£74.50+VAT per person

Perfect for 8 to 80 guests

Approx. 2.5 hour duration

Hotel du Vin Glasgow

One Devonshire Gardens

Glasgow, G12 0UX

Prosecco reception

Three course menu

Spectacular four star venue

Detective actor

Scripting and casting

Clue kits and pens

Prize for the best detective

Full event management

About our murder mystery events at Hotel du Vin Glasgow

The murder mystery plot

We offer a choice of two plots for a murder mystery at Hotel du Vin Glasgow – Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Magician’s Inventor and Dead Dogs Tell No Tales.

Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Magician’s Inventor – Queen Victoria is dead. The British Empire is at its height. But from ‎across the shores a storm is brewing, a storm that could change the whole world forever. What is the link between world politics, a rundown theatre in the West End and an eccentric inventor? Travel back in time and meet the master detective, Mr Sherlock Holmes, as he unravels the case.

Dead Dogs Tell No Tales – London, the 70’s. Criminals and the Flying Squad at each other’s throats. Now a case to blow everything apart – Terry ‘The Dog’ Mitchell, small-time crook, has been found murdered. But Terry knew a secret, a secret which could shake London to its very core. A new, exciting interactive murder mystery from West End Events and the chance to step into the shadowy world of 1970’s London crime.

Group sizes

You will need to nominate between 8 and 12 guests to play the part of suspects. Any guests above this number need not be left out though as there are plenty of jobs for willing detectives; making notes during the suspect testimonies, examining clues and trying to uncover the murderer.

For groups of 26+ a second actor playing the detective’s assistant is included free-of-charge. 

Groups of 40+ should contact us to discuss other murder mystery styles that are more suited to higher numbers.

Format of the murder mystery

Ahead of your murder mystery at Hotel du Vin Glasgow, a number of your guests will be supplied with clues, secrets and motives which will see them suspected of committing the most horrendous of crimes (have you guessed what it is yet!?). Then, on the day in question, our detective will attend the venue to quiz the suspects. The plot will unfold as each guest discovers their part in the events that resulted in a murder, finally leading to the shocking revelation that one of them is a killer!

The interactive nature of this event makes it perfect for a variety of different occasions including corporate team building days, work Christmas parties, adult birthday parties and hen nights. 

The approximate duration of the murder mystery and the dinner is 2.5 to 3 hours. 

Exciting extras

Looking to go all-out? Contact us to discuss a range of optional extras; for example a vintage singer, jazz band, photographer, magician (can be linked to the murder mystery plot), photo booth, hotel bedrooms or pre-event meeting space etc.

Reasons to hold your murder mystery at Hotel du Vin Glasgow

Venue location and style

The boutique Hotel du Vin is situated at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow’s ultra-trendy West End. This tree-lined street is home to a row of architecturally-stunning Victorian townhouses, five of which are occupied by Hotel du Vin. The interior exudes luxury with its oak-panelled walls, high ceilings and inviting fireplaces. If you want to steer away from corporate-looking hotel function rooms then a murder mystery at Hotel du Vin will certainly tick all the right boxes.

Hotel du Vin Glasgow private dining rooms

The great thing about the private dining space at this venue is its flexibility. Initially one larger space that can seat up to 80 people, the hotel is able to split things down into two individual rooms through the clever use of partition walls. This means that smaller bookings are never going to feel lost in a big empty room, a common concern for group social events. The Glenlivet and Ardberg rooms both feature original bay windows whilst the more intimate (max. 10 guests) Glengoyne offers direct access to the outdoor terrace.

Venue reviews

The venue gets solid reviews online with the food in particular getting frequent praise. But rather than read our opinion, why not have a look at the Glasgow Hotel du Vin TripAdvisor page to hear what other visitors thought. We think this venue is a great choice for a murder mystery dinner in Glasgow, however, if you’re still not sure then why not hire a murder mystery actor to come to a location of your choice.



Roast tomato & red pepper soup, red chilli oil (VE, GF)
Buffalo mozzarella & heritage tomatoes, red chilli, sherry vinegar, fresh basil (V, GF)
Confit duck & ham terrine, autumn coleslaw, toasted brioche (VE or GF on request)


Smoked haddock fishcake, spinach & grain mustard sauce (GF)
Confit duck leg, bok choi, hoisin sauce
Baked gnocchi Sorrentina, buffalo mozzarella & basil (V, GF)

All served with sautéed Apache potatoes, tenderstem broccoli & green beans


Chez Mal sticky toffee pudding, pecan caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream (V, GF)
Classic vanilla crème brulee (V, GF)
Neapolitan profiteroles filled with strawberry, chocolate & vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce (V)

A glass of Prosecco is included on arrival.

Table water is provided.

A full cash bar is available throughout the night.

A full wine list is available at this venue but any bespoke wine orders will need to be requested prior to the event. 

Contact us to discuss your drinks package now.

Our interactive murder mysteries can be tailored to run to your schedule, whether around a lunch or a dinner. But as a rough guide the murder mystery parties usually follow the following format:

7.00pm – Guests arrive for Prosecco welcome drink

7.30pm –  Murder mystery begins

7.50pm –  Dinner is served

10.00pm – Carriages

Please treat the above as a guide rather than an exact schedule.

At all of our parties we want our guests to feel comfortable and have a great time.

Our interactive murder mystery nights work really well when guests dress up as the parts that they will be playing. For instance, a police officer or wealthy baroness. That said, we don’t enforce a dress code so we’ll leave the decision up to you and your guests

We cater for all dietary requirements and these can be noted on the paperwork we send once you have booked. The only exception is kosher which requires specialist caterers so please contact us for more information.

We require a deposit of £30+VAT per guest in order to secure your booking, the final balance is due four weeks before the party.

“…Thank you so much for a wonderful event.
The entire night was a success with our staff all saying how much fun they had.
It was really well organised, the actor was fantastic and the venue was great as well. We would recommend the event to others as a brilliant night out”

MASTA Limited, private interactive murder mystery (London venue)

What preparation is required for the event?

You’ll need to invite your guests and then provide us with a list of their names. You’ll also need to let us know which of the guests is playing the part of a suspect.

The actor will contact the suspects with their character information and let them know what to expect. The suspects will need to familiarise themselves with a small amount of information but there are no scripted lines to rehearse. All of the questions the detective asks them during the murder mystery can be answered from the notes we provide.

We’ll ask the organiser to fill in a function sheet detailing any dietary requirements, menu selections (where applicable) and optional drinks orders.

If you’ve decided to dress up you’ll need to think about your costumes. Suspects can be guided by their character information, other guests can go for anything that fits with the theme you’ve selected.

The booking process 

The first step is to contact us and check availability of your preferred date and time. If you decide to go ahead we’d issue an invoice which can be paid via bank transfer or credit / debit card (we accept American Express). We take a deposit payment of £30+VAT per person at the time of booking with the final balance due 6 weeks prior to the event.

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