Let our beautiful
horses and carriages
Fulfill your wedding fantasies on
your special day with a touch of true enchantment:
Your wedding guests will look on in awe as you are swept away from your ceremony with the elegance, luxury, style and romance of an exquisite horse-drawn carriage! We can transport you, and up to nine members of your bridal party, in regal splendor to the wedding ceremony, the reception or both.
If the distance between your wedding and reception sites is too far to travel by horse and carriage (over four miles), you can still include this once-in-a-lifetime experience. After the ceremony, you can steal away for a relaxing carriage ride and have some phenomenal photographs taken with the horse and carriage. You can then meet your transportation to the reception. The possibilities are endless!!
Your wedding day deserves a captivating entrance!! Be unforgettable!! Let the first class livery service and the large selection of quality carriages provided by Bauer's Buggy Rides make your wedding dreams come true!!
Our newest carriage is a white Victoria
Carriage with red, velvety interior. It has a folding autotop and
was handmade by Amish craftsmen dedicated to quality. It was designed
and built specifically for weddings. With a very low step, it is the
easiest to enter and exit. The seating accommodates two.
Our vintage carriage is a Black Antique
Surrey with the fringe on top. It has a removable top, black patent
leather dash and black patent leather fenders offset by antique kerosene
lanterns. There is seating for two.
| Our Red Oak Surrey,
also with a fringe on the removable top, has an extra seat which can be
removed if the bride has a very full gown and would like some extra room.
If she chooses to have two or three others, such as her father, maid-of-honor,
or flower girl ride along with her, the seat can be left in. This carriage
can seat up to four.
(Click picture for more views.)
|Our Red Oak Wagonette
matches the above mentioned surrey and is often used with the surrey to
transport additional members of the bridal party. There is seating for
up to nine.
(Click picture to see the surrey and wagonette together.)
|Try one of our Bobsleighs
for a unique winter wedding experience. How romantic! Our Antique Bobsleigh
has wheels and can go with or without snow. Our Farm Bobsleigh
(shown at left) has runners and does require snow. Both of our Bob sleighs
accommodates 4 passengers.
(Click picture to see our Antique Bobsleigh.)
|Carriage Versus Limo?
Our carriages will arrive on time and will provide the same service as
a limousine, but with the romance of a bygone era! The horses are of a
calm, gentle temperament, very well trained and experienced traveling
in traffic. Many of our brides have chosen to bring a small snack for
their horse....sugar cubes, apple slices or carrots. This is always welcome
and makes for a darling picture!
The carriage and horses are transported in two separate trucks to your general area. After unloading, they are hitched and driven to your exact wedding location by our coachman and footman dressed in formal attire; tuxedo, top hat and white gloves. (Depending on the terrain, most carriage routes should not exceed 2.5 miles.)
|Complimentary Champagne! Make your first toast together as husband and wife with our complimentary bottle of champagne! Toast the start of your new life together while listening to the gentle clip-clop of the horses shod hooves striking the pavement as you are transported back in time to the splendor of yesteryear. The champagne, in a basket along with disposable stemware, will be waiting in your carriage.|
Unbelievably Beautiful Memories! You
will treasure for a lifetime the photos that can be taken using our
immaculate carriages and horses as a backdrop. Be sure to plan ahead,
with your photographer, to stop at scenic spots along the route for
brief photo shoots. This is something you don't want to overlook! (Click
the picture for more examples.)
Safety - All of our carriages are equipped with rubber-covered wheels, hydraulic brakes, lights, turn signals and hazard flashers. They can be used day or night on public streets. As an additional precaution, we can follow a safe distance behind the bridal carriage in an automobile with hazard lights flashing. The bridal party is welcome to assume its customary position behind our vehicle enroute to the reception. If required or requested, a diaper can be used to catch any horse droppings.
Reservations - The day and time of your special
event should be reserved early! We recommend reserving your day nine
months to a year in advance to ensure the availability of the particular
date, time and carriage you request.
Rates - Our rates vary depending on the number of carriages, horses, coachmen and footmen required. The length of time required, including photo shoots, for our services and the mileage to your location will also be factors in determining the final cost. If you have any special requests, please feel free to ask. We try to customize the experience for every event. Your input is important and welcome!!
Service Area - We do have a limited service area. Please contact Bob or Karen by phone at 724-238-9113 or fax 724-238-0240 for additional information. See a map of our service area.
We are also available for anniversaries, birthdays, parties, bar mitzvahs, proms, reunions or any special occasion or gathering!! Call us about your special event needs!!
Bauer's Buggy Rides
356 Chrisner Road
Ligonier, PA 15658
724-238-9113 Fax 724-238-0240