The Horse Drawn Carriage Company - West Sussex

Professional wedding carriage hire with our two beautiful white horses and vintage Barouche carriage. We cover the whole of East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and some parts of Kent and Hampshire.
Products and Services
Horse and Carriage
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £645
A huge thankyou for the magic you added to our day
Jan 2016
A happy couple
Thank you for making our wedding day more special than we imagined it could be. The horses and carriage were beautiful - when they arriv... 

Thank you for all your endeavours
Aug 2015
A couple's parents
Sorry that this is a little slow coming but I did want to thank you for all your endeavours to fit in what was needed for Holly's weddin... 

I can't say thank you enough
Aug 2015
A couple's parents
The addition of having the beautiful carriage and horses, turned my daughters wedding day into an absolutely amazing one. The horses lo... 

A perfect day!
Sep 2015
A couple's parents
“From the moment that I contacted Julie from The Horse Drawn Carriage Company I knew that I had made the right choice for my sons weddin... 

Nothing less than a first class service!
May 2016
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Nothing less than a first class service! Julie was a pleasure to deal with and the ride was perfect to relax on after our ceremony. A fa... 

Excellent from start to finish
Mar 2016
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The entire experience of dealing with the Horse Drawn Carriage Company was excellent from start to finish. I made several phone calls to... 

A great time and I would definitely recommed
Aug 2016
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We got bought the Champagne carriage drive and picnic experience as an Engagement present from my mum. Julie and her husband were great... 

Magical carriage ride
May 2016
A happy couple
Thank you for our magical carriage ride yesterday. It really added to such a beautiful day.

My wife's surprise was perfect
Jul 2016
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Hello I want to say a massive thank you to Julie. My wife's surprise was perfect..I have a video that shows it and once we get some phot... 

Full Description
  • Our aim is to provide elegant horse drawn carriage transport, showcasing the beauty of classic country ways with our matching pair of white horses and original carriage decorated lovingly with flowers. Our most popular wedding carriage is our beautiful, vintage Barouche carriage. It is a 4 seater carriage with a fold up hood which can be raised in an instant (should the weather suddenly change!). The carriage is painted in shiny gloss black with elegant gold trim and has traditional shiny brass lanterns either side. For a more rustic / natural wedding theme, our lovely wagonette is a real country charmer. The carriage seats 4 adults comfortably and is painted in a beautiful racing green colour with delightful red trim and has traditional lanterns either side. Both carriages will be pulled by our matching pair of white horses, being half brothers it is quite difficult to tell them apart! Our carriages come lovingly decorated in white and cream silk flowers with green foliage, or classic country bunting all of which is included in the price. We can also add coloured ribbon to match your wedding theme. The carriages are driven by a driver accompanied by a footman who will be dressed in traditional livery outfit. We also include a complimentary bottle of champagne and glasses for you to enjoy in the carriage. Picture trotting along a country lane, glass of bubbly in hand...bliss! The horse drawn carriage company is one of the few carriage companies in the UK that is qualified to the British Driving Society Level 4 commercial certification. We also have £5 million public liability insurance and WATO certification (welfare of animal in transport order).
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Julie Hodgson
    We would be delighted to speak to you about your requirements and book your day so please don't hesitate to contact us on 07821 742016!
  • Experience
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (3)
Channel 4 - Posh Pawnbrokers
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Level 4 commercial driving qualification from the British Driving Society
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Ashurst Wood, West Sussex, England
    • Nearest Town
    • East Grinstead
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M25 junct 6
    • Nearest Train Station
    • East Grinstead
    • Nearest Airport
    • Gatwick
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What is your most memorable wedding?
They are all memorable! We feel very privileged to be a part of our couples big day.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Classic, elegant, professional.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our wonderful horses, we are very proud to work with them on a daily basis.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Enjoy the planning process. When it comes to horse & carriage hire ask to see the horses & carriage prior to booking and check insurances / accreditations.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I'd have to say one wedding we went to there was a harpist playing outside the venue as we drove up to it with the horses and carriage. It was incredibly romantic and soothing.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
The first step is to complete our online booking form. Once we have received this we will conduct a route assessment to check the route suitability for a horse & carriage. We will then send you our final acceptance form to confirm all of the details and then the day is all booked for you! We require a £100 deposit at point of booking to secure the day; the final balance is not then payable until 2 weeks prior to the wedding day. We are happy to accommodate payment in instalments if you wish. We welcome our clients to come and visit us to see the horses and carriage before booking.
What is your dream car and why?
Vintage Barouche carriage pulled by two beautiful horses - old fashioned horse power!
What would be your #1 tip for arriving in style?
Arrive by horse & carriage!
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Gift: Free Bottle of Champagne