Two white cars in the countryside

About Us


The beginning


Michael Keene

Established in 1996, driven by his people skills and his love for classic luxury vehicles such as Rolls-Royce and Bentley, our founder "Michael" created a new wedding car hire service on the South Coast of the UK. Following his initial success, Michael steadily grew the business and shared his love of not only luxury vehicles but many other classic and unique vehicles.

You can view a more detailed timeline of our company history here.

Driving Classic Vehicles at weddings was the perfect fit for me. I always loved classic cars and being a people person just added to the excellence of the day

Read more about the founder of Premier Carriage and the many famous people he has met throughout his life.

Premier Carriage "Into the Future"

As at 2020, some 24 Years later Premier Carriage is still standing strong and a leader in its field. We've received many awards, and we've also had a few defeats and frustrations along the way and can only assume there will be more to come but the joy of seeing a Bride's happiness, and sometimes nervousness as she embarks on her last journey as a single person, the final private moment a Father has with his daughter en-route to church, and of course our passion for our classic cars outweigh it all.

As we head into the future and in our changing times it is not only the Bride that we transport, same sex couples are also tying the knot and no matter who we transport they still show their happiness, the occasional nervousness and tears of joy. Thank heaven for tissues!

Michael is still involved in the business, perhaps not as much as before but he still puts his chauffeur's cap on and drives his classic vehicles. He also helps mentor other small start-up wedding car hire companies in training them with his chauffeuring skills and customer service. Some have now become very successful with a fleet of vehicles.

Present Day

  Managing Director

Didier DiMario

Today, Premier Carriage Wedding Cars is run and managed by myself, Didier.

I have worked in a customer service environment for well over 20 years and I met Michael at a Classic Car event where we found we had the same interests, from then onwards it was just a logical step for Michael to ask me to help him in his successful and growing business, bringing a fresh younger mind [sorry Michael] and an understanding of fast changing modern technology.

I am in the office Monday to Friday each week, and out driving my own classic cars at weekends. I must remember to take some photos when we next have a "sunny" outing and add them to this page.

You can read more about me, MANAGING DIRECTOR at PREMIER CARRIAGE or visit my LinkedIn profile.

The team at the office

  Office Manager


In 2021, Niki joined our team as Office Manager. She helps run the day-to-day of the office and organise wedding transport.

  Call Center


Gloria helps with incoming calls and messaging when I am out of the office or busy on a different phone call.
You will know when you're speaking to Gloria as coming from New Zealand, she has a soft Kiwi accent. She is passionate about Rugby and loves the "All Blacks", the New Zealand Rugby team.

The security team

  Directors of security

Roman, the Brown & Taunus, the Lab

Here is a photo of the main Premier Carriage office with our "Security Team", although give them a meaty treat and you're in !

Premier Carriage at your service

This is a small glimpse of who we are, what we do and where. Please do not hesitate to contact us, whether you need to speak about your wedding car hire plans, the style of vehicles, car decoration or just a general chat. Your wedding is going to be a memorable day and you need to plan it so it all runs smoothly so were here, ready to help, and offer advice from our many years of experience.

Thank you once again for viewing our website, I hope you will find within it, the wedding transport that will help make your most memorable day The Wedding of Your Dreams.

Our past clients' genuine reviews can be viewed here and our most up-to-date Wedding Awards.

Didier Di Mario
Managing Director