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One of the timeless traditions is the horse drawn carriage. Imagine the sound of the hooves.... clip clop, clip clop, as you make your grand entrance at the church or garden.

Your wedding is the first day of the rest of you life together; allow us to complete the fairy tale with one of our beautiful horse drawn carriages, creating memories that will last a lifetime.



To enhance the charm of the Carriage, we offer the following, which gives you the opportunity to use the carriage hire to embellish the theme you have chosen for your wedding.

Additional courtesies if requested:

Red Carpet Service for the Bride at the Church to complete your entrance (Cinderella Carriages only)

Silver Goblets for the Bride and Groom for photographic purposes (due to transport regulations there is no eating or drinking in the carriages)

First Carriage booked has first choice of:

Colour of Horses


This is not a guarantee of horses, but first choice, as the animals well being will always be our foremost concern. If there are circumstances not allowing us to fulfill your request you will be contacted immediately by telephone to discuss alternative arrangements.

Driver and Footman uniforms

  • Black Tie - Black Top hat / Bowler hat OR Acubra hat, Black Vest, White Shirt, Black Bow tie and Black Trousers (Jacket worn in colder weather)
  • English Hunter - Black or Grey Top hat OR Black Bowler hat, Red Vest, White Shirt, Black Bow tie and Black or Grey Trousers (Jacket worn in colder weather)
  • Australian - Acubra Hat, Vest, White Shirt, Bow tie or Check Tie and Black or Beige Trousers (Driza-bone worn in colder weather) OR Khaki shirt with check grandpa collar, Black Trousers and Acubra Hat.

As every wedding is unique, your wedding carriage selection will suit your individual style.

We invite you to spend a few moments of your time to view our carriages and discuss your requirements with us.

To avoid disappointment reservation for your wedding carriage should be made as early as possible. A deposit is all that is needed to secure your date and time.



Champagne Carriages is the only carriage company in Brisbane that specialises in School Formals. We can accommodate anywhere from couples, to groups of 8 in one carriage or larger parties again with multiple carriages.

We travel to all areas of Brisbane and surrounding suburbs, however if your formal is at one of the inner city function centers we do have a standard meeting point at South Bank Parklands. This location is a nice, safe area and it is wonderful for taking pictures. It also allows easy access to most of the function centers in the inner city of Brisbane.

Our Formal hire is for half an hour and that includes time for family and friends to take those memorable photos. Being on time is important to us, we do everything in our control to not allow a group presiding you to run late and then cause us to be late for you. This is why we require that all formal groups sign a contract. It will be clearly stated the meeting time for the carriage, and your arrival time at the function center for your big night.

Please make an enquiry for availability and rates prior to sending in the booking form.




Special Occasions

From a night at the theatre to a picnic in the park, let us turn your special occasion into a cherished memory.

We specialise in romantic city tours for you to treat that special someone, or maybe even propose.....

Please make an enquiry and see how we can make your occasion one to be remembered.



Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when it rains?
The roof can be opened or closed on each carriage and in its closed position you will stay as dry as you would in a car.


Carriage in the "open" position

Carriage in the "closed" position



Does the traffic pose a problem to the horses?
No - all of our horses are fully trained with traffic noises, horns, lights, etc

How far will the horse travel on a Wedding?
About 20 - 30 kms over the course of the day - from your home, to the church/wedding venue, to your photo shoot and then onto the reception. They travel at a rate of approximately 5 mins / km

What is included in your service for a Wedding?
We provide the decorations for the carriages, the red carpet and a fully uniformed driver. If you would like us to include your own special decorations, we are only too happy to be of assistance.

What does the driver wear?
Our driver always looks well presented and we have a variety of different uniforms for weddings. They can also work in with themes.




Helpful Links

Tamborine Wedding Group

The Carriage Room at Thornlands