Should My Bridal Party Have a Plus-One on the Party Bus?

One question couples often asked us at bridal shows: Do you have a vehicle that can hold 30+ people? And, our answer is “no”.

In talking further with the couple and hearing the actual size of their party – which is generally 16 individuals or less – the reason they want a larger vehicle is to accommodate plus-ones. They are often under the impression that they need to (or they don’t want to leave plus-ones out). We help them to consider the benefits of “right-sizing”…

The Benefits to “Right-Sizing” Your Party Bus

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The truth is, from our decades of experience servicing weddings, we’ve learned that couples are often over-paying for what they actually need when they include their party’s plus-ones. For example, the bigger the bus, the bigger the bill, as larger vehicles are so much more expensive to rent!

Nonetheless, there are additional benefits to “right-sizing” transportation – it’s not just about cost-savings. In fact, continue reading. You just might discover reasons you haven’t even thought about yet.

Remember the Purpose of Renting Transportation

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We have all heard the K.I.S.S. acronym before. In this case, think about K.I.A.H.D., which means: Keep It About The Head Table.

Why?

This can help you focus on your nearest and dearest – the people who are standing at your side when you say your vows and seated with you at the head of the table, toasting your forever happiness. They were personally selected to be part of your bridal party and deserve to be in a luxury vehicle, enjoying food and beverages, spending quality time with you, the newlyweds.

Your Bridal Party Still Needs a Ride Home

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At the end of the night, your bridal party still needs to get home. If they aren’t planning to use Lyft or Uber, that means they will likely need their own vehicle. Typically, it is the plus-one that takes the car back to the hotel between the ceremony and reception, which is always helpful.

If you absolutely must have transportation for your plus-ones, consider renting our shuttle van or encourage carpooling.

Is Everyone Comfortable on the Party Bus?

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It might offer you peace of mind in knowing that plus-ones aren’t always comfortable traveling with the bridal party. In fact, they can often feel like the “odd guy out” as they might not know or connect with everyone.

Certainly, it’s nice of you to think of them, but they can take care of themselves – we promise. Moreover, they won’t resent you. In fact, they might appreciate you for not including them on the Party Bus list.

Additionally, limiting transportation to the bridal party can also be a lot more efficient when you’re making stops along the way for group photos or visiting favorite local hangouts.

How to Communicate Who is On the Party Bus

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We’re not saying you shouldn’t allow your bridal party a plus-one entirely – if they’re a high priority in your life, yes, they should feel free to bring a guest! Simply put, they will reconnect with their significant other after the Party Bus adventures are over, which is generally no more than 2 hours.

This day is about you and your spouse, which can be easy to forget when you’re getting overloaded with advice or trying to meet the expectations of others. And, you don’t owe anyone an explanation if you choose not to have plus-one’s ride along in the Limo Coach.

Just be upfront. How? Try this…

“Great news! We’ve rented a Limo Coach for the bridal party to get from the church to the reception as we plan to stop for some group pictures! The Party Bus fits a total of 16 individuals, which is just the right size for our bridesmaids and groomsmen! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!”

*Curious to know who absolutely needs a plus-one and who doesn’t? Click HERE to learn the rules of the game.

We’ll Get You to One of Life’s Biggest MomentsParty Bus to fit my bridal party in milwaukee

Yes, there’s a lot of planning and etiquette to consider when it comes to your wedding; whether or not to invite plus-ones on the Party Bus, however, shouldn’t stress you out. We imagine that you’re a caring person who wants to accommodate everyone, but there will be limitations, and that’s okay.

That being said, let that unnecessary stress slip away and focus on the positives, like walking down the aisle and exchanging your vows with the one you love.

Meanwhile, we’ll be here, ready to get you, your soon-to-be spouse, and your bridal party to one of life’s biggest moments.

Contact Us HERE to reserve today or learn more about the Party Bus service here.

Transportation Services for Holiday Work Events and Private Parties!  

Planning ahead for a 2018 work event or private party? Book Keehn’s Transportation Services today! We know it’s only summer. We also know it’s a lot of work coordinating event details, which is why we’re helping you prepare months ahead of time!

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Plan Your Holiday Event Keehn’s Transportation Services!

While event transportation might seem low on your list of to-do’s this time of year, some of the most seasoned event planners are already looking to book this type of hospitality service. Whether you need Valet, a Limo Coach, or Executive SUV services, there are plenty of reasons to consider professional transportation for your party.

