Horse & Carriage

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Weddings & Anniversaries
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mattyhamattyha Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Weddings & Anniversaries
Hi There

Does anyone have an recommendations for a horse and carriage in the Midlands (Leamington Spa).

Other half to be wants one to take her to the church (approx 1 mile) then from church to the reception (5 miles).

I know these can be expesive as well so anyones experiences with these and prices from elsewhere would also be handy!

Thanks

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  • HoraceHorace Forumite
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    Hi and welcome

    I have never used this company but you could always ring them:

    Ousbey Carriages
    Ormond Lodge
    Newbold on Stour
    Stratford Upon Avon
    CV37 6TS

    TelL 01789 450351


    Orchard Vale Carriages - nationwide coverage 7 days a week
    Tel: 01386 861452
    https://www.ovce.co.uk

    Kingsmoor Carriages
    Kingsmoor Farm
    Hoden Lane
    Cleeve Prior
    Evesham
    Worcs WR11 8LH
    Tel 01789 773208
    https://www.kingsmoorcarriages.co.uk

    What normally happens is that they transport the carriage on a trailer and the horses in a box and then they stop around the corner and tack up etc. they will then arrive at the bride's home to take her to church and eventually both bridge and groom to the reception.

    There is another firm but they are based in Leicester called XL Equestrian - their website at least gives an idea of price but I would check with the others as they could well be cheaper because they are closer. https://www.xlequestrian.co.uk

    Hope this helps.
  • Did you see "Don't tell the Bride" on BBC3? It's where the groom has to organise everything for the wedding. This week, the groom arranged for Jordan and Peter's actual pink horse and carraige!!

    Don't know the contact details though. Sorry :(

    Definitely check Horace's info though
  • HoraceHorace Forumite
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    There is another company based in Bodenham in Herefordshire:

    KC Horse Rescue
    Brick House Farm
    Bowley Lane
    Bodenham
    Herefordshire
    HR1 3LG
    Tel: 01568 797776

    https://www.kchorserescue.com
  • mattyhamattyha Forumite
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    Thanks, we'll let you know what we find out with prices etc.

    Keep any more suggestion coming as well !

    Matt
  • HoraceHorace Forumite
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    Matt

    I had another look in a different wedding directory and found a company based in Walsall that even have a cinderella carriage. They are asking for £100 deposit.

    https://www.horsedrawnoccasions.co.uk

    Contact is Elaine Barnard.

    Tel: 01922 682274
  • Thanks for everyones help, we have booked with www.kchorserescue.com

    They charge £600 for one horse or £650 for two horses, including getting the horses to and from your wedding location etc.

    Price also includes a car as well.

    It may seem pricey but its what the wife to be really wants.

    The positives here are they were really nice on the phone, and as the name suggests, the money they make from hiring out horse & carriages goes into their horse rescue centre, not to line someones pocket.
  • HoraceHorace Forumite
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    Glad you found someone Matty - the prices quoted are about average.

    Hope you have a fantastic day:D
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