Frequently Asked Questions

Our classic cars are very popular for self drive wedding hire because it puts you in control and makes your day unique.  On this page you'll find a list of the common questions we get asked about renting our classic cars for weddings.  You can also refer to our regular FAQ section here.  If you've got a question that isn't covered here, please call us on 01527 893733 or email weddings@greatescapecars.co.uk for a quick response.

How does self drive hire work?

We can provide bridal cars as well as groom cars and we often provide both. Couples tend to hire a bridal car which is driven by the father of the bride or a family friend to take the bride to the church. If they have only hired one car then the groom usually drives his new bride in the same car from the church to the reception. The cars are usually collected and returned by the groom, father of the bride or best man.  Couples also hire two cars from us, adding a groom's car. In this case the bridal car carries the bride to the church and then the parents to the reception. The groom travels to the church in the groom's car and then takes the bride to the reception in the same car. 

How much does it cost?

The price you pay will depend on the car you choose. Our prices start at £170 for 36 hours hire of a Morris Minor. We cater for all budgets. For most cars you will find the hire price is similar to or less than a chauffeur hire - and you get much more time to enjoy the car.

Where are you based?

We are based in the Midlands. We have over 30 cars for hire, including several examples of our most popular cars.

Can I see the cars before I make a decision?

We are very happy for you to come and see the cars before you decide on the best one for you. Just call us on 01527 893733 or email info@greatescapecars.co.uk. All cars featured on this website are the actual cars we hire and they are all in very good condition.

How do the hire times work?

We offer unique wedding hire packages that are flexible to fit around your plans and keep your costs down. Our normal self drive wedding hire period is 36 hours - so you can collect on the day before and return by 1pm on the day after. You can also add a second driver for just £25 who can collect and/or return the car for you to make life even easier.

Can you deliver or collect the car?

Most of our sites offer a delivery and collection service at extra cost.  For local weddings this is often a cost-effective solution, but it will work out quite expensive for long distance transport. For a quote just call us on 01527 893733 or email info@greatescapecars.co.uk.

Will my wedding dress fit in the car?

All of our cars are suitable for weddings and will fit the most glamorous wedding dress. The smallest car is our classic Mini, which has been used regularly for weddings. We try to provide photographs on this website showing interior space but you are very welcome to arrange a viewing of any car if you're unsure or would like to see the car.

What does the hire package include?

Our hire package gives you complete flexibility because it provides 24, 36 or 48 hours use and a generous daily mileage allowance - ideal when you're trying to coordinate the cars around your other plans. The price also includes insurance and breakdown cover.

What's the deal with chauffeur hire now?

Currently all chauffeur driven wedding cars are exempt from regulations governing the private hire of vehicles. This means that the cars and their drivers are not subject to the same legal checks as private taxis. The Government has talked about removing this exemption and make all chauffeur driven wedding cars covered by the same rules as private taxis. Since it will mean considerably higher costs for chauffeur wedding car owners it is expected to mean a significant reduction in the choice of cars available.  Great Escape only hires cars on a self drive basis and would not be affected if this change were to happen. All of our cars are subject to annual MOT tests and our own continuous inspection process.