Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery Events

Murder Mystery Events

It appears there was a murder...

Your group could solve the murder mystery! Call the Franklin Street Inn at  920-209-9711 for your group to reserve a place on the calendar to solve one of our themed Murder Mysteries!

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

All the ambiance of a bygone era...

  • 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

Our Elegant well-appointed rooms/suites are available for your overnight stay. Lodging amenities include:

  • Pillow Top  King, Queen & Twin beds
  • Luxury Linens
  • Private Baths & Showers
  • Whirlpools & Fireplace suites
  • Central Air-conditioning
  • Smart TVs
  • Plush Robes & Hairdryers

All the Excitement second to none!

All the Excitement second to none!

Add some adventure to your life with a Murder Mystery event!  Murder Mystery Events are lots of fun for everyone! Our murder mystery events are interactive and many are comedy-oriented. They delight audiences of all types, and guests can participate as much or as little as they like. Come out and play with us! 

Murder mystery packages are available for your group of six or more people including discounts for one and two night stay packages. No prior theatrical or sleuthing experience is required and all guests participate in the event. No scripts must be memorized!  Character profiles, costume suggestions, and clues are sent out prior to the event.

When the sun goes down, the mystery starts (or afternoon events are also available). The evening begins with a reception as guests arrive in character to the historic and mysterious Franklin Street Inn. Mingle with the other guests. If you choose a dinner option, you will proceed to the dining room for your selected catered dinner. Or you can choose to enjoy a potluck dinner or an appetizer/dessert reception instead.  But wait - A murder has occurred!

During the reception and/or dinner, you share your personalized character information with other characters and guests. You know things that others don’t know. Put your deductive skills to work! After sifting through the clues, everyone tries to solve the mystery. Who will walk away with the satisfaction of "I solved the mystery!" 

Come Solve One of Our Themed Murder Mysteries!

Come Solve One of Our Themed Murder Mysteries!

  1. Accepting event dates 5 days a week (Wed-Sun).  January - May dates are more easily accommodated. Reservations subject to availability.
  2. Tailored to your needs and number of guests. Mysteries start at a minimum of 6 guests and can accommodate up to 20 guests.
  3. An event lasts about 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
  4. Rates are customized by group size, length of event, meal/food options chosen, and rooms/suites reserved.
  5. Perfect for private parties, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, office parties, corporate team building, family get-togethers, or a murder mystery evening with friends. 

Murder Mystery cancellation policy: $100 non-refundable deposit is made at booking. 

Murder Mystery Event Options...

Murder Mystery Event Options...

Call us for Custom Pricing!

  • 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.  The base price is $200.00 plus $15 per guest for a 2-3-hour event (minimum is 6 guests for an event).  This base package includes rental of the inn for the 3-hour block of time, set up, clean-up, and a light appetizer OR dessert reception. Note: Extending the time beyond 3 hours will require an additional fee of $25.00 per hour. 
  • For groups of 6-8 staying overnight for 1 night, the 3 hour event rate is based on number and type of rooms rented. Select any room(s) or suite(s) that you wish. We can customize pricing for groups of more than 8 people as well. Option:  If guests purchase over-night stay gift certificates, that also counts as “staying guests” to merit lower rates.    A complimentary light dinner OR appetizer OR dessert reception is included, meals can be upgraded to full or fancy for additional fee.  Guests are provided breakfast as part of their regular overnight stay.
  •  For groups of 6-8 staying overnight for 2 nights, the 3 hour event rate is based on number and type of rooms rented.  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 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.  We can customize pricing for groups of more than 8 people as well.

Because we are primarily a lodging facility, Murder Mystery guests are asked to stay overnight at the inn when they do not live in the Fox Valley Cities.  Of course local guests are always welcome to stay at the Inn as well. The murder mystery event is a special time that our guests can share together in addition to staying at the inn.