Satisfied Customer Testimonials!
Jim Burkhardt driving Bob carry Lisa Petersen
and her wedding party to the wedding site
under the big Oak at Gunston Hall.
Photo credit: Bill Cooper
was a big success. The horse was so beautiful and Jim
was very accommodating.
took advantage of a ride.
Thank you so much for helping us to celebrate Matthew's
Wanted to share
with you that William and I were a big success at the
Dalmatian National Specialty. Not only did he pass his
coach dog certification, but he, by far, did the best
out of all 12 dogs!! He is a great dog, as I'm sure Scott
told you, but I wouldn't have had the confidence to enter
the competition if not for the exceptional instruction
and experience training with Scott (and Karry).
Thank you so
much and please pass on my thanks to Scott! Thought you
might like some photos.
CPDT-KA CTDI Pet Partner Evaluator/Instructor
of Training & Behavior Counseling
Pup 'N Iron Canine Fitness & Learning Center
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Thank you for
the wonderful carriage experience for our wedding!
This is my
favorite that our photographers took and I thought you
might like it too!
Laura and Samson
Chu enjoying their carriage ride at their wedding at Rixey
Manor in Rixeyville, VA.
I wanted to
express how happy we are that we decided to have your
wedding carriage as part of our daughter's wedding at
The Winery at Bull Run on Sunday. It was by far the most
special/unique part of the wedding.
The ride from the winery to the ceremony site gave my
husband and daughter very special time together. It was
such a nice touch that the driver drove up on the grass
and dropped them at the end of the aisle and waited for
my daughter and her new husband to ride off together ...
you so much for such a wonderful service. Both of us enjoyed
the ceremony and we greatly appreciate the help. The drivers
were very nice, kind and friendly
We will feel privileged to be part of your website.
and Nishant Tripathi
Shana & Nick Wedding
Just want to
thank you. Everything went fantastic. They arrived on
time, the carriage was clean, the horse was well groomed,
and the driver was very polite.
Thank you for making her day a little more amazing
John and Sue did a marvelous job.
The horses were spectacular and got kisses from me.
and John Cake
Wedding at Clifton Presbyterian Church in
Celebration of Flat Run Church
in Locust Grove, VA.
team and haywagon was used for transportion of the church
members and families to the Chuch.
for your help.
It was a great
experience that made our event memorable!
I just wanted to
let you know how much we appreciated the wonderful hay ride
service we received from your company. Your drivers arrived
on time, knew exactly what to do and were ready to go exactly
when you said they would be able to take their first riders.
The kids all loved
the adventure and your drivers were very professional. Because
of your drivers' professionalism, everything went so easily
and families were very happy about the experience.
Please tell your drivers thank you and we really appreciated
all their hard work to make today a success!
Chevy Chase Elementary School Fall Festival
I just wanted to
say a big thank you for your services on October 24th.
Dave was present
well before time, and we were really happy with your professionalism
and services. You guys are incredible. I didn't have to worry
about a thing!
Thank you so much!!
Pace and her husband gave her daughter and her son-in law, Craig
and Stefani Wareham, a carriage ride for their 25th anniversary,
and it ended up with the whole family enjoying the ride in Middleburg.
Our family had the greatest time last Saturday in Middleburg.
Stefani and Craig took their boys, and Dick and I along for
the ride. A perfect day!
John is a treasure. Thank everyone for taking such good care
the organizer of the Hilloween Hayrides at the Eastern
Market on Capitol Hill on Halloween
I simply adore your crew!! They were amazing, and they speak
about you with such awe -- and I knew from the first time we
spoke that you ran a tight ship -- efficient, organized, but
most importantly with kindness.
Thank you for everything
ALL of you did to make our evening a success -- people loved
it and love you all. You made it, really, and we're so lucky
to have you be a part of Hilloween! Thank you, thank you, thank
We will definitely
see you in 2015!
With heaps of gratitude
Baraat at his wedding to Nina Chandra at the Grand Masonic Lodge
Thank you to Harmons
Carriages for a wonderful experience. Your lovely white mare
put smiles on everyones faces.
I will highly recommend
your services to anyone I come across.
Thank you so much
for having the white mare on time for my daughters wedding
on May 9th. We had a lot of fun and your beautiful mare made
the event extra special.
Will contact you
when my second daughter decides to get married!
Have a great weekend,
I just wanted to
let you know it was a wonderful wedding for my son and Alise.
