Murder One have staged many wedding murder mystery events for receptions, but in September 2021 an actual wedding ceremony was interrupted by the arrival of our police and news of a murder! The Bride and Groom had married virtually alone during Covid restrictions, however wanted a unique murder mystery for their 120 guests and outdoor ceremony at the wonderful Barn at Upcote in Cheltenham. Only the happy couple were in on it, and had booked our package that includes additional uniformed officers for added realism! As the celebrant was conducting the ceremony, and on the brink of repeating their vows, our Detective Inspector (played by an ex ‘real life’ Detective Sergeant!) flanked by uniform officers marched down the aisle to announce the murder! The duped guests looked on in shock as police marched out 8 of our suspects – who’d been planted amongst the guests 24 hours previously. They’d been observed having hushed confrontations in the hotel bar the night before as well at breakfast and also on the coaches that transported the guests and our suspects from a Double Tree Hilton to the wedding venue!
With the Groomsmen and Best Man confronting the police and urging them to take this matter elsewhere so that the ceremony could continue, the Swedish celebrant (at this typically flamboyant Swedish wedding!) announced that all was not as it seemed and the briefly bemused guests were now challenged to solve a murder mystery – to great cheers of relief! The event was captured on the real body cams of our ex police officers who were playing the uniformed cops, and footage will follow when we’ve recovered! In the meantime here are a couple of testimonials from the Bride, Groom and Best Man…
To book your own murder mystery – whether for a wedding reception or actual ceremony – see here.
Extra Police Officers For Added Realism In Your Murder Mystery
Murder One are now delighted to offer uniformed police officers at your murder mystery event! This isn’t ‘fancy dress’ – the specialist team we have now partnered with to enhance our events even further come with uniforms and props that are sourced from the exact same manufacturers as the UK police use. Such is their authenticity that they’re used in productions such as ‘Happy Valley’, ‘No Offence’, ‘Eastenders’, ‘Ackley Bridge’, ‘Scott & Baily’, ‘Emmerdale’, ‘Hollyoaks’, ‘Spook’s, ‘Silent Witness’, and have also appeared in James Bond films!
The package we’ll quote when you enquire about our murder mystery events includes a plain clothes Detective Inspector or ‘Host’. However as a ‘bolt on’ you may also wish to book these uniformed officers to add to the realism of your murder mystery (if for example you’re wishing to keep the event as a surprise from your guests/clients – imagine their reaction when authentic uniformed police march into your function room!)
For more information on these officers see here. The events can also be recorded on real police bodycams, so for no extra cost you have video evidence from your event!
If you wish to hire extra uniformed police please let us know and we’ll include a quote when you enquire at email@example.com
Our events are as natural and real as possible, but there’s always time at the end for fun photo/video opportunities if you wish your MD (or other usual suspect in your company!) to be arrested!
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See video evidence below from our murder mystery event during a wedding reception in Ripon. Our rogues gallery of suspects arrived early at the venue and were mingling with guests from 4.30. The event was a secret from all but the bride and groom!
The action later moved to the marque where a murder was announced and the mayhem and mystery developed from there! The 40 guests interrogated us and trawled through the red-herrings. Despite our reassurances, the blushing bride said it’s what she’d been most nervous about prior to her big day (even more so than the beautiful dance they’d had choreographed) simply because she had no idea of how it would go down. It was a tremendous success however – as with all our events!. The happy couple and their guests were overjoyed with how our perfect murder had complemented their perfect day!
A video of testimonials from the event is below… Our first event after the lifting of lockdown was also a wedding reception murder mystery and we’ve another 6 wedding events booked this summer too!
Summer School Murder Mystery – The lesson today is ‘How To Die’ !
August 2021 saw Murder One stage a murder mystery at Bolton Library and Museum for children on a Summer School who were also studying Sherlock Holmes. These young detectives had a fabulous time interrogating our professional actors in this interactive, immersive event. Below is a video of their feedback following their solving of this whodunnit.
All information on events we stage for students at schools as well as summer schools nationwide can be found on our sister site. Events for adults may be found here.
November 2017 saw Murder One stage their first Murder Mystery Event at Cholderton Charlie’s Farm! Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm AKA Cholderton Charlie’s is a Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) registered Rare Breeds Farm, and is part of the Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park experience.
Murder One were delighted to recently stage another murder mystery event at the iconic Alnwick Castle, the location used on productions such as Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, Transformers 5, and many more! The Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the country and home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family.
Murder One’s latest murder mystery event was staged for St. James’s Place Wealth Management – a FTSE 100 company with £83.0bn of client funds under management. The company chose Murder One for their most recent corporate event – fundraising murder mystery entertainment for staff. Feedback from the event is below…
“Dear Murder One…. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you for Saturday. It was nothing short of EXCELLENT!! … If we have any other events like this we will certainly be contacting you and of course recommending you to everyone we know. Thank you for making the long trip down!”
– Angela Ruffels, PA to Daniel Giacomelli, Head of Business, St. James’s Place Wealth Management, Witham.
The feature pic is of one of our victims, snapped by a guest who was first at the crime scene, who sadly (or otherwise) died on the steps of the delightful Roslyn House! To book your own murder mystery event please click here.
Here we have another AMAZING murder mystery as a team away day for Strategic North who were one of the best group of sleuths EVER! They really got stuck into us over dinner as they interrogated us relentlessly despite our rogues gallery of suspects being so defensive and obnoxious! They were clearly an amazing set of colleagues – you could see their camaraderie as following their annual awards ceremony they trawled through our red herrings to try and solve our fiendish murder at the spectacular Arley Hall – which has also been used as a filming location for news stories on BBC Breakfast News right through to Disney productions.
Among some of the productions filmed at Arley Hall have been the BBC’s Peaky Blinders, Antiques Road Show, Body Farm, Great British Garden Revival, Songs of Praise, Our Zoo; ITV’s Coronation Street, Cold Feet, The Voice, Tonight with Trevor McDonald, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Cold Blood, The Forsythe Saga, Midwinter of the Spirit and Britannia High; Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and Disney UK for Evermoor. It was a delight to perform for such fun clients and at such an amazing venue which leant itself perfectly to our murder mystery events!