Consider these factors before renting a Limousine for your prom event

July 23rd, 2013

Prom is one of the great occasions to celebrate graduating. Many choose to hire a limousine for their prom event to enjoy a touch of luxury and make the evening even more memorable. It can also provide a convenient and cost effective transport solution, especially when split between a group of friends. However, choosing a limousine can be a little daunting, so here are a few tips to ensure you use the service best suited to your needs.

Pricing: There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your limousine. This can include the number of pick-ups, the number of passengers and the length of the event. Most companies will charge for the entire length of time for the prom event, even when the vehicle has been parked. This is simply because the chauffeur will be available throughout the event. There are a number of prom event packages which have been designed to make it as cost effective as possible, but since many vehicles can comfortably accommodate ten to twelve people, the rental charges can be split and more easily absorbed.

Cheaper Deals: While everyone loves a bargain, be wary of very cheap deals. These may have hidden charges which will be added later, or have another reason for such a cheap deal. Conduct a little research into the level of customer service and feedback of potential companies. Also, try to see the specific vehicle before committing to a booking. Ridiculously cheap deals may be because the company are using older vehicles or have lower standards of maintenance and drivers. Cheaper isn't always better, and you may regret saving a few dollars if the evening is compromised by poor service.

Size: Be realistic when booking your limousine. Limousine companies have very strict insurance restrictions which will not allow them to take extra passengers over capacity. Likewise, it can be a waste of money to book a vehicle which can seat twenty, if your party is only six or eight people. It can be worth allowing a little extra space to accommodate any ladies wearing large gowns, just to ensure everyone feels comfortable.

Book Early: Prom event season is a busy one, so don't leave booking your limousine until the last minute. Be sure to book as early as possible to ensure you get your choice of vehicle. Leaving it to the last minute may mean that all local vehicles have been booked and you may have to resort to an out of town service which can complicate the arrangements.

Be Aware of the Rules: Reputable limousine companies have a strict policy of behavior, which passengers are required to follow. The limousine company wants to facilitate you having a great time but the chauffeur and company must act in a responsible manner. These rules usually include no underage drinking, so be sure that all passengers know the rules and don't compromise your transport by breaking them.

Check the Equipment: Limousines are usually equipped with a very high standard of sound equipment. Be sure to check what equipment is included in your choice of rental. Many have CD players or IPod docks. This will allow you to create a playlist of all your favorite tunes to get the party atmosphere going.

A limousine for your prom event can make the evening memorable. It can add a touch of Hollywood glamour and ensures that you don't need to call Mom or Dad for a ride home. If you are interested in learning more about limousines for your prom event, contact us. We have a full fleet of vehicles and tailored prom packages to ensure that your prom night is memorable and spectacular fun.


5 Star Limousine provide limousine services throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Whether you need a stretch limousine for your prom event, or a special transportation to certain places, we'll be there. You can also choose from a variety of options inside their vehicles, like a flat screen TV, bar, DVD player, leather seats, and even fiber optic lighting. Check out our limousine fleet.

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