The crime committed most often during mealtime is reaching over someone else to get the salt, which is why it's always a welcome distraction when a murder is committed instead. Enjoy a side of mystery with your meal with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one admission to a five-course mystery dinner and wine tasting from Occasions Divine. Each show takes place at the Indianapolis Propylaeum and features one of the following themes:
• The Mystery of the Cajun Jewel Heist Click here for available dates.
• The Last Person Off the Sinking Ship Click here for available dates.
• The Mystery of the Lost Rare Bottle of Wine Click here for available dates.
Occasions Divine dishes out elegant eats and heaps of intrigue from within the 121-year-old confines of a three-story Victorian clubhouse. Diners channel their inner sleuths with one of three themed mystery dinners, including a scrumptious Creole spread at The Mystery of the Cajun Jewel Heist, a French feast at The Last Person Off the Sinking Ship, or a variety of continental morsels at The Mystery of the Lost Rare Bottle of Wine. At each themed dinner, tables of eight guests sort truth from lies and dodge ample distractions as the meal itself yields clues and unexpected plot developments. Five courses of luxurious, worldly cuisine team well with wine and spicy intrigue to heighten the crime-fighting experience. Guests arrive at 6 p.m. for a tour of the historic Indianapolis Propylaeum, a 25,000-square-foot Victorian home, before dinner and mayhem begin promptly at 7 p.m.
When Occasions Divine planted its roots in a trio of historic locales, the event-hosting company made sure to keep most of the buildings' original décor and architecture intact while adding modern kitchens and other amenities. The staff orchestrates an ever-changing combination of themed dinners, wine and beer pairings, multiple-course meals, performances, and art classes.
Signature events, such as 10-course meals and dinners with magic shows, occur within The Propylaeum, a manicured Victorian clubhouse and historic landmark built in 1890. Guests mingle in meeting rooms, private guest rooms, and a third-floor ballroom while surrounded by period-accurate décor enhanced by glow-in-the-dark area rugs. An intimate house built in 1868 hosts Serenity events, including educational family etiquette dinners, which invite patrons to enter through antique doors, traverse vintage carpeting, and learn the difference between salad forks and back scratchers. A communal table presents light meals and traditional english tea, and reconstructed outdoor gardens let patrons reenact scenes from crime-thriller reboots of Romeo and Juliet. Serendipity 2 events convene at The Propylaeum's original carriage house, which did a stint as a children's museum starting in 1925. Parties ramble through the main floor and balcony under tall ceilings and light from antique windows.
1410 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202