How can I hire a uber for an event? I want to provide transportation for my guest to and from the event...
how to hire a uber for event
The Guru Take
Uber is an on-demand service usually called by individuals. It may not work well for events.
How generous of you to provide transportation for your guests. It sounds like a wonderful event.
Uber is On-demand - People order their own rides
Uber is an on-demand service, that are ordered at the time people need their rides. It is possible to order one for someone else (how to article), but you would have to request a ride at exactly the time each of your guest needs a ride. That may not be practical for your use case. (There is some scheduling abilities, but they are far fro reservation in away that they are not guaranteed.)
One big roadblock is that your one account cannot dispatch more than one car at a time, meaning you cannot order another Uber while a ride is already in progress. This can severely limit its use for a large group of people.
Footing the bills? Paying for guests? Try UberEVENTS
If your goal is to compensate guests for their transportation, there are options. One is to purchase Uber gift cards and hand them out to your guests. This way, people would have to call their own Ubers, but you can be footing the bills.
If it's for a large event, you may want to consider UberEVENTS. It's an ability for you to purchase a bunch of "Ride Passes" to your guests. They would have to use their own Uber Apps but the charge will come directly to you. Unlike the gift cards, you only pay for the rides they take.
Hiring an Uber
First you will need to download the Uber app from the app store. Instructions on how to download and sign up with Uber can be found here.