Step Four – Contacting Companies Next step you need to talk to a murder mystery company. You may want to talk to several to compare - hopefully if you talk to us you may not need to spend more time looking!
Whether you’re inviting 15 or 150, you are likely to know many of the guests; meaning the events success will reflect on you - making the buying decision pretty important. However with hundreds of companies out there all promising to deliver the murder mystery you want, how do you decide who will work best for you?
You need to have confidence in the company you are buying from, feel like you are in capable hands and most importantly, that you are getting value for money. Here are our top tips to watch out for:
- Are they a specialist murder mystery company?
- Is their focus corporate events, hen parties or private events and does this match your needs?
- Does it look professional?
- Is it up to date?
- Do their event ideas make you want to participate or find out more?
- Do the events work for your group size?
- Do they have an extensive client list?
- Are there lots of testimonials to browse?
- How long have they been going?
- Any awards?
- Do they sound like they know what they’re talking about?
- Did they ask about your guests and specific requirements?
- Any tailoring offered?
- How was their venue knowledge? Will they help source one?
- You should expect nothing less than experienced professional and friendly event coordinators.
What if it all goes wrong?
- Murder mysteries should be risk assessed and method statements in place where required.
- The company should hold public and products liability insurance policy.
- If you don’t get the above by return it’s a big red flag!
- Event managers and/or staff should be First Aid Qualified. Amazingly not all event companies have a first aider on every event.
Next step - booking the event and final planning!