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Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages + White Mares for Baraats

Brandy Station , VA
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LOCATION

14488 Weeping Willow Lane, Meadow Acres FArm
Brandy Station, VA US 22714 (map)

PHONE

540-825-6707

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages provides 6 Passenger Vis-a-Vis Carriages driven by Coachman in boots, breeches, frock coat and top hat to add elegance to your special day. Carriages are... Read more
Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages provides 6 Passenger Vis-a-Vis Carriages driven by Coachman in boots, breeches, frock coat and top hat to add elegance to your special day. Carriages are maroon and black with convertible tops pulled by a single or team of two Belgian Draft Horses braided and flagged to match the carriages. On some occasions our White Vis-a-Vis is also available. Serving the Metro Washington, DC, VA, MD area.

Harmon's Carriages have been in business for 38 years providing carriages and hayrides for the Metro area from The White House to just about every major historic location in the area. We are in most of the major parades in the area during each year. But our speciality is providing Brides and Grooms with a very special ride on their most important day.

Our White Mares for South Asian Baraats are an important part of our services to weddings. We provide the white mare (female horse) with saddle, bride, and ornate brocade horse costume and handler for the Groom to ride in his Groom's Procession to meet the bride's family at South Asian Weddings.

If you wish any of our special wedding services please call 540-825-6707 or email weddings@harmonscarriages.com for more information or to make arrangements to have one of Harmon's Carriages or White Mares for Baraats make your wedding special. Read less
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INFO FOR TRANSPORTATION

What types of cars do you have in your fleet?
Horse and Carriage
Do you offer special types of transportation?
Hay-Ride
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your fleet and drivers:
6 passenger Maroon & Black Vis-a-Vis Carriages driven by coachman in formal attire. Horses braided, flagged & decorated to match carriages. Carriages pulled by Single or team of 2 Belgian Draft Horses. Serving Metro DC, VA, MD as far south as Fredericksburg & Charlottesville & west to Winchester & Front Royal. Our White Vis-a-Vis Carriage is sometimes available.
What (if any) amenities are your vehicles equipped with?
For South Asian Grooms Procession or Baraats the White Mares wear ornate brocade horse costumes. Come with saddle, bridle and formally attired handler to lead the mare while the Groom is riding in Baraat.
Describe any special wedding packages you offer:
White mare for the Groom to ride in South Asian Grooms Processions or Baraats.
Do you charge for travel time?
Yes, there is now a Gas Surcharge for all events.
What is your overtime rate?
$200 per hour
What (if any) associations are you a member of?
Carriage Operators of No America, Hunt Country Celebrations, Shenandoah Wedding Professionals, Alexandria & Loudoun Convention & Visitors Assns, Fauquier, Culpeper, & Charlottesville Chamber of Commerces

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Thank you for a beautiful carriage it made the wedding over the top perfect. I would highly recommend there services.
Services Used: Transportation
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Nidhi
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.4/5.0
Midge and her team arrived for our wedding hours before schedule, assuring there was no delay and were great to work with!
Services Used: Transportation
Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages + White Mares for Baraats responded with the following comments:

Thanks. Good Luck in the contest.

Midge
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Bill
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.9/5.0
Harmon's Carriage service was unique, timely, and contributed much to the wedding venue. They arrived as promised and were congenial to work with as to how they would integrate their service with the wedding venue. In fact they went out of their way to please and make our event a very happy occasion. I would strongly recommend Harmon's for the value they bring, the folks they work with, and their obvious desire to make a lasting customer delighted with their services.
Services Used: Transportation, Unique Services
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Ramona
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything was excellent!! I only wish we had asked you meet us farther back on the road so that we could enjoy a longer ride!!! You were very flexible in that you let my niece and nephew on at the last second so that they could have their chance to ride as well as my littler niece who had jumped on the carriage at the beginning..Thank you sooo much for the fun and the grandeur! We wish we could do it again!

Paul and Ramona Vaughn
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Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages + White Mares for Baraats responded with the following comments:

Glad you had fun. Keep us in mind for an anniversary some where down the line and you can do it again. Have a great life together Midge
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Kerry D'Orta
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best entrance a bride and her father could make! It was beautiful!!
Services Used: Transportation
Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages + White Mares for Baraats responded with the following comments:

Thank you. So glad your carriage ride was enjoyed and impressive. Have a happy life full of laughter.
The Harmons
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Mrs Max
Wedding:
10/20/2013
4.6/5.0
Our carriage ride was AMAZING! My cheeks hurt so much from people waving, smiling, clapping and taking pictures as we strolled the streets of Old Town Alexandria. It was perfect. However, when we got dropped off to go runaway for some alone time and the driver went to go pick up my family so they could ride, unfortunately it wasn't as pleasant for them. Something happened with the horses and they began to run through red lights and almost hit a car! My mom said she couldn't believe what was happening and just kept pleading the blood of Jesus for protection! Prayerfully, the driver was able to gain control again of the horses and my family had to unload. The horses were injured somehow and the carriage ride ended for them. They had been riding for only 10-15 min. I'm going to contact them as ask for a discount. I know these are wild animals and they are unpredictable so I'm not mad at the company, but I didn't get my full 2 hours and it's a very scary thought to know that my immediate family and my husband's immediate family could have all been seriously injured or killed. I would recommend this company but just know what you're getting into.