5 Reasons to Book Valet for Work Events and Private Parties…

Valet is perfect for holiday work events and private parties. Guests can arrive in style, without worry of having to park in the cold. They’ll also receive the best customer service right from the start of your event, which sets a positive tone.

Additionally, at the end of the night, we’ll bring their vehicle as close as we can to the venue’s doorstep! That always leaves a great lasting impression.

5 Reasons to Book Valet Services

Oh, and for those of you with C-Level Execs coming to town for your event, consider a private driver to pick them up at the airport in our Executive SUV. Sure, they can Uber or Lyft, but this luxury vehicle is the ultimate touch of class.

Questions about how Valet works? Click HERE to learn more.

Does Your Party Need a  Designated Driver?

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If you’re planning a work party for a smaller group of employees or friends, consider our Limo Coach (a.k.a. Party Bus). There’s always that lingering conversation about getting everyone together for a brewery tour, a trip to see the Badgers or Packers, or Tree Hop.

What’s a Tree Hop? We’re so Glad You Asked…

We’ll admit – there’s not a lot of information on the Internet defining what a Tree Hop is – so, we’ll gladly explain!

Basically, if you celebrate Christmas, it’s an opportunity to go from home to home to see everyone’s tree lit with bright lights, ornaments, and gifts. Each host offers light appetizers, beverages, and, in some cases, a group game for entertainment.

Also, whatever holiday you celebrate, you can certainly make the rounds to see each other’s festive decor.

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If you’d like to explore a Tree Hop with co-workers or friends (they’re a blast!), let Keehn’s Transportation Services help you exceed everyone’s expectations with a professional, designated driver to lead the way (see images above).

Depending on the party size, you’ll want to book our Limo Coach, Shuttle Van, or Executive SUV.


We’re a Team You Can Trust.

All in all, it’s hard work planning out every detail, so why not check this offer your to-do list earlier than later? It’s our goal to offer conveniences and quality customer service that you can trust. And, don’t just take our word for it – read customer reviews on Facebook and visit our blog. We’re known for being consistent, seasoned, and professional every time.

Contact Us Today to Book Your Transportation Services

*Interested in being a part-time driver? Click HERE to join our team!

5 Ways Keehn’s Transportation Goes the Extra Mile

We know…a lot of businesses say that they go the extra mile. Even still, allow us the chance to tell you what differentiates Keehn’s from all of the others in the transportation industry. We think you’ll be impressed.

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For Starters, We’ve Been Doing this for 45+ Years!

That’s right! We’ve been in the transportation industry for over 45 years, so we’ve had time to build a strong, positive reputation and hone exceptional customer service skills. While it might sound old-fashioned, we’ve learned over time that the little things help us go the extra mile, like: assisting a businessman with his jacket, reminding a forgetful Brewers fan to grab his sunglasses, or giving that important nod of encouragement to a nervous bride.

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No matter what the circumstances, our distinguished team is committed to opening doors; using basic courtesies, like “please”, “thank you”, and “your welcome”; and understanding the importance of a leaving a positive first & lasting impression.


We Maintain Our Fleet with Great Care.

We keep our vehicles in prime condition, which helps us keep our prices reasonable for our customers. Looking for a memorable, safe party experience in a private limo coach or shuttle van? Seeking a stylish ride in our glamorous Excalibur SUV? In need of executive transportation to and/or from the airport? Here at Keehn’s, we make traveling in style convenient and affordable.

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Transportation Services

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We Have a Happy Team! 

If you peek inside our daily operations, you’ll find that we work well together and that we love what we do! We believe this is partly because we offer thorough training, acknowledge strong work ethic, let our employees create their own schedules, and have the chance to help our customers create a lifetime of memories. In fact, click HERE if you’d like to learn how to become a part of our family this summer!

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“I really love what I do and the people I work with! As a team, we are committed to providing the best possible customer service for everyone we serve.” 

– Lottie Ross 

Lottie, like all of our employees, has a big job! She is responsible for coordinating transportation services for all events, like galas, weddings, scavenger hunts, sporting events, and everything in between. Over the years, she has scheduled hundreds of services, and you can still hear how much she enjoys interacting with customers & employees.

What’s more? This is the vibe that resonates internally, and it’s key to having everyone wanting to go the extra mile for our customers. We believe a happy employee means a happy client.


We Care About Our Guest’s Experience.

