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For many, the fun of a school formal begins in the car with friends pooling resources to arrive in style. Arriving at your school formal in a limousine or prestige car provides a great photo opportunity but there are some things you should consider before you contact car hire companies.

unnamed-1 Here are our 5 tips to hiring a car for your school formal.

Tip 1 – Work out how many people will be in the car

This will determine the size of the car you will be hiring. For example, stretch limousines usually seat 6 people while stretch Hummers can accommodate up to 16 people. The capacity of the hire car will vary between models and hire companies so check they can accommodate everyone before you make your booking.

Tip 2 – Know the details

When you contact the car hire company for a quote, they will need details such as:

  • Will your group be collected from one address or multiple locations?
  • The address for each pick-up location
  • The venue address
  • The date of your school formal
  • The start time
  • If you wish to be collected at the end of the formal
  • If so, the time you wish to be collected


Tip 3 – Book early

School formals are a busy time of year for hire car companies so it’s important to book your car early.

Tip 4 – Collect the money up front

In order to secure your booking, you will need to pay a deposit with the balance payable before the big night. You don’t want your family to be out of pocket while you are waiting for your friends to pay their share. Asking for the money up front means you can focus on more important things like what you will be wearing and who will be your date.

Tip 5 – Give the car hire company several contact options

Sometimes hire cars are stuck in traffic or have trouble finding your address. Make sure you give the car hire company multiple options for contacting you and your friends including:

  • Your mobile number
  • Your home number
  • Your parents’ mobile numbers
  • The above contact details for a few of your friends and their parents

That way, if there is a hiccup on the night, the hire company will be able to advise you and resolve the problem quickly.

Have you found a venue for your school formal?

If your school formal is still in the planning stage, you might like to consider WatervieW in Bicentennial Park. Their all-inclusive school formals package contains everything you need to make your school formal a night to remember. The package includes security, a grand entrance, DJ and dance floor, wonderful food, drinks with mocktails on arrival plus a whole lot more. With everything covered, WatervieW make it easy to organise your school formal.

For more information or to enquire online, visit or speak to one of our school formal experts on 02 9764 9900.

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