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FAQs and Pricing

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How do I purchase tickets?

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Choose a date, and click "Register Now" for tickets and complete details via eventbrite.

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Where can I see what others have said about Whodunnit for Hire?

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Click here to see Reviews of Whodunnit for Hire

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What is the cost to turn my private event into a murder mystery party?

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The cost depends on the number of guests at your party.

  • 150+ Guests:           Please call with event details for a specialized quote.
  • 100 - 150 Guests:   $3500 - Production Format
  • 00 - 99 Guests:       $2500 - Production Format
  • 33 - 64 Guests:       $1625 - Party | Team Building Format
  • 00 - 32 Guests:       $1250 - Party | Team Building Format

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What is the difference between the Production Format and the Party | Team Building Format?

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The Production Format is a full team of actors entertaining your guests. The Party | Team Building Format is a game and your employees or guests play the the suspects accused of the crime.

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Do you recommend the Production Format for fewer than 65 guests?

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If your guests know one another and you will have fewer than 65 guests, I recommend the Party | Team Building format because your guests will be the ones accused. At a small family reunion or company party this format will promote communication, will encourage collaboration and effectively build friendships.

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Could I book the Party | Team Building Format for more than 64 guests?

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That depends on the tables. If you'll have more than eight tables you should book the Production Format. However, if you have booked a place with tables that will fit ten guests, you could potentially book the Team Building Format for up to 80 guests. The key is to keep the group to a maximum of eight tables.

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Where should I host my murder mystery party?

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You choose the place and I come to you. The private room inside your favorite restaurant works best. Any space large enough for your guests would work. I recommend the following locations in Maryland:

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Could I keep this a surprise from my staff? Could I tell you the guests I’d like accused? Could I get a customized storyline?

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Yes! You may keep this a surprise. You need only tell your guests that you've hired an entertainer for your party. That's it. I recommend that you allow guests to volunteer as suspects rather than choosing people in advance. And yes, the premise of the Party | Team Building Format will be your event.

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Do you have themed storylines? I want my guests to come in costume.

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Many of my storylines are written with a theme. Whether you'd like to have your guests come as flappers and gangsters, cowboys and saloon gals, hippies, rock stars, pirates or spies; I've got you covered. Check out the numerous fun options on my THEMES PAGE.

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How does a mystery proceed? How long does it take? Should I plan a meal?

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You should allow three hours for your event and yes, do plan it around a seated meal. Use this timeline as a guideline.

  • 06:00     Doors Open for Guest Arrivals, Mingling, Photos, Reception
  • 07:00     Guests Seated, Mystery Begins
  • 07:30     Entrées Served (or Buffet Opens) followed by Interrogations
  • 08:30     Desserts Served (or Desserts Revealed) followed by Wrap-Up, Curtain Call and Awards
  • 09:00     End of Mystery

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What is included?

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The customized murder mystery, the photography services (all photos can be downloaded by your guests for free), event coordination and everything needed for the entertainment (i.e. notebooks, pencils, props, costuming, awards, etc.). If you take care of the food, I'll handle everything else. You can just sit back, relax and try to solve whodunnit with your guests.

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Do you include photography? Are the photos free?

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Yes. Photography is included in the price. I will take several photos at the murder mystery. You and your guests will be able to download, save and share the photos I take for free. I will provide a link to you following the mystery party.

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Will I incur other costs?

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Yes. I kindly ask that you include me (for the party format) or my full team of actors (for the production format) in your meal and parking count.

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Will you help promote my mystery party?

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Yes. I am happy to help sell tickets on your behalf. To see the way in which I sell tickets, click here: Whodunnit for Hire on Eventbrite. Alternatively, I am happy to create an image for use with Evite (or similar) for private events.

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Why should I book with Whodunnit for Hire?

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You have one chance to make a great impression with this event. Your guests are important and you want them singing your praises. And, know this, my goal, as owner of Whodunnit for Hire, is to provide the very best murder mystery entertainment. To that end, I care about three things. One; I care that your guests tell you it was amazing and that they had an incredible time. Two; I care that you are able to relax and enjoy your own party. Three; I care about my storyline. The puzzle of whodunnit is important to me. I will create a mystery which is solvable and based on clues. Check out the Reviews of Whodunnit for Hire.

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What is the Booking Policy?

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Your entertainment is confirmed once the invoice has been paid. For events over $2500 the payment may be broken in two, 50% due to confirm the date, 50% due one month in advance of the date.

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What is the Cancellation Policy?

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Your payment is non-refundable. However, you may change the date of your event with thirty or more days notice and there is no penalty for a postponement due to inclement weather. If there is a change, the new date must be within the following ten months.

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I want to book a mystery for my party but I’m on a tighter budget than your pricing seems to allow. Will you drop the price?

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What is your budget? Let's chat. Email me.

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I’d like to organize a Fundraising Event. Do you do those? How much can my organization expect to make?

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Yes. I'd be delighted to put together a fundraiser for your organization and you can anticipate making between $2250 and $3750 if you sell the recommended 15 tables with ten guests per table (150 seats). Be sure your location has six-foot rounds.

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How do I get in touch with you?

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You can reach me (Wendy Olenik) via phone: 410-549-2722 or email: murdermysterycompany@gmail.com