This week’s Vendor Shout Out goes to the wonderful Uptown Valet & Transportation! Since 2008, Uptown Valet & Transportation has provided a higher standard of valet service that cares about the needs of each individual client. Uptown Valet provides coordinated parking, managed transportation, limo services, luxury vehicle transportation, and more. As a result of their outstanding work, Uptown Valet won the 2014 Member of the Year from the Nuptial Essentials Association of Wedding Professionals! With excellent ratings, years of experience, and great customer satisfaction, Uptown Valet is a wonderful company that will take care of all of your transportation needs.
How long have you been in the industry, and how did Uptown Valet get started?
I have been in the events industry about 12 years now. Uptown Valet & Transportation was started on the premise that there was a lacking of truly professional and caring valet/transportation companies in Austin. We started the company on the foundation of making sure that we would always provide a higher standard of service…it’s been the running theme since we started in 2008.
What do you enjoy most about working weddings?
It’s always really cool to see the vision of the planners, caterers, lighting, band/dj’s, florists, photographers, etc. come together and make this unbelievable product. I love seeing all of the various pieces of the event work together and making something really cool and creative that the families will cherish for a lifetime.
How does Uptown Valet stand out against other valet services?
We truly care about each individual or client that we come into contact with. Whether it be our valet parking attendants, limo drivers, bus drivers, etc., we will treat your event as if it was our own. Unfortunately valet parking has negative connotations due to movies, “undercover exposes”,etc.; we are constantly trying to prove the stigma of valet parking wrong.
What is the most important thing for couples to know when choosing their transportation, and valet services?
When booking your venue, it is so important to think about how you will get your guests to your wedding. Whether it be by shuttle, limo, private car, or valet parking, it’s important to think about transportation aspects in the very beginning. Make sure that you talk to your venue/planner about vehicle restrictions, or suggestions on what has worked or not worked at the venue previously. If you ever have questions, we have worked at every venue in Austin and the surrounding Hill Country, we will be glad to help answer any concerns.
How far in advance should a couple book Uptown Valet for their wedding?
As far out as possible!! We are almost always one of the “forgotten” items on weddings…we are constantly trying to scramble and help on last-minute needs. So, please try to book us as far out as possible so we do have availability for your “big day”!