12 Wedding Transportation Options in Washington, DC to Get You Where You Need to Go

Whether you want muscle cars or draft horses, there are lots of ways to get around the nation's capital.
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Lauren Nowack
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Lauren Nowack
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  • Lauren is a freelance writer for The Knot Worldwide.
  • While Lauren has been writing her whole life, she began her career by travel writing and reviewing outdoor gear.
  • Lauren is passionate about encouraging people planning a wedding to make it exactly what they want and need it to be.
Updated Jun 11, 2024

Looking at the wide variety of options for wedding transportation in Washington, DC can get overwhelming, as they range from classic muscle cars to vintage trolleys and even a few horse-drawn carriages. Yet hiring the right transportation company for your wedding means everyone will be where you want, when you want, which leaves you with more time to party. There are companies that provide everything from bach party buses to cute electric golf carts, and you can find all these transportation options on The Knot Marketplace by filtering by your marrying location. For now, we'll focus on a dozen different options in America's capital city, Washington, DC.

Electric Red Roadster in Washington, DC

It's no secret that electric vehicles are slowly taking over the roads, so why not let these eco-friendly rides be your wedding shuttle? Electric Red Roadster by WeVenture is a DC-based transportation company with a fleet of all-electric golf carts that include classic roadsters that seat seven and modern roadsters that seat five. These street legal carts are driven by professionals who are happy to customize your shuttle and experience with decor, music, weather protection and even their own outfit. From bach parties and rehearsal dinners to receptions and get-away carts, it's easy to use these spunky red roadsters as your wedding shuttle service in Washington, DC.

  • Vehicle Options: Electric roadster golf carts
  • What Couples Love: The cart's small size allows it to breeze by traffic and get to places in DC where limos or sedans wouldn't fit.

    Shenandoah Carriage Company in Front Royal, Virginia

    There are few things as classic as riding into a wedding ceremony or reception in a carriage, and Shenandoah Carriage Company provides two options for couples to choose from on their day. The traditional vis-a-vis carriages have benches facing each other while the pumpkin-shaped Cinderella carriage comes with twinkle lights, scroll work and brass lanterns. Of course, all the carriages are outfitted with necessary road lights and weather buffers to ensure your safety while your driver, wearing a tux and top hat, drives you around our nation's capital.

    • Vehicle Options: Carriages
    • What Couples Love: The Shenandoah Carriage Company team is incredibly professional while going above and beyond to make your day everything you want.

      All Pro Charter in Ashburn, Virginia

      Consistently given the coveted Knot Best Of Weddings award, All Pro Charter is a wedding transportation company ready to work round the clock in the DC metro area to ensure everyone is on time and riding in style. Its fleet includes mega buses, full size motor coaches, limousines and luxury sedans, each of which goes through a thorough CDC-compliant cleaning process. All Pro Charter offers a variety of packages at different price points to allow every couple to use this award-winning business.

      • Vehicle Options: Motorcoach, mini coach, mini bus, luxury van, SUV, sedan and limo
      • What Couples Love: Owner Terrick Ghannam ensures his team is attentive, punctual, courteous and flexible with every client, ensuring a safe, fun and smooth ride for all.

        On The Town Limousines in Frederick, Maryland

        On The Town Limousines has a large fleet of vehicles, from party buses and stretch limos to luxury sedans and SUVs, to assist in transporting guests during any wedding-related affair, be it a wedding shower, rehearsal dinner or from the ceremony to reception. If you're wondering if a limo is the best choice there are still plenty of other options. Customized wedding packages include crystal-ware, bottled water and ice alongside your professionally dressed chauffeur. By request, your driver can provide a "Just Married" sign and a red carpet for you to walk out on. With extensive offerings that also include a night on the town, wine or brewery tours and airport transport, On The Town Limousines is a popular vendor for your Washington, DC wedding bus rental needs.

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        • Vehicle Options: Luxury vans, SUVs and sedans, stretch limousines, party bus, motor coach and ADA mini-bus with motorized lift
        • What Couples Love: From attentive drivers to accommodating last-minute changes and incredibly clean cars, couples love On The Town's professionalism and flexibility.

          VintageLimos in Gaithersburg, Maryland

          For a truly vintage getaway vibe or to arrive like royalty, check out the offerings from VintageLimos. The company's gorgeous 1955 White Rolls Royce has been dubbed "The Crown Princess" and once served as the ride for the United Kingdom's ambassador to Nicaragua. One of only 51 Empress-style Rolls Royces, the oak and beige interior is a classically beautiful backdrop for your ride through DC. For truly high-end luxury, reserve the black Rolls Royce Phantom EWB, complete with extra legroom, a beverage cooler, paparazzi curtains and a starlight headliner. With trained chauffeurs and reasonable pricing, this is a go-to company if you're seeking a vintage car rental for a wedding in Washington, DC.

          • Years in Business: 10+ years
          • Vehicle Options: 1955 Rolls Royce or Rolls Royce Phantom EWB
          • What Couples Love: These gorgeous cars are known for being beautiful, of course, but also for incredibly comfortable and quiet rides.

