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From the Magazine, Planning

Making an Entrance

📷: Sara Drew Photography

If life is about the journey and not the destination, then maybe it’s time to rethink your wedding transportation. We’ve tracked down eight local options to help you say ‘I do’ to some more exotic means.

By John Kiernan

For the Jetsetters 🚁

There’s no entrance more spectacular than by air: Bird’s Eye View Helicopters can fly you straight to your venue or take you on a quick aerial tour of the skies above Newport between the ceremony and reception. Either way, it’s sure to make a lasting impression on all of your guests.

For the Pathfinders 🚆

Nothing says romance like 200 tons of steel and iron. Combine your venue with your transportation and take a step into the past when you board your own privately chartered train provided by the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad Company. You and your guests can enjoy a five course meal as you watch the scenic Narragansett Bay pass by your window.

For the Old-Fashioned Couple 🚎

If you’re looking for something with a bit more class, trolleys are comfortable, can transport larger groups and will give your wedding that distinctive flair. In addition to transportation from ceremony to reception, the Newport Wedding Trolley offers tours of coastal and downtown Newport along the way.

For the Fairy Tale Fans 🐎

If your relationship could be something out of a storybook, it’s only natural to picture yourself in a horse and buggy on your wedding day. It may not be the fastest mode of transportation, but nothing else is quite as elegant. New Deal Horse and Carriage has a beautiful Percheron draft horse and a chic white carriage perfect for your big day.

For the Seafarers ⛵

Another combination of venue and vehicle, chartering a sailboat lets you enjoy the scenes of the sea while in the company of your friends and family. Based out of Newport, Sailing Excursions offers two vessels and can work with outside caterers, making their boat the ideal nautical experience for a small reception or ceremony.

For the Anglophiles 🚍

Obsessed with British culture? Make your marriage memorable by renting a double-decker bus. This unorthodox
vehicle has more going for it than just stylish looks: Rockstar Limo’s double-decker can transport your entire wedding party and more thanks to its seventy-five person capacity.

For the Classic Car Enthusiasts 🚘

You can’t go wrong with a classic, vintage car. Most limo rental places have a few antique cars stocked up, but A Formal Limousine has an all-white Rolls Royce perfect for any and all pre or post-ceremony photo-ops.

For the High School Sweethearts 🚌

Maybe you fondly remember long rides on field trips or you love mustard-yellow. School buses can be a practical option for couples looking to make their wedding a little quirky. They have a large capacity, so if you need to move bigger crowds think about a blast from the past with First Charter Bus.

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