Which areas do you cover?
The Little Vintage Car Co. is based on the outskirts of Newmarket. We generally cover localities all over Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and have a set of standard rates that apply to this area. If you are in the surrounding counties we still might be able to help so it is worth getting in touch, though we will need to charge a slightly higher fee to cover our additional mileage and driver time.
Do you do proms and other events?
We are only covered to service weddings and do not have the necessary licences to cover proms and other events. Our photo-booth, however, can be used for parties and corporate events, so if this is of interest please do get in touch.
Can we book your VWs for self-drive?
We often get asked if we offer self-drive but this is not a service that we currently offer. Our VWs are used purely for weddings to keep the condition of the VWs as immaculate as possible.
How do we book and how does payment work?
To secure your booking we just ask for you to fill out a booking form and sign our terms and conditions. We also ask for a deposit payment to secure your wedding date, the remaining balance is then due 30 days before the date. We will then contact you again a month before the wedding to confirm all of your timings.
Booking travel for your wedding day is important, so to help you we have put together a page with some of the questions that we get asked most frequently.
What can we expect from the service?
We are exceptionally fussy about how our VWs look and promise to have the VWs gleaming on the day. We have a rule of only servicing one wedding a day so that we can keep to these standards. Our service includes a professional, honest, reliable and skilled driver that knows the local area. We go out of our way to ensure that our drivers are cheerful, approachable and well versed in calming any pre wedding nerves. The driver will take care of everything that relates to travel on the day and will plan all of your times for you so that you can relax and enjoy the experience. We also have all of the necessary wedding supplies, refreshments, an emergency sewing kit, nail files and tissues – it’s all covered!
Are there any hidden costs?
We believe in providing an honest and transparent service that is as straightforward and clear as possible. There is a set fee for each package depending on the length of hire and we won’t charge you for any extras outside of this.
What if there is a breakdown?
First and foremost I would like to assure you that the reliability of our VWs is one of our biggest priorities. To ensure that the VWs are mechanically sound they are serviced every six months by a Volkswagen expert and we maintain them to a very high standard. Obviously we cannot guarantee that there won’t be an issue as even newer cars have breakdowns, but to ensure that we can provide the best service possible in the event of an problem we have breakdown cover, a roadside mechanic, and as a last resort, access to a spare VW campervan in a similar style.
How mant trips can we make?
This is dependent on the service that you choose, our Romantic Getaway Package includes two trips, one to the ceremony and another to the reception. The Ultimate Getaway Package includes an extra trip to the ceremony and would be a better choice if you will need extra transport for bridesmaids/groomsmen or additional guests..
What options do we have for decorating the VWs?
This is one of our favourite parts of the hire and we have a few different options.
Ribbons – these are available in various colours and are included free of charge.
Fresh flower posies – our Ultimate Getaway Package includes posies on each wing mirror.
Fresh flower garlands – we have a few different options for bumper garlands/swags.
Suitcases – we have a set of beautiful vintage suitcases for use as props.
We are also happy for you to bring your own decorations, the more creative the better!
Can you transport babies and young children?
There are laws in place stating that children under the age of 3 cannot travel in a classic VW under any circumstances. However, children over the age of 3 can travel provided that their parents sign a consent form. The campervan does not have seatbelts but our beetle has seatbelts in the back and front so if this concerns you it might be a better option.
What if it is raining?
Our beetle has a tan fabric roof which can easily and quickly be put up – in fact some of our couples have left it up for their photographs as photographers can get some lovely shots of the arrival through the back window which looks onto the back seat. We also have vintage umbrellas so that our driver can escort you into the church if it is raining.
Can we come and see the VWs?
Yes of course, if you would like to see them we exhibit at several wedding fairs. Otherwise you are welcome to come and see them at another time, just email us to set something up.