Once Upon A Dream Horse & Carriage, Welcomes You

Where dreams come true


Our Background

Once Upon A Dream Horse & Carriage, LLC. was founded in 2018 and offers elite services for Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries, Prom, Homecoming, Senior pictures, Birthdays, Holidays, Family Reunions, exclusive private events and local community events. Our services can include horse drawn carriage services to and from your venue and photography session during your special occasion. Our passion is driven with over 30 years of equestrian training, showing & expertise and decorated with a Clydesdale mare, Fifi & French Vis-à-Vis luxurious carriage. You will be ushered with grace and elegance by our professional attendants for every occasion. 

We are a fully insured business. 


Once Upon a Dream Horse & Carriage Services


Each bride and groom wants their special day to be "THEIR OWN DREAM COME TRUE". That is why I don't have a "cookie cutter" menu of services. I will meet with you, listen to your wishes and make your day a unique and special one. I make every effort to make all your wishes come true and keeping everyone safe. I visit the wedding venue / reception site and make decisions as to parking of our two trucks / trailer rigs, safety of our horses and equipment with unloading and loading. I reserve the right to approve the route for safety. All carriage rides shall be conducted at a pace established by the driver. The horse will be given breaks at our driver's discretion.
Our operating costs are included in our base price that includes transportation and travel. 

Transportation- We haul our horse in one truck and trailer and the Vis-a-Vis carriage in another truck and trailer. 

Travel- travel time to visit the ceremony site, time necessary to prepare the horse, carriage and harness before the ceremony and at the site, the time needed to tear down after the ceremony, and return travel from your site.


Our services are based on a 2 hour minimum. Please contact us for further details to accommodate your wishes. 


Although gratuities are generally appreciated by the Coachman, Assistant Coachman and the Footman, it is between you and them and is not included in any package pricing. 10% is recommended. 


Maintenance is done to our Carriage before and after each event to make sure everything is working in top working conditions. We do this in-house making sure everything is done correctly. We are street legal with brakes, lights and slow-moving sign.


We ask that while the horse is at your event you refrain from using FIREWORKS, FIRE CRACKERS, CONFETTI CANNONS or OTHER LOUD ITEMS near or around the horse and carriage under any circumstances. We appreciate this for our safety and yours.


We do work in the rain with our convertible top. However, we do not work in severe weather, lightning, snow, ice storms or high winds. Safety is our number one concern for you and our horse. 



The earlier the better is advisable especially for dates May through December. However, we can accept bookings anytime IF we are available.


A $200 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve & book your date. If you change your date and we have your new date available, we can coordinate switching your new date. Upon meeting you and going over your dreams, I shall individualize a unique contract just for you to review. The remaining balance of your booking will be required to be paid 30 days before you special day. 


Dreams of a Lifetime is our Passion


Enjoy these moments we put together of our special occasions we can accommodate and make special for you.


Once Upon A Dream Horse & Carriage Attendants


Sally Strain

Owner, Founder, Coachman & Footman




Marketing Coordinator


Assistant Coachman


Clydesdale mare

The Dream Team 

Our Professional Team

The Dream Team

A family owned & operated business

Events Gallery

Weddings, local community events & parades, venue open houses, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, holiday photo shoots, Santa comes to town, holiday carriage rides & festivals.. whatever your special occasion or event, we can accommodate.

Crimson Lane, Ada, Ohio
Crimson Lane, Ada, Ohio
Black Bird Farm, Columbus Grove, Ohio
Kenton, Ohio
Kenton, Ohio
Crimson Lane, Ada, Ohio
Alger, Ohio
Crimson Lane, Ada Ohio
Alger, Ohio
Black Bird Farm, Columbus Grove, Ohio
Black Bird Farm, Columbus Grove, Ohio
Black Bird Farm, Columbus Grove, Ohio
Alger, Ohio
Carriage Floral package
Carriage Floral package
Floral & "Just Married" carriagesign package
Floral & "Mr & Mrs" carriage sign package
Florals & " Just Hitched" carriage sign package
Complementary Champagne provided
Kenton, Ohio
Kenton, Ohio
Carriage top up with floral package
Carriage top up option - Crimson Lane
Crimson Lane, Ada Ohio
Black Bird Farm
Carriage Floral designs
Carriage floral designs
Memorial Day parade, Alger Ohio
Memorial Day parade, Alger, Ohio
Memorial Day parade, Alger, Ohio
Memorial Day parade,Alger, Ohio

Couples love us, read our reviews

Once Upon A Dream Horse & Carriage, has partnered with The Knot and is a FEATURED HORSE & CARRIAGE TRANSPORTATION SERVICE VENDOR


Get in Touch

Once Upon a Dream Horse & Carriage is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today to reserve and book your special event.

Alger, OH 45812, USA

419-674-7756 | 870-321-2666



Thank You

We want to acknowledge and send a special Thank You to the following businesses & individuals for supporting Once Upon a Dream Horse & Carriage.

Sage Rose Photography & Creative Moments by Cassie for capturing the pure beauty, majestisy & essence of our dream.

Sally Strain for designing our florals for our carriage & coordinating florals & décor for our Clydesdale, Fifi. 

Rebecca Strain for our marketing, web site design & social media platform engagements. 

 Our Models & Family for all your love, support, beautiful smiles & all your hard work & travel behind the scenes it takes to make this dream come alive. Without you all, Once Upon a Dream Horse & Carriage would be just a dream.  


419-674-7756 | 870-321-2666

Alger, OH 45812, USA

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