£90+VAT per person

Perfect for 15 to 40 guests

Approx. 2.5 hour duration

The Grand Brighton

97-99 King’s Road

Brighton, BN1 2FW

Prosecco reception

Three course menu


Half bottle of wine

Detective actor

Scripting and casting

Clue kits

Prize for the best detective

Spectacular four star venue

About the murder mystery events we hold at The Grand Brighton

The murder mystery plot

The package we offer for a murder mystery at The Grand Brighton includes our most popular plot – Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Magician’s Inventor.

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.

Group sizes

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.

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.

Format of the murder mystery

Ahead of your murder mystery at the The Grand Brighton, 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.

Reasons to hold your murder mystery at The Grand Brighton

Venue location and style

The Grand Brighton is a luxury 4 star hotel located directly on Brighton seafront and within arms reach of the famous pier. The property itself dates back to Victorian times and still retains many of its period features today. The hotel’s endless charm combined with its outstanding food and moreish cocktails make The Grand Brighton a fantastic venue for your Sherlock Holmes themed murder mystery dinner.

Private dining spaces at The Grand Brighton

There are five private dining spaces suitable for murder mystery events at The Grand Brighton. Firstly, the Eugenie and Napoleon Suites, both of which boast sea views, a private balcony and their own toilet facility. In these spaces, up to 24 guests can gather around one boardroom-style dining table to try and solve the mystery. Next, the Consort Room on the ground floor is available for slightly larger groups of 24+ people to enjoy. The Regent Room (min 35 guests) was traditionally the gentlemen’s smoking room and is still full of character today, the two most striking features being its wood-pannelled walls and historical display cabinets. Finally, big groups of 50+ guests would be invited to join Sherlock in the Albert Suite, the hotel’s Victorian ballroom. However, a murder mystery of this size would need an alternative format so please contact us to discuss things further.

Venue reviews

We think this is one of the best venues in Brighton for a murder mystery night but rather than take our word for it, why not check out The Grand Brighton’s independent reviews on TripAdvisor. If for any reason you’re still not sure then why not hire a murder mystery actor to come to a venue of your choice.



Smoked mackerel pate, pickled cucumber, toasts, lemon gel
Sussex goat’s cheese, heritage tomatoes, olives, focaccia, rapeseed, rocket (v)

Fennel salami, watermelon, strawberry, feta, black pepper

Salsa verde, tzatziki, mint, pumpkin seed, roast choi (vg)


Chicken, roasted carrots, swede and leeks, chicken jus
Lamb rump, parsley crusted cauliflower, heritage carrot rosti, capers, red wine

Seabass, onion risotto, tempura red onions, charred green scallions, olive cheeks

Bream, parsley & bulgar tabbouleh, spiced roast butternut, pomegranate yohurt

King oyster mushroom quinoa risotto, fried okra, pickled red onion (vg)


Strawberry custard cream, shortbread crumb, strawberry meringue, strawberry gel

Frangipane, black cherry & chocolate, cherry ripple gelato, vanilla sauce

Pineapple tatin, coconut ice cream (vg)

Choose 1 starter, 1 main and 1 dessert to create a set menu for the whole group plus 1 vegetarian or vegan option for each course. Alternatively, allow each guest to choose from the entire menu for an additional £8.50+VAT per person

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.


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