established in 2017


Shannon Pratten


Jess Nagy

Aster Weddings and Events, named after the native wildflower that prospers in late summer, is family owned and located 4 miles outside of Skaneateles Village. Sisters, Shannon Pratten and Jessica Nagy are owners of the new venue, along with their husbands. Just a few years apart, but the same at heart, these two women are a strong partnership. They spent many years apart traveling and living in great cities such as Austin, San Francisco, Honolulu, Portland and London, but have found themselves in awe with Skaneateles and the community. They have similar taste and style with the same goal in mind, to provide a naturally elegant event space as beautiful as Skaneateles and surrounding areas, for the ultimate outdoor experience in upstate New York.

Shannon, has always dreamed of working with brides and their families during what she recalls as “the happiest time of her life”. She remembers her wedding day and all of the minute details as though it were yesterday. She is very driven and has a long history in the catering and customer service industry. She looks forward to utilizing her strong organizational skills to help your day run smoothly.

Jess has been a graphic designer and photographer for years. Her career began to take off in Napa, CA where she designed and shot photos for a venue and wine restaurant. Jess lives for the boho life and look through fashion, design,  decor and more. She wants to give brides the opportunity to create that personalized outdoor experience for their special day with chic and class. 

Their husbands and business partners are the supportive, hard working and the creative backbone of the business with many years as skilled carpenters and general contractors. The four of them have worked together to create a serene space to provide a venue like no other. With a large custom deck covered by a sail cloth, high peak pole tent and manicured grounds surrounded by twinkle lit trees. 

Shannon and Jess would like to emphasize their pride in preserving the environment for future generations and supporting the Skaneateles community as a small family owned business. They hope to help your event become a dream come true and create memories that will last a lifetime. 

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