For Weddings full of Joy

Champagne Carriages, KZN for Weddings & other Special Events
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Champagne Carriages KZN is a horse-drawn carriage experience for weddings, matric balls and other special functions mainly in and around the Midlands

Our Story

Champagne Carriages has been a constant in the Midlands since 2010.  Every wedding is different, and beautiful and full of joy. How can you not love what you do if this is your business? 

Both Gail and Barbara have been involved with horses for many years as teachers, competitors and also running stable yards. We have been part of the Natal Driving Team for SA Driving Championships with our beloved Mollie who was the mainstay of our driving journey. She is now retired to our farm and enjoying being spoilt and loved, a just reward for her incredible nature and superb contribution to our little business.

Our Carriage

We have a beautiful bespoke carriage, made especially for us here in the Midlands of Natal.  It is black, with black seats and canopy, and burgundy wheels with touches of brass.  The horses are show winners as carriage horses, so are used to the noise and hubbub and popping of champagne corks!  They came to Champagne Carriages in 2019, and are spectacular black horses, perfectly matched to one another.

The Experience

Our brides show to such an advantage with their beautiful white dresses against the dark, formal background of the carriage, the driver is formally attired, back suit and top hat. The carriage is big enough for the bride and two attendants at the back on the front-facing button quilted bench seat.  A soft rug keeps knees warm on chillier days, otherwise the sun lights up the bridal party as they drive to the ceremony.  We drop the bride at the chapel and then wait for the ceremony to conclude and for the bridal couple to be introduced, for the very first time, to their friends and relatives as Mr and Mrs!  Then off we go for a little drive and head off to the cake cutting or a meet and greet with guests.


Your Photos

The horses and carriage make a wonderful backdrop for the official photos and we are available to pose for the photographer and bridal party so that everyone can be in the pictures. 

When you are setting up your wedding day schedule, please do let us know when the photos will be, we do need to make sure that the venue will be suitable and we can get in and out safely with our precious cargo.

Rates as of 1 January 2022 

Hire fee:
R6500.00 for 3 hours, approved venues within 40kms
We use Google Maps to check distances, so it is the same applied to everyone.

Travel:
R10 per km for any venue further than our “free” 40km radius

Overtime:
R900 per hour or part thereof

We do travel within Natal, so do let us know your venue and we can give you a firm idea of whether or not it is suitable for the horse and carriage experience

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