"Supplying horse and carriage hire for over 30 years"
Cross Country Carriages, based in Northamptonshire, specialises in horse-drawn carriage hire for weddings, pleasure drives, proms and other special events.
Below are details of the horse-drawn carriages that are available to hire to take you to your wedding or special event. We cover Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties. We always welcome you to come and have a look at the carriages and the horses in person. Please call us on 01604 882883 or e-mail us for more information.
We always drive the route before the special day, in a car, so that we can find out where the bride's house, the church and the reception are. This also allows us to work out the time we have to leave the house with the bridesmaids - if we are taking them in the horse-drawn carriage first.
We bring the horses and carriage in a horsebox to a suitable parking place to prepare them and then drive the carriage to your door. We can take your bridesmaids first if the church is close.
We then wait at the church for the ceremony and the photographs before taking Bride and Groom to the reception. The bridal couple can relax for a while in the luxury of the horse-drawn wedding carriage before arriving at their reception.
Every wedding is different: your wedding day is a very special day so our package can be tailored to suit your requirements.
If the ceremony is at a hotel or stately house a ride in the horses and carriage before and after the service can be arranged.
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The Sociable Carriage is a spacious horse-drawn carriage which offers all round visibility. The roof gives good protection from the weather.
It is pulled here by our Welsh Cob mares*.
The Sociable Carriage can seat up to four people.
The Victoria Carriage is an open carriage with a hood which can easily be raised if necessary.
The Victoria Carriage can seat up to four people.
The 'Wagonette' is ideal for pleasure rides, picnics, etc.
It can seat four people.
The Vis-a-vis Phaeton is a spacious and comfortable open horse-drawn carriage.
Its all-round view makes it ideal for weddings and journeys to proms and parties as the passengers can see (and be seen) by everyone.
This carriage can seat up to four passengers.
*Any of our carriages can be drawn by any of our horse pairs. We have a pair of Welsh Cob mares and also have a pair of beautiful white Connemara mares - so you can choose which horses you would like to draw your carriage on your special occasion.
All our services are tailored to your unique event so please call us and we will be pleased to discuss your requirements and provide you with a price to make your special event even more memorable.
Please phone us on 01604 882883 for a quote and an appointment to view the carriages