Frequently Asked Questions
Carriages leave from the Blue Marlin Restaurant in the Vista (Lincoln & Gervais Streets) on Friday & Saturday nights.
Carriage rides can be purchased online, by calling (803)-227-3833, or by paying the driver at the carriage.
The carriages normally operate 6:00 to 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday or by appointment.
You should contact us as far in advance as possible for your special event. We can arrange special pick-up and drop-off locations and tailor the ride to your needs. Private carriage rides are also available during tour hours with advance reservations. Please call us at (803) 227-3833 to discuss your requirements.
Please contact us as far in advance as possible for your special event. We can arrange special pick-up and drop-off locations and tailor the ride to your needs.
Yes. Many brides are asking for a horse and carriage to provide that special touch to their wedding. Whether it is just the bride and groom or the whole wedding party, Columbia Carriage Works can add to your wedding experience. Please call (803) 227-3833 to discuss your wedding plans.
Columbia Carriage Works primarily uses draft horses to pull our carriages. One of our largest horses, “Sir Lancelot,” weights nearly 2500 pounds and stands 18.2 hands (74 inches) at the shoulder. Most horses can pull six times their own weight, so even with a full carriage of 12 people “Sir Lancelot” doesn't have to work very hard.
When the horses are not working, they stay at Long Creek Equestrian Centre in Blythewood. There the horses enjoy large stalls, green pastures and plenty of other horses. You can see their facility by clicking on the Equestrian Center link. On the weekend, the horses can be seen resting at the railroad tunnel (Lady & Lincoln Streets) where we are developing a carriage facility.