Harmon's made having a carriage for the event seamless. I just
wanted to thank you for making the day special for our family.
If you ever need
a reference for Harmon's Hayrides & Carriages I'd be happy
to pass along my 10 star review!!!!
just have to thank you again for providing such a wonderful
service! It was the icing on the cake and then some! I only
met Dave who was a pleasure and looked spectacular! I regret
might like to use this picture. River Creek made for a
beautiful background as the bride and her dad pulled up.
Thank you again
Midge, what joy your service brought to everybody!
AND JAMES RUDISILL being driven by Dave Yauch with Karry
hitched to the white Vis-à-Vis Carriage.
Just wanted to say
how absolutely magical our daughters wedding was on Saturday
10-19-13! Dixie and the carriage, along with the beautiful bride,
stole the show. Breathtaking! The driver was awesome, friendly,
on time, and even helped Melissa keep her dress from getting
caught in the wheel. Im told that people were honking
and waving and shouting their congratulations as they rode through
the neighborhood surrounding the golf course. I dont think
it could have been better.
Believe me, if anyone
asks, Ill definitely let them know about Harmons
Carriages. I will also promote you on my Facebook page. I think
when the professional photos are ready, some will be displayed
on the VA Oaks site as well, and there will surely be some of
the horse and carriage. I will also remind the venues
wedding coordinator about your company, just in case people
ask her where the carriage came from.
Thanks again for
your quick response right from the start. This couldnt
have happened without that. We are overjoyed.
and Driving Demonstration
for the Dragon Riders 4-H Club of Fauquier County
Instructor: Scott Harmon
Leader: Sarah Turner
Gratitude - It was so nice of you..
Thank you so
much for what you did for us. It was so much better than
I expected! Our members can't stop talking about it!
-Sarah Turner (leader)
I had a great
time and you guys were really knowledgable and fun to
work with. Thanks so much!
Thank you so
much teaching us how to drive! Horses are really amazing
and majestic creatures, especially if your in the driver's
Carriages, thank you for a wonderful lesson on Cary. I
had so much fun and learned a lot!
You all were awesome! Thank you for your time, knowledge
guys are fantastic! I love your horse, and now I want driving
-Chloe and my Mom
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
and Marc Simitian with Dixie at the Cylburn Mansion in Baltimore,
MD. Dixie is wearing sleighbells because the groom is blind
and this enabled him to hear her moving during their carriage
and Marc heading off to their reception.
Kristy and Tim ride through Olde Town Alexandria
on the way to thier reception
with Sue Harmon driving Karry.
Here are photos of Kristy and Tim Grantonic's wedding
day with the carriage on 30 April 2011. Friends and family
are still talking about the horse and carriage and how much
it completed the celebration!!!! WONDERFUL MEMORIES!!!!
Again, many thanks for making the kids special day soooooooooooooooooooooo
Kristy and Tim Gratonic leave
Saint Mary's Catholic Church
in Olde Town Alexandria after their wedding.
You folks did a wonderful
job and fun was had by all. I really appreciate it. As soon
as I get pics from everyone, I will send you some that are good.
I cant emphasize enough how much you added to our Christmas
Holiday. What a wonderful beginning to the week of Christmas.
I hope we were your last one for the year so you can enjoy your
Christmas after giving so much joy to so many through out the
Dr. Neel K. Shah riding Cindy in his Baraat to meet the family
of his bride, Tina Kasliwal.
You guys did an awesome job!
Thanks again for all your hard work and hope to see you again
We have several family weddings coming next year, and we highly
recommend you to everyone.
for making our wedding day special. The carriage ride from the church
to The Officer's Club was memorable and a special part of our day
that we cherish. "Tom" the beautiful horse was awesome and
the driver was courteous.
Nadine and John
and John McCue being driven from
The Belvoir Chapel to their reception at
The Fort Belvoir Officer's Club.
Tom is driven by Sue Harmon
waves to well wishers.
and John arrive at The Officer's Club.
Karen Adams and Bob Caswell prepare to drive the newly married
Marta and Jay Busano to their reception at The Fox Den at Briar
Patch Bed & Breakfast in Middleburg, VA.
I am sending you a photo
of your beautiful horses and carriage that were taken at my wedding
in May at Briar Patch B&B.
You guys did an awesome
job and put the finishing touch on my fairytale wedding!!
