Tigh-Na-Mara Weddings | Venue Spotlight

January 09, 2024

Tigh-Na-Mara Weddings | Venue Spotlight

A West Coast Wedding Retreat

There are so many things that go into planning your dream wedding day! The perfect photographer, dress, decor and beyond! Picking a venue is one of the first things on your to-do list when you get engaged, so why not let us help! When we got engaged - we hit the streets & beaches to find the perfect place! We soon discovered that finding the perfect wedding venue was about more than the perfect ceremony location. It's also the reception area, food and staff behind it! Tigh-Na-Mara not only offers a gorgeous West-Coast Retreat for your wedding, but they also offer the incredible services of an entire team of professionals (many team members with over 20 years of industry experience!) to help make your dream day a success! Read on for our favourite reasons we love photographing weddings at TNM! 



Check out this quick highlight wedding video we shot at Tigh-na-Mara to help you envision a wedding day there!



The Ceremony Site | Ocean View Gazebo

Their gorgeous gazebo has a stunning view of Rathtrevor Beach and the Strait of Georgia! With beautiful lush greens surrounding it, it is a idyllic setting for your ceremony! Tigh-Na-Mara provides the seating, and can host your guest list! Its also a perfect location for your after ceremony Tapas! Your guests can enjoy a glass of Champagne and some delicious tapas while taking in the view! 


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One thing we do upon request is use our signature lighting to make the gazebo glow on some of the epic wide shots at your ceremony! 


The Tigh-Na-Mara Staff

The staff are amazing! Many of the employees have been part of the TNM crew for 5-20 years! The staff have been a part of hundreds of weddings and it shows! There's definitely a comfort in knowing you're having your wedding at a venue that has been host to some of the most weddings on Vancouver Island! 

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The reception can be tricky for natural light photographers to handle, but with a added kiss of light we love the clean glow!


On-Site Accommodations

 Often one of the most important things a couple is looking for when it comes to choosing a place for their day is accommodations! TNM boasts Oceanview suites, woodland cabins and a world class spa! Its amazing to know you and your guests can not only get ready for the big day on site - but that they can easily head back to their rooms at the end of it! 

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The Reception Rooms

Book a tour of TNM to get a great feel for the property, and have a look at the various options for your dinner & reception! They have a few gorgeous ballrooms, as well as a garden patio - and we know there will be a perfect fit for your celebration! 



Rain Plan Options

TNM has a backup plan! When touring the property, have a look at their covered garden patio! If its raining on the wedding day, they set up both the Gazebo & Garden patio, and let the bride & groom decide 2 hours prior to their ceremony or even at the last minute when things/rain go sideways! Weather is something that is out of everyones control, but being prepared with a backup plan isn't and takes the stress out of the big day! TNM's goal is to provide their couples with alternatives if they are needed! 

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Our Experience with the TNM Rain Plan!

We remember Olson and Ethel's Wedding day! They really wanted to get married at the gazebo but it was pouring rain!  Tigh na Mara's staff relocated the ceremony chairs under the gazebo for an intimate ceremony; however 15 minutes before the ceremony was about to start - the rain started coming in sideways, with wind! Not ideal for families, friends and the couple. Fast forward, The staff jumped and moved the ceremony to the sheltered garden patio and the ceremony was saved! This was a great example of the staff trying to help make the couples experience everything they dreamed of, and it turned out beautifully! We even went out after to take some photos at the gazebo in the rain so they could get their iconic Tigh-Na-Mara Gazebo Wedding photo. Needless to say - we love that TNM has such amazing options if it does pour! 

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The Tigh-Na-Mara Experience

Tigh-Na-Mara offers services of co-ordination on the day, they take care of preparing the ceremony site, and help the day move along. While they don't coordinate and plan your day with your other vendors - you can rest assured all the Tigh-Na-Mara aspects are taken care of. Besides the staff with years of experience, the food is delicious...their Executive Chef & his team can customize menus for your day, and Chef loves preparing amazing dishes for weddings! They offer an experience that will not only impress your friends and family, but will be remembered forever! At Tigh-Na-Mara, you're going to get the destination wedding experience without having to travel too far. 

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Night Shot Locations

We love our night work! TNM offers a fantastic variety of options for us to make unique images for our couples! From the Gazebo to the beach - you won't be disappointed! 

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Three Beautiful Ceremony Locations...

1. The Gazebo

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2. The Rooftop Terrace 

The Garden Patio

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Want to See More? Here are some of our feature wedding blogs from Tigh-na-Mara


  1. Bruce & Leanne | Tigh Na Mara Wedding (2020)
  2. Kevin & Karissa | Tigh-Na-Mara (2020)
  3. Darcy & Breanne | Tigh-Na-Mara
  4. Chris & Brianna | Tigh-Na-Mara
  5. Ross & Nonee | Tigh-Na-Mara
  6. Mark & Charlie | Tigh-Na-Mara
  7. Mark & LIsa | Tigh-Na-Mara
  8. Richard & Breanne | Tigh-Na-Mara
  9. Ryan & Tracy | Elopement | Tigh-Na-Mara




Hope this blog helped you envision a Tigh-Na-Mara wedding!

We would be honoured to share the day with you alongside Tigh-Na-Mara...



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