We know what it’s like to experience not-so-great customer service, which one reason we make sure to go the extra mile! Your opinion of our services matters to us, so you’ll find that our team is poised, attentive, and friendly from your first phone call all the way to the end of your Keehn’s adventure.

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As a customer, you are our priority!

We want you to have fun, to create memories, to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Or, if you’re in charge of hosting an elaborate event, we want to alleviate the stress of downtown parking for your guests or directing vehicles so they know where to go. Let us help you be an impressive host by leaving the crazy transportation details to us!


We Go the Extra Mile.

When you’re in the transportation industry for this long, you know that going the extra mile sets you apart from your competitors. And, you’ve got to have a team – like ours – who can help your company carry out this basic philosophy.

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Don’t waste any more time trying to find the best ride in Milwaukee. We treat you like family and get you to your destination without breaking the bank. We’re also ready to provide the best sites, shortcuts, or scenic routes to wherever you’re headed (click HERE for a fun summer adventure blog!)

See for yourself. Call us today (414-282-7060) or contact us HERE to schedule your Keehn’s adventure. There’s no doubt you’ll be impressed.

The Best Party Bus Beer Destinations in Milwaukee!

We have a lot of pride for our city…and the delicious beer that’s brewed here…

Because of this, Keehn’s is on the brink of announcing some awesome city-wide beer and transportation packages. Until then, we thought it was only fair to share some of the newest & hottest breweries, beer gardens, and taverns around, so you can feel inspired to create your very own brewery tour with Keehn’s.

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Before you start planning your adventure, however, you need to ask yourself this very important question: What’s the top thing you look for when you’re craving a beer? For us, it’s originality, variety, flavor, and skill. Where you experience the taste of a great beer also matters. What’s unique about the venue? How was the customer service? What’s the story behind the beer?

With that, all of these qualifiers were taken into careful consideration when handpicking our favorite breweries all around the city…

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#1: Downtown 

Downtown is filled with exciting new breweries! We’ve also go some historic Milwaukee venues to explore. Take for example a local favorite, Best Place Historic Pabst Brewery. Select your tap of choice and they’ll fill your pint to the brim for a historic – some might say haunted – tour. 

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Best Place Historic Pabst Brewery (Photo Credit: Erin Highland)

While it’s always fun to toast Captain Pabst, make sure to get these hot spots on your brewery tour list, too!


#2: South

There are so many southside breweries popping up these days. A brewery we particularly like is Enlightened Brewing. Beyond great beer, the set-up is just right for a warm, summer night near the Milwaukee River. There’s also a cozy taproom to sit back, relax, and sip. Side note: the two guys with beards – yah – they’re not related. 

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Enlightened Brewery (Photo Credit: Simon Mcconico)

And, the list goes on, folks! Especially for those of you who like beer – a lot. Check it out.

Westallion Brewing Company

Westallion Brewing Company


#3  East

Looking to get traditional with your beer drinking? You’ll discover Old World beer gardens tucked away all over the city. When it’s a beautiful summer day & we’ve got a great reason to drink outside, we head to Hubbard Park Beer Garden or Estabrook Beer Garden in Shorewood. 

Hubbard Park Beer Garden

We also can’t go without noting Lakefront Brewery. For starters, they’re consistently winning awards for their brews nationwide. And, let’s not forget about their infamous brewery tour. They’ve become a city staple. But, if you’re looking to try some new flavors, like the up-and-coming sours, look no further than Like Minds Brewing Company. 

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Likeminds Brewery (Photo Credit: Katy Corey)

Like Minds is quaint, and bright, and bursting with great-tasting, barrel-aged sours. They also offer Crowlers – yes, Crowlers with a “C” – which is one of the best inventions, ever. While it would be great to detail every Eastside brewery, we’ll let you figure out what flavors best fit your tastebuds…

Good City Brewing

Good City Brewing


#4 West

Let’s also not forget west of downtown. Dedicated fans of beer come to breweries like Big Head Brewery and Raised Grain Brewing Co. for a welcoming sampling room and patio and – well – good beer!    brewery tours


Now that we’ve done the homework for you…

Get out there and grab a pint or two! Use our recommendations as an excuse to visit a Milwaukee neighborhood you don’t frequent often enough. Or explore a brewery you didn’t know existed right on your block. 

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Either way, we’re ready with our fleet of spacious, clean and affordable vehicles to get you around town safely – check out what vehicle best meets your adventure needs HERE. Book us today so you can tour all the breweries and sample all of the IPAs you want without parking, direction whoas, or driving under the influence.

