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Harveys Heavy Horse Weddings

As a rough guide, our horses will only travel a maximum of 5 miles. NO FURTHER Shires travel at 1

mile per 15-20 mins, please figure these times into your schedule when you are working out the venues

and pick up points. We are happy to help here if you need us to.

mile per 15-20 mins, please figure these times into your schedule when you are working out the venues


Our carriages are not all convertible or fully enclosed but we can provide some cover

Winter Weddings etc

Should there be snow forecast for your event we will be in touch with you, we will do all we can to be at your

event, but if the weather is unsuitable and it would be dangerous for the horses then we cancel then a full refund

would be made.


Please read carefully, we want the day to run as smoothly as you do, so this information will hopefully

tell you all you need to know about us and how to book, and what to expect from Harveys Shires..

If there is anything here that you are unsure of please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Booking Deposit

We require £200.00 deposit on booking with the balance payable four weeks before your wedding.

The deposit is non-refundable but if you need to change the date we will carry your deposit over to

your new date (subject to availability)

Traditional Church wedding

We will collect the bride and up to 3 adults, take to the church and onto the reception as long as the

total distance is 5 miles or less.

Venue Wedding plus

We will collect the bride and take her to the venue, after the ceremony we will take both bride and

groom for a ride together, this not only gives them time alone, this will give a great opportunity for

photos with the horse and carriage.

Venue Wedding

We will collect the bride from the venue before the ceremony take her for a ride so she will arrive at

the venue in the horse and carriage, and after the ceremony take both the bride and groom for a ride

together. Giving you both time for photos with the horse and carriage before and after your ceremony.

The horse and carriage will arrive in plenty of time for photos before you leave.

Winter weddings or inclement weather

Our carriage is not convertible or fully enclosed Cover can be provided.

Mileage – Shire Horses

We limit our mileage for our shire horses to a maximum of 5 miles in a day, this is done for welfare

reason and because we care for our horses. Shire horses are bred for pulling weight not distances. These

horses travelling at 15 – 20 minutes a mile.

Coachmen and Grooms

All of our coachmen are professional, fully trained and very experienced.


You can choose either a single or pair of horses. All of our horses wear Decorations these can be in the

colour of your choice to match your colour scheme.


Our carriage is in immaculate condition and has been made especially to our design. Our carriage will

arrive with a single or pair of horses with ribbons to match your colour scheme.

special orders available

a special horse shoe to remember the boys that took you to your wedding

champagne is also available to order.