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Murder Mystery Weekends

Take a look at our fantastic selection of Murder Mystery themed weekends.

All of these breaks include two nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation at your selected hotel and most include 2 for 1 drinks 6pm-9pm each evening.

Our murder mystery night events take place during and after dinner. Guests will be asked to solve the murder and prizes will be awarded!

Each murder mystery night has a theme, which has been carefully thought through for maximum entertainment. Some also encourage you to dress up in costume related to the theme, but it is totally optional!

Ideal for a fun get together with family or friends! Plus for large groups we offer one FREE place for bookings of 20+!

Find out more about what to expect and how to participate.


Our Murder Mystery Plots

50 Shades of Murder

50 Shades of Murder
Genre:
Present Day
Optional Dress Code: Standard Party Wear

A highly successful businessman is about to launch his latest product and you are invited to this extravagant event. But are the rumours about a new attractive young girl in his life true? Who is she? Is anybody envious? And would somebody kill because of this jealousy?



A Christmas Sleighing

A Christmas Sleighing
Genre:
Christmas
Optional Dress Code: Christmas Party Wear

Strawberry Productions are holding a number of parties throughout the country to celebrate their many investors who backed their latest hit cartoon – Kriss Mass The Elf Who Saves Christmas. Join the festivities with cast and crew, the Christmas spirit may be merry but the atmosphere is dark and murderous.


A Darker Shade of Murder

A Darker Shade of Murder
Genre:
Present Day
Optional Dress Code: Standard Party Wear

You are welcomed here tonight for the official launch of JH Enterprises, headed by the wife of Brendan Hawthorne. With pension pots running dry, investors monies swallowed up and a marriage on the rocks, will investors seek revenge, will relationships become full of suspicion, and has a well know face returned to the scene? And will there be murder tonight?

A Dickens of a Christmas

A Dickens of a Christmas
Genre:
Christmas
Optional Dress Code: Victorian, Urchin or Toff

It is 1881, Lord Hockton, the benefactor of the Eastgate avenue workhouse, has thrown a party for the workhouse inmates. It is most unusual for a workhouse to throw any sort of party for their inmates, it is normally a very harsh environment. Why are some of the inmates of the Eastgate workhouse disappearing - never to be seen again?

A Spectre Calls

A Spectre Calls
Genre:
Spooky
Optional Dress Code: Standard Evening Wear

Tonight is the will reading of Clara Mallender who died three months ago shortly after her 70th birthday. Her family sit eagerly awaiting to hear the contents along with her housekeeper, long-time friend, solicitor and medium, Ashley Palmer and Clara herself!



Abigail's Divorce

Abigail's Divorce
Genre:
Present Day
Optional Dress Code: Standard Party Wear

Abigail and James have split – and Abigail is celebrating escaping James’ grip with a huge party, to which you are invited. It might seem spiteful, but in the light of Abigail’s recounts of James being a demanding, controlling and abusive husband, supporting her getting over him is what a good friend should do, right?


Auld Land Syne

Auld Land Syne
Genre:
1940s
Optional Dress Code: 1940's Style Outfits

It is 1941. Sarah MacDonald is joining the WRNS and is being posted overseas. Today is her going away party and everyone is invited to come along and say goodbye to her. What is the truth behind her leaving? Is she running away or making a new start? And would somebody kill to prevent her from going?

Blind Date in Venice

Blind Date in Venice
Genre:
Present Day
Optional Dress Code: Standard Party Wear

10 years ago "Blind Date in Venice" became the most successful romantic comedy film ever, and starred Chloe Carlysle and Drake Sullivan. Chloe has not made a film since and in an attempt to resurrect her career she has arranged this romantic weekend/evening for people in love and for people who want to fall in love.

Carry on Murdering

Carry on Murdering
Genre:
Present Day
Optional Dress Code: Standard Party Wear

Join the matron, the doctor, W C Boggs and many others as the Carry On Comeback Society (COCS) holds its annual party and announces they are funding the new film, carry on murdering. But is everyone happy with the choice of director? Does everyone like the new script and would somebody kill to get the part they want?

Catherine's Wheel

Catherine's Wheel
Genre:
Present Day
Optional Dress Code: Standard Party Wear

Catherine Emerson is a pyro technician. She has ambitions of winning the international fireworks world championships but has yet to qualify. This year she has high hopes of a good result, despite her failures in recent years. Did someone sabotage Catherine’s attempts last year? Who is the new mystery entrant? And would somebody kill to ensure success?

Dreams

Dreams
Genre:
Spooky
Optional Dress Code: Ghost, Vampires etc.

