The Birth and Anatomy of a Party Bus

As more people seek out unique venues for their celebrations, party buses are becoming a common sight on our streets. From the original concept of a shuttle for getting from one venue to another, the party bus has come a long way in a relatively short time and is now a luxury event space.

The Birth and Anatomy of a Party Bus

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Initially only seen in larger cities, it is now possible to hire a party bus in Guildford, Surrey and the Home Counties too, but have you ever wondered what it takes to transform the humble omnibus into a glamorous party setting? From low budget DIY jobs such as this one, to professionally customised luxury buses, there seems to be no limit to what can be achieved.

Although, legally, party buses are considered public service vehicles as defined in the Public Service Vehicle Operator Licensing guide, as long as all licensing requirements are met, the transformation can begin.

Space Configuration

Most traditional coaches have forward facing seats, with the occasional model featuring backward seats also. Obviously, when designing a party venue, this arrangement, would not be conducive to socialising. Buses such as the one featured at have side facing seats which result in a much more intimate and social atmosphere.

Audio Visual Equipment

A far cry from the standard bus PA systems, present day party buses can now be fitted out with impressive surround sound systems to rival any nightclub. Big screen televisions, fibre optic and mood lighting, cameras and iPod connections can all be included to complete the experience.

Comfort and Luxury

With many party buses now designed to be occupied for longer periods of time rather than as mere modes of transport, keeping guests comfortable is even more important. Dual air conditioning compressors, extra doors, heated leather upholstery, and tinted privacy glass windows are all optional upgrades that can be added.


Finally, of course, no party is complete without refreshments! On board fridges and ice buckets and even fully stocked bars can all be added to the bus to ensure that guests are well and truly lubricated whilst on board.

So next time you see a party bus, take a moment to think of its humble origins and all of the imagination and creativity that has gone into completing its transformation into the luxury party venue before you!

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