The ladies at Shenandoah Carriage Company were absolute saviors to work with to execute my proposal plan. So professional while simultaneously being kind, patient, understanding, supportive, encouraging, and a whole slew of words I don’t have time to pull out of the thesaurus. I contacted close to a dozen different carriage companies in the area and never had a doubt that I made the right choice with Shenandoah. They immediately listened to my goals (read: hopes and dreams), offered suggestions that helped set me on the right course, humored my overthinking and anxious brain, adjusted and accommodated wherever they could, clearly love their horses and treat them with kindness and respect, and were a key component in our special day, which they handled perfectly. I could not be more appreciative of their team, or more willing to encourage everyone I encounter who needs a horse drawn carriage for any event to go with Shenandoah! Mac 04/15/2023
As a homeschool co-op I am always looking for fun educational experiences for our kiddos. These ladies and gentleman were wonderful! They had a great group of items for the kids to hold, showed us some horse care and how to tack up the horses. We then took a wonderful carriage ride. Everyone learned something and had a great time! 09/19/2023
- Tara Edelberg
Drew and I and our family, would like to send a special thank you for making the princess birthday event for our granddaughter amazing and extra special in every way!
On Sunday, our granddaughter was truly transformed into a Princess, especially when she saw the Cinderella carriage, and beautiful horses.
We would like to extend a special thank you to Kelly who made the entire experience one that we will never forget.
Thank you for the magical memories. 7/30/2023
- Gail and Drew DeBlass
I had won a 30 min carriage ride at a Bridal Expo and from start (setting up the appointment) to finish (end of carriage ride) was an absolutely amazing experience!! Even though I had won my ride I was treated as though I’d spent a million bucks! I wanted to use the ride as an opportunity to get engagement pictures and it was no issue to bring along my brother and sister-in-law who was also our photographer. They helped and accommodated tremendously by pointing out and stopping at all the best places for a photo opportunity. Once we had turned around and was heading back, even though I’m sure we were past our 30 mins, they were still willing to stop again for more photos! They were so nice and knowledgeable and we just couldn’t have asked for a better experience!! 07/02/2023
- Rachel DeHaven
AMAZING to say the least! I had the pleasure of having the princess carriage for my daughter’s senior prom. Kelly and Bill were amazing from start to finish. It turned out better then I imagined. 04/23/2023
We hired Shenandoah Carrige Company for our wedding. They are worth every penny and then some! The Cinderella carriage was absolutely gorgeous, and the horses!! <3. The ladies were absolutely wonderful and even with a newer team of horses everything was so perfect! Plus I got to kiss one of the horses. Absolutely a great decision and a wonderful company! 11/11/2022
- Leigha Snyder
We have been using Shenandoah Carriage company for about 10 years and I had to take a moment to give them a shout out.
We are a large HOA that has a Holiday Festival every year the first week in December and we rent two large wagons complete with a dressed up riding team. There is also a Dog in each wagon that that oversees the entire operation. The dogs are a crowd favorite as the sit next to the driver and lead the team.
The professionalism and efficiency of using SCC is second to none. From the first call until the job is done you will receive seamless support. They arrive and depart like a passing ship.. No issues occur and if something does they take care of it.
Thank you Shenandoah Carriage Company for everything. We have already booked for 2023. 12/04/2022 Kevin
- Little Rocky Run HOA
I have not had a chance to call and say thank you. The residents and families have not stopped talking about the event. It was perfect. The weather was fabulous, the rides were fabulous. The entire day was fabulous. Thank you to you and the entire team from Shenandoah Carriage Company. You made our day that much more special.
Kudos to the entire team. If you would like a reference on behalf of Sunrise at Fair Oaks, please reach out to me. Thank you again. 11/19/2022
I was honestly more than impressed by the services that were provided for my wedding in October by Shenandoah Carriage Company. They went above and beyond my expectations for entering my ceremony. Everyone was so nice and professional. The horses were well trained and beautiful. This whole experience felt like I was a star in a Cinderella movie. But, what I would like to point out was the ease it was to book this company and how compassionate they were to me the day of. They gave me water every time we moved locations and I just loved how after we were married they had a sign that said “just married” on the back of the Cinderella carriage. I would 100% recommend this company time and time again if you are looking for that “Cinderella Moment” for your wedding day. I really can’t express this enough in words by the fact that they made my wedding a dream come true into the fairytale I always imagined it to be. Thank you so much for all you did for my wedding, it really was the best day ever! ? 10/22/2022
- Ashley Gibbs
Kelly and the team at Shenandoah Carriage Company are polite, punctual and very community oriented. We recently hired them to give rides for our residents in the town of Middletown. They truly go the extra mile to make sure your event goes smoothly. Linda is wonderful at scheduling and communicating with you to make your event a wonderful outing. Kelly is so sweet and kind and caring, and always supports our parades and events. 10/08/2022
- Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV
Our Oktober Wein Fest was enhanced by your wonderful team of Haflingers and their decorated wagon. As well as their experienced and informative handlers! The addition of the team to our festival was a great experience for everyone and they all loved it. The weather was also helpful. We certainly would like to do another adventure like this at some other time. We would like to thank you for working so well with us, making us feel comfortable. Many thanks to the wonderful handlers of the team and the team itself!
