Downtown Raleigh is full of beautiful and affordable wedding venues. Whether you’re dreaming of an outdoor Autumn wedding in the flower fields of Dix Park, a memorable portrait of your first kiss with the city skyline behind you, an intimate gathering in All Saint’s Chapel, or a historic party on the cobblestone streets of City Market—the historic Great Raleigh Trolley provides a picturesque wedding transportation that’s an iconic piece of Downtown Raleigh culture.
Create Memorable Wedding Moments in Raleigh
If you’re looking to create classic wedding photos and beautiful moments, our trolleys provide fun, whimsical, and photogenic wedding transportation. Allow the “shuttle” between your wedding location and reception to be part of the memorable experience. We can provide champagne, music, professional photos, first looks, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and even tours to ensure the transportation between events is more than “down time” — it’s part of the party!
Historic Raleigh Wedding Transportation
Did you know that antique trolley rails are still beneath Fayetteville Street, Hillsborough Street, and Glenwood Avenue? The Great Raleigh Trolley is modeled after our city’s vintage trolley system, which ran in the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s. In those days, men and women would dress up in their finest clothes just to ride the trolley downtown for a few coins.
Prior to the trolley, Raleigh’s people still rode horses and wagons into and out of the city. Some of Raleigh’s older citizens still remember riding on wagons. The state-of-the-art trolley system served as the major transportation between the growing suburbs, allowing citizens to move further away from downtown, then travel into town for work.
Raleigh even had a trolley park on Glenwood Avenue, which had an electric roller coaster, dance pavilion, picnic grounds, a lake, and a carousel. The carousel was later bought by Pullen Park. In 1914, people would ride the trolley to the end of the line and enjoy a beautiful day at the park.
Because the trolley is Raleigh’s iconic and historic form of transportation, it’s perfect for couples who want to incorporate our city’s history and culture into their special day.
Picturesque Wedding Transportation for Your Perfect Day
We can visit Raleigh’s most picturesque places for photos — Fayetteville Street, City Market, Dix Park, or anywhere that’s special to you. We also do travel outside of Raleigh, so contact us with your specific needs!
Far from your basic wedding shuttle, we’ll help with:
Wedding flowers and decorations
Professional trolley photo shoot
Champagne or cocktails
Music and playlists
Entertainment during transportation
Romantic “first looks”
Get away vehicles
Contact us for a free consultation, and we’ll help you create your perfect day!