With its historic past, resident ghost and 15th century dungeons Hertford Castle is the perfect venue for a murder mystery evening. The grade 1 listed Castle, which is rumoured to be home to the ghost of a monk who wanders the grounds holding an apple, is the perfect setting for an evening of mystery and intrigue.
The Castle, which is located in the heart of the town centre, has a variety of different function rooms from the small and intimate to the Downshire Suite which can host up to 60 sleuths seated or 100 standing. (Don’t forget to set an extra place just in case our ghostly monk decides to put in an appearance!)
The evening can take any format you wish but most popular is a sit down meal followed by the reading through of a Murder Mystery script. And this is where the real fun begins! Every person is given a character for the evening and the aim is to guess who, amongst your fellow guests, has committed the heinous crime. To make sure your evening is as entertaining as possible we recommend:
-Encouraging everyone to dress up as their character and stay in the role all evening
-Try and match the characters to your guests as best as possible. (Not that we’re suggesting you have a murderer amongst your friends but try not to give shyer guests big speaking parts that will make them uncomfortable!)
-Make sure you get a good script that will entertain and confound; there are some great ones available online
And if the script itself does not prove scary enough then those of a strong disposition are welcome to visit the Castle’s dungeons which house a prison cell, stocks and armoury room.
As with all events at Hertford Castle it is entirely up to you whether you wish to use our recommended caterers or whether you wish to provide the food and drink yourself. You can provide a gourmet, three course meal; a finger buffet or order in food from a local take-away outlet - the choice is entirely yours. For a corkage fee of just £150 you can provide your own alcohol and with room hire starting from just £40 an hour a murder mystery evening is a fantastically good value way to celebrate a special event such as a birthday or anniversary. Alternatively it’s a great option for a corporate event with excellent team building opportunities; though think carefully about who you to choose to bump off!
To find out more, or to arrange a visit, please contact us on 01992 552885 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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