All of us would like to say: “Dankeschön!” 10/08/2022
- Krista Foster, North Mountain Vineyards and Winery
Saying that this experience was magical is an understatement. From start to finish this cinderella wedding carriage experience was what dreams are made of. From customer service and hospitality to making my wedding vision come true, I have been over the moon! The incredible team working with these gorgeous horses and carriages are absolutely sensational! I mean, I would not have wanted any other staff members to share my special day with. Not only did they ensure my cinderella dreams were fulfilled, they also assisted in helping me calm my nerves, hold back the happy tears to not ruin my makeup, and ensured I was hydrated for the entirety of my experience. I am beyond blessed to have had this moment that is sure to replay in my head repeatedly for many years to come. I want to personally thank each and every member of the shenandoah carriage company and the handsome horses Dan & Bo for being by my side on my big day. I would not have changed a single thing and wish I could have more large events to do this experience once again! Thank you a million times over for ensuring my cinderella bride experience was nothing but exceptional. ❤️ Cannot wait to share the professional snapshots with you all! 10/05/2022
- Maria Sonia Benitez
I was blown away by the extraordinary kindness of the staff at Shenandoah Carriage Company. Sure their horses are professionally trained, beautiful, and smart. Sure the carriage looked out of a movie or royalty. Sure everything happened on cue and was a great surprise for our guests and my husband as I made my entrance to walk down the aisle. But what truly stood out to me was the kindness I was shown. They made sure I had water in the heat, that my dress was fluffed, that my veil was in place, that I got all the photos I wanted, that I got a “just married” ride… I could keep listing things off for days. I truly appreciated them more than words can describe. They made my wedding a true fairytale come true. Much love to you all at Shenandoah Carriage Company. 09/07/2022
- Alicja Khalid
The thrill of seeing the beautiful Cinderella Carriage pulling up to the entrance of the Westwood Country Club, took my junior bridesmaids by surprise. No words could describe their joy. The beautiful flowers outlining the carriage with the handsome white horses assisted by Kelly, the coachman, and Harvey, the footman, dressed to the nines, added to the excitement. The white horses, called greys, were quite calm in the crowd and with our dog and all were simply breathtaking to look at. The sight was reminiscent of a fairy tale that came to life. As my lovely junior bridesmaids and I, with the assistance of Harvey, entered the carriage, each moment was so magical, that I’m sure the girls will remember it forever.
Kelly and Harvey took us for an enjoyable ride around the country club, where onlookers were applauding, smiling and taking photos of this magical part of our wedding festivities. Even the country club staff came out to enjoy this wonderest sight.
Thank you for a wonderful experience and a lifetime of memories. 08/15/2022
- David and Rita Eastlack
Your Cinderella carriage (and beautiful horses) put the ROYAL in our our Father-Daughter Royal Ball. Even in the rain and mist it was magical. Ms. Kelly and Mr. Curtis were the most professional drivers and greeters. They donned top hats and smiled through the whole 4 hour event. I cannot give a more jubilant or enthusiastic recommendation for the Shenandoah Carriage Company. From start to finish this was an event to remember! Thank you. 05/06/2022
- Mrs. B
It was a year ago today that the incredibly compassionate and creative folks with the Shenandoah Carriage Company arrived with a beautiful horse-drawn carriage to lead a procession of townsfolk through the historic streets of Washington, VA for a memorial carriage walk honoring a long-time town resident who had died suddenly. Every wish we had came true with the detailed behind-the-scenes preparations and the tone we wanted to convey. And on that November afternoon, a bagpiper walked in front of two beautiful cream-colored Norwegian Fjords horses drawing a special black carriage adorned with a beautiful,freshly made Christmas wreath and flowers through the village streets as townsfolk joined in the carriage walk for the celebration of one’s life. Thank you Linda, Kelly and Curtis and your horses, Ulend & Bo!
