Events & Packages

Murder Mystery Weekends

The Murder Mystery at the Harry Packer Mansion is based on factual events with a creative twist. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to rub elbows with history's elite? Now's your chance...

The characters in our scenario of murder and mayhem are Packers or intimate friends of the family. The plot revolves around the Packer fortune, literally millions amassed on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, and its hopeful heirs.

We offer the mystery each weekend for up to 8 couples. The nature of our mystery is such that we can work with groups large and small, and everyone can participate. Test your mettle and match wits in an exclusive mystery of the Victorian era, an age when the sleuth was king!


Murder Mystery Schedule

Friday
• 4:00-9:00 pm: Check-in 
Please come to the back door and ring the bell.
• 9:00 pm: History and background. Assignment of character roles.

Saturday
• 9:00 am: Breakfast
• 10:30 am: Round I
• 12:00-6:30 pm: Free time
• 6:30 pm: Round II
• 7:30 pm: Dinner of Chateau Briand
• 9:00 pm: Round III

Sunday
• 9:00 am: Breakfast
• 11:00 am: Check-out


$610-$795 per couple for the two night package.

Upcoming Mystery Weekends

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February
  • 14-16 SOLD OUT
  • 28-3/1
March
  • 27-29
April
  • 3-5 SOLD OUT
  • 17-19
  • 24-26 SOLD OUT
If you are interested in a Murder Mystery Weekend after April 24th please search the date you are interested in on the booking page or give us a call at 570.325.8566 for availability.

If the weekend you choose does not say "Murder Mystery Weekend" next to the room name, then the Murder Mystery Weekend is not available. Please call if you need assistance making your reservation 570.325.8566.

First Friday Wine Tastings

6:30-8:00 PM

We offer Wine Tastings on the First Friday of every month. You will enjoy four carefully selected wines as our wine expert guides you through the tasting process. Light fare will be served along with some lively conversation. This is a casual event focused on fun and enjoyment as well as gaining some basic wine knowledge.


$35 per person. Reservations required. Please call 570.325.8566 to reserve. Seats are limited.

Please park in the county lot at the base of Packer Hill, if you need to drop off any guests please pull around the house and drop them off at the back door.

Please come to the back door of the mansion and ring the bell when you arrive.

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Wine Appreciation Wednesday

6:30-8:00 PM

Held on the third Wednesday of each month beginning in January 2020, this 6-part series will grow your wine knowledge and educate your palate. Our wine specialist will guide you through an in depth tour of five wines each class. Topics will include terroir, the wine making process, growing regions, proper tasting techniques, varietal identification and more. Each 6-part series will have a centralized theme.

Courses can be taken individually or as a full series. Those who complete the entire series will receive a certificate of completion.

2020
Series 1: New World Wines (Jan. - June)
1/15 Chile
2/19 USA
3/18 Australia
4/15 Argentina
5/20 New Zealand
6/17 South Africa


Series 2: Old World Wines (July - Dec.)
7/15 Germany
8/19 Spain
9/16 Greece
10/21 France
11/18 Italy
12/16 Bubbles (Cava Spain, Prosecco Italy, NV & Vintage Champagne from France)

Reservations required. Please call 570.325.8566 to reserve. Seats are limited.
$50/person for individual classes.
$250/person for the entire 6-part series.

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Irish Whiskey Tasting

6:30-8:00 PM

We will be holding an Irish whiskey tasting on Friday, March 13th, 2020. Four
whiskies will be on offer and our specialist will guide you through the
tasting process. Light fare will be served along with some lively
conversation. This is a casual event focused on fun and enjoyment as
well as gaining some basic knowledge.


The Whiskies:
Redbreast 12 yr.
Bushmills 10 yr.
The Tryconnell Madeira Finish 10 yr.
Teeling Single Grain


Doors open at 6pm. Tasting begins at 6:30pm.

Limited to 16 guests.

Please park in the county lot at the base of Packer Hill. When you arrive please come to the back door of the mansion and ring the bell.

Reservations required. Please call 570.325.8566 to reserve. Seats are limited.
$50/person

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Private Functions

We are the perfect venue for your special event. Contact us to start planning today.

  • Destination Weddings
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Bridal and Baby Showers
  • Corporate Retreats
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