“ Company: Chevely wedding car hire / Type: Wedding car service „
Last July I got married and my husband insisted that we hired a car for me to be taken from my parents house to the church which was only a short distance away. The plan was that the men were to be leaving from our house via Taxi, however I decided that I wanted them to arrive in something a bit better than a taxi so as a surprise I decided to hire a car to take them to the church. After hunting around for a while I discovered a company called Cheveley Wedding Hire, the cars were perfect for what I wanted and also very reasonably priced as well.
Cheveley Wedding Hire offers two cars both of which are Rolls Royce's, there is the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud and the Rolls Royce Silver Wraith to choose from. There is not a huge amount of difference between the two cars, the Silver Cloud is mainly black with a silver grey bonnet and the Silver Wraith has more silver grey panels down the side as well as black, the interiors of the two cars are also slightly different, the Silver Cloud has a cream leather interior whereas the Silver Wraith has a red leather interiors, style wise they were very similar. We needed the car to take 4 men to the church so opted for the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud as this easily accommodated them. When we contacted the company to see if they were available on the date of our wedding we were allowed to go over and have a look at the cars to see if they were what we were looking for, unfortunately during this initial visit I was unable to go as I was at work, concerned that the date of our wedding would get booked my parents visited for me as they knew what I was looking for, this meant we could check the cars out without my husband finding out, luckily the Silver Cloud was perfect for what we wanted and it was booked there an then.
The company is run by a man called Derek, both the cars are his and he personally takes care of them and drives them himself, the cars when not in use are garaged and cleaned fully inside and out prior to an appointment. When I first saw the car on the day of the wedding after the church service I could not fault it at all, it was perfectly cleaned and spotless. Derek chauffeured the car for us on the day and he arrived in full uniform consisting of a grey suit and hat which fitted in perfectly with the car, again I could not fault his appearance, he was immaculately dressed and very smartly dressed. I personally made all of the arrangements for the day either via telephone or sometimes e-mail which was very handy when Mark was in the house as it meant that I could speak to Derek about the arrangements for the day without having to sneak off, I found him to be extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble for him. I fully explained how the hire of the car was a surprised for my husband on the day and he did everything he could to keep it that way. I did actually have to tell Mark about the car a couple of weeks before the wedding as he started questioning whether I had made arrangements for him and the other men to get to the church, but I managed to keep things a secret for a good few months along with the help and co operation of Cheveley Wedding Hire. When I placed the booking with Cheveley Wedding Hire I was given the option to choose what coloured ribbons and flower display I wanted. We obviously had a pink theme for our wedding however for the men I opted for plain cream ribbons and a flower display to match, I felt that pink may be a bit too girly for the men, the cream was traditional and also blended in wit the colour of my dress and the waistcoats of the men so it didn't look out of place at all.
On the day the car arrived at our house exactly on time if not a few minutes early to ensure that it got everyone to the church well on time. Obviously when Derek arrived with the car I did not see him however I did speak to him after the service and he was very polite and just as helpful as what he had been throughout the whole process. Mark and the other men who went in the car with him also commented on how professional he was, he chatted with them on the journey to the church making them feel at ease without being too pushy or intrusive. They also said that he was a very good driver making the short journey from our house to the church very smooth and problem free. I was pleased to see that the flower display and ribbons were exactly how I had arranged with them and the cream colour blended in perfectly, overall I was extremely impressed with the whole appearance of both the car and the chauffer.
As I have mentioned hiring the Silver Cloud Rolls Royce was very reasonably, I paid just £200.00 for this, compared to a lot of other car hire companies this was extremely cheap, some were charging double or even more for the same service. The service we received from Chevely Wedding Hire made the whole experience well worth the money. I had to ring the company in order to get a price, there is a website for the company, however this mainly gives you the contact details of Derek along with a brief explanation of what the service includes and several pictures of the two cars, the pictures give you a good idea of what the cars look like inside and out.
Overall I would definitely recommend Cheveley Wedding Hire, we received an excellent professional service at what was quite short notice. We luckily live quite close to Cheveley where the company is based, however he is prepared to travel within a 30 mile radius and will even make multiple trips, obviously this is time permitting. Hiring the Rolls Royce was reasonably cheap especially for the type of service we received which we could not fault. part of the reason why I was drawn to the cars available here was that that were not white, I had a black jaguar take me to church so a white car would have looked out of place whereas the black and silver grey Rolls Royce blended in perfectly. I could not fault the service we received at all, it was professional and everything went perfectly smoothly from the time of booking to the wedding day. I would certainly recommend Chevely Car Hire to anyone looking to book a profession chauffeur for their wedding within the Cheveley/ Suffolk area.