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Halo & Horns

at Union Arts Center

The Art of the Perfect Event

The Venue

We are thrilled to bring you our cuisine that we are so passionate about in a elegant, creative and unique space. The industrial-chic Union Arts Center is a creative space, carving out a home for Performing Arts, Fine Arts & Healing Arts in the Hudson Valley.

As the in-house caterers we are thrilled to know that a portion of every event we produce helps to support the artists and performers at UAC.

Our Cuisine

Our culinary journey began in NYC, my career was born at the Natural Gourmet Institute on Varick St., where I developed an affinity for seasonal eating and an appreciation for vegan lifestyles, reinventing classics with a health concious spin.

My husband, Chef Anthony Accomando (behind the acclaimed deconstructed lobster roll featured in the Wall Street Journal), was classically trained at the prestigious French Culinary Institute, where his taste in fine dining and love of classic French cuisine was developed.

Like any great marriage, we have embraced the diversity in our backgrounds and bring a unique experience to every gathering, creating dishes that every distinguished guest will enjoy. We are proud to work with local producers to highlight the bounty of our region, serving clients through Hudson Valley to New York City, Northern New Jersey and Westchester.

Events at UAC

Testimonials

“We had my daughter's Sweet 16 and needed a menu that would satisfy both teens and adults. Halo and Horns did just that. The food was wonderful. Everyone raved about the quality. We had the leftovers the next day, and my brother only ate minimally the whole day because he wanted to save his appetite for the food he so enjoyed the night before. Angela was such a pleasure to work with, and made the entire experience an easy one. I would recommend them without hesitation and look forward to using their catering service again in the future.”
— Kathy, Tappan, NY
“We had our son's bar mitzvah at the Union Arts Center and it was truly a fantastic event. Angela and her team put together an outstanding menu and great service. Everything was set up beautifully and the party turn out it to be amazing. Everyone had a memorable experience. Eternally grateful to Halo & Horns for the memories!”
— Delly, New Jersey
“Beautiful space with an awesome chef and catering team. I love that you can have a hand crafted menu that doesn’t feel or taste like generic catering hall style. The dual level space gives variety and the rotating art displays make for great conversation pieces. Friendly and accommodating staff take this newly renovated space over the top.”
— Sydney
“If I could give them 20 stars I would. I just hosted a private dinner party for 18 people at my home on Saturday night for my husbands birthday. After many recommendations for a chef that could handle hosting a top notch night with many food particulars we chose Chef Anthony and Angela. I can not Emphasize enough how absolutely SUPERB the food was and how amazing they and their staff were. They brought 2 servers with them (at our request) and both were absolutely phenomenal and professional. It was a truly unforgettable night and I can’t wait to use them again and having used them I won’t use anyone else in the future.”
— Angelica, New City, NY
“I was a guest at this party. Chef Anthony was amazing. The entire staff was top notch. Would use them myself and would highly recommend them.”
— Victoria, New City, NY

Weddings

UAC offers a sophisticated yet casual space for your wedding. The ambiance created by our rotating art exhibits sets the stage with a beautiful backdrop for portraits.

Quincy Hall and Gallery One offer you separate settings for cocktail hour, reception and ceremony.

Our library/meditation room provides the wedding party with a private room for dressing & pictures. Gallery One offers al fresco dining with our retractable glass doors and industrial vibe.

Quincy hall has an elegant yet casual ambiance with artwork, natural light, beautiful wood floors, high ceiling and concert Grand Piano. Both spaces offer versatile open floor plans allowing you a canvas to paint your perfect event.

Our world-class chefs specialize in creative and inspired cuisine with hints of classic French, rustic Italian, creative vegan & gluten free. Menus can be customized to satisfy carnivores and vegetarians alike, always artistically plated and delicious.

Milestone Occasions

Union Arts Center is an exclusive & unique space for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Anniversary or any special occasion you may be celebrating.

UAC offers two distinct spaces to choose from or utilize both for a separate ceremony or reception.

UAC offers a contemporary and creative space with your choice of a trendy industrial backdrop in Gallery One or a more elegant & sophisticated feel in Quincy Hall.

For Mitzvahs and Sweet 16s our multiple spaces also allow for adults to party separately from the kids.

We offer full service catering with award winning Chefs from Halo & Horns Catering as well as a full service bar. We pride ourselves on using local, craft & high quality meats, produce, wine & spirits.

Corporate

UAC offers an exclusive, innovative space for your next Meeting, Retreat, Product Launch, Gala, Holiday party or Fundraiser. It is an inspiring and versatile space that provokes creativity and concepts.

Our multiple spaces on two levels are ideal for extra breakout rooms, separate dining area, cocktail hour or other special needs you may have. Private office space and parking are available for your convenience.

We handle everything from set up to clean up and our concierge is on site to accommodate your needs. We offer free wifi and have audio/visual services available at an additional cost.

Our in house caterer, Halo & Horns Catering, can create a custom menu with any theme or special needs you may have. We can also provide a full service bar including local craft beer, wine & spirits.

World Class Catering

Chef Anthony Accomando the “Horn” graduated from the French Culinary in 2003 and brings a devilishly decadent mix of classic French, rustic Italian and creative American to the table.

Anthony has owned several restaurants in the Hudson valley area and been included in Best Chefs of America in 2013-14. His cuisine has been written about in the Wall Street Journal, Hudson Valley Magazine, USA Today and New York Times to name a few.

Chef Angela Rivera the “Halo” graduated the Natural Gourmet Institute and specializes in gourmet vegan & gluten free cuisine. She has been written about in the KD Hamptons lifestyle blog for her catering in the Hamptons. She consults for the Today show and is committed to bringing farm to table cuisine in the most delicious way for each guest.

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Beverage Program

We strive to bring something different & creative to our bar for every event. We want your guests to leave with something to talk about. For that reason we partner with local and craft farms, distilleries, breweries & wineries who are as passionate about providing quality as we are.

We use artisanal sodas, local craft beer, small batch spirits and wine from boutique vineyards we are proud to support. We have a Sommelier & Mixologists available as an add-on for your special day. We offer a range of beverage packages to accommodate various budgets.

The Spaces

Quincy Hall

Quincy Hall gives guests a more sophisticated feel with sprawling wood floors, high ceilings and lots of natural light. Versatility and an open floor space allows for lots of creative ideas in this space.

The Healing Arts Library at Union Arts Center

The Library

Our library/meditation room offers a gas fireplace, wrap around wood bench and intimate setting is perfect for a wedding suite, break out room or private ceremony space.

Amenities

Venue Features Include:

  • Exclusive catering and full bar services by Halo & Horns Catering
  • Located just 23 miles from Midtown Manhattan
  • 1 mile from scenic Piermont on the Hudson River
  • 3,000 square foot open-concept space
  • Natural light, hardwood floors, retractable doors
  • New restrooms and spacious private dressing room
  • Private parking lot
  • On-site venue manager
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 17 foot artist-designed bar
  • Professional Series Yamaha Concert Grand Piano
  • Audio/Visual options
  • Professional sound tech
  • Professional Service Staff
  • Wine Connoisseur

Our professional event specialists will assist with the following:

  • Create food and beverage menu recommendations, quantities, and timeline
  • Develop venue layout
  • Coordinate valet, linens, furniture, pipe & drape, lighting and A/V services
  • Welcome deliveries from outside vendors
  • Be present on-site through the duration of your event
  • Wedding ceremony rehearsal
  • Ceremony set up, support and transition to reception