About Us

Wedding Car Hire since 1996


In 1996 ‘Premier Carriage’ introduced a new wedding car hire service to Southern England. By providing the highest standards of professionalism, outstanding service, a large choice of treasured, very rare and quality vehicles at affordable prices and a strong belief the customer must always come first ‘Premier Carriage’ soon had one of the UK’s largest wedding car hire portfolios with its vehicles having now successfully completed, as at the start of 2019 well over 16,000 weddings and is now a widely recommended multi-award winning company.

As Managing Director of Premier Carriage I knew customer service was of paramount importance, indeed since 1963 prior to forming the company a wealth of expertise and personal experience of the very highest service standards had been gained, having had direct responsibility for the care and safety of the likes of senior Royalty, Presidents and Prime Ministers along with many major screen, stage and pop stars. 

Be prepared if you see wedding cars around town for you may recognize a passenger or two as some of those very famous faces from the world of entertainment, television, film, sport and fashion have used Premier Carriage services.  The vehicles of course are the real stars of our business, and their Film & Television credits include Agatha Christies ‘Poirot’ and ‘Marple’, ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Foyles War’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Churchill: The Hollywood Years’, ‘Endeavour’ Morse, ‘My Life with Marilyn’, ‘Mr Selfridge’,’The Mummy Returns’,  ‘Cold Feet’, ‘Jewel in the Crown’, ‘Dukes of Hazard’, BBC TV’s Holiday Programme and many, many more.

All vehicles are chauffeur driven and their experience and professionalism will ensure your arrival at the ceremony is in the graceful and relaxing manner that befits such an occasion, supporting those Brides and Fathers who may feel a little nervous on this special day, to skilfully knowing when to be discreet and unobtrusive, providing a Wedding Chauffeur Service that we believe is simply, second to none.  Above all else we are proud that our standards, personal service and attention to detail have gained us an enviable and respected reputation that others continually strive to imitate. 

Premier Carriage together with the chauffeurs and vehicle owners have over the years gained impeccable references and received many complimentary letters from our Brides & Grooms, their Parents and well known Personalities including the Aristocracy, on our ‘Reviews’ page a small selection are shown which are always considered to be the best judge of a professional wedding car company.  We know the customer must always come first, so as our company steadily grows and expands nationwide under the guidance of Managing Director ‘ Mr Didier Di Mario’ those very high standards and customer service ethics behind our initial success will always be forefront.

Thank you for viewing the Premier Carriage website, I trust you will find within this website the wedding transport that will help make your most memorable day “The Wedding of Your Dreams”.

Michael Keene
Company Founder & Consultant

It is my belief that a business can only survive if you put the client first, I have built Premier Carriage on this basis and as such I believe in delivering exceptional service, some notable people who have recognised this both now, and from my earlier career, in no particular order include…

  • The Earl of Normanton
  • Angela Lansbury – Actress
  • James Stewart – Actor
  • Sir Trevor McDonald – Newscaster/Reporter
  • Michael Nicholson – Newscaster/Reporter
  • Dame Helen Mirren – Actress
  • John Le Carré – Author
  • Bob Hoskins – Actor
  • Oliver Stone – Film Director
  • Anthony Valentine – Actor
  • Anthony Andrews – Actor
  • Paul Young – Singer
  • Adam Ant – Singer
  • Rowan Atkinson – Actor/Comedian
  • Steve Cram – Athlete
  • Frank Ifield – Singer
  • Robert Loggia – Actor
  • Mel Smith – Actor/Comedian
  • Gigi Fernandez – Tennis Professional
  • Conchita Martinez – Tennis Professional
  • Tom Mankiewicz – Hollywood Film Producer
  • Dame Diana Rigg – Actress
  • Lord Sainsbury of Turville – Supermarket Chief
  • Sir Tom Stoppard – Playright
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • F.W. De Klerk – President of South Africa
  • Jeremy Irons – Actor
  • Charlie Sheen – Actor
  • David Bailey – Photographer
  • Baroness Thatcher – British Prime Minister
  • Mikhail Gorbachev – President of the Soviet Union
  • Albert Hammond – Singer/Songwriter
  • Jenny Seagrove – Actress
  • Michael Brandon – Actor
  • Mark Knopfler – Singer/Musician
  • Barbara Bach – Actress
  • Ray Charles – Singer/Pianist
  • Michael Aspel – TV Presenter
  • Pierce Brosnan – Actor
  • Dave Davies – The Kinks, Musician
  • Richard Briers – Actor
  • Roy Dotrice – Actor
  • Rod Stewart – Singer
  • Elton John – Singer/Song Writer
  • Leslie Philips – Actor
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber – Song Writer/Impresario
  • Lord Lew Grade – Impresario
  • Dame Vera Lynn – Singer
  • Cilla Black – Singer
  • Ginger Rogers – Actress/Dancer
  • Glen Ford – Actor

and many, many others – Thank you all