            Camelot Classic Cars in Warrenton, Virginia

            With cars dating back to 1930, Camelot Classic Cars of Warrenton, Virginia delivers beautiful cars for both driving and photos. Try parking the sunflower yellow 1941 Chevrolet Pickup at your rustic wedding or opt for a rare classic in the 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge as your getaway car. Many of these cars have been featured in some of Hollywood's best movies and shows, which makes using them as your wedding car rental in Washington, DC that much more fun. You can also use these cars as part of your proposal or other wedding celebrations such as a baraat. As you would with any vendor, make sure to ask any wedding transportation questions you have before signing a contract.

            • Years in Business: 19 years
            • Vehicle Options: Classic cars
            • What Couples Love: Couples sing praises for Camelot Classic Cars, noting how the owner provides personal and professional service while providing rare, classic cars in tip-top shape.

              Old Town Trolley Tours in Washington, DC

              Most days, Old Town Trolley Tours uses its fleet of striking, vintage trolleys to give groups tours of DC, and on special occasions, their professional drivers provide private transportation for weddings. Be it a moonlight tour after your rehearsal dinner or a shuttle from your ceremony to reception and hotel, this team has been driving around the nation's capital for more than 30 years. The bright red trolley is great for photos and is a favorite option for a trolley bus rental in Washington, DC. With single and double-decker vehicles available, the fleet accommodates groups of many sizes.

              • Years in Business: 30+ years
              • Vehicle Options: Vintage trolleys
              • What Couples Love: Couples highlight the friendliness and cleanliness of Old Town Trolley Tours, emphasizing that it is one of the best options available, especially when navigating DC traffic.

                Harmon's Hayrides & Carriages in Brandy Station, Virginia

                Considering a horse-drawn carriage for your wedding day? Whether you want to show up to your wedding pulled by white horses, getaway on a decorated carriage or provide guests with rides around the venue during your reception, Harmon's Hayrides & Carriages has a package for you. Drivers are dressed to the nines in a black frock coat, top hat, boots and breeches to ensure everything is photo-ready. The company also has white horses, complete with ornate decorations and a handler, for a baraat procession.

                • Years in Business: 40+ years
                • Vehicle Options: Horses and carriages
                • What Couples Love: Customers appreciate the professionalism and easy communication with Harmon's and many praise the company's high level of care for the horses during events.

                  MySugarExotics in Gaithersburg, Maryland

                  Weddings are a time when many couples choose to prioritize getting that once-in-a-lifetime moment, which might include a getaway in an exotic sports car. If that's what you're hoping for, look no further than MySugarExotics. Whether you want a Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Land Rover or something in between, each car will be clean and shiny, ready for photos and a drive. If you'd prefer, hire a chauffeur or add champagne and a 48-rose bouquet. With discounts for multi-car rentals, you can book enough for your whole wedding party. MySugarExotics also offers private jet bookings for your honeymoon, bach party or other wedding-related celebration.

                  • Vehicle Options: Exotic sports cars and private jets
                  • What Couples Love: Couples love the seamless rental experience that provides them with the unique chance to drive some of the world's most beautiful and capable vehicles.

                    Olde Towne Carriage Tours of Fredericksburg, Virginia

                    There's something timeless about a carriage ride, and Olde Towne Carriage Tours understands that. With two carriages to choose from and horses in three different colors, this company is happy to customize your experience. Packages can include the carriage for the send-off, photo booth or to give guests rides during the reception. Olde Towne Carriage Tours also has white mares prepared to make your baraat an excellent experience, complete with all the finery that goes alongside this South Asian tradition.

                    • Years of Experience: 13 years
                    • Vehicle Options: Carriage
                    • What Couples Love: Clients highlight the beautiful and calm horses, noting their peacefulness amongst the busy and loud receptions and baraats.

                      Sunny's Transportation in Sterling, Virginia

                      With extensive experience navigating Washington, DC, including providing limousines for two presidential motorcades, it's no surprise that Sunny's Transportation has won The Knot Best Of Weddings award before and knows how to avoid any wedding transportation mistakes. Their fleet spans a range of vehicles, from luxury sedans to executive buses to provide a variety of wedding car services in Washington, DC. The Asian-owned business is mainly funded by corporate contracts, meaning their wedding pricing is incredibly competitive, so get a quote from them as you figure out how much wedding transportation costs in your area.

                      • Years of Experience: 19 years
                      • Vehicle Options: Sedans, SUVs, limos and buses
                      • What Couples Love: Reviewers love Sunny's late-model fleet, cleanliness and timeliness, emphasizing this company is one of the most reliable in the DC Metro area.

                        Bayside Limousines in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

                        Having provided wedding transportation around Washington, DC to more than 10,000 couples over the course of 30 years, Bayside Limousines has earned its spot as a favorite vendor in the area. The fleet here includes classic cars, luxury sedans, limousines and buses, making them able to serve any transportation need that pops up during your wedding festivities. Chauffeurs are trained to go above and beyond in customer service, knowing all the best wedding transportation tips and tricks, which include a red carpet arrival, non-alcoholic champagne, ice and bottled water.

                        • Years of Experience: 30+ years
                        • Vehicle Options: Classic cars, sedans, limos, SUVs, buses and party buses
                        • What Couples Love: Couples thank Bayside Limousines for their prompt and courteous service, noting that the company has a dedication to cleanliness and affordable pricing.
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