Alex Canterbury is a 'dream analyst'. Alex has an excellent reputation and has apparently successfully stopped the recurring nightmares of many clients. Until Janet. After months trying to rid Janet of these dreams, Alex decided that Janet needed some public therapy, so you are all invited to try and help poor Janet get back to normality.

Happy Hearts Marriage Bureau

Happy Hearts Marriage Bureau
Genre:
Present Day
Optional Dress Code: Standard Party Wear

Join Kathryn Freemantle, owner of happy hearts, as she throws a party to celebrate her 100th couple getting married as a result of her introductions. The course of true love never runs smoothly, however, and old jealousies start to re-surface - but would this be motive enough to kill?



Mr Carroll's Christmas

Mr Carroll's Christmas
Genre:
Christmas
Optional Dress Code: Christmas Party Wear

It is Christmas day and the Carroll family are celebrating Christmas for the first time since the recent and unexpected death of matriarch holly Carroll. Could this Christmas be a time for togetherness and playing happy families or is someone about to tear the family apart?



Millionaire Murder

How to Murder a Millionaire
Genre:
1950
Optional Dress Code: 1950s Style Outfit

It’s 1956 and Millicent Montague is throwing a party in celebration of her latest Hollywood blockbuster. She is hoping the film will distract people from the current rumours that surround her with her involvement with an American politician and Mafia connections, but does someone hold a grudge and willing to kill because of it?

Murder on the Dancefloor

Murder on the Dancefloor
Genre:
Fancy Dress
Optional Dress Code: Black Tie/Sparkly Dress

Style TV, is new to the UK. Owned by Australian media magnate Greg Copeland, the TV Company is set to go head to head in an all-out war with BBC's 'strictly' this year. Their new dance show, 'step up & dance’ promises to be big & brash. Tonight will be an opportunity for one lucky person to join the show.


Piper's Grave

Piper's Grave
Genre:
Spooky
Optional Dress Code: Ghosts, Vampires etc.

MBX-TV, the infamous, sleazy cable TV channel is 5 years old this weekend/evening. Matthew Bradshaw, founder and CEO of the company has thrown a party to celebrate, But things don't go according to plan - why is MBX-TV losing ground to its rivals? And are the rumours about john piper's ghost true?


Sinister

Sinister
Genre:
Spooky
Optional Dress Code: Mad Scientist

Michael and Georgina Kettleworth are celebrating their wedding anniversary tonight. Michael is a successful scientist currently engaged in some top secret research, which he conducts at a secret laboratory based near to the hotel. But what exactly is the nature of Michael’s research and how is it funded? And just what are those strange, creepy noises?

St Valentine's Day Massacre

St Valentine's Day Massacre
Genre:
1920s
Optional Dress Code: 1920's Style Outfits

It is 1929. Jack (Johnny) Johnson runs the 'starlight rooms', a lucrative night club. Despite living in Britain, Johnny styles himself as a Chicago gang leader and the local constabulary tend to ignore him. However, when detectives find a link between a series of murders and the starlight rooms, the police become very interested indeed...

Sunshine Cereals

Sunshine Cereals
Genre:
Present Day
Optional Dress Code: Standard Party Wear

There's trouble at the UK’s biggest breakfast cereal producer. Are expenses accounts, divorces, love affairs all too much for someone to stomach? There may be revenge over the rice krispies and murder over the muesli!




Super Heroes

Super Heroes
Genre:
Fancy Dress
Optional Dress Code: Favourite Superhero Costume

The Association of Comic Book Heroes was founded by millionaire Tim Rushton and bookshop owner David Stevens. The club is populated by a bunch oddball people who have one thing in common. They are all nuts on comic book heroes. Will it be a ‘super’ evening or will the forces of evil surface to thwart our heroes?

Suspicious Minds

Suspicious Minds
Genre:
Fancy Dress
Optional Dress Code: Elvis Impersonators

Tonight it is the annual amateur Elvis Presley impersonators competition. There will be some extraordinary talent on show, no doubt. And some bad ones too! But who is so desperate to be the winner that they may kill to get the hands on the trophy. Oh and you are all welcome to dress up as the king too – if you dare!


The Aftershow Party

The Aftershow Party
Genre:
Present Day
Optional Dress Code: Black Tie & Ball Gowns

Having all been interviewed on the infamous Jenny James show that morning, light-hearted teasing turns to full-blown arguments as interviewees condone each other’s’ behaviour. But when one of them ends up dead, there’s a more serious matter to be discussed – one not suitable for the likes of day-time television. Time to call in the detectives!

The Award Winners

The Award Winners
Genre:
Fancy Dress
Optional Dress Code: Black Tie & Ball Gowns

And the winner is... Whose name is inside the golden envelope this year? Will it be Alison McFee whose debut film has caused such a stir? Or perhaps a list celebrity Naomi Piper? Whoever it is you can be certain that somebody will bear a grudge behind those false smiles of sincerity. Would you kill to ensure your name is on the famous golden statuette?

