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Carriages by Karen, LLC is a transportation company based in Manchester, Maryland, that specializes in horse and carriage services for weddings and special events. Owner Karen prides herself on delivering one-of-a-kind transportation on your wedding day, and all of her horses are well-trained and professionally groomed. Carriages by Karen, LLC is devoted to giving superb customer service, so you arrive in style, relaxed, and ready to walk down the aisle.


Karen founded Carriages by Karen, LLC in 2013 after more than 26 years driving carriages and leading tours in downtown Annapolis. Karen inherited her passion for horses from her father, who taught her how to ride when she was a child. Nowadays, Karen lives in a farm in North Carroll County, Maryland, with her family and owns several horses.

Services Offered

Carriages by Karen, LLC offers elegant horse and carriage services for couples in Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. This unique experience comes with a courteous coachman and footman dressed in distinguished tuxedos, and two-hour packages include one-way and round-trip routes as well as stops at multiple locations. Additional services from Carriages by Karen, LLC include the following:

  • Decorated carriages
  • Wedding signage
  • White dove release
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What types of vehicles are in your fleet?

Horse and Carriage

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Schedule permitting, which of the following driving services do you provide?

Round Trip
One-Way Trip

Typically, what is the minimum rental time required to book your services during peak season?

2 Hours

Which of the following amenities are your vehicles equipped with?

Wedding Signage
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Marissa Sent on 01/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just like Disney

What a unique and memorable experience for our wedding day! This was a surprise from my parents and what a treat it was. Karen is such a kind and wonderful woman. I can tell she really cares for her horses and the couples she works with to ensure everyone has the best experience possible. Donna was our horse and she was beautiful. It was awesome to have a moment with my dad before the ceremony to just sit and calm down, I felt like it was something I needed. After the ceremony, my husband and I loved having some time to ourselves that we wouldn't have gotten otherwise. It was so memorable to ride down the streets of Havre de Grace and have everyone treat us like celebrities - taking pictures, yelling congratulations, and just bringing smiles to everyone's face. It made me feel like a Disney princess and made the day feel even more magical!
Jonathan P. Sent on 09/17/2021
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A Dreamy Ride

Carriages by Karen was a big hit. Karen took the time to meet with the director of our venue ahead of time and it made for a smooth experience for everyone. Karen's professionalism and her demeanor with all of our guests was exactly what was needed to set our wedding day apart from the ordinary. Every time I look at our video and photos when I see scenes featuring the carriage rides I know that it was a great decision to incorporate it into our wedding. I wouldn't change a thing about that day and Karen spent time during our cocktail hour offering rides to guests and children to make the day a very special event. As the groom one thing that was truly special was seeing my bride enter the wedding area riding in the carriage. The oohs and aahs from the guests had me feeling like it was so fitting and I'm not sure how else we would've had it happen. So many comments afterwards explaining that everyone had a great time and the bride's entrance was a great surprise for everyone. Team JHP highly recommends Carriages by Karen. - Jonathan & Holly Pernell #JHPforthewin
Jazmen Sent on 08/20/2019
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Amazing Customer Service!

Karen is amazing! Her customer service was impeccable. She did her best to meet each and every one of our needs! Very responsive! Would definitely reach out to her for any other carriage needs!
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