If you’re a vintage Volkswagen fan, love anything retro and want to turn heads on your special day, check out our chauffeur driven, fully restored VW unique wedding cars, as featured in Vogue, Kent Bride, Brides, Vintage Life, Hayburner, Rock n Roll Bride and Volksworld magazines.
The Volkswagen split screen van was derived from the VW Beetle, the initial prototype built on a Beetle floorpan and was produced from 1950 until 1967. It was a very versatile vehicle, used as the first delivery vans, mini buses and campervans.
Of course these little old vintage vehicles were eventually replaced by faster, more comfortable successors. But who doesn’t love a camper, popular with young and old, an iconic symbol of the 60s, hippies and the summer of love. Even those of us who weren’t around back then recognise them instantly.
Today the VW Bus hasn’t lost any of it’s versatility. Our ’65 split screen and ’70 bay window wedding rental cars can be customised with decorations of your choice to suit whatever civil ceremony or wedding theme you have chosen.
We have owned Georgie our cool wedding car for over 20 years, and had it professionally restored in 2010 to the highest standard, including a full bare metal respray by an Aston Martin paint shop.
Mechanically it is almost a new car, including uprated Porsche disc brakes, a BRAND NEW engine (2017) & gearbox.
Our wedding camper van also boasts an original oak Devon interior, oozing 60s charm, with a quirky addition of a mini pick n mix sweet bar in case you get peckish on your journey.
The amazing quality of workmanship meant it was invited to display indoors at the National Volksworld Show, and was also featured in their magazine, an achievement only the very best VWs attain. Check out the Gallery for the full article. Rest assured, no expense has been spared with our beloved VW camper, and it is always maintained and valeted to the very best standards.
In 2019, our camper was so popular and we became so busy with wedding vehicle hire that we decided on a new addition to the family. A convertible Beetle… however a gorgeous white camper van popped up on Facebook the week we took out a loan and… Jimi became our new wedding hire car. So much for plans! Jimi the 1970 bay window camper van is almost exactly the same colour as Georgie, and just as pretty. He didn’t need such an extensive restoration as he was imported from California, where he’d had an easy life in the sun. This van has never been welded! (rare for a 50 year old car) However, we did give him a brand new engine and exhaust system, after his original went bang in a spectacular way just a couple of weeks after purchase! (Don’t worry, this wasn’t on a wedding, this was during his test “settling in” phase while we were ironing out all the problems!) He has stunning cream and red leatherette seating, his original “Westfalia Weekender” wood panelling, white bunting and can be decorated with the same ribbon and flower garlands. Why not hire both and get a little VW convoy going?!
Both our vans can also be hired as camper photo booths, Jimi has a slight advantage here being larger inside, so you can fit more people in.
If you’re still undecided about your alternative wedding hire car, why not arrange a private appointment with us to view our VW camper vans, we know you won’t be disappointed, the photos don’t quite capture just how shiny these beauties are.
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Jimi the 1970 Bay Window
Georgie the 1965 Split Screen
Hello i’m Kelly, owner of The White Van since 1997. I could write a book about all the previous adventures in my classic VW camper in my youth, but i’ll save that for another time!
Needless to say, as you can see The White Van is a much loved, immaculately restored Volkswagen camper, no corners were cut and no expense was spared when this dear old travel companion was restored. I even stripped the old (lurid green) paint off myself. The White Van Wedding Co. was started purely by accident. I had no plans to start a business, but a head injury which left me in constant pain and practically bedridden for two years turned my life upside down.
I wouldn’t be here today without my amazing Neurologist Dr Mark Weatherall, who I can never thank enough. If you or someone you know suffers with chronic neuropathic pain, headache or migraine that won’t budge, and other doctors haven’t helped, please go visit him here!
When I finally recovered I found myself in need of a job. I already owned the camper van, i’d already spent my life savings restoring it, it just so happened to be white and beautifully shiny, lending itself perfectly to vintage wedding car hire. Fate I guess!
What more can I say other than I feel incredibly lucky. I love my job, I love travelling to wedding ceremonies all over, meeting new people, and it’s a real honour to be a small part of someone’s special day.