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Lastly, make sure to stay in the loop as we announce Keehn’s beer & transportation packages! We’re here with our extensive knowledge and expertise in the transportation industry combined with our love for a cold, crisp one. 

6 Wisconsin Road Trips with the Guys in Keehn’s Party Bus!

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Whether it’s a bachelor party, reunion, or an annual summer get-together with the guys, Keehn’s Transportation Services can help you plan one heck of a summer adventure, right here in the heartland! Take your crew on the road in our stylish, yet comfortable Limo Coach (aka Party Bus). It will be a summer to remember – and Keehn’s will take you anywhere you want to go!

Check Out These 6 Summer Road Trips with the Guys….


1.  Hit up the Golf Course

Pack up for a game of golf on one of Wisconsin’s many impressive courses. Whistling Straits, Blackwolf Run or Blue Mound Golf & Country Club have unbelievable courses. Or, go live it up where the ‘hot shots’ did last summer at this year’s U.S. Open: Erin Hills.

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2. This is for the Adrenaline Junkies.

If you’re looking for an active, outdoor adventure, how about rock climbing at Devil’s Lake? Jumping out of a plane with Skydive Milwaukee? Or tubing down Grant River after a New Glarus Brewery tour? We’ll get you there.

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3. Get Your Beer On.

Have you checked out Milwaukee’s traditional beer gardens, like Estabrook, Humboldt Park, and Hoyt Park? They offer excellent craft beer options in an atmosphere you can kick back and relax. Or, let us take you on a 4-hour brewery tour to one of the many new breweries in SE Wisconsin, like Westallion, Likeminds, or Third Space Brewing.

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4. Pump Up the Jams.

Is live music more your thing? This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, Summerfest, and Lollapalooza have the best lineup yet. Or, check out over 200 artists at Mile of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin.

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5. All Bets Are Off.

Wisconsin’s top casinos are more than just a place to play some Blackjack. Milwaukee’s very own Potowatomi is ranked the state’s “best”, thanks to their recent expansion & live music every weekend. Or, head to Ho-Chunk in Baraboo or Green Bay to try your luck.

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6. It’s Game Day. Go Wild.

Perhaps your party crew consists of shouting #OnWisconsin – in that case, you must experience a Badger game at Camp Randall. You also can’t go wrong with tailgating or Packer tickets at the stadium Wisconsinites are most proud of Lambeau Field.

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Let Keehn’s Help You Plan a Fun, Safe Adventure

In short, our 45-years of experience as a leader in the transportation services industry means: we know all of the best venues and routes, and we know how to provide exceptional customer service. Moreover, if you’re planning a party for the guys who love to indulge in a few beverages, we can help you plan a fun, yet safe travel experience in our Limo Coach or Shuttle Van.

Seriously. Drunk driving is not okay.

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Take It On the Road – Book Today!

Summer in Wisconsin is – by far – the best time to experience the great outdoors, hit up some good concerts, and reunite with the guys for any reason under the sun. Whatever the adventure, contact Keehn’s to book your party today! Take it on the road.

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Make it a Safe Adventure with Keehn’s

With March Madness, St. Paddy’s, and the Brewer’s Opening Day right around the corner, now is the time to start planning a fun, worry-free group adventure with Keehn’s. We’ve got insight into all the latest trends in the city and we know how to get you there – safely.

March Madness

Tuesday, March 14 -thru- Monday, April 3

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This year, get into the spirit of March Madness with Keehn’s. Milwaukee is hosting the first round of the NCCA men’s basketball tournament at the Bradley Center, which means you need to get the whole gang together for the live action (purchase tickets HERE). Depending on the size of your party, our luxurious Executive SUVShuttle Van, or Limo Coach can transport your party to and from.

If you’d rather hit up a few local establishments, we can take you to some of the best game day bars around: Major Goolsby’s, Jack’s American Pub on Brady,  Rosati’s Pizza on Farwell, J & B’s Blue Ribbon Bar, and so on.

Skip Uber. Skip the hassle. Plan ahead.


St. Paddy’s Day

Friday, March 17

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This St. Paddy’s Day, why not take the day off of work and head down to Chicago with your crew in our Limo Coach or Shuttle Van? From jovial pub crawls to wild festivities surrounding the emerald green Chicago River, this needs to be on your bucket list.

