Posts Tagged ‘austin’
October is probably only behind May as the busiest wedding month in Austin, and we’ll be working every weekend providing valet services, getaway limos for the bride and grooom, shuttle coordination and more at some of the nicest wedding venues in Austin. We worked this past weekend at Laguna Gloria and the evening weather was lovely, and there’s only going to be more of that on the way.
The Austin City Limits Music Festival will occur from October 12-14 and will feature a lineup of some of the best artists in the country. While some of our employees will no doubt be enjoying the music, we will be able to handle most any request that comes our way. If you’re coming into town and need a ride from the airport, we can help you out. If you’ve got a party going on that weekend (ACL-related and otherwise) and need valets to manage your guest cars, let us know.
Circuit of the Americas will bring Formula One racing to Austin and we are going to see all of our services booked up for that weekend. We’ve been renting out our limousines and luxury cars for months now and getting some valet and shuttle work as well. If you’re looking for anything transportation related around the Circuit of the Americas, let us know quickly so we can allocate everything we can to meet your needs. [Photo from http://www.facebook.com/CircuitofTheAmericas]
There are a slew of other, smaller events going on as well. If you’re coming into town for the Austin Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Texas Book Festival or any other event this season, let us know – chauffeur, airport transportation, shuttle services – whatever it is you need we’d be happy to help. Contact us or make a reservation today.
Bevo is Ready…are you?
Only 4 days until kick-off and our staff is eagerly awaiting our favorite time of year, football season!
With the first UT home game coming up this Saturday at 7 PM at Darrell K. Royal Stadium, how are you going to get to and from the game? As a lot of Austinites (and Longhorn Nation) already know; traffic, parking, and just logistically getting close to drop off can be very frustrating. Why not let Uptown Valet & Transportation take the load off? Any of our transportation options (sedan, SUV, limousine, buses, etc.), can easily get you as close as possible to your entry gate.
Advantages of using our transportation:
- our limos come stocked with ice, water, sodas, and champagne buckets – you can tailgate before you get to the tailgate!
- easy pick up and drop off – our chauffeurs are able to get you amazingly close
- don’t have to deal with parking – enough said.
Uptown Valet helped manage parking, as Austin Country club was expecting over 1,000 guests for their fireworks show. Our task was to maximize parking efficiency for the guests and to report when various sections were filled to capacity so that guests wouldn’t go towards sections of parking which had been filled up. A lot of cars parked in the parking lots, but when a few started parking outside the parking lot on Long Champ drive without having checked into club parking first man soon followed and we were never quite filled to capacity. We filled up most of the lots though and what guests did show up late in hopes for a spot were happy when we could point them to the few spots still available. In addition, we drove shuttles for guests coming from Long Champ when that area proved to be busier than expected.
After the fireworks went off we also assisted in shuttling some guests and in managing cars exiting the lot. We kept the flow of cars going as best we could and created space for carts or cars getting out of a parallel spot when needed. The line of cars itself extended up Long Champ to a stop sign; after determining the length of the holdup, one of us was posted up top to wave them through the stop sign – this eased traffic considerably.
We have done valet work at Austin Country Club in the past on major holidays and have managed some shuttles at weddings there but helping in parking was something new. We believe we handled it well and were happy for the opportunity to help them on the holiday. Our valets enjoyed the fireworks as well:
One of our cars we use in our chauffeur services, the Cadillac DTS is a luxury sedan which is perfect for individuals or small groups who are looking to ride around Austin in comfort and style.
We keep our vehicles spotlessly clean and are chauffeurs are all professionals who will ensure that you are well taken care of and leave satisfied that Uptown Valet provides the premiere car service in Austin.
We’re excited that after four years Formula One racing will return to the United States. The Circuit of the Americas race will occur on November 16-18 and it’s something we’ve been getting ready for for a while now and something which we will continue working towards until all the races are over.
Construction is continuing and tickets go on sale this Sunday, with prices starting at $159 for a three-day pass. It will bring millions of dollars to Austin and has helped create a bunch of interest in the city.
We’ve already had some of our chauffeur services booked for that weekend and all luxury transportation companies, ourselves included, expect to be slammed that weekend. If you’re looking to arrive at the Circuit of Americas race in style and comfort, let us know. We have limos and luxury vehicles available and we will be using them all on race date.
We also have our experienced valets available for work that weekend. They’re the best in the business and are used to running large-scale private events. If it’s something we’ve never seen before then we’ll put our years of experience into figuring out the best transportation services for your event.
