Murder Mystery
Christmas Party

Key Information


6th & 13th Dec 2024


The Edwardian Manchester


Standard: £150 (+VAT)
Premium: £175 (+VAT)

Murder, mystery, intrigue… and lots of laughing

Grab your Sherlock Holmes deerstalker. The Murder Mystery Christmas Party in Manchester is a night of mystery, intrigue, brilliant sleuthing, all-inclusive drinks… and lots of laughing.

Test your crime-solving skills over a delicious 3-course dinner. You’ll be in your own private dining room at The Edwardian, the luxury 5-star hotel in central Manchester.

A fully costumed detective quizzes the suspects between courses — and after dinner, you’ll try to guess whodunnit. You can choose to play one of the suspects — so who knows? The murderer could be you!

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What to expect at the Murder Mystery Party in Manchester

Ahead of the party, the volunteer suspects will have received their character, a dastardly motive, an alibi and a plot-twisting secret.

As you chat with your fellow guests over a complimentary glass of pre-dinner Prosecco, our fully-costumed detective enters your private dining room to break the dramatic news.

There’s been a murder! The killer is sitting at your table. Which one of you is responsible for this foul deed?

Dinner and all-inclusive drinks are served — and between courses, our detective questions the suspects. Listen out for clues. There’s a prize if you uncover the culprit. Over coffee, the murderer is finally revealed.

After dinner, you can relax in your dining room… or (hey, it’s Christmas!) join the other guests on the dance floor to celebrate your sleuthing skills.

As well as irresistible dance music, you’ll find casino tables with free just-for-fun casino chips and a glitter bar with professional face painters.

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Murder Mystery Christmas Party Manchester venue

The 5-star, Grade II-listed Edwardian Hotel is one of Manchester’s most luxurious venues. It’s spacious, comfortable and full of character.

Located in Manchester’s city centre, the hotel is just a couple of minutes away from St Peter’s Square tram stop. Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria are also close by.

Or how about an overnight stay? The hotel offers more than 250 uniquely stylish bedrooms plus a luxury spa and swimming pool.

The Edwardian Manchester, Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP

The Murder Mystery Christmas party night


Arrival with a glass of Prosecco


3-course dinner, all-inclusive drinks, murder mystery entertainment in your private dining room


Live party band & dancing, casino tables, glitter bar


Bar closes



The dress code

There’s no dress code. We want you to relax and have a good time.

Having said that, we love it when our guests dress up. If you’re a `suspect’, you’ll have received key info about your character ahead of time, so feel free to dress the part.

Everyone else, the `detectives’ can be undercover in party clothes, or you can go full Sherlock Holmes with a deerstalker hat, magnifying glass and classic suit.


Your Murder Mystery party package in Manchester

For £150 + VAT your evening includes…

  • Glass of Prosecco on arrival
  • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks from 8pm until 12.30am
  • Your own private dining room in a luxury 5-star hotel
  • 3-course Christmas dinner
  • Murder mystery drama with professional, fully-costumed actor
  • After-dinner party band & dancing in the shared event space
  • Glitter bar with professional face painters
  • Casino tables (with pretend, just-for-fun casino chips)
  • Free cloakroom, and concierge service for luggage
  • Luxury 5-star hotel venue in central Manchester

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Drinks are included!

Standard ticket: £150 (+VAT)

Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks are included in the ticket price.

Premium ticket: £175 (+VAT)

Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks — plus 5 tokens, each redeemable for a glass of Prosecco or single spirits (with or without mixers).

You’ll be welcomed with a glass of Prosecco, then all-inclusive drinks are served from 8pm until 12.30pm.

"We booked the Sherlock Holmes murder mystery with West End Events and were super happy with it. We had quite a few extra requests and changes which all went ahead smoothly, and both the actors and organizers were super friendly and helpful even on the day. I can't recommend it enough for your Christmas party!"

Adina Kuse


Do you have any questions? We’ve answered some of the most common questions below. If yours isn’t there, don’t worry. Just call us on 020 7183 3821 and we’ll provide the answer.

About the event

Which group size can you cater for?

We can accommodate virtually any group size. There are various dining rooms available so your party can be as few as 10, or as large as 40.

Who plays the suspects?

Ahead of the event, we’ll ask between 8 and 12 of you to volunteer as `suspects’. We’ll send them an information sheet with their character, motive, an alibi and a fact which only they know.

If you don’t fancy being a suspect yourself, don’t worry. There’s plenty of sleuthing fun to be had.

Is this a shared or exclusive event?

It’s both. The 3-course dinner and murder mystery entertainment takes place in your own private dining room.

After dinner, the private dining room remains yours. Or you can join fellow guests in the shared event space where there will be a live party band, casino tables and glitter bar.

Are drinks included in the price?

Yes. Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks are included in your ticket price. They’re served from 8pm until 12.30am.

Want to upgrade to a premium ticket? For an additional £25 you get 5 tokens, each redeemable for a glass of Prosecco or single spirits, with or without mixers.

Is there a dress code? 

No. We want you to have a good time, so you can wear whatever you want — although many of our murder mystery guests love dressing up for this event.

If you’ve volunteered as a `suspect’ you’ll have received key information about your character ahead of the party night. Feel free to dress the part.

Detectives can be `undercover’ in party clothes, or you can go full Sherlock Holmes with a deerstalker hat, magnifying glass and classic suit.

The menu

Will the hotel cater for different dietary requirements? 

Yes they will. Once you’ve booked, we’ll send you a function sheet. Use this to let us know the names and dietary requirements of any guests. We’ll inform the chef so that each person is catered for appropriately.

The only exception to this is Kosher food. This cannot be prepared at the hotel, it comes via a separate caterer and incurs an additional charge. Call us on 020 7183 3821 and we’ll talk you through it.

Booking and admin

How much is the deposit? And when is it due?

To secure your booking, we’ll need a deposit of £45 + VAT per guest at the time of booking. The balance will be due 6 weeks (42 days) before the event.

Can I add additional guests later?

We’ll be as flexible as possible. Please let us know about any changes before 1st November and we’ll do our best to accommodate them. Provided there is availability, we can add to your booking — although please bear in mind, we can’t guarantee this.

If you want to add guests, contact us on 020 7183 3821 or email [email protected]. If there’s enough space for additional guests, full payment will be required in order to secure the booking.

The Venue

Is there disabled access?

All our hotels have disabled access.

Is there parking near the hotel?

There are 2 NCP car parks, both a few minutes walk from the hotel.

  • Great Northern NCP, Watson Street, Manchester M3 4EE
  • Q-Parks, First Street Car Park, Manchester M15 4FN (off Medlock Street)

For more parking locations, visit Parkopedia.

What about public transport?

The Edwardian is a couple of minutes away from St Peter’s Square tram stop.

Manchester Piccadilly Station and Manchester Victoria Station are also close by.


Is there a cloakroom? Will I be able to leave my suitcase there?

Yes, the cloakrooms at all our party locations are free. If you have larger luggage items, the hotel also has a free concierge service. Leave your luggage with them and they’ll look after it securely while you’re at the event.

Can I stay at the hotel?

Yes, although you will need to arrange the booking. Unfortunately, we’re unable to do this for you. We’ve provided a link to the hotel website below:  

The Edwardian Manchester


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