BGO Murder Mystery Dinner

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to go to a murder mystery evening. When I was younger I was always fascinated by Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie novels. I remember reading 'Body in the Library' by Agatha Christie for the first time at high school and I couldn't put the book down. When I received the email from the BGO company telling me that they were planning to hold a murder mystery event, I squealed with excitement and checked my emails daily after that to see my official invite.

The event took place last night at the Renaissance hotel in Manchester. It's not quite the manor house setting that a lot of murder mystery nights are held in, but nevertheless the room we were sat down in looked beautifully laid out and the perfect place for relaxing with several glasses of wine and trying to solve a murder case.

When we all arrived at the venue, no-one of us knew what to expect and out of a group of approximately 30 people, only one or two had previously been to a murder mystery evening. We were seated in groups of ten and given our luxurious goats cheese starts and then suddenly a man in edwardian style robes bursts through the doors clutching his stomach and collapses on the floor. The murder mystery had begun. Within seconds of the collapse, in walks a police woman and a man claiming to be Sherlock Holmes. We are then told the ground rules and was told to try figure out what happened to man lying on the floor.

In the groups we were given an 'evidence pack' containing question sheets, evidence sheets, search sheets and a card with all the main suspects and their back stories. Our challenge was to ask questions to all the suspects by handing a card with the question on it to the police man or Sherlock Holmes. They would then walk out of the room and come back with 'evidence' or 'answers' to our questions. 

Whilst trying to discover the suspect and their motive we were given food to give us energy and fuel our thoughts. The first course I had was this scrumptious and elegant goats cheese salad, followed by a mushroom pasta main. The chocolate brownie dessert is probably one of the best chocolate treats I have ever tasted as I often neglect heated chocolate brownies as they can be rather sickly and rich. As well as eating plenty of food, we were all treated to copious glasses of wine and Processco. 

At the end of the night we were asked to submit our evidence and proclaim who we thought was the murderer. My group (group 1) was then asked to leave the room and was escorted into a closet full of fancy dress outfits. It was then revealed that we had guessed the correct murderer and we had to act out what we think happened on the night, which result in wearing very itchy wigs and strange costumes. At the end of the night we were then given a nice bottle of bubbly to celebrate our winnings and discuss how everything went.

I had so much fun at the murder mystery night arranged by BGO*, despite almost dying myself of flu and a sore throat. The bloggers I met were all so much fun to be around and we had plenty of laughs trying to piece together this story. For those questioning whether they should book a murder mystery night in the future, I say go for it. It was one of the most entertaining blogger events I have ever been to and i've already been researching into booking a murder mystery weekend for my partner and I.


  1. Would have loved to have gone to this ... it sounds such fun and the food looks great xxx. PS - I'm sure it's habit but shouldn't the last sentence now be my husband and I :)

  2. I've had a few murder mystery birthday parties in the past and they're so fun! Looks and sounds like a fab evening :)

    Sophie x

  3. I wish I could have gone but I had work. It looked and sounded like so much fun!

    Anoushka x


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