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VW Campervan Wedding Ideas For 2021

With celebrities such as Ellie Goulding jumping on the campervan-wagon for their weddings, it’s no surprise that experts are predicting VW campervans to be at the top of the agenda for wedding planners in 2021. The Volkswagen campervan is a favourite of adventurers, artists, surfers and more, so those looking for an outdoor wedding might just fall in love with the idea of including this iconic van in their big day. 

So what could you do with a VW Campervan hire for your wedding? Take a look at the fun ideas below and see if you feel inspired!

Drinks bar

One of the best (and most popular) uses for your campervan is to use it as a drinks bar. Some campervans come with all the equipment already in place, with a converted bar and electricity for fridges. Even if you DIY it with some ice buckets and a window as a serving hatch, giving out drinks in such a quirky fashion is sure to put a smile on your guest’s faces. You can give out personalised cocktails, tailor-made to represent yourselves or a favourite memory, or even have a “Brew Bar” for those looking for something more mild.

Food bar

If the drinks bar idea sounded appealing to you, why not take it one step further by serving food? It doesn’t have to be a full course meal, in fact, with the compact nature of the VW campervan it’s more suited to serving small appetizers.  Even if you eat your main meal elsewhere, a campervan has ample storage space to keep any supplies tucked away just in case.

Photo booth

As we’ve discussed in our other blog, incorporating your campervan into your wedding photography is a growing trend that can be customised to suit you. Whether you create a DIY selfie station with well-chosen props or personalised banners, or you decide to splash-out on a built-in photo booth, your guests will love the opportunity to take photos they can keep too. Photo booths at weddings never go out of style!


A campervan is the ideal place to leave a guestbook to allow your friends and family to leave messages. You could make things more interesting by leaving out disposable cameras for vintage-feel snaps, video cameras for video messages or even canvases for guests to make their mark artistically.

DJ booth

A campervan has many uses, and if you’re planning on an outdoor wedding, what’s stopping you from turning your campervan into the perfect DJ booth? 

By adding in some bluetooth speakers or even a record player (or a real DJ and their deck if you want to go all out) can turn your normal van into a focal point that’s guaranteed to brighten up the party. 

Small details such as the addition of a disco ball can brighten up the space and bring a level of nostalgia to your guests. The way you decorate your campervan is up to you, but we recommended plenty of disco ball lights and a smoke machine if you want the full effect!


One of the key things experts say people forget about on their wedding day is having a contingency plan for bad weather! Your campervan can easily become a place to shelter from the rain, and the addition of an awning or gazebo to the side can maximise the amount of space available to protect you and our guests from the elements.

Safe place for children

It can be hard to keep children entertained at weddings, but with some soft furnishings and toys, a campervan can be a safe haven for kids looking for peace and quiet (and vice-versa for parents or guests who have overindulged). With the ignition keys safely secured elsewhere, the back of a campervan can be a cosy getaway for kids of all ages.

Honeymoon road trip

While it’s not for the fainthearted, you could easily go from your wedding straight into your honeymoon if a road trip is appealing to you. After all, if you’re hiring a campervan there’s no shame in using it as what it was intended for!  With a few plush blankets and a map (or SatNav) you’re all set to start your new adventure in style.  Just don’t forget to add your ‘Just Married’ decorations!

A grand entrance

There’s nothing wrong with sticking to tradition, if a grand entrance is all you’re after a VW campervan can certainly deliver. Keeping it simple can help if you’re on a tight budget or would simply prefer a wedding day that’s a little more laid-back.  At VW Wedding Campervans, we’ll make sure you get where you need to be on schedule, so you don’t have to worry. If you’d like to hire one of our campervans for your wedding do get in touch with us! Explore our website and take a look at our selection of campervans.