Quality Carriage Hire in Essex

Phone Number: 01702 230203

Horse Drawn Carriage Hire Essex

A horse drawn carriage is undoubtedly one of the most memorable and elegant ways to make an entrance. Cooks Carriages are a professional horse drawn carriage hire company with years of experience in offering a reliable and comprehensive service for your big day. 

Our Horse and Carriage Services

Cooks Carriages are based in Hockley, allow us to offer our service across Essex and the surrounding counties. We have a team of fully qualified coachmen and immaculately turned out Friesian horses who are well-tempered and highly trained. 

We are proud to be the longest running carriage company in Essex. We are a family-run company with customer satisfaction at the core of our business.

We own all our own carriages and horses which can be viewed on our farm where we live, we don't sub contract and we are not an agency, so your event starts and ends with us. 

We don’t use plastic exercise harnesses; all of our harnesses are made by traditional craftsmen with English leather. All of our horses and coachmen are dressed in formal attire to make your event as memorable as possible. 

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Horse Drawn Weddings & Events

We cater for weddings, proms and other events, including team outings, birthdays, and hen/stag parties. Our fleet of Victorian carriages are kept in perfect condition, all with raise-able hoods to counter the spontaneous British weather. Alternatively, you can choose one of our enclosed Cinderella carriages which are both practical and elegant.

Our carriages can be decorated with flowers and ribbons to match the theme of your event. Each carriage is pulled by either a pair or a team of up to 6 horses of your choosing. 

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Horse Drawn Funerals

We also have a fleet of horse drawn hearses available to hire for funerals; many of our black and white hearses are originals which can be pulled by up to 6 horses, completed with matching plumes and drapes. 

We have years of experience in working closely with funeral directors to organise the procession, so you have one less thing to worry about. The hire is inclusive of our professional, qualified coachmen who will be dressed in formal attire.  

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Film, Media and Television

Over the years, we have worked with clients throughout Essex, including appearing in television productions and other public media. Cooks Carriages have appeared in all the Eastenders funerals, we have buried Jamie Mitchell, Pauline Fowler, Frank Butcher, Nana Moon, Archie Mitchell and Pat Butcher to date. 

We have appeared in TOWIE, Made in Chelsea, Vogue Magazine, we also took Chantelle Houghton to her boutique opening and to top all that Lady Gaga chose us to take her to her perfume launch at Harrods in our one-off gold coach. 

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Contact us for horse drawn carriage hire in Essex and London

We recommend you visit us first before you decide on which would be your preferred company of choice for your event. Our friendly and experienced team will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and help you plan your event, with no obligations to book.

The condition and quality of all our carriages are second to none, and our beautiful Friesian stallions, Gelderlanders and Hackney cross horses which are the original carriage horse, are all here to be seen by you.  

We are registered with Companies House, and are fully insured for your peace of mind. Our coachmen have all the necessary driving certificates and all our grooms have WATO's. All our lorry's run on an O-licence, and are fully insured. Our long-term experience in the wedding industry is what makes us the best choice for your big day.

We are registered with Companies House, and are fully insured for your peace of mind. Our coachmen have all the necessary driving certificates and all our grooms have WATO's. All our lorry's run on an O-licence, and are fully insured. Our long-term experience in the wedding industry is what makes us the best choice for your big day.

If you would like to learn more about Cooks Carriages or our services, please contact us today on 01702 230203 and we will do our best to help. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be more than happy to discuss your event in more detail.

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