Perfect for 15 to 40 guests
Approx. 2.5 hour duration
278 West George Street
Three course menu
Half bottle of wine
Scripting and casting
Prize for the best detective
Boutique four star venue
About our interactive murder mystery events
The murder mystery plot
It’s 1908 and your host, Professor Cornelius Kettlewell, scientist and inventor, has invited a selection of his most esteemed acquaintances to dinner. Unfortunately, all is not as it seems and one of his trusted contacts has proven not to be so trustworthy after all! Enter your very own super sleuth, the one-and-only Sherlock Holmes.
Format of the murder mystery
Ahead of your murder mystery at the Malmaison 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 – Sherlock Holmes – 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, Christmas parties, birthday parties and hen nights.
We require a minimum of 15 people at this venue, of which, 8 to 12 will 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. The largest group size we can accommodate at Malmaison Glasgow is 40.
For groups of 26+ a second actor playing the part of Dr Watson is included free-of-charge.
Groups of 40+ should contact us to discuss other murder mystery styles that are more suited to higher numbers.
Reasons to hold your murder mystery at the Malmaison Glasgow
Venue location and style
The 4 star Malmaison Glasgow is centrally located, nestled in between Sauchiehall Street and Glasgow Central train station and right next to Blythswood Square. The building, which was once a Greek Orthodox church, has now been completely transformed into a unique, boutique hotel. If you want to steer away from conference-style hotel function rooms then a murder mystery at the Malmaison Glasgow is certainly a quirky alternative.
Private dining spaces at the Malmaison Glasgow
The great thing about the private dining space at this venue is its flexibility. Initially one larger space that can seat up to 50 people, the hotel is able to split things down into two or three 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 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 Malmaison Glasgow 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.
MALMAISON GLASGOW MURDER MYSTERY MENU
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.
Half a bottle of house wine is included with dinner.
Table water is provided.
A full cash bar is available throughout the night.
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.