The latest in wedding trends? Open bars that can hit the open road.
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There’s a new craze in town: Vintage trailers, stylized buses, and tricked-out trucks that can pull into your reception and make cocktail hour—or coffee time—switch into high gear. Here, some of our favorites to book for your wedding bash.
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The Ace Bar Bus
What do you get when a fun-loving ping-pong hall–slash–bar decides to hit the road? Why, Penny, of course, a 1978 Volkswagen bus modernized with a fully staffed bar under a retractable roof.
Book It: From $1,000, acedenver.com
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Union Wine Co. Tasting Truck
If you fancy yourself a sommelier of sorts, say hello to Union Wine, whose expert pourers pull up in a vintage 1972 French Citroën H Van, bringing with them a charming way to offer Oregon wines on wheels.
Where: Portland, Oregon
Book It: From $1,200, unionwinecompany.com
Tip: Union Wine’s “Pinot in a Can” are wedding-favor ready!
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This restored London Routemaster offers two levels of party-ready space: a chic cocktail bar below and an elegant dining area above. If a British bash isn’t in your future, The Rosebery is set to arrive in America by spring 2015.
Book It: From $20,000, therosebery.com
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Your Little Local
A couple of charismatic bartenders serve drinks, including their signature pomegranate-juice Pom Collins, aboard this retrofitted 1954 camper. There’s also space inside for you, your groom, and four of your friends to kick back.
Where: Los Angeles
Book It: From $1,200, yourlittlelocal.com
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Ipswich Ale Brewery Tapmobiles
A brewery in coastal Massachusetts found a way to make their award-winning beers and old-fashioned sodas even better: by making them mobile! Choose from their fleet of four converted vehicles—a 1948 Dodge Route Van, 1965 Grumman Kurbside, and two 1951 Ford F-1 panel trucks—each hauling three to eight built-in taps.
Book It: From $700, ipswichalebrewery.com
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Barefoot Mobile Coffee Bar
Looking to keep your party fueled all night long? Then consider a different kind of bar for your big day—an espresso bar. Barefoot Coffee Roasters’ sleek black coffee truck comes fully equipped to serve drip coffee, cold brew, and a variety of espresso drinks.
Where: San Francisco Bay Area
Book It: From $495, barefootcoffee.com
Tip: Send guests home with one of Barefoot’s premium blends, from $15.75.
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This vintage Airstream comes with a fully stocked bar or a do-it-for-you mixologist who makes a mean jalapeño-infused margarita. Its interior, which fits six revelers, is decked out in Mad Men-inspired furniture.
Where: Austin, Texas
Book It: From $1,500, airstreamloungeaustin.com
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Built from a 30-year-old trailer, this mobile replica of a traditional Irish pub promises to bring a little Celtic charm to your big day. The cozy interior seats up to ten people and features handcrafted Irish oak woodwork, an electric stove heater, and even antique pub memorabilia. Sláinte!
Where: Hire in Ireland, or order your own, which the company will manufacture and ship anywhere in the world.
Book It: Hire from €750 for one day, purchase from €30,000, theshebeen.com