We’re extremely excited for that weekend even though we know it will be one of our busiest. If you need any transportation services, we hope you’ll choose Uptown Valet.
One of the reasons Uptown Valet has been able to expand to offering a whole range of transportation services is our close partnership with Concord Limousine.
Concord Limousine offers limousine and luxury transportation services and have been making trips to and from Austin Bergstom International Airport for years. They have a fleet of vehicles available for service including limos, Cadillac Escalades, Chevy Suburbans and luxury sedans.
Choosing Concord Limousine means you won’t have to worry about finding and paying for airport parking, taking shuttles, dealing with a cab or coordinating rides with friends. They charge a set rate to the airport that won’t change based on mileage or how long you’re in the car. The chauffeurs are always courteous, professional and available to assist you in any way possible.
Whether it’s your 100th time departing Austin, or it’s your first time arriving in our city, Concord Limousine will ensure that you are beyond satisfied with their service and that your interactions are either a good note to leave upon or a great introduction to Austin. Airport transportation is their most requested service; either contact us or contact Concord for more information.
We sent out some baked goodies from Bake Sale Austin to express our thanks to the event coordinators, wedding planners, caterers and everyone else who we’ve enjoyed working with as we‘ve grown. Our good relations with event personnel help us stay in business and we’re thankful that they trust us enough to work their events and do a professional job.
The reason that we are able to do such a good job is our employees. They have transitioned with us as we have moved from a valet company to a full-service transportation company; they shift from valets to parking managers to shuttle coordinators and to chauffeurs as needed without missing a beat, and we couldn’t be the company we are today without the hard work put in by our employees.
We’re thankful for all of our patrons as well. Our word of mouth reputation means a lot of us and we’re always pleased to learn when we’ve gotten work because someone hiring out our services was so satisfied that they’d mention us to a friend.
We’re excited to move into our fifth year as we continue our transition towards becoming a one stop company for any and all transportation needs. More than just providing services, Uptown Valet and Transportation creates relationships; our friendships with planners and coordinators, patrons new and old, and with and amongst our employees are what define us as a company. and we look forward to celebrating our fifth anniversary with all these people, as well as plenty new ones, next year.
-Uptown Valet and Transportation
Uptown Valet is proud to announce that we have offered our services to Your Ride is Here, a non-profit company arranging transportation for cancer patients who might not otherwise have it. They take offers from volunteers to help with transportation and through our work with Concord Limousine we’re able to volunteer our fleet of luxury vehicles. They recently were featured on CNN and have received attention as another one of their partners is John Eagle European – a luxury car dealership. We look forward to working with Your Ride is Here in the future and are happy for the opportunity to contribute back to our community. See their video below for more information on Your Ride is Here:
March 2012 was a busy month for us, so we’ve decided to show off a handful of photos from some events this past month:
Texas Independence Day Dinner
We did valet work for a Texas Independence Day dinner at the Bob Bullock Museum towards the beginning of the month. It’s an event we’ve worked at for the past several years and it sees us dressing up in slacks and button-ups – complete this year with burnt orange bow-ties. Right between the Capitol and the UT campus, this is always a fun venue to work at in the heart of Austin.
Lexus of Austin Launch Event
Lexus of Austin premiered the new Lexus GS350 in style with Uptown Valet doing valet work and running a coat-check. It’s a nice looking car with good custom options and the dealership featured fine catering, entertainment and plenty of information on the new models.
Lexus and Palazzo Lavaca
Inside Lexus of Austin was a Lexus LFA, which has too much cool information on it to fit it all here. Suffice to say it’s a very nice car of a very limited run which was also very nice to look at. The other photo is from an event we worked at Palazzo Lavaca parking cars and managing some shuttle transportation. Palazzo Lavaca is a cool new venue with a very well-realized older feel to it. We hope to be able to work more there in the future, though perhaps with less rain.
These were just a few of the dozens of events we worked this past month but were ones we wanted to share a bit of here. April is the busy season for weddings, so after a March which was busier than usual we’re getting ready for a very busy April as well.
We are honored to have received a Bride’s Choice Award from WeddingWire.com. The Bride’s Choice Awards are handed out annually by WeddingWire and represent the top 5% of their registered vendors. With over 200,000 companies represented on WeddingWire, we feel this is quite an honor!
Uptown Valet was the only transportation company in Austin to have received this award and the only valet company in Texas to have earned one! We also received a Bride’s Choice Award in 2011, and we are glad to see that our commitment to providing valet and transportation services oriented around the customer is leaving them very satisfied with our services. Check out our WeddingWire page to read all of our reviews.