The Christmas Card Company

The Christmas Card Company
Genre:
Christmas
Optional Dress Code: Christmas Party Outfits

The Rothwell greetings card company is holding their annual Christmas fancy dress party and you are all invited. It is a double celebration as this year sales have exceeded all expectations and there have been some very healthy bonuses indeed! Not everybody has the Christmas spirit though...


The Crash

The Crash
Genre:
1920s
Optional Dress Code: 1920's Style Outfits

It is 1929 and Harry Grimshaw is a self - made millionaire and very successful business man. But this weekend we learn that Wall Street has crashed and Harry could end up being destitute. It’s at times like this that you learn who your friends really are – and your enemies.



The Eyes of Martha Goodfellow

The Eyes of Martha Goodfellow
Genre:
Spooky
Optional Dress Code: Ghosts, Vampires etc.

You are invited to the annual "spooks ball" arranged by the Barton Uppersley Ghost Hunting Society. The society has been searching for evidence about the mysterious case of Martha Goodfellow for years, but has yet to find anything. Every year they have a big party where everyone gets the chance to dress up! But this year someone may well end up as a ghost - for real.

The Fashion House

The Fashion House
Genre:
1920s
Optional Dress Code: 1920's Style Outfits

It is 1926. The biggest fashion designer of the decade is organising a fashion show and cat walk at your hotel tonight. Many of the latest designs will be on show. But are any of the designs totally original? Is someone jealous of what’s on display? And would somebody kill if the money was right?



The Haunting

The Haunting
Genre:
Spooky
Optional Dress Code: Ghosts, vampires etc.

The room you are having dinner in tonight is haunted. It is said that an awful murder was committed in the dining room and the victim cannot rest until the bloody act has been avenged. Can Gordon Summer, local researcher, find out the truth or will his investigations lead to tragedy and death?


The Jewellers

The Jewellers
Genre:
Present Day
Optional Dress Code: Standard Party Wear

Join Sir Giles Cordingley, managing director of Giles Cordingley jewellery and chairman of the midland jewellers’ association, for a peaceful night with his fellow jewellers. But is someone jealous of his success – or do they just want him out of the way?



The Police Station

The Police Station
Genre:
Fancy Dress
Optional Dress Code: Police Costumes

Sgt Catherine Yardley has arranged the annual party for her colleagues at the local provincial police station. Every year out of politeness, she invites the chief constable. This year, for the first time ever the chief has accepted the invitation. Will the police be able to let their hair down as usual? And why has the chief decided to come along anyway? Is there trouble in the ranks?

The Trainee

The Trainee
Genre:
Present Day
Optional Dress Code: Standard Party Wear

International Information LTD is holding an event for all their staff to introduce their newest colleague, but it’s no ordinary welcoming. Having won the television series ‘the trainee’, it’s been clear to everyone else who watched the programme that the newest director is an incompetent liar with no business flair at all...

Togas and Tiaras

Togas and Tiaras
Genre:
Fancy Dress
Optional Dress Code: Togas

It is 125ad. Baccus has just been appointed proconsul of Britain and Baccus is hosting this party to celebrate. But what happened to the previous proconsul, homer? Did he die of natural causes or was he murdered? And if so, why?



Too Many Cooks

Too Many Cooks
Genre:
Fancy Dress
Optional Dress Code: Chef Outfits

Tonight is the gala dinner being held before filming starts for the finale of too many cooks, with an important invited audience of which you are a member. Steve Patterson, celebrity chef will be hosting. Is Steve the same as he is portrayed on television or is he even nastier and is £100,000 a prize worth killing for?

Who saw someone killing Santa

Who saw someone killing Santa
Genre:
Christmas
Optional Dress Code: Christmas Party Outfits

Benton’s department store is having a Christmas party to celebrate owner Arthur Benton’s birthday, which incidentally, is on Christmas day. Arthur always likes to throw a lavish party and hand around gifts to all his staff but tonight is an extra special night! Arthur intends to make an announcement that may cause an almighty shock! Christmas may never be the same again.


