Looking for a unique transportation idea for your Milwaukee wedding? Picture you and your guests riding rickshaws from your hotel to the ceremony or the reception. Milwaukee’s own Cream City Rickshaw can make it happen and help showcase the awesomeness that is Milwaukee to your guests!
If you’ve been on the East Side, Summerfest or other local downtown festivals this summer, you may have seen the green rickshaw bikes of Cream City Rickshaw ready to take you to your destination. As a recreational cyclist myself, there is nothing like taking in the city by bike – and how cool to do it on your wedding day with your guests along for the ride!
Unique Wedding Transportation Option
When we talked with the owner of Cream City Rickshaw, he had quite a few creative ideas to incorporate them into your wedding and entertain at the same time. Cream City Rickshaws have the capacity to handle groups of about 45 people at one time so there are some fun options available:
1. Transportation from Hotel to Ceremony
If you have a lot of out of town guests, they likely are staying in a hotel somewhat close to your ceremony location. While most hotels have shuttle services, what better way to get your guests to your wedding than via the most scenic way to experience our city – by bike.
Sitting leisurely on the back of a pedicab, taking in the views of the buildings, lakefront, or the gorgeous century old homes in the downtown vicinity will impress all of your guests, but especially those from out of town.
2. Transportation from Ceremony to Reception
Many couples opt to have a limo, coach bus or other transportation take their wedding party to offsite photo locations or the reception location, but consider using Cream City Rickshaw to get you there.
Many times it doesn’t take additional time outside of a few minutes than what a limo would take. Not only does it make for some great photos, but awesome memories.
3. Scenic Tour For Guests
If you plan on taking photos between the ceremony and reception, but wonder what your guest will do, consider giving them a tour of Milwaukee via rickshaw.
Popular informal tour ideas include brewery tours, historic tours and scenic tours. These can be great for bachelor/bachelorette parties and other events as well.
Things to Keep in Mind
While rickshaws are definitely a way to wow your bridal party and guests with a unique way to get from point A to B, there are some things to keep in mind:
1. Short Trips
Cream City Rickshaw’s shop is located on Center and Humboldt. Their general area of operation is 2-3 miles from this spot. Brady Street, Downtown, the East Side and even Bay View are a few of the locations they are most able to accommodate. Contact them for more info if you have questions about areas they can service for your wedding.
2. Bike Capacity
The rickshaws hold two people very comfortably, but can hold 3 at a time. Consider what your wedding party is wearing before determining how many people to account for on each bike.
Per Cream City Rickshaw’s website: “All of our pedicabs come equipped with all-season canopies and warm blankets, so whether it is raining outside or 80 degrees outside, you and your guests will be comfortable.” While I would have no problem braving the elements to ride in a rickshaw, some of your guests may not. Just something to keep in mind.
4. Tip Your Driver
Cream City Rickshaw’s drivers are independent contractors and generally work solely on tips. Show them some love.
Contact Cream City Rickshaw for more info on using them for your wedding, bachelorette party or general entertainment. They truly are an option where being “green” can be a fun and unique addition to your wedding.
Special thanks to KB Image Photography for the great photos in this article.