Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with this Groupon.
$499 for Drive-Away Horse-Drawn-Carriage Wedding Package ($1,099 Value)
Drive-away packages give newlyweds an elegant post-ceremony ride in a horse-drawn carriage manned by a professional driver and an assisting footer. Flower garlands deck out carriages and may be matched to a specific colour scheme or supplied by the wedding party. Up to three hours of carriage time may also be used for short rides by other wedding guests and for photo opportunities. All horses and carriages arrive by truck so they are ready to enhance any country wedding.
Black Beauty Line
Seasoned charioteers at Black Beauty Line navigate winding routes past Victoria’s most picturesque locales. The average 30-minute tour circles the neo-baroque Parliament buildings that border the Inner Harbour and clip-clops toward historic James Bay Village. Riders can snuggle under provided quilts as buggies glide past sites such as the Heritage Homes, whose snowy veils on winter rides melt away for spring rides to reveal manicured gardens and groggy lawn ornaments. Along the way, charioteers impart tales and tidbits about the tour attractions, and good-naturedly pose for photos after the ride. The well-kept carriages are also available for private event rental, often for weddings. Owner Rebecca Spray brings 30 years of caring for horses to Black Beauty Line. As a member of Carriage Operators of North America, she ensures that horses are healthy, well groomed, and not actually a horse impersonator looking for real-world experience. Pets are welcome to come along for the ride, and everyone must make reservations before the tour.
791 Pandora Ave.
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