Mary Ann Kuhn
- Mary Ann Kuhn
Thank you Kelley, Torey and the beautiful Percherons for a fantastic Valentine’s Day carriage ride! Everything was perfect! My family and I had not done an activity since Covid restrictions came into play. On the ride we felt safe but, most importantly, we felt special. My grand children enjoyed the carriage ride experience for the first time. I highly recommend Kelly and The Shenandoah Carriage Company for any activity. I hope to enjoy the view behind this perfectly behave team again soon! Horses make life better!
- Lissette Pippy
The Shenandoah Carriage Company is the best. I love all the woman who work here and helped me. 10.10 2020 was our wedding day. It didn’t start as planned but I was so happy when I saw Kelly and my Cinderella Carraige. It was perfect.
Cinderella is a big part in my life. Only Linda and Kelly knew how important this was to me. Linda was a amazing from day one. She was so professional and was such a kind soul. We clicked right away. I booked with her a year in advance. Was so pleased with her and Kelly. This day was the best day of my life and I am so happy that The Shenandoah Carriage Company was part of it. Kelly made sure my Grand Entrance was perfect. None of my guests Knew I was coming around in a CINDERELLA CARRIAGE. Blew them away and I loved it. They still talk about it till this day. Also how I looked like a princess, Cinderella. I am so happy I got to meet these wonderful people also.
Thanks so much for everything.
My grandfather would be so happy too!!! Krista 11/22/2020
- Krista Gifford
Saturday was a storybook occasion thanks to you! The Fall scenery was beautiful, the carriage and horses were beyond words and Shenandoah Carriage Company could not have improved on anything – it was a “perfect day” as all parties stated in joyous agreement. Everything was extraordinary.
Kelly and Corrinne assisted with picture taking, fellowshipped with our family in a very professional and nurturing manner along with being especially sensitive to members of our family that are special in nature. The carriage rides were soothing and just fun!
We will definitely utilize your services again for other events. Please mail us some company cards for our neighbors.
Again, thanks for a breathtaking experience. 10/26/2020
I wrestled with the idea of having a carriage at my wedding. After all, it was yet another expense not in the budget. I went ahead and booked Shenandoah’s services and it ended up being priceless. From start to finish, this company is professional, accommodating and attends to every detail in every way I could have imagined. I wish everyone did business half as good as Shenandoah. The memories are worth at least double the price! 10/25/2020
- Cat Bell-Harris
We had our wedding at Shenandoah River State Park at Culler’s overlook on October 10th, 2020. I always loved horses and thought a horse-drawn carriage arrival for me would be a beautiful touch to our ceremony. I emailed a few different companies and eventually decided that Shenandoah Carriage Company was the right company for the following reasons: They were friendly, helpful and responded promptly to all my questions and the pricing was very reasonable. Not to mention the pictures they sent me of their horses and carriages were beautiful.
I decided on the black Percheron team and the black seat vis-a-vis carriage. The team arrived promptly which allowed us to take some bride and groom pictures before we parted ways for the ceremony. The carriage and horses were just as beautiful as they were described and the drivers were dressed beautifully and were very helpful throughout the whole process.
I have lost count of the number of compliments I have received about my horse drawn carriage arrival and our ride off together as newlyweds. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to have the Shenandoah Carriage Company be a part of our wedding day! Thank you! 10/25/2020
Since my son and his fiancé decided to get married at our farm, I had asked her if she wanted to do a carriage ride as a “grand entrance”. She said absolutely. I found 3 carriage companies and quickly ruled out 2 of them. One was too high priced and the other didn’t come up to the standards we were looking for. Very run down looking. Shenandoah Carriage company exceeded all expectations! I was in touch with Linda every month and enjoyed our email chat. Kelly the owner came out to do a site review and as a horse owner myself, she & I immediately hit it off and had a great time talking. She was on board with everything we wanted to do and the route thru the woods to surprise the weddings guests. I can’t tell you how many people had tears in their eyes when the bride popped out of the woods. The carriage was absolutely stunning. And even more so with my daughter in law in it. She and my son took off in it for a ride after the ceremony for their first few private moments together before the chaos of the reception. She also said she enjoyed having her last private moments with her father before she got married. Kelly and her staff were super professional and their horses, carriage and tack were pristine. They had it decorated with flowers and even put a just married sign on the back after the ceremony. Then they gave rides to all interested wedding guests for the next 2 hours. It was a big hit and everyone enjoyed it. The horses got lots of love and hugs from the guests! If you are looking to add real “class” to your wedding contact them. I highly recommend them!!
