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The Ostler Carriage Company (Home Counties)

National Horse and Carriage Hire Company - Delivering Excellence as Standard

Essex, Chelmsford

£550 - £785

13 reviews

Family Run Business

Largest range of carriages in the UK

Choice of White or Black Horses

Office open 8am to 8pm

Fully licenced & insured

Highest qualified Coaching staff in the UK

Prices & Key Facts


Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £725

Price Range: £550 - £785

A pair of horses with the carriage of your choice in the local area - 4 hour package


About The Ostler Carriage Company (Home Counties)

The UK's Leading National Horse Drawn Services Company. Fully Licensed, Insured & using only the most highly qualified Coaching Staff. We are delighted to be able to provide 25 different models of carriages so you are spoilt for choice! With Fairytale Pumpkin Carriages, Glass Coaches, Landaus, Vis a Vis, Convertible glass fronted Landaus, Wagonettes, Omnibuses, Victorian carriages and we even have a horse drawn double decker bus to transport your guests!I

Offering top class professional service with your own choice of White or Black horses. Although we are now the UK's largest carriage company, each of our Ostler farms are family run and therefore each Client still receives wonderful, personal attention to detail and your very own dedicated coordinator for your booking. Due to our ever increasing popularity, and the large volume of work we undertake, even in these difficult times, we have been able to keep our prices extremely competitive. Our business ethos is that we want our Clients to have the very best horses, the very best carriages, the very best Coaching staff at the very best prices. We also know how important the all the special, finer details are to our Couples and, with this in mind, we offer Coaching Staff's uniforms in a 3 differ colours – Black, Navy Blue or Grey together with their silk cravats in 30 different colours to compliment your theme for the day and all our carriages are decorated with flowers - again these are available in 30 different colours. Horses plume feathers, if required, are available in 7 different colours too!

The Details


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Contact & Location

The Ostler Carriage Company (Home Counties)

Restmore Cottage, Main Road, Boreham, Chelmsford, CM3 3AD, Essex, United Kingdom


We can travel up to 10 miles with the Horse and Carriage - 6 miles maximum and then, after a suitable rest break as the welfare of our horses is of the upmost importance, we can then do another 4 miles.

The Ostler is very proud to offer the largest range of Horse Drawn Carriages in the UK including White Carriages, Dark Carriages & Group / Bespoke Carriages. With 25 different models to chooses from our carriages are available in a range of colours seating from 4 to 22 passengers. There are glass convertible (can be used open or closed), fixed glass roofs, the ever popular Fairytale Pumpkin Carriages or the more traditional hooded Landau carriages. The choice is endless!

You can choose from the carriages available in your area on your chosen date, with your choice of flowers to decorate to compliment your colour scheme.

Depending on the distances, we can sometimes offer multiple journeys. For example if the distance is less than a mile from the Pickup Location to the ceremony, we can offer two trips.

Yes, or rather we do it for you free of charge! You can choose the colours of the floral garlands to decorate the carriage to match with your colour scheme.

Our Coaching Staff will be wearing suits (available in your choice of Black, Navy Blue or Grey) together with silk cravats - a huge choice of colours are available for you to match in with your colour scheme.

Although we don't offer this usually, depending on the location/terrain, and with prior consent with your wedding coordinator, we can sometimes arrange champagne at an additional cost.

Full terms and conditions are always included with our initial quote. The initial £199 booking fees are non-refundable. Cancellations received less than 20 weeks before the date are payable in full. Once settled accounts can only be refunded if the turnout is able to be rebooked.

Horses can travel on average around 10 minutes per mile.

The capacity/maximum number of passengers varies depending on your choice of carriage. When we send our email quote, together with photographs of the carriages, clear details of the capacity of each carriage is included together with the price.

Our Sustainability Commitments

The Ostler Horse and Carriage Company exemplifies sustainable transport through its eco-friendly approach. By relying on well-cared-for horses instead of fossil-fuel-consuming vehicles, they significantly reduce carbon emissions and air pollution. This traditional mode of transport not only preserves local heritage but also promotes a slower, more mindful pace of travel, allowing passengers to reconnect with their surroundings. The company's commitment to responsible horse care and proper waste disposal further underlines their dedication to sustainable practices, making them a commendable choice for environmentally conscious travellers.

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