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Quintessential New Orleans Weddings

Royal Carriages is the oldest continually-operating sightseeing carriage company in America! We will handle your wedding with the same efficient, personal touch that has distinguished us for over 75 years. Give your wedding a royal touch by traveling to your ceremony in our wedding carriage. This beautiful white coach is drawn by a single elegant carriage mule with a driver dressed in a tuxedo.

In New Orleans, our mule-drawn carriage is a wonderful way to enhance your wedding day. After all your efforts of planning your dream day, gliding along in our elegant wedding carriage will allow you the perfect opportunity to simply relax....making the moments last! Our elegant white vis-à-vis wedding carriage seats up to four comfortably, and is uniquely designed to be enjoyed rain or shine! The carriage is absolutely beautiful with the top up or down.

TripAdvisor Review

"We hired the carriage to drive that Father of the Bride and the Bride to the wedding venue. What an arrival! The guest were all taking photos. It was a nice way for the two of them to chill before the big event. The driver took them on a nice little tour of NOLA before the wedding. It was worth every dime. Thanks, Royal Carriages." 

-Tina J of Annapolis, Maryland

TripAdvisor Review

"Excellent service from the time of its' planning with Sherman to the actual ride for 30 guests, these guys are a class act and provide Southern Charm every step of the way. Highly recommended!"

-Marc C of California

Service Areas


The novelty of carriage transport is ideal for short distance travel. Our wedding carriage transportation services travel within a 1-mile radius of the French Quarter. Locations outside of this 1-mile radius will be taken into consideration at an increased rate. As you travel at a relaxed pace, you are able to enjoy this day you have worked so hard to plan for. Be sure that the package you purchase allows enough time for a receiving line, photos with the carriage, and travel time to your reception. Royal Carriages services the French Quarter, Central Business District, Marigny, Bywater, City Park and does not service Metairie, West Bank, North Shore, etc.


Trust in Royal 


Feel confident that what you see is what you get. Our photos are recent images of our well-maintained wedding carriage. Royal Carriages prides itself in having beautiful carriages, exceptional animal care, and a professionally trained staffed that will be dressed appropriately for the occasion.

Package A: 1-Hour Total Service for One-Way Transport  

Enjoy our VIP Wedding Services for up to 1-hour. Within the hour, you'll arrive at your desired location, enjoy a historic tour (optional - no extra cost), and pose for pictures in the mule-drawn wedding carriage.

The total cost of $500 includes gratuity.

 

Package B: 1.5 Hours of Total Service for One-Way Transport + Return Trip

Enjoy our VIP Wedding Services for 1.5 hours. Arrive at your desired location and pose for pictures. The carriage will return at your schedule time to provide you with a historic tour (optional - no extra cost) or a quiet romantic ride for up to 1 hour before returning to your final desired location.

The total cost of $600 includes gratuity.

 

Extras: Wedding Party Transportation

Transport your wedding party with our 8-passenger limousine carriages.

Each carriage can be rented for a total of $400 per hour. 

Call 504-943-8820 for availability.

Vincent & Amy

Vincent & Amy

In 2014, Vincent called Royal Carriages to set up a surprise marriage proposal on a carriage in New Orleans. He wanted this special moment to be unforgettable. In addition to purchasing a private carriage for his surprise marriage proposal, he also contacted a local photographer, Babs Evangelista, to capture the moment via her French Quarter balcony.

"I was agog at the sheer romance of his proposal and helped him concoct a plan that involved a balcony, a talented driver, and a very well-behaved mule. The carriage rounded the corner and I was ready with my zoom lens. It stopped beneath my balcony and BAM! Vincent presented a ring in a light up box. It was on. Amy was smiley and happy and of course said yes."

Photographer: Babs Evangelista

Brittany & Tyler

Brittany & Tyler

As is a tradition in New Orleans, Brittany & Tyler ended their wedding with a Second Line parade. The bride and groom carried feathered umbrellas as guests waved personalized handkerchiefs. As the parade came to an end, the couple climbed into their wedding carriage and took a relaxing ride through the French Quarter. "It was so magical getting to be alone, sip champagne, and listen to the sounds of the city," says Brittney. "I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful ending."

Photographer: Mark Eric Weddings

Monica & Daniel

Monica & Daniel

Meet Monica and Daniel who chose to have their ceremony at the very historic Immaculate Conception, and then it was only a short carriage ride away to the Federal Ballroom at the Security Center for their wedding reception. What an incredible way to celebrate forever together!

Photographer: Babs Evangelista

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I took my 10-year-old history-loving son to New Orleans. We took a carriage ride through this company. Amazing! Best carriage ride we have ever had in New Orleans. The driver shared so much interesting New Orleans history and my son hung on every word. He asked her a million questions throughout the tour. The tour was interesting to me as well and I learned a lot about New Orleans history, I didn't know. At one point, when we passed Pat O'Brian's, one of the waiters threw Mardi Gras beads to my son, which he thought was so cool. He had read a Magic Tree House book about John Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop and told me he wanted to see it when we when went to New Orleans. We actually stopped in front of it on our carriage ride, and the driver talked about it being a meeting place for Andrew Jackson, his pirate buddies, and other infamous characters. But through those meetings, Jackson gathered his army and later won the Battle of New Orleans. My son was beyond excited about this story! Definitely worth the money! This teacher/mom highly recommends it for families interested in seeing New Orleans by carriage and wanting to expose their children to New Orleans history.

ThatGirl1964, AL, USA

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