Today’s weddings are more than just symbolic events. Couples are going above and beyond to create momentous days that are both personal and engaging for themselves and their guests. It’s all about the marriage, of course, but it’s also an epic party that brides and grooms want their guests to not only enjoy, but experience.
Experiences can come through entertainment, activities, and interactive elements like mobile bars and photo booths. Austin is home to some pretty cool rental companies, including those that roll out unique trailers and busses.
If you’re planning on taking your cocktail hour and/or reception to the next level, check out these insta-worthy and entertaining roaming bars, lounges, and photo booths.
Austin’s original VW van photo booth is a self-sufficient selfie station that houses all the latest equipment, from cameras to lighting. Once a cross-country cruiser, this vintage, mint green van was transformed into the life of the party it is today. The bus comes with photo filters, fun props, backdrops, overlays and borders, and can also be customized to fit any event. You can add-on lounge furniture, image projections, wedding guest photo books, styled shoots with guests, and much more. Plus, guests will be able to share their photos in real time through the van’s social sharing features. High quality photos can also be printed out on the spot.
Sound Cream Airstream’s mission is to take nightlife alfresco. Founders Andres Rizo and Danielle Collier say, “...we feel like people need to put down their phones, disconnect, get outside, and celebrate life! Sound Cream Airstream is about making going out an escape.”
This creative capsule can transform into just about anything: DJ booth, full bar, mobile kitchen, pop up boutique, artist studio, lounge space, and ice cream truck, just to name a few. Whatever you need, Sound Cream can provide. Rent the Airstream for your reception music, cocktail hour, or as a space for guests to mingle during downtimes.
As Austin’s mobile salon, this 31 foot vintage Airstream provides clients total on-the-go comfort and quality hair and makeup services. The trailer houses four complete salon stations and the luxuries of a traditional salon, like a private functioning restroom, surround sound audio system, cozy waiting area, and refreshment service.
Rent the Flair Style Lounge for your wedding and treat you and your bridal party to customized hair and makeup, or hire them for a pre-wedding party or ladies night out, which includes makeup, hand massage, champagne or wine, and festive music.
Smokey’s provides the perfect place to kick back and relax during a cocktail hour, reception, or pre-wedding event. This mobile cigar lounge provides a luxurious experience for gentlemen and ladies alike. Enter the lounge and you’ll be greeted by a Cigar Concierge who will recommend premium cigars and drink pairings. Relax in leather couches and chairs, mingle, sip, and let the concierge refill your glass.
If it’s a cute and compact vintage camper you’re looking for, you’ll love the Bubble Tap Trailer. This little trailer provides a mobile tap experience and serves up sparkling and fine wines (like rosé and Prosecco), mimosas, and bubbly cocktails. Since there are no bottles to open and dispose of, there’s no waste, which means the Bubble Tap Trailer is an eco-friendly winner!
The Party Pony Trailer doesn’t include any actual ponies, but this little blue beauty does offer everything you need for an epic event. The Party Pony will saddle up at your wedding or special event and provide a full bar service, as well as mocktails, water, and non-alcoholic drinks.
You can also rent the trailer to use as a dessert bar, coffee and hot drink station, and appetizer bar. And if you want to go all out, consider adding on a sno cone machine for the kids and a margarita machine for the grown-up kids.
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Now that you have the scoop on the Austin trailer rental scene, you’re now faced with the hard decision of which one to choose. Maybe a few? Impressive inside and out, these busses, vans, and campers are sure to delight and entertain you and your wedding guests.
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