- Lila FitzGerald
We were so impressed with Shenandoah Carriage Company and the experience they provided with our students at Garland Quarles Elementary School in Winchester City. From the beginning, Linda worked to accommodate us as we wanted to provide our ESOL students an experience that most had never had and to support their learning about transportation from the past. Kelly, the owner and Deb were so child-friendly as they took almost 150 students on horse and wagon rides. Kelly, interacted with the children throughout the ride, asking questions to engage them as learning was happening throughout the ride. Thank you Shenandoah Carriage Company for working with us to make this possible for our students. You helped create memories that our students will keep with them forever!
- Jennifer D
Ann – Each of these redheaded beuitaes has a wonderful personality all of their own and you’ve captured them all in your photographs so perfectly. Thank goodness I don’t have to choose which one I like the best! Beautiful ..all beautiful.
Loved our carriage ride in old town manassas! This is our 5th year and the kids ask about it every year. Thanks, The Smith family
- The Smith Family
Through the planning process of my daughters wedding from a distance you were amazing. While she was going to tie the knot in DC, I was helping her plan in OK. You were so very helpful in every step that we had. You worked well with our photographer, Audra Wrisley Photography, in planning the wonderful exit from their reception. She had no idea what her surprise was for her grand exit. As she turned the corner from their sparkler exit, there was Levi, Thunder and Lightning, ready to take the new Mr and Mrs to the Washington Monument for a night shoot of the couple, then back to the hotel to drop them off. They were truly surprised and enjoyed every minute!
Thanks again for all the time and effort of bringing the team to DC and for helping me pull of this surprise.
- Patti Guthrie
The Cinderella Carriage was an amazing surprise for my daughter’s 16th birthday! Thank you for making this a memorable occassion!
- La Shawna
I’m addressing this to you as I’ve talked mostly with you through the whole planning process, but please convey this message to everyone that was involved. Words can’t even describe how happy I was with how my ceremony turned out! “Breathtaking” “Romantic” “Surreal” were the most popular words used by the guests in reference to my arrival in the carriage. As happy as I am that everyone was blown away by my entrance, I will try to convey the depth of my pleasure at having the horses close to me on my special day. My life revolves around horses in one way or another and I wanted so badly to have them in my wedding, my horse in particular. The stress of trying to figure out how to do that at another location and how I could concentrate on my ceremony and not worry about my psychotic mare stressing too was literally driving me nuts! Once Shiloh pointed me in Levi’s direction, everything fell into place perfectly. All of you were so accommodating and I am very thankful that Kelly was so patient in allowing me time with the horses before the ceremony to center myself. Being able to just stand in front of them, love all over them and smell that wonderful horse smell instantly calmed my quickly unraveling nerves. The ride between the Rosemont and where we had the reception was just as important and meaningful. Most couples don’t get a break from the guests & wedding party between the service and reception. We had the pleasure of a spectacular ride at sunset just to ourselves before having to go back into the masses! It was all truly amazing.
Again, thanks so much to all of you!
- Michelle Dawson-Payne
Thank you for making our wedding day so special… The carriage was decorated beautifully and the horses were lovely as well… It was a big part of our day, we can’t thank you enough… Thanks for the wonderful service you gave on the occasion of our wedding. Levi is an amazing person to work with… We will definitely be using The Shenandoah Carriage company for future events!!!
- Nycovia Kesner
Our fairy tale wedding would not have been complete without horses and a carriage. Enter: The Shenandoah Carriage Company, who made our dream a reality. I work in television, and the vision I had in my mind came to life when Levi and his associate arrived with Thunder and Lightning. The team was beyond professional and they were so easy to work with! As everyone made their way to the ceremony spot, I came up the back of the vineyard where the guests caught glimpses of me through the vines. It was truly magical and if you want to make an entrance that no one will forget, I suggest you hire a team from The Shenandoah Carriage Company too! After the ceremony, guests took rides through the vineyard and had nothing but great things to say about the experience. Our guests are still talking about it! Thank you all for making our special day one we’ll never forget!
- Leeann and Christopher
We had the Cinderella Carriage bring me to the aisle on our wedding day, it was the perfect touch! The employees were so nice and helpful. So glad we were able to have them on our special day!
- Ashley Pietsch
Thank you again for your amazing service today! The horses were so beautiful and you were so professional. You couldn’t see it, but, when you brought the bride around in the carriage and the groom saw her, he actually began to tear up, which is quite unusual for him. Several of our guests commented on how they had never seen anything so beautiful. You made the event even more special. It was worth every penny!
