After extensive experimentation, horses were selected as the ideal animal to pull carriages, since cows interrupted the mood with their mooing and pigs got hung up in line for the hot-dog stand. Take advantage of horses’ selfless nature with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a 20-minute romantic carriage ride from Sugar Creek Carriages (a $50 value). This deal is valid for parties of up to four, and additional passengers can be added for $5 each, up to nine people. Rides last 15–20 minutes; call ahead to reserve a time.
Sugar Creek Carriages' horses pull couples through downtown Nashville on private carriage rides. Groups nestle into a spacious white carriage roomy enough for nine, known as the company’s most regal conveyance for its rims made from recycled crowns. The three benches prop up snuggling lovebirds in a private cavern laden with romance-inducing red upholstery. Adventures depart on Valentine's Day from 6 p.m. to midnight, and Saturdays between noon and 5 p.m., fitting into schedules right between morning brunch and nightly hopscotch.
Sugar Creek Carriages
As a Sugar Creek Carriages horse, Flint attends so many weddings he might as well be standing on a cake. The charming percheron draft horse sports a fair complexion and snowy mane that match traditionally white wedding dresses and the wedding carriages he often tows. He is one of 10 well-groomed, mannerly horses that provide the horsepower for an array of stylish buggies. Additionally, the animals make appearances at festivals, and reenactments. Sugar Creek Carriages also networks with the entertainment industry, a connection that recently led pop singer Justin Bieber to rent a carriage while he was in Nashville and his unicorn-drawn chariot was in the shop.