It’s no secret that party buses are in high demand not just in North America, but also all over the world. Rental uses are a popular option for special occasions like proms, anniversaries (for the entire entourage), as well as stag and hen parties.
If this is your time hearing of party buses, you’re probably wondering how to go about finding and renting one for your special occasion. Here’s a list on what to check before choosing a bus rental company.
1. Permits and Insurance Papers
Just because it’s a “party bus,” doesn’t mean it’s all fun and games. Like any form of hired transport, party buses are required to undergo regular safety inspections, and must be manned by Class B drivers who keep log on pretty much everything that happens in the bus. You’ll want to go over these items before hiring a bus—be sure to check for a license number, which should be visible on both bumpers of the bus.
2. Written Confirmation/Contract
When you work out the details and decide to hire a bus, make sure you receive a booking confirmation or contract, detailing the kind of bus you’re renting, the rental rate, the pick-up and drop-off locations, the deposit amount, as well as the number of hours or days the bus will be in use.
3. Food and Beverage Policies
What’s a party without food and drinks, right? Part of what makes party buses fun is being able to start the party before you even arrive at the venue, or if you want, take the party with you wherever you want to go. Some bus rental companies allow you to bring your own food and drinks, while others include food and beverage as part of the rental package. In any case, you’ll want to check the company’s policies before making a final decision.
4. Check the Amenities
Party buses don’t exactly come cheap, so it pays to get the most out of your money whenever you decide to rent one. These buses are sophisticated machines, often coming with a wide range of amenities including, but not limited to, flat screen televisions, dance poles, disco lights, sound systems, and more.
When inspecting the bus, make it a point to check all these things. And while you’re at it, try to choose the bus that has the most number of modern amenities at the most competitive price.