Three friends in the town of Marley, IL loved getting together and making candles as a hobby. They quickly realized there was quite a demand for their products and Marley Candles was founded in 1962.

The business transitioned in 1979 to a new ambitious family. They introduced sand, mosaic, hanging, geometric, and other unique candles to the industry. Marley Candles became recognized as a leading manufacturer in the Midwest for premium candles.

In 2020, during the covid pandemic, Marley Candles temporarily shut down for the first time since inception and ceased manufacturing.  The owners have made the decision not to reopen the store but offer curbside pickup and shipping until our inventory is depleted.