Yakima Valley Carriage Company provides Classic Memories with our horse drawn carriage wine rides in the Rattlesnake Mt Area of Zillah Washington. In the Yakima Valley. We do weddings and special events as well. Check out our Website for current events and like us on FaceBook. WE also Offer Hotel packages in partnership with Best Western Plus Ahtanumn Inn in Union Gap and Valley Vintage Inn in Zillah Wa.
Price Range: $250-450 Wine tours and $475-800 Weddings
Gig Length: 180 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
For wedding information, please scroll down to Wedding Information- Thank you
******Wine Ride Tours
Enjoy a carriage ride and explore and taste the finest Washington Wines from up to four of our selected Award winning Yakima Valley Wineries. Our Carriages can hold up to six passengers with ample room to bring home some special wines that you found exquisitely pleasing. (With enough notice we can supply up to 3 carriages for 18 people).
Our selected wineries currently include Bonair Winery, Tanjuli Winery, Hyatt Vineyards, VanArnam Vineyards, Dineen Vineyards, Two Mountain Winery and Maison de Padgett with more soon to be added.
Our Wine and Wine Tour Offerings:
Wine Ride Offering Number 1 Start your ride at the Beautiful Hyatt Winery Estates with a stop at the exquisite tasting experience of Tanjuli Winery and then on to the old world charm of Bonair Winery, from there a luxurious return to Hyatt Vineyards for your final tasting!!
Wine Ride Offering Number 2 Start your ride at Bonair Winery with a stop at the exquisite tasting experience of Tanjuli Winery and then on to the Beautiful Hyatt Winery Estates then back to the old world charm of Bonair Winery, for your final tasting!!
Either Wine or Ride will last about 3 1/2-4 hours with the start and ending at the same location as we carriage you in style. (Please Call (phone number hidden)) for seasonal rates for this tour and remember we can accommodate up to 6 wine and riders per carriage
Coming soon to the summer “Pizza Wine and Ride” Begins at Hyatt Vineyards and up to Dineen Vineyards for Pizza and Wine then back to Hyatt Vineyards, for your final tasting!!
Limited Offering Ultimate Ride and Wine
Start your ride at Bonair Winery with a stop at the exquisite tasting experience of Tanjuli Winery and then on to the Beautiful Hyatt Winery Estates then on to VanArnam Winery for Pizza then a nice return to the old world charm of Bonair Winery
This Wine and Ride will last about 4 to 5 hours with the start and ending at the same location as we carriage you in style. (Please Call (phone number hidden)) for seasonal rates for this tour and remember we can accommodate up to 6 wine and riders per carriage
Offering number 4 (Coming Soon) Begins at Hyatt Vineyards then to Deneen Vineyards (Depends on day scheduled) and proceeds to Two Mountain Winery and Maison de Padgett Winery and then back to where we started for your final tasting. Please check back or ask about this offering.
The Number of Bookings and available dates are limited. Please call (phone number hidden) and set your date today.
Bookings do require a $100 non-refundable deposit and full payment prior to start of the ride.
These tours are not available October 31-April 15
June 15 to Aug 12 Tours available Wed-Sunday
April 15 to June 15 and August 12 to October 31 Saturdays and Sundays only
But you can always make your Reservation Early or purchase a gift certificate for the spring season Call (phone number hidden) for more information
*****Our Wedding services start at $475 An initial Reservation deposit $200.00 (You May make payments of two payments of 100.00) To confirm your time & date. Balance can be paid at time of service. Please use the PayPal link below for deposit
By special arrangement for those couples that book their their wedding and or reception at Scenic Hyatt Vineyards or the stunning VanArnam Vineyards just outside Zillah WA, in the Rattlesnake Wine Country or at the beautiful facilities of the Central Washington Agricultural Museum our fee is $375.00 with the deposit being $200.00
This includes Driver, Horse(s), Groom For the Horse(s), (You supply your own Groom for the Wedding ! ) and a carriage with up to three hours of time. Ask about our decorated carriage service!!
Once we are Harnessed and the Horses are hooked to the Carriage, we will give you and anyone you choose rides and photographs for up to three hours. Please make sure you plan your time with the photographer as this can use a lot of your three hour time. We will discuss your start time when we book your wedding. The start time indicated in the contract is the start time for your three hours.
Please Note there maybe a extra fee depending on your location or carriage or wagon requested.
Call (phone number hidden) for more information
Please Note: Our Rates for weddings and events over 60 miles are due to time and distance start at $750.00 with deposit of $300.00
Please note that due to travel time and set up time, we are unable to reduce the price for less then three hours. If you would like to book us for more time our additional rate is $75 per hour per wagon or carriage supplied for your occasion.
