Elegant Carriages

Established in 1980

Phone Number: 08454 379 820

Mobile Number: 07836 717 170

Horse Drawn Wedding CarriagesIn Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside

Amongst the mountainous list of things to organise for a wedding is transportation. The method of transportation to and from the ceremony venue is one of the most anticipated (and photogenic) parts of the wedding, so you can count on Elegant Carriages to provide a timelessly stylish arrival to your special day.

We have a fleet of highly customisable carriages available to hire for your wedding day; whatever colour theme you have chosen for your wedding, you can be sure that our carriages can be decorated to match.Our two purpose-built Landau are available in Dazzling White or Midnight Black and are equally attractive whether they are being drawn by a pair or team of our matching or contrasting colour horses.

How We Customise
Our Carriages For You

We have a fleet of landau carriages in a variety of colours; each can be decorated as part of the hire to complement the theme of your wedding. Regardless of religion and culture, weddings are joyous celebrations which deserves special attention. Our fleet of carriages are suitable for weddings of all cultures and fully customisable to the theme of your choice. The decorations can be provided by yourself or sourced on your behalf.

Each of our carriages can be decorated with bridal ribbons and, if required, flowers (at an additional cost). We have the North West's largest collection of carriage decorations, including ribbons of all colours imaginable and matching horse plumes.

About Our Horses

The carriage is pulled by either single or double pairs of our gentle, highly-trained horses. We have 2 colours of horses available - white Irish Sport horses and black Friesians who are dressed immaculately to your colour scheme.

Purpose Built Landaus Carriages

Our purpose-built landaus feature a stylish convertible roof which can be opened to take advantage of the weather. 

Our Carriage Capacity

Each carriage is spacious enough to seat up to 5 people - 2 people and the rest of the wedding dress.

Special Occasion Carriage Services

We additionally have a Navy Blue Victoria Carriage, which seats 2 people. Aside from weddings, it's ideal to hire for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or as a romantic surprise. If required, we can provide horse-drawn Cinderella carriages subject to availability.

Special Occasion Carriage Hire

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From our central location in Chorley, Lancashire, we can cover the entirety of the North West, including Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside. Though we can travel further if required.

Subject to terrain and circumstances, our horses are able to travel approximately 8 miles. They will be more than happy to wait outside the church during the ceremony and hang around for photographs. If your journey is longer than 8 miles, we can arrange to meet you halfway or offer alternative methods of transport for part of the journey. Please call us to discuss this in detail.

We would recommend at least several months in advance for maximum flexibility. Although we can accept bookings under short notice, it is subject to availability, and our calendar can fill up fast..

Yes. You can even name which horses you'd like to hire. However, please be aware that there may be substitutions on the day due to potential injury or illness. Our office is available to visit by appointment only. Please call us and arrange your appointment.

Of course, you can! All of our horses are beautifully turned out and highly experienced with weddings. They are extremely gentle-natured and fantastic at posing with the camera.

As long as it doesn't affect the mobility of the operation (ribbons being caught in wheel etc.), you are more than welcome to provide your own decorations for the carriage of your choice. It's up to you whether we apply the decorations or we can arrange access to the carriage prior to the event.

We Are Here
For You

If you would like to book our horse and carriage hire for weddings please contact us today to discuss your requirements. We have the North West's largest collection of plumes to choose from- and if you don't find a colour you like, they can be ordered to ensure a perfect match. The horses have plenty of experience, including navigating heavy traffic and busy street, so you have one less thing to worry about on your big day.

The carriage hire will include our fully-qualified coachmen who will be dressed in formal attire inclusive of top hats. The coachmen, horses and carriage can be featured as part of the photography. For more information on our carriages or to discuss how we can help you arrive in style on your special day, please simply get in touch.