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Transportation from Wedding to Reception

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roberthunterdavis

I need to transport 150 to 200 guests from the church (west loop area) to the loop (3 miles total distance and 10 minute drive). The transportation options seem prohibitively expensive and require multiple-hour minimums. Any ideas or options that I’m not thinking of? Calling 50 cabs doesn’t seem feasible…

Posted in Chicago, IL, USA
Written on Nov. 07, 2011

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Love_birds
Marleels79
Wedding Date: Jun, 2011
Chicago, IL, USA
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This still might be too expensive, but we used M&M for our wedding party and they were wonderful! We got married at a church in Lincoln Park and our reception was downtown/Old Town. We did not have transportation for our 150 guests, but honestly it worked out fine. Some people wanted to walk a bit, some went to nearby restaurants/bars (since there was a delay before the reception) , some took cabs, etc. and it worked out totally fine.
Here is the info to the limo/bus company if you're interested:

M&M Limousine Service, Inc.
2720 River Road Suite 134
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Ph: 847-257-2111 TF: Fax: 847-483-1475

Written on Nov. 07, 2011
Love_birds
durdov
Wedding Date: Sep, 2007
Chicago, IL, USA
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Im assuming you've looked at bus/van rentals already? Try checking out zipcar.com. There's a membership fee but can be as cheap as $8/hr.

Written on Nov. 07, 2011
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ChicagoIrish
Wedding Date: Jun, 2010
Chicago, IL, USA
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My friend rented a trolley, but it's like you said - prohibitively expensive. We had the same problem: Married at a church in the West Loop and reception in Lincoln Park. In the end we just let everyone transport themselves. People will find a way, they don't expect you to do everything for them. Make sure you spell out their transportation options on the WeddingMapper link you give them and your job is done. Some of the people at our reception got tickets for parking in a restricted zone, but in the end it wasn't our fault. Drivers beware!

Written on Nov. 07, 2011
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triciafera
Wedding Date: Oct, 2010
Chicago, IL, USA
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I found the limo companies and their "bus" transports were expensive when I was planning last year. I received a referral to try Masters Transportation and found their "bus" options to be much less expensive than Windy City Limo and all the other places I called. It's worth a call to Jimmy Venn 312-735-3973 to find out pricing. They booked 2 weeks in advance, were there on time and the transportation was clean inside and out. The driver looked a little ragged, but the rest is more important. Highly recommend a call to see if they can work within your budget.

Written on Nov. 07, 2011
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slewis@weltman.com
Wedding Date: Aug, 2011
Chicago, IL, USA
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M&M Limousine Service, Inc.
2720 River Road Suite 134
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Ph: 847-257-2111 TF: Fax: 847-483-1475

I would just like to echo another post regarding M&M Limousine, We used thier services as well when my husband and I got married this past August. We needed transportation for our guests from the hotel to the church, and then to the reception. We secured a mini-van with them, and we were very pleased! They were professional and prompt, and thier rates were the best in the city, (and we looked everywhere trust me!. I would totally recommend M&M limousine for your transportation needs.

Written on Nov. 08, 2011
Love_birds
dchan33
Wedding Date: Sep, 2011
Chicago, IL, USA
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I booked a bus at First Student for my wedding in September. I had the bus all morning and also at night to shuttle guests back home. The total cost was about half the costs of quotes I received. The contact number is 630-857-2489

Written on Nov. 08, 2011

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