Murder Mystery Torquay - How To Murder A Millionaire

The Sherwood Palm Hotel

* Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A murder mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel on Saturday evening. Guests will be asked to solve the murder and prizes will be awarded! (where a costume theme is suggested this is totally optional)

Your murderous evening:
* The performance commences at 7.30pm
* 7.30pm meet in bar
* 8.00pm dinner is served
* The evening will end between 10pm and 10.30pm

2 Nights
Fri 12 Oct 2018
£79.95
limited availability

Murder Mystery Bewdley - Piper's Grave

Mercure Heath, Bewdley*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 26 Oct 2018
£89.00
limited availability

Murder Mystery Birmingham - The Eyes of Martha Goodfellow

Hallmark Hotel Birmingham*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 26 Oct 2018
£79.50
limited availability

Murder Mystery Nr. Chester - The Eyes of Martha Goodfellow

Brook Mollington Banastre*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 26 Oct 2018
£89.00
limited availability

Murder Mystery Redditch - Super Heroes

Southcrest Manor, Redditch*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 26 Oct 2018
£79.50
limited availability

Murder Mystery Sheffield - The Fashion House

Mercure Sheffield Parkway*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 26 Oct 2018
£84.50
limited availability

Murder Mystery Staines - The Haunting

Mercure London Staines upon Thames*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 26 Oct 2018
£89.00
limited availability

Murder Mystery Newcastle - The Haunting

Double Tree by Hilton Newcastle Airport*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Sat 27 Oct 2018
£89.00
limited availability

Murder Mystery Bournemouth - The Haunting

Best Western Royale*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 2 Nov 2018
£89.00
limited availability

Murder Mystery Grantham - Catherine's Wheel

Urban Hotel, Grantham*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 2 Nov 2018
£74.50
limited availability

Murder Mystery Hatfield - Catherine's Wheel

Mercure Hatfield Oak*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 2 Nov 2018
£89.00
limited availability

Murder Mystery Nr. Chester - Catherine's Wheel

Brook Mollington Banastre*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 2 Nov 2018
£89.00

Murder Mystery Scarborough - A Spectre Calls

The Clifton Hotel

* Three nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after Saturday dinner in the hotel

3 Nights
Fri 2 Nov 2018
£109.95

Murder Mystery Scarborough - A Spectre Calls

The Clifton Hotel

* Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after Saturday dinner in the hotel

2 Nights
Fri 2 Nov 2018
£89.95
limited availability

Murder Mystery Llandudno - How to Murder a Millionaire

The New Loretta Hotel

* Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after Saturday dinner in the hotel

2 Nights
Fri 2 Nov 2018
£89.95

Murder Mystery Stratford - 50 Shades of Murder

The Charlecote Pheasant Hotel*

* Two nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after Saturday dinner in the hotel

2 Nights
Fri 2 Nov 2018
£109.00

Murder Mystery Stratford - 50 Shades of Murder

The Charlecote Pheasant Hotel*

* Three nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after Saturday dinner in the hotel

3 Nights
Fri 2 Nov 2018
£129.00
limited availability

Murder Mystery Folkestone - Catherine's Wheel

Best Western Clifton *

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Sat 3 Nov 2018
£79.00
limited availability

Murder Mystery Aberdeen - Murder on the Dancefloor

Holiday Inn, Aberdeen West*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Sat 3 Nov 2018
£74.50
limited availability

Murder Mystery Manchester - Catherine's Wheel

Novotel Manchester West*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Sat 3 Nov 2018
£74.50
limited availability

Murder Mystery Burton On Trent - Murder on the Dancefloor

Mercure Newton Park, Burton on Trent*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 9 Nov 2018
£89.00
limited availability

Murder Mystery Darlington - Murder on the Dancefloor

Mercure Kings, Darlington*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 9 Nov 2018
£74.50
limited availability

Murder Mystery Doncaster - Murder on the Dancefloor

Mercure Central Danum*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 9 Nov 2018
£74.50
limited availability

Murder Mystery Herefordshire - The Haunting

Penyard House, Herefordshire*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 9 Nov 2018
£79.50
limited availability

Murder Mystery Redditch - The Fashion House

Southcrest Manor, Redditch*

* One night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
* All bedrooms with private facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities
* A Murder Mystery themed event during and after dinner in the hotel

1 Night
Fri 9 Nov 2018
£79.50
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What to Expect:

All character roles in our murder mysteries are played by a cast of professional actors. 

Your role during the event is to act as an investigator - questioning the suspects, watching the incidents, and, maybe even discovering bodies! Guests are not required to act or to be put into teams.

The action will unfold around you and you will have the opportunity to interrogate all the suspects. You are also encouraged to freely roam around the restaurant and to talk to characters as often as you wish. 

The event will be continuous throughout. Be careful you don't miss anything!

Evidence will be displayed for you to study.


How to Participate:

  • Bring a note pad and a pen with you to jot down everything you hear
  • Interrogate the suspects, they may have something to hide
  • Listen carefully to what the suspects are saying to each other
  • Read the evidence that is displayed
  • Watch for any hidden facial expression that may give away a guilty secret
  • Be suspicious and trust your instincts
  • Above all, stay alert and keep your eyes and ears open. Trust no one, the person sitting next to you may be a murderer!
  • Have fun