Talla na Mara wedding fair in pictures

Saturday 17th March was a crisp bright day, which perfectly showed off the stunning location of Talla na Mara, that overlooks the West Harris coastline. 

Inside the venue Talla na Mara were hosting a wedding fair with local businesses (listed below) offering all a bride and groom need to make their big day. 

Candles by chance…and by design!

For Mags Ralston, the love of candle making came almost by accident. It was November 2016 when she responded to a local advert selling small jars, which she had planned to use for crafts. When Mags realised the seller was also offering their candle-making supplies, she bought them on the spot – and Taigh Dubh Candles was born (writes Katie Macleod).

“I had never made a candle before, but from the minute I started I absolutely loved it,” says Mags, whose business has been going from strength to strength through local support and word of mouth.

Created in her work shed at home in Point, the candles come in a range of scents, sizes, and styles, and can be found in community shops like Buth an Rubha, Cross Stores, and Ravenspoint, as well as at the Stornoway and Tarbert craft fairs. There are even plans to sell online in the coming months, too.

Wedding Fair 2018 at Cabarfeidh Hotel

There was a great welcome at the Cabarfeidh Hotel on Saturday February 17th for the annual wedding fair…there was queue to enter when the show began at midday - with exhibitors from far and wide showing off their skills and services in wedding-related matters from make-up to music and cakes to confectionery. 

  Lews Castle hosts Wedding Fair  

A wedding fair was held at Lews Castle on Saturday March 3, with a variety of local specialists present.

Just the setting for the best day in your life!

Talla Na Mara is a spectacular location for your special day. Within touching distance of the ever-changing colours of the Atlantic Ocean, overlooking the golden sands of West Harris and framed by hills and mountains, Talla Na Mara provides the perfect backdrop for your ceremony and celebrations.

The space at Talla Na Mara is extremely versatile. We understand no two weddings are the same and we offer a blank canvas for you to create your own unique experience, whether that’s an intimate ceremony on the beach or a lively ceilidh in the hall. 

We can cater for up to 140 seated guests, with an evening capacity of 200. The venue is equipped with a sound system for the evening’s entertainment and a well-stocked bar.