by Jennifer Watkins | Photography by Jamie Maldonado & Lauren LaBoyteaux
Limousines are not just for the rich and famous. When are you looking for affordable first class car service for your wedding, you need not look any further than Classic Coach & Carriage. Owners Louise and Wayne Ellison pride themselves on going the extra mile to ensure their clients are happy. When looking for a car service, brides and their families should look for one that is dependable, with nice, clean vehicles and most importantly who provide excellent service. Classic Coach & Carriage does all of that and more!
When they purchased the business, their goal was to be the best limousine company in town with the best service. “We are always available and answer our phone 24 hours, 7 days a week. Being available for clients is important! This also helps when a bride and groom decide they are ready to leave the wedding reception early. We have their car already waiting to whisk them to their next destination. Our goal is to be waiting on you, the client. We try to anticipate your needs,” says Louise. They help make sure the bride and groom have everything with them in the car from their very important luggage, to make up bags and purses, things that can often be left behind in the chaos of the big day. Also, brides and grooms, have no fear! At Classic Coach & Carriage, they will protect your luggage and the car from your wedding party, sorority sisters, fraternity brothers and siblings who might be interested in the usual wedding pranks! (Louise and Wayne have also been known to help out with last minute, middle of the night wedding night hotel fiascoes in Dallas, too!)
“We really do work to give our clients special treatment. I pulled up to get a bride once and she was worried about coming out into the windy weather and messing up her hair. So, we pulled the car into the family’s garage to help keep her looking as beautiful as when she left the hair salon,” says Wayne.
Another aspect of Classic Coach & Carriage includes a bus service from their fleet. Using a bus service for the wedding party, elderly family members and out of town guests can help make the entire wedding event go smoothly. It can also ensure safe transport for guests if there is alcohol served at the rehearsal dinner or reception.
“We go the extra mile so you can enjoy the big day and don’t miss the bride and groom cutting the cake or the first dance because you’re helping ensure a family member gets back to the hotel safely. Let us do that for you,” says Louise.
Louise and Wayne really do build relationships with customers. They met a couple in Van, Texas who had four daughters. Classic Coach & Carriage have provided car service at each girl’s prom through the years and at two of their weddings. They realize they are carrying irreplaceable cargo and do everything they can to treat every client like a VIP.
Over the years, they’ve been part of many, many weddings. One of their favorite stories was when a grandfather secretly wanted to hide a bottle of champagne in the limousine for the bride and groom to enjoy later as a special finishing touch to their wedding night.
Many occasions call for a car service. Weddings, engagements, birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and anniversaries. Classic Coach & Carriage strives to provide a vehicle that makes whatever special occasion is happening in your life, just a little more special.
Classic Coach & Carriage and Louise and Wayne Ellison are excited to announce that beginning in June 2014, their family business will be expanding. Their son Troy Ellison, his wife Cristie and their 8 year old son, Luke will be moving to East Texas. Troy will be retiring from the U.S. Air Force and their family will move from San Antonio to begin working with Classic Coach & Carriage.
- Owners: Louise and Wayne Ellison
- Experience: They’ve been in the business 20 years! They worked for the previous owner and in 2004, they bought Classic Coach & Carriage.
- Fleet: White stretched Executive Lincoln limousine, Lincoln Navigator SUV, Sedan, white Typhoon Lincoln limousine and Shuttle Bus Service. Their drivers wear a suit and tie and are always in proper attire.
- Famous Passengers: Some of the most famous people they’ve chauffeured around include Sarah Palin and Jerry Seinfield.
- Charity work: They work with clients all over the U.S. and with local non-profits including Make a Wish Foundation, Night of the Super Stars and The Annual Crystal Ball.
Classic Coach & Carriage
(903) 581-7566 – Available by Phone 24/7
14714 FM 2964
Whitehouse, TX 75791
Special thanks to The Arbor for letting us use their venue as the backdrop for our photo shoot.
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