- Jenna Edwards
Our wedding turned out perfect thanks to the Shenandoah Carriage Company. My wife and I have know Levi for many years and knew he was the perfect choice to make my wifes dream wedding carriage entrance into a reality. Since Levi was in my wedding party Sueyen was the driver for our special day, I couldn’t have been more impressed with her professionalism and hospitality. All around it was a spectacular and enchanted experience. I will definitely be recommending The ShenandoahCarriage Company to everyone I know. Thanks Levi!! Sueyen you did a great job!!!!!
- Darren & Sarah Dell
Rob and I would like to say thank you to Levi and his associate
for a wonderful experience.
Levi couldn’t have been more accomodating with the children and our other guests.
The horse and carriage was just the right touch for our daughters fairy tale wedding.
Thank you again.
- Rob and Linnea
We would like to take a moment to thank Levi & Natalie for a job well done. Everything from the appearance and quality of the horses to the customer service exceeded our expectations… As other customers have said, “worth every penny”. Thank you again for making our dream vision of our wedding a reality. Greatly recommended!
- Charlotte & James
The wedding was beautiful, and the carriage was the perfect touch.
- L. Lambert
Thank you VERY much for making our wedding day so special!! Justin and I could not have asked for more from The Shenandoah Carriage Company. The carriage was early and ready just as they said it would be. The drivers were very polite and were extremely accommodating. We had a blast!
So thank you again for running such a great company!
- C. Gronemus
We had a great time with the folks from the Shenandoah Carriage Company during our wedding day. They were very professional, courteous, and very accommodating to the changing needs of the day. We had a garden wedding and planned several “tour rides” around Leesburg and a bit of weather got in the way at the start. The Shenandoah Carriage Company folks were great to work with, adjusting the schedule and route as needed. The carriage, horses and driver & attendant were absolutely impeccable. We combined a violinist on some of the tours, which was a delight to all. Thank you Shenandoah Carriage Company for helping make our special day a great success.
- Lori and Randy
Thank you so much for helping me make Kennedy’s dream come true!! The Cinderella carriage is beautiful and exceeded my expectations. All of the children had a blast. The girls loved the carriage and the boys can’t stop talking about the horses. Thank you again!!!
- The Berry Familiy
Wonderful! The company was great to work with and the photos were beautiful. Everyone that saw my photos are still talking about the event. The Cinderella Carriage really added to my theme and made it an event to remember for both me and my husband and all of our guests.
Thank you for your assistance and the wonderful memories.
- Kamie MacRae
I am sorry for the delay on this e-mail. We LOVED the Shenandoah Carriage Company. Everything was perfect! Levi did a wonderful job with our wedding. We took many pictures, with our families and children. The carriage was decorated so nicely, and the horses were beautiful. When I get some photo’s back I will forward some onto you. Thank you for being part of our wedding. The carriage made so many great pictures, and memories.
- L. Madigan
Hi Levi and Natalie,
I can’t thank you enough for helping make such a wonderful day for the veteran’s and their families yesterday! They a had a fantastic time and were most grateful!!It meant a lot!
- Joanne Hart
We just wanted to return your email with our feedback about our experience with Shenandoah Carriage Company for our wedding on May 29th. The carriage pulled up to the church right on time so that we were able to keep to the very tight schedule we had for the early part of the evening. The drivers were courteous – they were friendly but didn’t talk too much (we had a few private minutes to simply enjoy being husband and wife!). It began to drizzle during our ride, and the drivers offered to pull over and put the top up whenever we needed it, but also had an umbrella for us which was the option we ended up using as we were so close to the reception location.
All in all, we decided that the carriage ride, while a bit of a splurge for our budget, was one of the best planning decisions we made. Not only was it fantastic to have a few minutes of quiet, alone time before the reception, but it also made everything seem more romantic. So many of our friends and family loved the touch (there are so many pictures of the carriage posted on Facebook!) We had an amazing experience with your company and would be happy to recommend your services to anyone else in the area.
Thank you again for everything; it was a truly enjoyable experience!
- Rachel and Chad Winters
Thank you guys so much for making my wedding so wonderful!! I loved Thunder and Lightning soooo much! It made the day so perfect. I can’t thank you enough!
- Rebecca Robinson
I just wanted to thank you for everything for Leeann’s wedding last weekend. The carriage was beautiful and everyone was so professional. It was a pleasure to work with you guys and I will certainly refer future brides your way. Hope to work with you again soon!
Weddings by Calla
- C. Carver
It’s difficult to imagine there could be a finer conclusion to a 10th Anniversary celebration. I surprised my bride of 10 years with a Vis-a Vis tour in a country setting that was perfectly orchestrated by Suyen. I’d suggest she even had something to do with the perfect weather that followed a tumultuous storm just before we arrived. The professional and experienced talents of both Suyen and Levi produced a very memorable carriage ride. The accommodations leading up to the surprise were in itself a pleasant surprise. They both treated each step of the process with a very personal and concerning touch which is hard to find these days. I’ve really enjoyed working with this company and highly recommend their services. I’m hoping I have another occasion in the near future to use you again.
