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The Little Red Bus ® - Chauffeur driven VW hire & unique photo booth franchise for your wedding, party or event. Meet Rory & The Duke
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Photo and Video Booth
Full Description
Meet our 1971 Volkswagen Bus we affectionately call “Rory”, chauffeur driven by Adrian, owner and lover of all things mechanical. Rory, also doubles up as a unique photo booth for your entertainment - Covering Devon, Cornwall, Somerset & Dorset.... and occasionally Nottinghamshire (as I cant leave me roots!) Rory started life as an East German fire crew bus before working his way over to Poland at some point in the late 80s/90s. After years of working on various old VW’s we imported ...Rory in 2008, with no interior and a more than slightly suspect engine, we set to work getting him up and running for a European road trip the following summer. The trip was a success (apart from a few little issues) and we enjoyed many a trip out in him over the following years, including using him for our own wedding in 2010. By 2012 he was starting to show his age after many days down on the beach so we took him off the road. As with most of these stories, what we thought would be a few small jobs... turned into a full restoration and with the exception of the paintwork and seat trimming all of the work has been carried out by Adrian your chauffeur and booth host! Rory is also now sporting a Subaru engine for a little added reliability and comfort. We thought he was too special to keep to ourselves. And now joining our franchise is.... “The Duke”.. Ducati Split Screen - this 1958 ex Swiss army bus has been given a new persona... he arrived in the UK in 2000 Originally advertised for sale by Luke Theocari of Terry’s beetle services then reportedly The Duke was going to be a replacement for Jamie Oliver’s samba but was then bought by Pete and Liz Beaumont who did a whole refit from his original grey exterior and eventually sent him off to be taken back to bare metal in 2010 and given a full respray in Ducati anniversary red inside and out! They then sent The Duke off to Simon Lloyd of Simon Lloyd signs, Cheltenham, to hand paint Ducati Meccanica livery to the cab doors for the finish

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Name of Wedding Contact: Laura Farmer
Thank you for getting in touch with us at The Little Red Bus. We will be in touch soon xxx


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
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Sophie & Henry
Married in March 2019
March 2019
We are so happy we used The Little Red Bus
Thank you for being such a great addition to our wedding. You Were a last minute addition, but a total hit! Everyone commented how friendly you were, and we loved the fes...
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Wedding: November 2018
March 2019
All in the detail
Wonderful attention to detail, nothing too much, would highly recommend.
Abbey & Becky
Married in November 2018
March 2019
You are AMAZING!
Laura & Adrian, Thank you so so much for letting me propose to Becky in your Little Red bus and capture that memory forever! I am so pleased she said YES!!! Nothing was t...
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Wedding: September 2018
March 2019
I have never seen anything like this!
I have never seen anything like this, truly amazing. Such a nice friendly guy. Would highly recommend!
Mr & Mrs Baker
Married in August 2018
March 2019
Excellent service thank you!
Would highly recommend The Little Red Bus for any wedding/event/ party that you are planning. Laura is very friendly & really great at keeping in contact with you. All of...
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Wedding: August 2018
March 2019
Fun and funky service
The Little Red Bus was a huge hit at Hartland Carnival this year. Thank you for providing a really fun and funky service that really added to the spirit of our Carnival a...
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Location & Contact Details


27 Fairfax Way, Torrington, Devon, EX38 7DA, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

Every wedding is memorable! We help create the memories!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Luxury, Boho, Classic, Retro, Fun

What about your business are you most proud of?

That we are family run and we love our VW's like they are one of the family!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book well in advance as we hate to disappoint! Its never too early!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Our chalk board saying "will you marry me?" and having a proposal from the best man and his girlfriend in our Little Red Bus Rory!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Email us, we can check availability, we will email you booking details (all we ask for is a £140 deposit and the balance one month before your wedding, party or event)....then you let us know your requirements on styling etc...

What is your No. 1 top tip for keeping a crowd entertained?

Keep visiting our photo booth!

Where is the most memorable place you have performed?

The Beach!

Have you had any interesting surprises at a wedding?

Yes...drunken guests = nudity :O

What is your party trick?

Be welcoming!