Whether it be a wine ride, wedding, anniversary , or other special occasion. We create classic memories with our stylishly elegant French styled Vis a Vis with room for up to 6 passengers or our western buckboard for two.
For larger parties we can actually harness up to three teams of horses and wagons.
Our wine rides take place in the heart of the Rattlesnake Hills wine country and we serve our clients with various offerings among six selected award winning wineries.
Wedding Parties please read all sections regarding weddings before requesting a quote thank you.
Additional Booking Notes
For Wine tours please go to our Website at (link hidden)/
or call (phone number hidden)
***** All persons riding in carriages will sign a WAIVER AND RELEASE of Liability *******
For Weddings and other services
*****It is very important that you provide accurate information, so that we have a clear understanding of your desires for your event.
Information we need to give you a quote:
1. We need all address of the route (s) Point A to Point B to Point C if applicable
2 Is there room to park truck and trailers (2) near starting point and ending point
3. Is there an area for us with horses and carriage to wait during ceremony?
4. Have you allowed time for pictures?
5 Have you allowed time in your schedule for time in carriage?
* Remember any time we use the horses and Carriage we have 3-4 hours of preparation time before your wedding or event and therefore cannot reduce our rates.
With out the information we cannot issue a quote. Contract is not binding unless confirmation is received from Yakima Valley Carriage Co. Any changes to the date, time or location of the event after receiving confirmation, must be submitted in writing for approval. No changes to location or time within 48 hours of event. •
Required to secure date, along with completed questionnaire. Deposit is $200 to rent carriage and is non-refundable. However, half of the deposit amount may be used as credit with Yakima Valley Carriage Company for another booking in the event of a cancellation. This holds your desired date\time of service. Deposit is only valid for location of the event. Changes must be made in writing and approved ahead of time. •
Contract Balance Due at least 7 business days prior to event/event. If not received by then, only cash will be received to assure arrival of the carriage.
Cancellation due to inclement weather is at the discretion of the company. The carriage will arrive in light rain, unless we are notified of your desire to cancel 24 hours in advance. We do not run in heavy rain. If we decide to cancel, 1\2 of your payment will be refunded to you within 30 days. We may not make a decision to cancel until the last minutes before your event or event. You or the location will be notified of our cancellation. A contact number must be given in case of emergency. •
Deposits are Non refundable But will be reapplied to another date or service. Due to the nature of booking in advance once your special day is booked we are not able to book any other event for that day as we are devoted to you for your special occasion.
Direct contact will need to be made if you plan on canceling. You must speak to someone in person. No answering machine messages will be accepted for cancellations. Refunds for cancellations are given at our discretion. Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing.
No Food or Drink allowed in carriage:
If you wish to take a basket of food to your destination, you must inform us at the time of booking the carriage ride. Food must be contained at all times. The basket must fit on floor of carriage not on the seats. Only clear/ light colored beverages will be allowed in the carriage.
Parking for Truck\Trailer:
You must provide minimum of 50 feet for the truck and trailer to unload the horse and carriage. These need to be on a relatively flat area. This must be on a paved surface or packed gravel or dirt. The location must be designated and approved ahead of time. If there is a need for a site visit for location approval the fee must be paid ahead of time. It is your responsibility to check with your local city and county laws and obtain the proper licenses and permits. (we can help with this) We will not be responsible for negligence on the part of the person(s) riding in the carriage. Person(s) must remain seated while carriage is in motion. Children under the age of 12 years must have parents’ permission and accompaniment before riding in the carriage. Price quoted is for the time agreed upon. An additional cost for additional services will be paid ahead of time.
Site and route will be approved by Yakima Valley Carriage and parties before contract is final between parties
***** All persons riding in carriages will sign a WAIVER AND RELEASE of Liability *******
Upcoming Booked Events
|April 21, 2018 • 12:00pm - 4:15pm||Pre Spring Barrel Wine tour|
|August 04, 2018 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding|
|Various||Groom( Horse Handler and Assistant)|
Influences & Inspiration
These are the Horsemen who have influenced my thinking and care of horses.
* Bob Gimlin - What he doesn't know about horses and folks just ain't known
*Dolly Hughes - Equine Educator - Washington State University
Vernon Tall - An Amazing select logger who first taught me to harness and hitch and drive in the Moscow Mountains
*Ray Hunt He has influenced many who pass on his wisdom
* Buck Brannaman Never been to a clinic but I truly enjoy his reading methodological
*Doc Hammill Great instructor of Driving Knowledge and horsemanship
Ample parking for two trucks and trailers at beginning of route and at end of route