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Texas’ famed Southfork Ranch, once home to the acclaimed show Dallas, is now home to some of the most glam weddings and galas. However, on Friday, Feb. 9, the mansion will host the most unusual wedding celebration: a matrimonially inspired murder mystery dinner.




The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, but the wedding bells aren’t ringing for this not-so-happy couple when a member of the wedding party is murdered. With a raging bridezilla and an unenthused groom on the scene, it may be happily never after in this nuptial nightmare. Guests at this delicious dinner will trade clues with their fellow suspects as they help the hapless couple figure out whodunnit so they can say I do before the wedding hour passes them by.


At All is Fair in Love and Murder, the bride and groom aren’t picky, so diners can wear just about whatever they’d like. In fact, guests are encouraged to wear their own wedding dress or the most ridiculous wedding attire available. It’ll make the special day that much more special, so long as the couple actually gets the chance to walk down the aisle.

The evening’s festivities are available to those 21 and older. Seating is communal, so larger groups are encouraged to arrive early to ensure adjacent seating.


While they are sleuthing, guests will enjoy a four-course meal. The evening’s menu includes:

Soup: Tomato Bisque Soup with Crème Fraîche

Salad: Kale Salad with Cranberries, Sliced Apples, Sliced Red Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, and a Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette

Entree: Petit Filet with Red Wine Demi-Glace paired with Grilled Shrimp in a Lemon Garlic Beurre Blanc, a top of Dauphinoise Potatoes with Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts drizzled with Balsamic Glaze, Rolls and Creamy Butter

Alternating Desserts: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting on top of Raspberry Coulis and a Red Velvet Cake

Dinner service includes iced water and a complimentary glass of red, white or sparkling wine. Additional beverages are available for purchase.

Tickets for the Murder Mystery Dinner are $95 per person and must be purchased advance at



WHAT:                Murder Mystery Dinner – All is Fair in Love and Murder


WHERE:              Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Dr., Parker, TX 75002. Enter Gate 1.


WHEN:               Friday, Feb. 9

                             6:30 p.m. arrival

                             7-10 p.m. dinner and show


TICKETS:             $95 per person, plus 26% service charge and 7.25% sales tax