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Distinctive Carriage

Distinctive Carriage

Thousand Oaks, CA
We're a niche wedding transportation company, with a small fleet of customized London Taxis.


1992 London Taxi
Thousand Oaks, CA
per day
Distinctive Carriage was formed around the idea of bringing transportation experiences that are a bit different – elegant but fun, stylish but affordable – to the Southern California wedding, special event or occasion, and corporate branding and event markets. We do this by combining our fleet of vintage London Taxis with the utmost in service.

We were borne out of our founder’s childhood fascination with the cars, ultimately evolving into a boutique vintage car supplier in SoCal.


Mike Schmid
John went above and beyond for our wedding. Beautiful car, incredible driver. Super nice, personable guy and very accommodating of our requests. He’s the best and I’d recommend him to anyone! His London taxi was immaculate and vibey, and perfect for our vintage wedding. Book him!!
Nov 23, 2018
Fausto Recalde
We loved having the London taxi pick us up and take us to my wedding and also returning to the reception. So chic. Such a gorgeous car and it perfectly fit our esthetic for the day. Sweet driver/owner of the vehicle and he was prompt which was very respectful. So many great comments on the style of car and how well kept it was. Gorgeous for our video and photos.
Jan 7, 2019
Pauline Naim
Our White London Taxi was a beautiful touch on the day of our wedding on January 6,2019. John gracefully took care of us as far as picking us up and dropping us off at the venue along with picture takings; and following up with the party planner to pick us up again from our event. The whole ordeal was very smooth and pleasant as John was the source of it with his hospitable character. We both thank John and the company for a lovely experience on our special day.
Jan 28, 2019
Paty Escobar
John was PHENOMENAL! The car was immaculate! The day was perfect! It could not have gone better. From initial contact through follow ups and the actual event day, John was on top of checking the weather and contacting me for any possible plan changes as well as updating me on the route. At the end of the day - the weather was beautiful, the car was on time, the service was exemplary, and we received a lot of positive comments from the guests - some even took pictures by the car! A true gentleman, John made us feel that a handshake could have very well been our contract. You don't get that feeling much anymore in this day and age! The auto was lovely, the bride and groom enjoyed their ride and the attention they got while being driven around Palos Verdes and San Pedro - with people honking and waving and giving John a big thumbs up for the impressive car. Conversation with John was wonderful - warm and friendly. He made the getaway after the ceremony pleasant and comfortable. We will definitely call on him for any future events in which a car is needed. Truly a pleasure to do business with - though it felt more like a friend we had known for years!
Feb 26, 2019
Melanie Robertson
All I can say is WOW! John did an exceptional job and making sure every detail was going to be perfect. He even came to the venue prior to help plan my grand entrance at the golf club where I was driven like royalty all the way along a beautiful, winding cart path to my ceremony site on the Tee Box. He arrived early at the house to greet me, had ice cold water and AC on in the car and came dressed to match our formal ceremony. The car is absolutely pristine and made for such a grand and unique entrance! I highly recommend John for your next classy function! It doesn't get any better than Distinctive Carriage!
Jul 29, 2019
Mari Escamilla
I hired Distinctive Carriage as my car service for my wedding day on June 1, 2019, and it was a wonderful experience from the beginning to the end! John was very accommodating, he even let me see the car prior to booking the service --- I wanted to make sure my large dress would fit through the doorway without a problem. It was so much fun riding in such a unique vehicle. It is well maintained, fully air-conditioned and the best part is that he was right on time and got us everywhere we needed to be on schedule. Really couldn't have selected a better car vendor.
Jul 29, 2019
Sandy Leweke
The White London Taxi was a huge success! My daughter and new husband were transported by John to the next chapter in their Life. They were thrilled with my selection for their send off....John was exceptional and prompt and his treasured classic was pristine. I knew we were creating a magical experience from the first 'Bye for now' and enthusiasm to participate in our daughters special day....'Thank You' John for your care and professionalism.
Jul 29, 2019
Lori Glasgow
Distinctive Carriage provided a beautiful unique car for my daughter's wedding and excellent customer service! John was a pleasure to work with and helped me through the process with kindness and patience! This car was an awesome addition to our beautiful wedding day! The price was very reasonable as well! I would highly recommend Distinctive Carriage!
Sep 2, 2019
Bill Vickery
Ryan and Melissa thoroughly enjoyed their post-wedding ride to the reception.....thanks, John!
Jun 24, 2020
Stacey Tagoni
John was so considerate, professional and reliable. Thank you for being a part of our day!
Jun 13, 2021
Katherine Rodriguez
John was amazing! We rented the 1992 London Taxi as our getaway car from our wedding and couldn't be happier! John brought the car over for us to take pictures with during our cocktail hour and was so helpful with everything. He was on time for everything we requested and was a great driver. We would recommend to anyone looking for a cool car!
Oct 13, 2021
Mathew Bahri
John is just a great guy! He is so responsible and with the constant contact style of his, he immediately puts you at ease that everything will be just fine and as planned. Hired him with his beautiful London Taxi, for our wedding party and both Bride & Groom absolutely loved it....Gorgeous Pictures & Memories....Thanks a bunch John...Cheers ?
Sep 19, 2021
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