Ride in Style

From horse-drawn carriages to elegant classic cars, 417-land brides can travel in style on the big day.

By Savannah Waszczuk | Photo courtesy Shires for Hire

Dec 2014

Horse-drawn Carriage

Shires for Hire, 2567 W. State Hwy. CC, Brighton, 417-848-4648,

Price: $450 for one hour, $500 for two hours

Cruise Control: If you’re looking for a movie-like entrance or planning a fairytale-esque wedding, you’re in luck. Shires for Hire offers transportation via striking black shire horses that seamlessly pull an elegant white wagon to wedding venues and reception spaces. While the wagon can hold six adults, it’s often used as a stylish form of transportation for the bride and groom. Think of the pictures! 

Rolls Royce Convertible
J. Howard Fisk Limousines, Inc., 2001 E. Trafficway, Springfield, 417-862-2900,

Price: $100 per hour (two-hour minimum)

Cruise Control: Whether you’re looking for a grand arrival at your venue or you want to be whisked away from the evening in style, the fleet of vehicles at J. Howard Fisk Limousines, Inc. can help you out. The business offers a variety of coaches, vans and limousines, as well as a Rolls Royce Convertible that’s guaranteed to turn heads. This glamorous car is a favorite for photo opportunities, as the shiny black provides perfect contrast against white bridal gowns. Plus, who doesn’t want to sit in the back of a car and feel the wind blowing through their hair?

Classy Chassis Limousine Service, 230 E. Weaver Rd., Springfield, 417-379-2955,

Price: Smaller cars start at $65 per hour; 22-passenger Escalade averages $125 per hour depending on length of charter

Cruise Control: Every little girl dreams of arriving at her wedding venue in a limo, right? Classy Chassis Limousine Service would love to deliver you and your hubby-to-be in one of its white stretch limousines. If you want the whole party to ride along, a 22-passenger Escalade is also available. 

Party Bus
Wheel Kings, 1212 E. Trafficway, Springfield, 417-866-1159,

Price: $360 for first three hours, then $100 per hour SundayThursday; $450 for first three hours, then $125 per hour FridaySaturday

Cruise Control: Basically a party on wheels, this bus is decked out with tons of glamorous features, including a 50-inch TV and a DJ lighting system. It’s large enough for 25 guests.