Hello! On behalf of the
Cascades Community Association I would like to thank you VERY much
for the wonderful hayrides this past Saturday at our Fall Festival
at the Stone House. The hayrides were a huge hit with everyone, both
young and old.
We appreciate your professionalism
and we look forward to seeing you on December 5th for the Holiday
Member Services Assistant
Cascades Community Association, Inc.
Photo Credit: Susan Hornyak Photography: www.susanhornyak.com
Lindsay Giel and her father being driven by Sue Harmon and Karry
in the Vis-a-Vis carriage to meet her groom, Adam Harper, at
the garden wedding site at Belmont Country Club in Ashburn,
I wanted to send a big
thank you for such a wonderful horse, carriage and driver...all were
perfect for our wedding and Adam was definitely surprised, more stunned
from what his brother told me since he was next to him as Dad (Bruce
Giel) and I appeared in the carriage.
I was extremely happy with the service, thank you again!
Lindsay M. Giel
Harmon Horse & Carriages
has been a wonderful vendor to work with. Scott and Sue were curtious,
professional, and a pleasure to work with. Thank you for your outstanding
service and we look forward to working with you in the future! (White
Mare for Groom's Procession provided.)
Katherine E. Butler
Director of Event Services
Save the Date Event Consultants, LLC
New York, NY 10016
Photo Credit: Photography by Ron Jones of Jones Photography.
Michelle and Dave Hall at their wedding at Raspberry Plain
in Leesburg, Virginia
was such a nice touch. It was my favorite part of the day!
Thank you so much for making my wedding day a fairy tale.
The newly married Bryan and Lindsay Harris about to be driven
for a ride
around the lovely rolling grounds of Fox Spring Hollow Bed and
at Reva, Virginia. The Vis-a-Vis carriage is pulled by
Cindy, a Percheron mare, driven by Sue Harmon.
so much for your wonderful, professional services. Everyone agrees
that the wedding would not have been so elegant and spectacular without
the beautiful horse and carriage. Many thanks for helping make our
wedding day so amazing! We will definitely recommend your services
to friends, family and colleagues!
Bryan and Lindsay Harris
I am writing on behalf of my family regarding my son, Nitin Gupta,
and his wedding on June 23, 2007. We just wanted to extend our gratitude
for the wonderful job that was done by one of your handlers who brought
the horse as a part of our Indian tradition. The handler, Bob Caswell's
enthusiasm and respect for our customs was greatly appreciated by
our family and friends. We could not have asked for a better service.
We will be happy to recommend your company to our friends in the future.
forward on this message as well as our small token of gratitude which
is enclosed to our handler.
Mother of the Groom
We wanted a
"Wow" factor in our marriage celebration, and we were granted
this by using the services of Harmon's Carriages. From the very outset
of setting up date, time, etc. to the last guest enjoying a carriage
ride, it was simply wonderful!
David Yauch driving Dempsey & Karry carrying Natalie
and Jim Hill
at their wedding in Ashburn, VA
driver was excellent as well as other employees at the trailer. The
guests were overwhelmed by seeing the bride arrive in a horse drawn
carriage then being able to take a short ride themselves, a first
for most guests.
would recommend Harmon's Carriages to everyone. By far, this is the
best horse drawn carriage service in the Washington Metropolitan area.
Carriages are FIRST CLASS!
Natalie and Jim Hill
I was so impressed with the service provided
by Harmon's Carriages when I hired them to provide transport for a bride
and groom at the end of their reception. The horses were large and stately
and the carriage was designed for royalty. It was a wonderful continuation
of a magical day and the perfect ending to a fairy tale wedding. I look
forward to recommending Harmon's Carriages to future clients.
Anne M. Berman
Special Event and Wedding Consultant
I didn't want
to let this day pass without writing to let you know how pleased we
were with the carriage and horses yesterday. What a beautiful job
on the braiding of the tails and manes! I have an appreciation for
the amount of work that goes into getting your horses ready, trailoring
them from your farm into the stressful traffic of Northern Virginia,
and hitching up. I'm sure there's a lot more that I don't know, but
I do agree that your fee is a bargain for what we received!
John was very
professional and personable. The carriage and the pair of horses made
a huge statement and our CEO and his family loved it!
Thank you so much for making the event very memorable. I would utilize
your services again without hesitation.
Senior VIce President
American Physical Therapy Association