VW CAMPER PROM HIRE
LONDON | SURREY | KENT | SUSSEX
Arrive at your school prom in style with a classic VW Camper prom hire with Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers. We can hire you a self-drive hire campervan, decked out and ready so that you can arrive in style!
BASED IN CROYDON, FOR CAMPERVAN COLLECTION AND RETURN
Our solution to arrive at the prom in a campervan
We are able to offer self-drive hire campervans, where the passengers’ responsible adult can drive them to the prom, without the worry of private hire licensing.
Campervan Prom Hire – The Regulations
We regret that we are unable to provide drivers for proms. The rules for proms are different to wedding car hire.
Proms and any other event that fall out of weddings (and funerals) have to be licensed in accordance with the law, and registered as Private Hire (similar to taxi licenses).
Licensing and registration is done through the local authority, and typically it is very difficult to gain private hire licensing for vehicles over 10yrs old.
Any classic VW Camper hire company providing a driver service for Proms MUST hold the correct private hire license from the local council.
We know that there are some companies out there, who are not aware of this. Please do check whilst getting quotes, to be sure that your campervan company is aware and properly licensed for Private Hire (Not just wedding hire) if supplying prom driver services. If this is not in place, the passengers are not covered by any insurance and the vehicle is on the road illegally.
Who can drive the campervan to the prom?
Drivers must be aged 25-65 years old with an EU license held for >3 years. Insurance is subject to any endorsements, and abiliy to provide requested ID (2 forms of formal ID from the list on our insurance form, which MUST match the address on your driving license and be dated within 90 days of the hire).
Can I hire it for the day?
The hire is available for either mid week Tues to Thurs hire, or weekend Fri to Mon hire. We do not do one day hires in prom season.
There is also a £500 security deeposit to cover insurance excess. This is refunded on the safe return of the campervan as per our standard terms and conditions of hire.
When can I collect and return the campervan?
Weekend Shortbreak: 14.30 Friday – 10:00 Monday
Midweek break: 10:00 Tuesday – 18:00 Thursday
Where do I park over night?
Campervans must not be left parked on the road overnight – you must have secure off street parking such as a driveway. Please allow 2.3m height clearance for your campervan.
Camper prom hire prices
Pop over to our classic campervan self-drive hire page for packages and prices.
Book early to secure your date – we have limited availability in June, and are now fully booked over the Glastonbury 2019 period.
WHICH ONE WILL YOU CHOOSE?
We have two pretty 1970s VW Campers available with the specialist insurance for self-drive hire.
It is worth considering seating capacity if travelling with a group to the prom. One of the benefits of self-drive hire is that you can do multiple trips for larger groups, where distances are practical!
Pale blue and white 1973 VW campervan prom hire (self-drive hire) seats up to 4 passengers plus your driver
Pastel yellow an white 1977 VW campervan prom hire (self-drive hire) seats up to 5 passengers plus your driver.
WHY NOT BOOK A CAMPERVAN PHOTOBOOTH FOR YOUR PROM?
One way to get everyone at the prom into a pretty classic campervan could be to look at our alternative campervan photobooth services. We will travel within a 40 mile radius of Croydon, and set up our photobooth studio (inside the campervan) complete with decor, instant prints, props and online gallery.