Frequently Asked Questions for Transportation
What types of cars do you have in your fleet?
Horse and Carriage
Do you offer special types of transportation?
Do you have liability insurance?
Describe your fleet and drivers:
Add a touch of elegance to the wedding of your dreams with a carriage from Collier Carriage Company. We add that special touch that makes Every Bride a Princess, Every Groom a Prince? on their special day. We can provide carriage services at any type of event, at any site which will accommodate us. From the ultimate in sophisticated elegance to casual Western styling, we have the carriage to fit your needs. Perfect for very formal occasions, our elegant, glossy black Vis-a-vis has a burgundy velvet interior. The romantic at heart will fall in love with our white Vis-a-vis with its navy blue velvet interior and trim. Both of these carriages have autotops which can be left down, or up to protect against inclement weather. You can also choose a 7 passenger Surrey, a 4 or 8 passenger Wagonette, or a 4-6 passenger All Season Sleigh. We also have a miniature horse and cart for Flower Girls and Ring Bearers. Collier Carriage Company is the largest carriage company providing horse-drawn carriage services to the Denver Front Range. We do hundreds of events annually, including weddings, corporate events, parades, company and private parties. My horses are specially trained to behave in virtually any situation, and stand quietly for wedding photography. Because of the calm temperament of my horses, we were again asked by the Colorado Horse Council to provide carriage rides at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. We also provide transportation services each year at the Elbert County Fair, at other local and county fairs, and at fund raisers throughout the state. I am a Board Member of the Colorado Draft Horse Association. You can choose your favorite color and type of carriage horse: Black Percheron, Dapple Gray Percheron, White Percheron, Black and White Spotted Draft, American Cream Draft (blonde), Suffolk Punch Draft (brownish red). All of my personnel are professionals with many years experience, and my company is fully insured for your protection. I always furnish a footman to assure guest safety when entering and exiting the carriages. For evening events, all carriages have full front and back lights and reflectors for safety. And don't worry?my horses always wear "diapers" when we are doing an event so we don't litter the landscape.
What (if any) amenities are your vehicles equipped with?
For weddings and other events, we always schedule to arrive two hours in advance to thoroughly clean and prepare the horse and carriage, and to allow time for the carriage to be decorated by the florist if you so desire. This cleaning time is not part of the event hours. My drivers and footmen always dress to compliment the occasion?from modern formal to western formal, from English frock coats to western casual?all at no extra charge. We schedule each carriage for only one event per day, so we aren't in a hurry to rush off to another event?we are there to provide services for you as long as you need us; additional hours are always available upon request.
Describe any special wedding packages you offer:
My rates include three full hours of event time which begins when the bride is ready and not before. Three hours is usually enough time for us to transport the bride to the ceremony site, to give the bride and groom a "celebration ride" after the ceremony, for a grand return to the reception, and for bridal party photography. The remainder of the time we become the entertainment! We announce that, as a gift from the bride and groom, the carriage is available for rides for the wedding guests?adults and children alike love to ride in the carriage during the reception, and we frequently receive phone calls afterwards telling us how much everyone enjoyed the rides. My 2009 rates are $800.00 for three hours, but there are many event centers whose clients receive a $100.00 discount. These include, but are not limited to, The Crystal Rose, Stonebrook Manor, Dunafon Castle, The Chateaux at Fox Meadows, Cherokee Ranch and Castle, Beaver Ranch, The Barn at Evergreen, Lower Lake Ranch, Christies of Genessee, Inerness Hotel and Conference Center, Parkside Mansion, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Event Center at Church Ranch, Black Forest Restaurant, St. Julien Hotel, Foothills Chapel, Heritage Square, Meadows at Marshdale, Hudson Gardens, and Vineyard Chapel.
Do you offer any special group discounts for contracting multiple vehicles?
Yes. Extra carriages are available for $150/hour, 3 hour minimum.
Is there a minimum amount of rental time that is required?
3 hours for weddings, and 2 hours for parties.
Do you offer more than just pickup and drop-off? If yes, what services?
We are fun transportation, great photography decor, and guest entertainment all rolled into one!
Do you charge for travel time?
Regular rate boundaries are Longmont to Castle Rock, and Golden to DIA. For functions outside our regular boundaries, but within one hour driving time, there is a $75.00 charge for the additional distance. Outside this area, call for the rates.
What is your overtime rate?
$150/hour for extra hours; additional hours are always available upon request.
What (if any) associations are you a member of?
Colorado Draft Horse Association, Colorado Horse Council
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