- Victoria Wagner, A Splash of Elegance
Thank you so much for being part of my daughter’s wedding. She and her husband had no idea your beautiful carriage and incredible horses would be waiting for them at the end of their wedding reception to carry them around the property, as husband and wife. It was truly the perfect ending to a perfect day. I had no idea just how beautiful the carriage would be. It was spectacular!
- Jane Donovan
Tonja and I met Levi and his team a year and a half ago. We were impressed with their treatment of their horses. I grew up on a farm and around horses so was NOT going to have them mistreated just to have a carriage at our wedding. Also, having a same sex wedding, we didn’t want any vendors that were going to treat us or our families with anything less than the utmost respect. Levi and his staff were so accommodating and respectful. Our ride was phenomenal, even though it was cold, we had a fantastic time!!! Our centerpiece picture for our album is the Wedding Party with the horses and carriage. Finally, true to his team, we wanted them to stay and hang out but he said he had to get them back to the barn because it was too cold. We will use them again and wholeheartedly recommend them to you!!!
- Holly Dawn Hewlett
My husband and I wanted to surprise my son and future daughter with something special for their wedding. The Shenandoah Carriage Company gave us that opportunity and allowed the bride to “feel like a princess” as she had always wished for. The staff was courteous and professional and the whole experience was well worth the money,and would recommend it to anyone….
- Mary Agoney
A touch of “Old World Elegance” is the only way I can describe the addition of the horse and carriage from Shenandoah Carriage Company, for our daughter’s wedding on June 16, 2007. And the photographs captured by our photographer with the horse and carriage as the backdrop, are our favorite images from the entire wedding.
Linda and Art are true professionals, who apparently love what they do for occasions such as weddings, and other special events. From my first contact with Linda to secure the date, through the site visit with Art to determine the route and photographic locations, right up to the wedding day, I was impressed with the professionalism, and willingness to accommodate our desires.
On the wedding day they were punctual (very important) and everything was perfect. The horses groomed, the carriage beautifully decorated, Art in his top hat and tails, and not only did Art (the driver) provide Emily and Michael a wonderful ride, but also provided Emily with a bottled water, when she started to feel faint during the photo session. This was above and beyond the call of duty in my book.
If you are considering the possibility of a horse and carriage ride for your special event, take my word for it, “It is truly a Touch of Elegance!” And Linda and Art with the Shenandoah Carriage Company are the very best.
- Jan and Mark Vyrros
I had always dreamed of riding into my wedding in a horse and carriage. Being a horse lover myself, with 2 beautiful boys, I knew I had to make that dream come true. When my husband proposed to me, I immediately had to find a horse and carriage. I planned 11 months in advance and had complete peace in knowing the carriage would be there. We rode up 522 north to our reception site and it was as if we were celebrities! People were stopping and snapping our pictures right in the middle of the road!! Levi contacted me and worked with me to make it a safe trip for the horses and us. The cinderella carriage was everything I had imagined and more. All of our guests were speechless when we pulled up in the carriage! Thank you so much for making our wedding so magical! Also thank you to my Grandmother for helping us reserve the carriage! You will not be disappointed in the service Shenandoah Carriage Company provides. The professionalism and kindness makes the bride feel at ease in knowing she will be taken care of!!
- Erin Brogan
It was one of the highlight of my daughter’s wedding when Art of the Shenandoah Carriage Company arrived at the Norris House Inn with the majestic looking horses and the beautiful carriage to take the newlyweds to the restaurant for their wedding dinner. I had been in contact with Art’s wife, Linda, a few months prior to the wedding and she could not have been more pleasant and accommodating as we made plans to have the horses and carriage for the wedding. Art looked terrific in his top hat and tails and I appreciate so much his patience (as well as that of the horses) as they waited for the photographer to finish with the photo taking. Thank you, Linda and Art, for adding unforgettable memories to my daughter’s wedding.
- Linda Humphries
The service I received was perfect they were on time and everything went smoothly!