UPDATE 10/30/13: Just received a personal letter from Harmon's addressing the mishap that happened with the horses. The letter even mentioned the driver saying how my mom was praying and obviously her prayers were answered. I was shocked! Also the letter included a reimbursement check for the time we had to cut short. I am in awe, blessed, grateful and shocked that they took the time to address the issue without me having to contact them or complain. Absolutely wonderful customer service and company!! Thank you Harmon's and more specifically Howard and Midge!
Services Used: Transportation
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Kate
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Harmon's Carriages added something extra special to the wedding day. They picked us up from the ceremony venue and took us to our reception. The pictures of the carriage and horses from the day are just beautiful and we had so much fun during the ride. Harmon's was on time (early, actually), professional and easy to coordinate with. The carriage was gorgeous and the horses were beautiful and very sweet. I definitely recommend!
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Sherry
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
This topped the list for making our wedding a fairy tale come true. It was just simply amazing to arrive by horse drawn carriage for the ceremony. Midge at Harmon's took very good care of us and our driver Jim was the best. He was so nice to talk to on the ride to the ceremony, which definitely helps to put your nerves at ease. I highly recommend Midge and her staff to make your wedding day extra special, like they did for ours!
Services Used: Transportation
Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages + White Mares for Baraats responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Sherry. We are so glad you enjoyed your carriage ride, and that it definitely added to your wedding day pleasure. We appreciate your posting to Wedding Wire. I believe John was your driver and he is one of the nicest guys around. He always makes everyone feel at ease. Jim was the hauler for the truck and trailer.
Hope your life if filled with laughter. The Harmons
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Sue-Ellen
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We live in Maryland and got married in Maryland at the Cylburn Arboretum. From beginning to end, Midge Harmon really helped me pull off this surprise. I hired a horse and carriage as a surprise for my groom. It was under $1000 for 2 hours. My now husband is totally blind. One of our first trips together was to Busch Gardens in Virginia where he got to meet the famous Clydesdales. I wasn't able to find a Clydesdale but I was able to find a Draft horse which is a cousin of the Clydesdale. She put jingle bells on the harness so he could hear the horse moving. When the horse and carriage arrived during the ceremony, the guests couldn't figure out where the sound of the jingle bells was coming from. They all had a guess about it. It was as much a surprise for them as it was for my groom. Seeing him so happy when we were riding in the carriage was one of the best parts of our day. John, the driver. was really great. He held my sunglasses when we were doing pictures and he answered all of my groom's questions about Dixie (our horse). We really had a great time. We can't thank them enough for all they did to make our day special.
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Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages + White Mares for Baraats responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Sue-Ellen. We are so pleased that everything was such a success, and that you and Marc especially enjoyed your ride and the horse. John said Marc was just thrilled, and petted and talked To Dixie the whole time.
How neat that the Sleigh Bells added to the interest for your guests. They will definitly remember your wedding. Have a terrific life and love and laughter always. Midge and all the Harmon crew.
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Tricia
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and are got married in September and we debated whether or not to spend the money on this "extra" touch. But we are so glad we did!! The horse was beautiful and the carriage was wonderful. The carriage driver was fabulous. We couldn't believe how much it made our wedding feel like a fairy tale!
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ecote
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
At first I was unsure about hiring a horse drawn carriage for my wedding where the church was literally a block and a half away from the reception venue, but when all was said and done, the carriage ride was my 2nd absolute favorite part and memory from our wedding (the first being the ceremony of course). It took us to our photo location and then strolled around Old Town until it was time for the reception to begin. It was so nice to have the time spent alone with my new husband in an open carriage on a beautiful day in Old Town Alexandria. At times onlookers were waving, cheering, honking and congratulating us as if we were famous! Then there were times that it was peaceful and all we could do is smile and enjoy the company of one another as the sound of trotting horse steps were heard in the background. Both my husband and I loved every second of it!
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Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages + White Mares for Baraats responded with the following comments:

We are glad to hear that your carriage ride after your wedding in Olde Town Alexandria was more than you expected. It is a lovely place to use a carriage. Sounds like you have a nice combination of peace and audience response.
Good Luck. The Harmons
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Crickle
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
The horses were beautiful, the carriage was wonderful and comfortable and I couldn't believe how awesome it made the whole wedding! It really set the mood for the nostalgia and the feel I wanted for my wedding and I'm SO glad I spent the money!!!
Services Used: Transportation
Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages + White Mares for Baraats responded with the following comments:

Thank You. Appreciate the kind words. We are happy you enjoyed the carriage at your wedding. The Harmons
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/12/2007
4.4/5.0
My husband and I were very pleased at the services that Harmon's provided for us. We had a horse drawn carriage pulled by 2 beautiful horses. It was our grand entrance to our reception on my parents 500 acre Victorian farm. We also used the carriage to pose for pictures with our bridal party. Thank you
Services Used: Transportation
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
4/14/2007
5.0/5.0
Having the carriage mad my day magical. Well worth the extra expense.
Services Used: Transportation

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14488 Weeping Willow Lane, Meadow Acres FArm, Brandy Station, VA 22714 See On Map
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