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Murder Mystery Dinner - Westminster, Maryland

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Best Western Westminster Hotel

451 WMC Drive

Westminster, MD 21158

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Murder Mystery Dinner - Westminster, Maryland
Join us for an evening of murder, mystery and mayhem as Whodunnit for Hire and the Best Western Westminster team up to bring you "Malt Shoppe Murder" the 1950s Theme Murder Mystery Dinner Party to benefit the Carroll County Arts Council.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - Sold Out
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - Sold Out
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Best Western Westminster, 451 WMC Dr, Westminster, MD 21158

6:00 Check In, Welcome Reception
7:00 Mystery Dinner
9:00 End

Available via Eventbrite until midnight on the previous Tuesday. Not sold at the door. The event is limited to nine tables. Get your seats early.

$75/person inclusive for the mystery, three course dinner with entree options, taxes, gratuity, free parking in lot out front and downloadable photos.

Age Requirement

Group Seating Available
Celebrate an anniversary, birthday or retirement with us! Family and friends encouraged. Bachelorette parties and corporate groups welcome. Upon check out you will be asked for a Party Name. All reservations who give the same Party Name will be seated together.

The Menu
First Course: Go for Pinks Garden Salad; Cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and grated carrots served on a bed of lettuce with an option of two dressings
Second Course (three options from which to choose):
Classy Chassis Chicken: Tender breast of chicken soaked in a lemon butter white wine sauce and served with Chef's choice seasonal vegetables and starch, rolls and butter
Or Big Daddy Beef: (Gluten Free) Oven roasted sirloin drizzled with a mushroom demi glace and served with Chef's choice seasonal vegetables and starch, rolls and butter
Or Fat City Fish: Haddock topped with a rich and creamy crab sauce and served with Chef's choice seasonal vegetables and starch, rolls and butter
Third Course: Poodle Skirt Parfait; Sumptuous strawberry parfait made with housemade sweet whipped cream

Coffee, Tea, Decaf and Iced Tea included with the meal. Other beverages available at the cash bar.

Signature Killer Cocktails
1950s classic drinks available for purchase at the Cash Bar

  • White Russian (vodka, coffee liqueur, cream)
  • Pink Squirrel (creme de noyaux, white creme de cacao, cream)
  • Tom Collins (gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda)
  • Cosmopolitan (vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, lime juice)

Recommended Dress
1950s Attire. Queens and Greasers! Poodle skirts for the ladies. Leather jackets and jeans for the men. Search 1950s costume for ideas. Have fun.

The Storyline
The year is 1959 and several members of the community have gathered for an Elvis impersonation contest but we'll discover one of the contestants pushing up daisies. Whodunnit? You'll have to put on your thinking caps and help us find out.
The murder mystery is a comedy and will at no time have guests frightened or confused.

Participation Encouraged
This event is an interactive murder mystery game. As a guest, you will be asked to participate in the mystery as a sleuth or suspect. Watch out. You could be accused of the crime.

There are no refunds within a week of the event. Should an illness or emergency prevent you from attending, you may give your seat to a friend or family member. Be sure to let them know which entree you've selected.

Overnight Accommodations
Why travel home that night? For $105 you can stay at the Best Western Westminster. Call the hotel at 410-857-1900 and let them know you are attending the Whodunnit for Hire Mystery Dinner when you make reservations.best_western_westminster_maryland_accommodations

*What is the Carroll County Arts Council? The Carroll County Arts Council is a vibrant nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich their community, both culturally and economically, by presenting, promoting and supporting a wide variety of arts opportunities for residents, visitors, and artists. The CCAC is located in the magnificently renovated Carroll Arts Center on Main Street in Westminster that houses a 263-seat theatre, the Tevis Gallery, Community Gallery, Director’s Hall Gallery, Gift Shop, two art classrooms and offices. For more information on the wide variety of programs click HERE.

*I cannot attend but want to support the organization. How can I contribute? Thank you for your generosity. Donations are accepted any time HERE.

*My friend and I want to sit together. Can we book individually? Yes. You may make separate reservations. When asked "Are you part of a larger party?" Answer "Yes." If both of you choose the same Party Name, your seats will be together.

*I'm celebrating. How can I have an entire table devoted to my party? Choose a Party Name and give it to your friends and family. Our tables hold ten people comfortably.

*Is there a savings if I purchase an entire table myself? Yes, if you purchase eight or more seats, we will cover the Eventbrite ticketing and credit card fees. Choose "Group Seats".

*Do I have to dress up? I've found that 70-80% of folks come dressed up. It is your choice. You've probably got things in your closet that will work. Search "1950s Costume" for ideas.

*Do I need to print my ticket? No. Save your ink. Give your name and party name at the door.

*Is there a Vegetarian (Vegan, Gluten Free, Other) option? Yes. Choose "Dietary Concern" and let us know what you need. We can accommodate most allergy and dietary concerns.

*Where do I park? The parking is free in the lot out front. Enter into the right side of the building (the catering center side). We are in Chamber #2, the lovely room to the far right with all of the windows.

*I would like to turn my company party (or family reunion) into a murder mystery party at the Best Western. Is that possible? Yes! The Best Western can accommodate groups of between 40 and 150 guests. If you keep the menu the same we can offer the same cost per person. Contact Wendy Olenik at Whodunnit for Hire for details. 410-549-2722

*Do you have alternative locations? Yes, click on this image for a list of murder mystery dinner options.Whodunnit for Hire on Eventbrite*I have a question and you didn't provide an answer here. My name is Wendy Olenik and I own Whodunnit for Hire. I'm happy to help. Email me your question at murdermysterycompany@gmail.com

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Best Western Westminster Hotel

451 WMC Drive

Westminster, MD 21158

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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