- Harry Cramer
I want to thank you and Art for the wonderful service at the wedding last weekend. The weather did cooperate and the wedding was absolutely beautiful. The carriage ride was a highlight for Sean and Allison and made their day even more special as they had a chance to regroup and eat a bite while riding through the lovely grounds at Long Branch. I could actually hear a collective “ahh” from the guests as the beautiful horses pulled up right on cue after the ceremony and loaded the bride and groom into the carriage. It added a quite classy touch to an already wonderful and personal ceremony…and the look on Allison and Sean’s faces as they drove away was priceless! I also say thanks to Art for his patience in waiting for the ring bearer to finish his picture duties before getting into the carriage for his ride with his brothers. Those 3 little boys were absolutely delighted with the ride and thanked me many times for allowing them to go. The photographer was wild about taking pictures of the carriage and I am sure she got some terrific shots of the bride and groom…..
Thanks again for your service…
- Susan Fitch
Thomas and I would like to thank Shenandoah Carriage Company for making our day spectacular! The horse carriage was perfect for our wedding and made our wedding very special! Shenandoah carriage was on time and very professional and very accomadating. The horses were BEAUTIFUL and soooo sweet and the carriage was decorated perfectly and fit my theme perfectly! We loved the ride to our reception and the pictures with the horses came out beautifully. I have a horse and love horses so this meant so much to me to have horses apart of my wedding. This was worth every penny and we are truly grateful for Shenandoah Carriage company!
- Nicole and Thomas Johnson
We are SO HAPPY we spent the money to hire a carriage for our daughter’s wedding! I have to admit that when I first saw the ‘Cinderella Carriage’ I thought ‘Oh jeez.’ But it was a tremendously popular addition to the ceremony; everyone LOVED it!
Linda and the driver looked great, and treated everyone like family, giving rides to whoever wanted to go for a spin.
Thanks so much for making the day truly special.
- John & Maggie Corradi
I don’t think there are enough positive adjectives to express our appreciation. From the moment we contacted Linda in January until April 21, 2007, the day of the wedding, we never doubted for one moment that this company would live up to our expectations.
The degree of professionalism throughout the planning process and the actual wedding day couldn’t have been higher.
On the day of the wedding, the horses were immaculately groomed, the carriage was spotless and elegantly decorated, while the driver (Linda’s husband) was outstanding in appearance, personality, and professionalism. Everything was in its designated location well before the ceremony, and the carriage ride was perfectly timed to deliver the Bride and her father at just the right moment.
Shenandoah Carriage Company added in so many ways to making the wedding a day of memories which will be held dear to the Bride, Groom, Father and Mother of-the-Bride for many, many years to come. Needless to say we highly recommend Shenandoah Carriage Company.
- Catherine C. Fuqua, Kay & Mike Cogswell
From the moment I started working with Linda at Shenandoah Carriage Company to the day of my daughter’s wedding, I knew that I was dealing with a true professional. Linda’s husband, Art, was kind enough to meet my daughter and me at the wedding venue even though it was a long trip for a short meeting. The white, lacy pumpkin carriage was so beautiful and just what my daughter wanted for her “Happily Ever After” wedding. The elegant carriage was just the right size for the bride and groom. The horses were gorgeous, and the inside/outside of the carriage looked great. Art looked regal in his tuxedo and top hat. Thanks for making Katy and Ben’s wedding day so special. Regards, Pat Sellers
- Pat Sellers
Our carriage ride was our favorite part of our wedding reception. It was a wonderful time for just the two of us to spend together traveling through the beautiful foliage of a Virginia afternoon. When we arrived at the carriage, it was decorated beautifully & matched my wedding flowers & colors perfectly. We have many beautiful pictures from our wedding day but none have received more compliments than those from our carriage ride. You gave the bride & groom a reception entrance perfect for a Virginia Bride, one that our guests have told us they will never forget. Thank you for a memorable experience that contributed to the joy of our wedding day.
- Heather Van Den Heuvel & Bradford Dean Fuller
Thank you so much Art, Linda and Levi for making our daughter’s Cinderella Wedding a reality! These guys are very professional in every way. From the way that Linda handled the arrangements, to Art meeting with us to map out a route to Levi dressing in the coachman’s costume (in that hot July heat!) to make the Cinderella effect complete! I can’t say enough about them. The carriage was spotless and arrived on time. The horses were very well mannered and it just couldn’t have been a more perfect day. I would recommend this company to anyone!!!
- Becky McElwee
I have always dreamed for my wedding to be somewhat of a fairytale. The Cinderella Carriage made my wedding much more than that and surpassed all of my expectations. My mother surprised me with the Carriage and it absolutely took my breath away! When we pulled up and saw it there with two gorgeous horses, I couldn’t wait to get out of the limosine and go for a ride! The carriage was beautifully decorated with all sorts of pink flowers and a precious “Just Married” sign. The driver was dressed like he just stepped out of the Cinderella storybook. The horses were so precious and they even painted their hooves with silver sparkles.
