Alainn Events -- About Us

About Us

Based in the coastal town of Little Compton, RI, Alainn events is a full service event and wedding coordination firm.

The founder and principal of Alainn Events is Shay Austin-Leary.  With over 12 years experience coordinating events, Shay has planned and produced a wide range of gatherings from small family parties to elaborate weddings of 500 guests to large venue corporate functions. Shay began her event experience at an Interfaith Chapel, moving then into large scale special and corporate events at a regional convention center.  In the RI and Southcoast MA area, Shay has overseen weddings and events of every scale and budget, many at prominent indoor and outdoor locations.  Shay is recognized for her knowledge of the wedding and event process, her attention to detail, her ability to meet client’s needs and deliver spectacular events.

Matt Leary, Shay’s husband, leads event operations for Alainn Events.  Over the last 15 years, Matt has produced and managed international industry conferences, seminar series and intimate corporate events.  Matt is an experienced marketing and sales consultant and compliments Shay’s social event experience with a deep understanding of how Alainn’s corporate customers can get more out of their special events.

Shay, Matt and the Alainn Events team specialize in:


· Full Wedding Planning

· Month of Wedding Planning

· Week of Wedding Planning

· Day of Wedding Coordination

· Special Locations in Coastal RI and MA

· Out-of-town Brides, Grooms and Families



· Children and Adult Birthday Parties

· Anniversary Parties

· Celebrations

· Showers

· Engagement Parties

· Out-of-town Hosts



· Store and Restaurant Openings/Re-openings

· Regional, Local and Intimate Corporate Conferences, Seminars and Gatherings

· Special Venues in Coastal RI and MA

· Out-of-town Sponsors