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Hiring a Horse and Carriage in Sydney

Whether you are planning a fairytale wedding or something a little more traditional, arriving at your ceremony on a horse-drawn carriage is a staple favourite and, for most of us, a once in a lifetime experience.

Sydney is already a magical place, blessed with beautiful clear blue skies and its infamous city-meets-sea landscape which offers a plethora of awe-inspiring backdrops to choose from for your big day. It can be quite a surreal moment passing world renowned landmarks on a horse and carriage which, in itself, can take the majestic experience of your special day to a whole new level.

Not being the type of transport you organise everyday, we’ve compiled a list of established horse and carriage suppliers in Sydney to help get you started.

Castlecrest Wedding Carriages

Castlecrest Wedding Carriages photo

Having had their horses and carriages featured on a number of television shows and special events, Castlecrest Wedding Carriages are setting the standard, offering both a traditional white and gold Landau carriage and a very special Cinderella Pumpkin carriage to choose from. Both carriages are drawn by two white horses and coachmen will be on hand to assist with your special day.

Australia in Style

Australia In Style photo

A one-stop shop for all kinds of wedding transportation, Australia in Style is a multi-award winning operator supporting weddings across Sydney. As well as their fleet of classic cars and limousines, Australia in Style also offers a ‘Romantic’ horse and carriage package, which features an open top white and gold carriage that can accommodate up to 6 people, pulled by two dapple grey horses and assisted by a driver and a footman.

Australian Horse Drawn Services

Australian Horse Drawn Services photo

Located at Freemans Reach NSW, and servicing Hawkesbury to Sydney, Australian Horse Drawn Services offer a little taste of history with their carriages. Choose from a truly traditional Landau carriage or their Wagonette carriage – an original Amish buggy from Pennsylvania. Both carriages can be pulled by one or two Clydesdale horses; the gentle giants known for their amazing strength and graceful demeanour.

Imperial Coaches

Imperial Coaches photo

Having supplied horses and carriages to the Sydney area for 25 years, Imperial Coaches stock an array of opulently decorated coaches which were originally imported from Malta and repurposed in Australia. One of few suppliers that seem to offer fully enclosed carriages, great for Sydney’s unpredictable weather, the ornately detailed coaches would not look out of place at Royal Wedding!

If you're in the process of planning your own wedding then take a look at the massive list of wedding transport providers in Sydney and across Australia in our national wedding directory!

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Victoria Garside

Victoria Garside is a British ex pat who works in the staging and events industry based in Sydney. A keen writer and blogger, Victoria is a seasoned traveller and budding philanthropist whose outlook on life is to “die with memories, not with dreams”.

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