Or, support the local taverns and spend the day bar hopping with your friends around Milwaukee. Map out a fun, safe adventure with Keehn’s to experience everything this city has to offer. Here are a few ideas to get your party planning started:

Whatever the adventure, we’ll help you make it unforgettable.


Brewer’s Opening Day

Monday, April 3 (Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies), 1:10pm

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Opening Day is one of those things we Wisconsinites live for. It’s all about good brats, good beer, and cheering on the home team with good people. That’s why we’re a good fit for this game day occasion. Our Shuttle Van or Limo Coach keeps the entire party together without the worry of driving under the influence.

Our transportation services are also great for Bachelor / Bachelorette parties, reunions, and birthdays at Miller Park. We’ll gladly take your party out to the ball game anytime (click here for the 2017 Brewers Schedule).


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In short – we want you to party. It’s important to kick back and spend quality time with friends, family, and the locals. We also want to encourage you to have a strategy in mind when it comes to getting around the city.

Be safe out there. Be smart. And, if you need a ride for your party, let it be Keehn’s.

A Bride’s Guide to Riding in Style | Wedding Day Transportation

When it comes to getting married, life becomes one big party – as it should. Therefore, it’s important to plan-ahead with Keehn’s Transportation Services. We’ll not only get you to your destination safely – we’ll get you there in style. Here’s a list of all the ways you can benefit from our services pre-thru post wedding day.

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1. Court Your Bridal Party.

Celebrate early. Take your best ladies out for a day of dress shopping, spa treatment, champagne, and then ask them to be a part of your big day. Make them feel special. You’ll want to use our Shuttle Van Services or Executive SUV pending the size of your party.

2. Show Off Your City 

Here’s a great Bachelorette Party idea: show-off your city in our stylish Limo Coach that can seat 14 – 16 of your bachelorettes. Wherever you want to go, we’ll take your party there safely so you don’t have to fret about getting around town. A painting session at Arte Bar? Drinks at Central Standard Craft Distillery?  A brewery tour at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery? We’re on it.

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3. Surprise Your Groom

It’s possible your groom isn’t the best party planner. Even still, he’d probably love to get the guys together for a Brewer’s game, Lakefront Brewery tour, or an evening of gambling at Potawatomi. This is where you – his future wife – step in with a surprise Bachelor Party. Set a date. Send out invites. And book transportation services with Keehn’s.

4. Impress the In-Laws 

Are the in-laws traveling in from out-of-town?  Have Keehn’s pick them up at the airport and get them to their hotel in our luxurious Executive SUV. We’ll pick them up, load their luggage, drop them off, and help you make a great impression.

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5. Morning Mimosas

If you’re treating your gals to hair & make-up the morning of your wedding, you’ll want some mimosas. And, we can help you avoid the morning hustle & bustle with convenient transportation. Check out our Executive SUV or Shuttle Van Services for this occasion.

6. Treat the Whole Crew 

Keehn’s Limo Coach ‘a.k.a.’ Party Bus is our most requested wedding vehicle. It’s the perfect way to get your bridal party to the church, photo shoot, and reception – in style. And, it’s a whole lot of fun! While snacks and beverages are welcome, we can also stop at a few of your favorite taverns or swing by that one special spot you met or got engaged.

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7. Arrive Like a Queen 

You’re the star of the show, so make a memorable entrance in our Neoclassic Bridal Excalibur. This gorgeous antique will seat you and your groom comfortably – and it makes for some outstanding photo ops.

8. Be a Smart Host

Renting Shuttle Van Services for your wedding guests might be the best decision you make as a host. Why?  Because…

  • Eliminates the stress of getting to and from the airport, hotel, church, and/or reception hall – especially for out-of-towners.
  • Shows that you care about the safety of your family & friends.
  • Gives your party people permission to enjoy the night (without the worry of driving under the influence) and celebrate you a little longer.

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Because we believe that you deserve to ride in style on your wedding day, we’re offering a special gift to newly engaged couples. If you book your transportation services with Keehn’s before Valentine’s Day, we’ll give you 10% off on our Limo Coach, Shuttle Van Services, or Executive SUV.  *This discount applies to one vehicle per couple.

Also – if you’re just starting to plan your wedding, Married in Milwaukee has some excellent insight! You can also join Keehn’s at several wedding shows this winter. We’ll be one of many wedding vendors available to answer questions and give you tips on how to make your day amazing.

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Let us be your first & lasting impression.