Murder Mystery Events


distorted view of inn for advertising murder mystery activity

It's a Murder Mystery!

It appears there was a murder…

Your group members become the murder mystery characters/actors in an intriguing tale of treachery, deceit and death! Will your group solve the mystery?!

These events are a great time for everyone involved. Guests soon see a new side of the people that they thought they knew, and leave with many memories of bonding with new and old friends, co-workers, or relatives.

Murder Mystery events come with all the ambiance of a bygone era, including:

  • 1897 Queen Anne Victorian house
  • Inviting fireplace in the parlor
  • Period antique décor
  • Oak woodwork
  • Pocket doors
  • Grand staircase
  • Stained and lead glass windows
  • Vintage chandeliers

Themes & Stories

What Will the Plot be for Your Murder Mystery?

Each theme was designed for a certain number of main characters or participants. To accommodate more participants, we can add investigators, witnesses, or distribute administrative duties [a guest(s) read pages with evidence or character introductions].

Perhaps you can’t decide on which theme is best. We can discuss the options with you based on your group. If more than one theme looks good, you could also book your next event with us to solve another themed mystery.

If you do not find the theme that would be best for you, please let us know. We can discuss options based on your group, or we may be able to purchase an additional theme for your group’s needs.

Costumed Murder Mystery guests pose for group photo on Franklin Street Inn Grand Staircase
cake decorating for murder mystery activities

Booking Details

How to Arrange for a Murder Mystery Event

Whether it is a birthday, retirement party, bachelorette night, team building for staff, holiday party, or an anniversary, let us help you with your event! Held in a historical record home with elegant room décor, a table is set with centerpieces matching the chosen theme. Typically the party includes food, which can be reception food, buffet style, plated or potluck.

We do not have a commercial kitchen or a license to handle food other than breakfast, so when you book with us we will work with you regarding a caterer, food delivery, or bringing in your own potluck food. Rates will vary based on your food choices, and whether you wish for us to coordinate the catering. With any choice, we can assist you in selecting creative meal choices that complement the theme you choose. Limited alcoholic beverages are permitted on-site. We believe that the event and site is what makes the occasion special!



Businesses and private parties are welcome to contact us to rent the use of the Inn and employ us to host murder mystery events for employee or personal social events. Each contact person is required to inform all guests attending their murder mystery event that we are a lodging facility. Our inn should be used as your first choice for lodging on the night of the murder mystery event for anyone attending from out of town. The Inn purchases a complimentary light appetizer or dessert reception; however no meal is included with this fee. We can include use of all dishes, linens, kitchen, and clean-up for your potluck or catered meal at a nominal fee, and we can assist you with creative meal options if you desire (based on the theme you choose).

The base price is $200.00 plus $15 per guest for a 2-3-hour event. Minimum is 6 guests for an event. Base package includes rental of the inn for the 3-hour block of time. Extending the time beyond 3 hours will require an additional fee of $25.00 per hour. Call us for custom pricing.


For groups of 6-8 staying overnight for 1 night, the 3 hour event cost is adjusted based on number and type of rooms rented. Call us for custom pricing. Select any room(s) or suite(s) that you wish. Option: If guests purchase over-night stay gift certificates, that would also count as “staying guests” to merit lower rates. A complimentary appetizer or dessert reception is included, meals can be included, full or fancy, for through catering, delivery, or potluck. Guests are provided breakfast as part of their regular overnight stay. Each event is individually priced – call us for pricing. We can customize pricing for groups of more than 8 people as well.


For groups of 6-8 staying overnight for 2 nights, the 3 hour event rate is based on number and type of rooms rented. Call us for custom event pricing. The 2 night event can include: 2 night rental of 3-4 rooms with full home-cooked breakfast each morning, the murder mystery event, a wine & cheese social with the event, catered or delivered light supper with the event, afternoon refreshments, evening desserts, and always the use of the main floor dining and parlors for socializing and playing games.

Each event is individually priced – call us for pricing.

We can customize pricing for groups of more than 8 people as well.

By law, 5% sales tax is added to the event rates; lodging and sales taxes apply to room rentals