• Don’t Make These Transportation Mistakes at Your Wedding

    Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life. It should be memorable for all the right reasons. Extensive planning is required to make your wedding meet your expectations. During the wedding planning process, couples often put the focus on selecting the venue, cake, and flowers. But don’t forget about transportation! Wedding transportation is among the most crucial ingredients for making your special day a success.

    Mistake: Hiring a small limo service.

    It’s customary for the bride and groom to arrive and depart in a classic limousine. That’s why many couples make the mistake of contracting with a small, local limo service instead of a larger transportation company. When you choose a comprehensive transportation company instead, you’ll get a full spectrum of services. Larger transportation companies are adept at handling the logistics of special events. Plus, they’ll have a fleet of vehicles to choose from.

    Mistake: Forgetting to make arrangements for out-of-town guests.

    Ultimately, it’s the responsibility of each out-of-town guest to make arrangements for getting to the wedding. But let’s face it: It isn’t easy for guests to travel long distances for special events. That’s why it’s courteous for the bride and groom to give them a helping hand. Talk to the transportation company about arranging airport pickups to bring your guests to their hotel ahead of the wedding.

    Mistake: Neglecting to book a shuttle service between venues.

    Many couples get married in one location and hold the reception in another. This can create problems for the guests, who may have trouble navigating the streets of an unfamiliar city. Consider booking a charter bus or mini bus to act as a shuttle service for your guests. They’ll love the red carpet service!

    You can count on the team at Haymarket Transportation to help your wedding proceed without a hitch! To discuss booking our limos in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond, give us a call at (301) 778-2007. Our fleet also boasts luxury charter buses, SUVs, vans, and sedans, all driven by professional chauffeurs.

  • Touring the Three Branches of Government


    If you’re planning to take a day trip to Washington, D.C., there are three destinations in particular that might interest you: the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and the Supreme Court. These D.C. guided tours are a must for anyone who is interested in government or history.

    You can get the inside scoop on touring the three branches of government when you watch the accompanying video. You’ll hear about what it takes to get inside the White House for a tour, and why you can only visit the East Wing. When you visit the U.S. Capitol, be sure to ask for a gallery pass. And during your stop at the Supreme Court, try to make time to attend one of the free lectures!

    It can be a hassle to get into high-profile areas like the White House, but Haymarket Transportation can take care of the logistics for you! Just call (301) 778-2007 and ask us about our Presidential Tour.

  • Tips for Planning Your Corporate Seminar

    Corporate seminars allow you to let you inform your team about the state of the industry, new businesses and projects, new opportunities, and much more. They’re also helpful for launching products and services and networking with other people in your field—and even other people in your own company with whom you haven’t had a chance to connect with. If you’re in charge of planning a corporate seminar, there will be a lot of activities for you to juggle, from hiring event staffing to setting up transportation for your panel members. These tips will help you get through the planning process smoothly.

    Know Who Your Audience Is

    Catering to your audience is important to having a successful event, so make sure to understand exactly who will be attending your seminar. Are your attendees most promotional team from companies, people who are attended the event to learn, or top-level leaders hoping to network? Knowing who is likely to be in the audience will help you make decisions about what kinds of events to plan, how to set up the space, and much more.

    Secure Speakers in Advance

    The last thing you want is to have a large group of people who are signed up to attend your seminar and no one to speak to them. Although you don’t have to have your seminar packed with speakers for the duration of the event, be sure that any speakers you do decide to have are booked well in advance, so you can get the people you want without scrambling at the last minute.

    Make Attending Convenient

    You will attract more attendees and get more people to come back again next year if attending is convenient. This means things like booking blocks of hotel rooms, providing transportation to the venue, and food and drinks onsite.

    Haymarket Transportation can be part of making your seminar a success. We offer transportation and event staffing in Washington, D.C. for events of all sizes. Call us today at (301) 778-2007 to discuss your event’s needs and learn more about how we can help.

  • Planning a Visit to Jamestown

    More than a decade before the Pilgrims made landfall in Massachusetts, America’s first permanent colony was founded by the English at Jamestown, Virginia. The date of the settlement was April 1607. The first inhabitants of Jamestown chose a promising area for their colony, but soon faced considerable problems. You can learn all about them when you make your own voyage to Jamestown. While you’re planning your trip, consider booking transportation through an educational tour company.

    Historic Jamestowne

    You can see the site of the original settlement at Historic Jamestowne. The area is still under an active archaeological dig, and your group can visit! Check out the interactive map of discoveries, including the latest artifacts found in the area. It can help you narrow down exactly which sites you’d like to visit here. Kids in particular love to watch ongoing excavations and ask questions of the archaeologists as they work. There are lots of scheduled activities and programs, so be sure to check out the website as you plan your visit. You should also set aside time for the Visitor Center, which exhibits more than 1,000 artifacts and has an informative film that introduces the history of the region. If those 1,000-plus artifacts weren’t enough, stop by the Nathalie P. & Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium—an award-winning museum with more than 4,000 artifacts!

    Jamestown Settlement

    After your stop at Historic Jamestown, swing by the Jamestown Settlement. It provides an immersive experience into the world of the colonists. There are year-round exhibits and events at this living history museum. Watch the introductory film in the museum theater and tour the extensive gallery exhibits. Then, tour the grounds outdoors and check out the historical interpreters. They explain life during the 1600s. Visit the Powhatan Indian Village to explore the culture of the original inhabitants of the area. Then, stop by the re-created James Fort and the re-creation of one of the ships that brought the colonists to Virginia’s shores.

    Make the most of your visit to Jamestown by booking your charter bus through Haymarket Transportation. We provide fun and educational tour services for Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (301) 778-2007, and be sure to ask us about our school field trips!

  • Planning a Casino Trip? Get There in Style with a Coach Charter

    Day trips to casinos are a popular choice among families, friends, and social organizations like senior citizen centers. There are several options in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas, such as the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, the Maryland Live Casino, and the Hollywood Casino in West Virginia. Fun excursions like these should be as relaxing and hassle-free as possible, which means the last thing you want to worry about is transportation.

    When you choose Haymarket Transportation for your casino day trip, you can sit back, relax, and let us take care of the details for you! We’ll get your group to your destination in style with our luxury charter bus. With comfortable seats and spacious interiors, our charter bus will help your group get into a celebratory mood before your arrival at the casino. All of our buses are driven by courteous professionals who will make every effort to make your experience positive and pleasant.

    Book your charter bus for Washington, D.C. or the surrounding areas today! Call Haymarket Transportation at (301) 778-2007.