At Royal Coach Limousines, our party buses are probably the most requested vehicle from Northshore and New Orleans residents planning events. And when you think about it, there’s really no wonder why.

After all, our party buses are a fun way to travel with a group, and come equipped with a bar with complimentary mixers, fun decorative lighting, a flat screen TV and DVD player, and the ability to connect your phone to its sound systems so you can blast your favorite songs.

But when it comes to your particular upcoming event, is a party bus really the best way to go?

It’s All About Why You Need Transportation

When it comes to organizing transportation for an event you’re planning, you need to think about the core need you have. Are you transporting your best friends for a bachelor or bachelorette party? Heading out to the Superdome for a Saints game? Having a festive night out on the town in the Big Easy?

These are all the types of events in which the atmosphere and amenities that a party bus offers adds to the quality of your event. And they’re some of the most popular reasons that North Shore and Metro New Orleans residents request our party buses.

But other events are better suited for alternative transportation.

For example, if you’re looking for wedding day transportation, a party bus might sound fun, but it might not fit in with the other elements of your wedding. Especially if you’re throwing an elegant affair, one of our new limousines – or even a Rolls Royce for the bride and groom’s personal transportation after the ceremony and the reception – may better fit the overall atmosphere of your special day. Besides, you don’t want your bridesmaids partying it up too hard before the ceremony in a party bus or – worse yet – spill an adult beverage on their dress!

Another reason you might want to consider something other than a party bus is if you’re coordinating travel for a corporate event in New Orleans. With our city’s world class hotels, and a variety of meeting spaces including the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans is a hot destination for corporate meetings and conventions.

A more professional and affordable transportation option for these types of events could be our shuttle buses, which are clean, comfortable, and efficient at transporting a lot of people to and from venues and hotels.

Things to Consider Before Deciding on Your Method of Transportation

At Royal Coach Limousines, we often share the following guidelines with those who contact us asking for the best transportation option for their event.

  • What’s the Purpose of Your Event?
    If it’s to party with your friends, then a party bus is definitely in order. But if you’re having a more sophisticated or corporate affair, alternative transportation options like a limousine or shuttle bus may be best.
  • How Many People Do You Need to Transport?
    Party buses are fun, but they’re meant to accomodate a larger number of people – up to 28 or 30! If you’re having a fun night out on the town with a few guys or girlfriends and want to avoid the risk of a DUI, you can still celebrate in one of our limousines or stretch limousines, which offer a more intimate setting.
  • Who Are You Transporting?
    You know your friends and family best, so you’ll know if they’ll appreciate all the fun perks that come with a party bus. But if you’re shuttling a group of high-capacity realtors to look at some new properties you have listed, they probably won’t be in party mode. In this case, a shuttle bus would be your best bet.

Contact Us With Any Questions

We know that if you’re looking for event transportation, then finding a way to get from Point A to Point B is just part of the many details you’re organizing. That’s why our consultants are here to help you.

Just give us a call, explain your event and the atmosphere of it, and we’re happy to recommend a professional transportation solution that will complement the occasion. You can get a free quote or give us a call today at (985) 282-8177.