My wedding was in Roanoke and I couldn’t get over how beautiful everything was and how well-behaved and patient the horses were after the two and a half hour drive down in the trailer. Shenandoah Carriage was happy to stick around for several hours and give the guests rides around the block.
If you are thinking of using one of their carriages for your wedding or special event, it is definitely worth it! Whichever carriage you choose, I’m sure it will look just as beautiful as it did on my wedding day! I wish I could do it all over again. Thank you so much for making it such a wonderful, unforgettable day!
- Emily McDougall
What a great addition to my daughters outdoor wedding! The carriage added that special touch of elegance. Thanks Linda for offering your expert opinion on how the carriage rides should “flow”. The driver was wonderful and the horses were beautiful.
- Denise & Ed Ferrari
The Cinderella Carriage was the highlight and focus of my entire wedding. After I booked the carriage I spent countless hours revolving my wedding around the Cinderella theme. I even found Cinderella Carriages for the table decorations. I was inspired greatly by the pictures of the carriage, but nothing could have prepared me for the moment when I saw the carriage in person. It was a dream come true, and all the guests were in love with the whole presentation of the carriage. The driver was extremely accommodating, and very nicely dressed. The horses were wonderful,and the ride was like a dream come true. I can not thank the Shenandoah Carriage Company enough for making my wedding day a day I will always remember!
- Jacob and Kelsey Dodson
Our family and friends agreed that the carriage really made the wedding unique and very special for our bride and groom. The staff with the Shenandoah Carriage Company were all very kind and professional. They were on time and attentive to our needs and we really appreciated the experience. We highly recommend the Shenandoah Carriage Company if you’re looking for a special experience with qualified people to participate in your celebration.
- Katherine Guard
What an incredible experience. Thank you so much for everything. You truly made our wedding day a magical experience. I felt like a princess in the Cinderella carriage and the guests were blown away!
Thank you Linda and Levi for making this experience so wonderful and memorable. Everything was perfect every step of the way.
- Kat Azima-Golesorkhi
I used the Cinderella Carriage for my wedding day and it was the most beautiful one I have ever seen. It looked just like the real carriage in the fairy tale and all of my guests gasped when they saw it. Many of my guests complimented on its beauty and how nicely it enhanced my wedding, but my favorite thing about this carriage were the staff. My contact with this company was professional and made sure that I got exactly what I wanted for the fairest price. The driver was also very professional and very attentive. I loved it!
- Kayla Fowler (Bate)
I just want to say what way to top off a wedding. Your pumpkin carriage was fantastic. Levi, the driver was so accommadating and polite. Several people commented “I don’t know what it cost, but it was worth it.”. I have to agree. At first I thought the cost was a little pricey, but putting into perspective that there were 2 trucks, 2 trailers, 2 people to drive the trucks, 2 horses, the carriage, the time on the road and then the time to prep the horses, it was a bargain. Also the fact that the horses have to be fed and cared for, fuel and insurance for the vehicles and the business, I don’t see how you made any money. They were right, it was well worth what we paid. The professionalism of the fellows who brought the rig was great. The experience of riding in in the carriage was fun and exciting and pleasant. I would have loved to have seen the pumpkin at night all lit up as it does. We were blessed with a decent day in November to have an outdoor wedding and to have the Bride and her father, me, come up to the “Isle” in the pumpkin was a treat. The bride and groom left in it. It came back for pictures and what Levi termed as “VIP” rides for others. It was great!!! Thank you, Thank you very much!!(I’m an Elvis impersonator so I use this line often)
- Ralph Fowler
The carriage was beautiful and absolutely made Jennifer’s arrival picture-perfect on Saturday. Levi and Kelly were terrific. Thank you for taking the extra time to scout the route for us. Being able to come right up to the courthouse and avoiding all of the construction was a great call. We will certainly be recommending your carriages to any person having a special event. Thanks again for making our day one that we will remember forever with giant smiles.
- Bill White
On November 13, 2010 I arranged a carriage ride for some family members who were going to be in Virginia. Some came from New
Mexico, some came from Connecticut and some were from Virginia.
Levi and Rachel provided us with a great carriage ride and we had a beautiful day to go with it. There were 9 of us and all of us were in agreement that the day was perfect. We enjoyed a beautiful and scenic ride and a lot of laughter and fun. And what beautiful animals Thunder and Lightning were. My sister who lives in Connecticut wanted to take them home but decided that we would just have to come back next year and take the ride again.
Once again, thanks Levi for supplying us with a beautiful day.
New London, CT
- Mary Lewis