Perfect for 8 to 40 guests

Approx. 2.5 hour duration

278 West George Street


G2 4LL

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.

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 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.

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 team building days, birthday parties and hen nights.

Group sizes

We require a minimum of 8 guests for the murder mystery to work and can allocate a maximum of 15 character roles. 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 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.

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.

Prosecco reception

Three course choice menu


Half bottle of wine

Table water

Scripting and casting

Clue kits and pens

Prize for the best detective

Boutique four star venue



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.

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)

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