay distracted…or when you simply want to establish a fun party atmosphere for concerts, weddings, and more.
  • Premium microphone/sound system: When you have 40 passengers to deal with, it can be a bit like herding cats. That’s why the sound system is great for informing passengers about their next stops—or simply for having some fun and enjoying everything the Mini-Coach has to offer.
  • Mood lighting: Mood lighting is essential if you’re going to create an ambiance for a party out on the town. With the mood lighting settings on the Mini-Coach, you’ll be able to customize your own experience.

If you want to book one of these Mini-Coaches for your wedding, concert, night out, or even family trip, contact us and let us know when you’ll need one!

What if your party could move? That’s the simple question that our 20-passenger limo bus answers. With everything from wet bars to a light show, this bus is more than just a limousine experience—it’s a party so good that you’ll never want the party bus to stop. Perfect for bachelor/bachelorette parties and nights out on the town, there may be no better way to experience a fun Friday or Saturday night than with a party that actually moves.

If you want to know what it’s like inside the party bus, keep reading to find out why this party bus is a step above the usual limousine experience.

Features of the 20-Passenger Limo Bus

All that space is great, but the interior is what puts the party in “party bus.” And that’s where our party bus really shines, thanks to the following features:

  • Two flat screen TVs. Why two? So everyone in the party can enjoy what you’ve got playing onscreen. These are perfect for playing music videos, movies for the road, or simply setting the mood with a unique video ambiance.
  • iPhone hookups are essential if you want the party to go exactly as you plan flat-screenit. After all, what’s a party without the right tunes? Simply put together your own custom playlist and hook your mobile device right up to the party bus to enjoy the music you’ve
  • Two wet bars allow you to pour and serve drinks conveniently and cleanly. Think of the party bus as something of a nightclub…except it just so happens to be attached to an engine and some wheels.
  • A light show is the Pièce De Résistance—nothing will get a party going quite like a light show. Sure, you might set the ambiance with a few nice songs and a couple of drinks, but when the lighting changes, that’s when you know you’re really cutting loose.
  • A seven foot ceiling makes moving around much easier, ensuring that the most possible guests can get around without ducking and bending over. It’s not much of a party if you can’t move, after all.

Why a Party Bus and Not a Conventional Limousine?

The conventional stretch limousine has plenty of advantages, comforts, and amenities. If it didn’t, we wouldn’t offer it ourselves. But the party bus is for a different kind of experience: it’s more like a simulation of a night club, allowing guests to stand and move around with ease while enjoying drinks, light shows, videos, and music. Although a traditional stretch limousine can offer many of these comforts, it’s the ceiling height that really makes the difference between a laid-back time and a full-on party.

If you want to organize a birthday or bachelor/bachelorette party in the Charleston area, we recommend the 20-passenger Party Bus for small to moderate-sized events. To reserve your own, simply contact Marquee Limo Co or call us up and let us know when to schedule your next party on wheels.

When you hear the phrase “airport shuttle,” what do you think of? Too often, the phrase “airport shuttle” is attached to images of rusty old vans with no personal space and barely any room for luggage. Fortunately, that’s all changing—thanks to the help of Mercedes.

The Executive Sprinter Van is one of the most important vehicles in our fleet of limousine vehicles for good reason. It’s one of the smoothest, most luxurious rides you can enjoy while also having some 11-13 people get from A to B. And while the Executive Sprinter Van is ideal for airport shuttle service, it’s capable of much, much more:

When to Choose the Executive Sprinter Van

An Executive Sprinter Van isn’t for a party of one, two, or even five. It’s for a larger party that needs to stick together. And you’d be surprised at just how often this exact demand comes our way. That’s why the Executive Sprinter Van is a great choice if you’re…

  • …traveling to the airport with a large extended family or with friends.
  • …part of a wedding party that needs to get from A to B comfortably. It’s a great way to enjoy some wedding day luxury without breaking the bank.
  • …part of a business that needs to move a significant group of people around for business travel.
  • …throwing a bachelor/bachelorette party. These vehicles are perfect for saving money over the giant party buses and are perfect for shuttling from venue to venue while keeping everyone comfortable.

Of course, just about any event you can think of that requires moving around up to 13 people at a time would be perfect for the Executive Sprinter Van, including going to sporting events, going to concerts, taking sightseeing tours, and more.

Getting the Most out of Storage Space

One of the most notable features in these vans aren’t the comfortable seats—although those are indeed noteworthy—but the ample amount of storage space. The van can carry up to 13 people, it’s true, but if you look at the back, you’ll notice that there’s even more space available to accommodate the luggage of 13 people.

If you’re going on an extended family vacation and traveling with relatives, then this might be the perfect limousine in our fleet for your specific situation. Not only does it offer the luggage space you need to make a trip to the airport in on vehicle feasible, but the spacious interior with plenty of comfortable seating will ensure that you don’t feel cramped on your way to the airport. No matter if you’re traveling for business in pleasure, you need to have as much luggage space as possible—no exceptions.

Might the Executive Sprinter Van be perfect for your next limousine needs? If you saw something here that fits with your demands, then simply contact Marquee Limo and we’ll handle the rest. From there, it’s simply a matter of having your bags packed and the group together. Our professional, courteous drivers will handle the rest.

You might have taken a gander at our fleet and noticed something interesting: most “limousines” are, in fact, not the exact kind of limousines most people picture when they hear the term. To most people, there’s only one type of automobile that fits the word “limousine” to a T: the good, old-fashioned Stretch Limo.

Stretch Limos are indeed the bread and butter of the limousine business, and for good reason: they’re versatile. They’re perfect for weddings, shuttling the family to the airport in style, proms, and just about any special event you can imagine—including impressing a date. But no matter what you’re using a stretch limousine for, you want to be sure that you know how to get the most from your experience—and we have just the tips:

  • Plan the music. There’s nothing that changes an ordinary trip on the road to an extraordinary trip like some tunes. Good music sets the tone for the entire party—and since stretch limousines offer a lot of different options, you’ll have to choose exactly what kind of experience you really want to have. Are you looking for a laid-back, “date night” atmosphere? Are you looking to have fun with the family? Are you looking to shuttle around a small wedding party? No matter what you’re doing, you need to pick the music that suits you best, so don’t be afraid to bring your own music and let us know what you need.
  • Know your route. Sure, a simple airport shuttle service will give you an easy route, but sometimes, you want to use a stretch limousine for more than that. If you’re using it as part of a wedding, you might plan to take the scenic route between church and reception venue—and make sure that you find some great opportunities for photography along the way. And if you’re taking the limousine out on a date, it might be a good idea to swing by a sight or two before heading to and from a restaurant.
  • Sit back and relax. The whole appeal of the stretch limousine is that it’s a little bit larger than life. It’s meant to be luxurious. It’s meant to be enjoyed. If you want to get the most of it, sit back and relax. Don’t worry about taking care of the logistics if you’ve already done a great job preparing. Instead, just sit back and soak in the sights along the way—and enjoy a few key luxuries as well.

Whether you need to use a stretch limousine for corporate events, weddings, shuttle service, or for fun social events including concerts and more, there’s no doubt that it’s one of the best ways to move around a small party of up to 8 people. The only question is, how will you enjoy your next limo service? Get in touch with us at Marquee Limo Co. and let us know how we can be of service.

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