I know that schools and churches will use a coach hire service to move students and parishioners to special events. Church senior programs often use coaches to take people to and from an event. Community events that take a group of people on a day trip also use them. In the public school system there are the coaches they use to transport students every day, but they will also use a private coach service for sporting and other events to move players, staff and fans to away games. What I did not know is the number of private individuals that use them.
We used a coach hire service for our wedding reception. We hired a smaller coach to hold the wedding party and close family members. It was one of the best ideas we had for the whole wedding. Having a professional driver behind the wheel with all of us together in one coach was both a good idea and fun. There are even party coaches made that are quite elaborate. You have to see one to believe it. I could even see us hiring a coach for a group of family, friends and neighbors all going to the game or other event together. Part of the experience on game day is the ride to and from the stadium. Imagine how fun they are when you are all in the same vehicle.
The cost is not prohibitive for coach hire either. If you add up the amount of petrol it would take for everyone to go individually, you could pay for a coach by just splitting the cost among the group that is going. The more seats you fill on the coach, the lower the per person cost is. The driver will stay where you are at to bring you back. The coaches are really comfortable too.