Cross Eyed Moose Event Center offers catchy name, elegance combined with antlers and camo

The Cross Eyed Moose event center is open for its fourth year and offers a unique atmosphere for special events like weddings, reception, rehearsals, holiday parties, trade shows and anniversaries and like events. Located at 23250 Main St. in Homeworth, it is in a lodge setting with a stone-faced bar, reception center and a 72-inch flat screen television in the upper level. Greg Hoover, who owns the facility with his wife, Connie, is pictured in the upper level where the seating capacity will accommodate 120 guests under a vaulted ceiling. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

HOMEWORTH — Celebrating its fourth Christmas this year, the Cross Eyed Moose Event Center puts elegance together with antlers and camo flavoring for any type of event.

Located at 23250 Main St. in Homeworth, the Cross Eyed Moose offers two floors equipped with bars and seating for over 200 guests for weddings, receptions, call reunions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, corporate mettings, dinner parties, graduations, anniversaries, trade shows casino nights, holiday parties and similar events.

Owned by Greg Hoover and his wife, Connie, and operated by assistant Manager Marlene Bell, the Cross Eyed Moose offers an upstairs venue with seating for 120 and downstairs that can accommodate 100 guests.

“We staff every single event,” Hoover said, noting that hourly or a full-day weddings are staffed with two people  who assist in any way they can, even with the caterers.

“They love it,” Hoover said about the caterers while noting that Mike’s Penn Ave. Grille in Salem catered a wedding a couple of years ago.

Hoover said the “Moose” also offers hourly rates for smaller functions for clients who do not need a daily event rate.

“That’s unique to us,” Hoover said. “We are here in — like nowhere — nine miles from Alliance, Louisville, Salem and Minerva.”

You can’t miss the center because the road dead ends on both sides, he said.

Another point that Hoover likes to make it that, “We’ll customize for you. We’re not involved with the food. People can bring their own caterer. With a lot of places you can’t pick your own caterer.”

He also points out Crossed Eyed Moose works closely with nearby Kridler Gardens which handles outdoor weddings with cabins. Clients there can also use the Crossed Eyed Moose for a backup-up plan for outdoor weddings that run afoul of bad weather.

Hoover added a bridal suite on the lower level last year that has become very popular with wedding parties.

“Especially with three to four girls getting ready,” he said. “It takes a lot of room.”

The suite ceiling is covered with 400 license plates, from every state in the United States.

When the building became available, Hoover said he and his wife took the old church and repurposed it into what they felt they could put together as an event venue.

“We try to save people money,” he said. “We go overboard for the holidays.”

There is a 72-inch flat screen that can stream slide shows or personal photos upstairs. The venues are setup for a wireless connection to the screen. The “Moose” is DJ friendly.

“Basically DJs can come here with very little equipment and be ready to go,” Hoover said.

He has been an antique dealer for 31 years. His company, Country Cottage Antiques, sold U.S. President William Taft’s presidential bedroom suite.

Antiques were his “bread and butter” for years and Taft’s suite was well into six figures when it was sold.

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