Listen to what others have to say about Shenandoah Carriage Company:
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
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