Elegance Carriage Collection

Award winning, beautiful horses and carriages for your wedding day

Our beautiful Elegance Collection of carriages form part of our Elegance Package, offering incredible value while maintaining the very highest of standards.  Click for more information about our Prices and Packages.

The Cavalry of Heroes - Weddings and Event Landau Carriage, Herefordshire and Wales
Wedding Horse and Carriage with pair of Appaloosa Horses and landau carriage driven by Marc Lovatt, Head Coachman and Carriagemaster of The Cavalry of Heroes Ltd through Gloucestershire, based in Wales and covering the Three Counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire as well as UK and Ireland

The Landau

Our most popular Wedding Carriage as it provides maximum view of the bride and groom and cover if you are blessed with good luck rain on your wedding day.  You can exit from either side with a convenient step.  Must be seen to be fully appreciated, just call to arrange a viewing of our carriages to find which is the right one for you.

The Landau was invented in the 18th Century and was built as as social carriage with facing seats to allow for ease of conversation.  Normally driven with a pair or four-in-hand the carriage has a beautiful graceful line which is ideal for photographs.

At its height the Landau was considered a luxury carriage because of the maximum visibility of the occupants and their clothing.  For this reason it is still popular today with The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace who have 12 Landaus for ceremonial occasions such as Royal Weddings and State Visits.  Marc, our Trainer and Coachman, will be able to tell you more as he was fortunate enough to work at The Royal Mews and drove these beautiful carriages.

A large carriage, so lots of room for the bride’s dress, it can seat five and has an excellent turning circle so can be used at lots of different venues.  You might even recognise it was its recent television appearance on the BBC, Netflix and Channel 4.

Photoshoot - Friesian Horse Drawn Carriage at 18th Century Georgian from Marc Lovatt and The Cavalry of Heroes Film Horses and Carriages Wagonette
The Cavalry of Heroes - Wedding and Event Wagonette, drive horse and carriage hire, pair, Herefordshire and Wales

The Wagonette

Our second most popular Wedding Carriage and also great for Country Fayres and Events, as well as tours, as it can seat four to six with an easy step access from the rear.  Depending on the amount of occupants it can be pulled by a single horse or a pair of horses (we have both!).

In the past we have decorated it with bunting and flowers and can co-ordinate this with you to match your big day.

The first wagonette was built in England about 1843 and became a popular vehicle, partially because of the implied endorsement of Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.  It was eventually made in a great variety of styles and sizes for public and private use, and it remained popular well into the 20th century.

The Cavalry of Heroes - Wedding Horse and Carriage, driving horse, country, Herefordshire and Wales

The Bennington

A pretty looking carriage which can seat two and although used for Weddings in the past, access is slightly more difficult as there isn’t a step to get on board so it is a bit of a climb.  Please bear this in mind when enquiring.  This is a great carriage though for pub rides and jaunts around the countryside.

The Bennington Carriage is a particular make of carriage.  The makers are famed for their production of the Cinderella Style Carriage.

Contact Us to find out more

To add that extra bit of fun to your wedding day, let us know what you would like by using our enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  Alternatively, why not give us a call and we can have a chat about all the different options!

1. What to Expect

1. What to Expect

We’re sure you’ll have questions and we’ve tried to answer as many as possible here.  From how far you can travel in the horse and carriage, to how many people will fit in the carriage and lots in between.  Anything not covered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to chat through your ideas. 

FAQS…

2. See The Carriages

2. See The Carriages

With over 40 carriages to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice!  Our collection is split into two parts; Elegance Collection and Historical Collection.  Our elegance collection offers exceptional value with carriages reserved especially for weddings; and our historical collection of authentic period carriages used for filming but also available for weddings. 

Choose your carriage…

3. Extra Choice

3. Extra Choice

It’s all in the details! We love small details and when added together we hope they will bring you many fond memories from your big day and lots of fun during planning.  From the colour of the plumes, to a just married sign not to mention the horses themselves and the carriage. 

It’s all in the details…

4. Prices & Booking

4. Prices & Booking

Different packages are available with special availability reserved for local weddings.  Find out about our pricing and how to book.  From the excellent value Elegance package to our Historical and bespoke packages.  If you would like to know more about having a horse or carriages at your wedding then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Pricing and Booking…

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