Wedding Suppliers Blagdon Horse Drawn Carriages
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Blagdon Horse Drawn Carriages
  • Vintage black carriages with gorgeous Friesian horses
  • Qualified team transports you to and from your venue
  • Chauffeurs adorned in traditional dress
  • Ribbons can be matched to your colour scheme
  • Can cover seven miles per day, depending on terrain
  • Get in touch for a bespoke quotation

Blagdon Horse Drawn Carriages are a fully-capable and fully-qualified outfit based in Blagdon, a few miles south of Bristol. With many years of experience under their belt, this family-run business will go out of their way to make their wedding couples feel supremely comfortable, and allow them to travel to and between their venues in unmistakeable luxury and style.

Wedding cars without doubt present a perfectly acceptable and adequate means of transport on your big day, but nothing beats the experience of a horse and carriage. With the typical wedding day consisting of a fairly fast and furious series of events, a leisurely trip in a horse and carriage will enable you to take time out, make the most of your journey and truly appreciate the tranquillity of a slower pace.

Get in touch with Nicky to find out more, and even book a complimentary viewing. Just click the 'Email this business' button above, or reveal their telephone number and give them a call.


It's funny how tradition comes back around. Go back 100 years and you will find that most brides arrived at their wedding via a horse and carriage (in fact, most people got around on a horse and carriage full stop!) Even back then, it was something reserved for the well-to-do, or as a special occasion for the less wealthy.

Today, only a select few organisations still operate horse and carriage services, and we've taken the time to pick out one of the South West's finest.

Blagdon Horse Drawn Carriages was created by husband-and-wife team Mike and Nicky Lyons, along with two of their fully-trained and qualified daughters.

Mike, Nicky and eldest daughter Becky have all received qualifications through the British Driving Society, and are thus fully licensed to operate a horse and carriage on public highways. The family also proudly bear their own 'Transportation/Grooms Attendance' Certificates.

The Carriages

Each and every vehicle that Blagdon Horse Drawn Carriages use is immaculately and painstakingly prepared and maintained. In fact, it takes over twelve hours for the carriage, its horses and their chauffeurs to prepare themselves for a day of work.

Blagdon Horse Drawn Carriages' flagship vehicle is their Glass-Fronted Landau, a truly splendid all-weather carriage. This jet-black coach commands a great deal of presence and charisma, and its fascinating roof and windows can be configured in four different manners, depending on the weather and your personal preferences.

The company also boasts a fine Wooden Wagonette, which is ideal for fair weather, or if you want to hire more than one horse and carriage so that your bridesmaids or other family members can join your bridal procession.

The carriages are all decorated with white and silver ribbons as standard, but the alternative option to match these with your colour scheme is also easily possible.

The Horses

Blagdon Horse Drawn Carriages have six handsome jet-black Friesian horses, a breed justly renowned for their convenient combination of beauty, agility, power and equable temperament. These black beauties are fully capable of dealing with any traffic conditions, and come adorned with elegant white plumes. They will fetch you to, between and from your wedding venues with the utmost comfort, grace and style.


Blagdon Horse Drawn Carriages provide vehicles with the services of a driver and a footman, and this genteel team's priority is your absolute comfort throughout your wedding-day transport experience. Traditionally, the footman walks alongside your carriage as you approach important parts of the journey (eg your arrival or departure from your ceremony venue), ready at all times to help you up or down from a height.

Your chauffeurs are fully-trained, qualified drivers who are presented in tailor-made coachman-style uniforms and top hats, ensuring a truly authentic experience.

Travel Distance

The horses and their carriages are able to travel a distance of up to seven miles per day, but this depends on the terrain involved (the flatter the better!). With this in mind, Blagdon Horse Drawn Carriages will be quite happy to make special arrangements to meet up with motorised vehicles, or rendezvous with your booked wedding car.

To book Blagdon Horse Drawn Carriages, click the buttons below and to the side of this listing.


  • Carol Pickett

    Just a quick email to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making yesterday so very special for Jason & Kelly yesterday was the icing on the cake – both of you were amazing, your horses were absolutely beautiful and the carriage was stunning – the whole package was more than fantastic. Everyone commented on how calm the horses were and how elegant and what fun it was.

  • Deborah Coburn

    Pleased with your extra efforts
    Dear Nicky & family, thank you so much for your service on Saturday 24th at Orchardleigh. The wedding was a huge success, made even more special by your efforts. The carriage & horses looked superb, Leigh was surprised and loved it, I think a few tears were shed! Brian & I were so pleased with your extra efforts saving us a lot of worry. Thank you again.

  • Alice & Adam Rosser

    Adam and I would like to say a massive thank you for making my dream come true, since I was a little girl it was my dream and you made it happen. Your horses are beautiful and trained to such a high standard, the carriage itself is amazing and both you and your daughter looked so smart. I would also like to say thank you to Mike for taking my mum and bridesmaids to church when their car failed to arrive, you went that extra mile and I am very grateful to all of you. Thank you for the beautiful memories.

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