Research, study, applications, exams, meetings, this licence, that licence, fire authority, police authority, formal notices, and lots of red tape finally confirms All Occasion Cars Ltd is fully licensed and can legally provide all our newlyweds with a complimentary champagne service.
Professional, high standards of service means everything in our business, and keeping our happy couples 'happy' does too. This is our gift to you!
Great news all round, but with that comes great responsibility, and we have therefore amended our booking form and terms & conditions slightly to reflect our support and adherence to the Licensing Act 2003 with regards to the sale of alcohol by retail.
During the booking process, we will now always duly advise our customers that persons consuming alcohol must be over 18 years of age. Our age verification policy is in motion now too so don't be surprised or offended when we ask for proof of ID if you appear to be under 21 years old.
Our drivers are also required to check the identification of all persons consuming alcohol who appear to be under 21 years of age. Acceptable forms of proof-of-age are passport, photo driving licence or PASS hologram (proof of age standard scheme) approved ID card.
Please help us to help you maintain this privilege of a champagne service with your cooperation and understanding for the benefit of all our future brides and grooms.
Proms, graduations, birthdays and other special occasions are all times we want to celebrate out in style with family and/or friends, and perhaps treat them or yourself to special transport arrangements to complete that package. However, with that enjoyment we sometimes forget to check the basics...
At All Occasion Cars Ltd, we believe in being transparent and honest in all aspects of our private hire services, and owing to several requests for bookings for proms and graduations, we feel it is only appropriate and best practice to advise customers the regulations regarding the proper licensing of vehicles for special occasions other than weddings and funerals.
Whether you are a parent booking for your child, or just yourself a celebrant - beware before you book - and ensure your private hire operator is licensed, the vehicle you wish to book is licensed, and your driver is licensed. If not, you may be travelling in a vehicle whose insurance may be invalid and your operator is open to prosecution, civil action in the event of an accident and the police can immediately impound the vehicle leaving you stranded.
So...as much as we would like to offer up our vintage Boris and classic Benson for that prom, graduation or 21st birthday celebration, they are only available for weddings and funerals. Awwwwwh!
The good news is our executive Mercedes EClass Saloons are capable of servicing all those private hire requests, are a luxurious, stylish ride at that, and meet all current regulations. Yeahhhhh!
* You can keep abreast of current regulations by visiting the North Lincolnshire Council or North East Lincolnshire Council licensing section website.
In short, NAWCP was set up to counter proposals by the Law Commission to require all wedding cars to have full local authority private hire licenses. In layman terms, to put wedding cars in the same regulatory framework as mini-cabs.
So what, you might say. Well, it’s a big deal, and something that would immensely impact negatively on wedding car providers, as well as you, the brides and grooms, looking for beautiful wedding transportation to enhance your special day. A taxi just wouldn’t cut it.
Currently, wedding cars are exempt from being licensed like a taxi – yeah - and NAWCP’s continuing fight to keep our wedding cars exempt from such legislation means wedding car providers can continue to service all brides and grooms with reasonably priced vintage, classic, traditional and unique transportation.
Additionally, our historic vehicles can remain on the road to be seen, admired and remembered in wedding photographs for years to come, instead of being tucked away as collectors items or ending up on the scrapheap because they are just too costly to run, and/or prohibitively priced for brides and grooms to even consider using on their wedding day.
You may have noticed that our terms and conditions clearly mention we are unable to carry children under the age of three in our wedding cars, and we always ask during the booking process. It’s not said lightly, or to be difficult, or because we don’t like the wee’uns…it’s purely in order to meet legal requirements. So please kindly take note of the following regulations for your safety and ours,
Our vintage and classic wedding cars may not have seatbelts, but this does not signal that we can pack as many as possible into them, no matter how small the passengers.
We are legally guided by the vehicle registration certificate of each wedding car, and cannot overload the vehicle without putting our insurance cover at risk or in consideration of the dire consequences should an accident occur with an overloaded car.
Please do not ask us to squeeze in one more person, or ask that a child sit on your lap, and do not take offence when asked and we politely say no.