A NEWLYWED’S family has vowed to sue a hotel for “breaching their privacy” after a video of a violent wedding brawl was shared online.
Dramatic footage shows a lavish wedding descending into chaos as a bloody punch-up broke out among guests at the Ramada Hotel in Wolverhampton.
Three people had to be taken to hospital after the fight, thought to have started when a guest started flirting with other guests.
Police and paramedics descended on the scene but no arrests were made.
Hotel staff initially said the matter was amicably resolved after the punch-up erupted just after 9.30pm on Saturday, October 12.
But now the couple’s family have threatened to sue the franchise for an alleged breach of privacy after footage of the fight was viewed thousands of times online.
They claimed they received an “£85,000 damages bill” and staged a protest outside the hotel, saying staff had filmed the fight and uploaded it to social media.
Under The Ramada Injured Party Action Group, they have also called for an apology, claiming there was a lack of safeguarding for the 500 guests, The Mirror Online reports.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Ramada hotel said the father of the bride had agreed to pay all the damages made to the venue, before later rescinding his promise.
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Footage from the night shows a beautifully decorated venue with rose displays on the tables, satin drapes, soft lights, red carpets and elegant chairs.
The video shows men punching and kicking each other, as another fight breaks out nearby.
A man can be heard pleading into a microphone for people to stop fighting as the sounds of screams and smashing glass fill the room.
He said: “Everyone calm down now. Calm down. The police are outside, calm down. Everyone just keep stepping away.
“If you are not involved, please move away. Like I said if you are not involved please move away.”
The fighting continues as a man with blood down his shirt is led away.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received nine calls about the incident and sent a major response.
A teenage girl working at the event had to be taken to hospital, along with two men in their 20s.
A man in his 40s was assessed but chose not to go to hospital against advice from the paramedic.
Aman Singh, who was at the wedding, said the violence left a number of people hurt as the families clashed.
Mr Singh said: “It was chaos. There were punches flying all over the place and we saw someone being taken into an ambulance – I hope he is ok. This is not how you want a wedding to end.”
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The statement from the Ramada hotel read: “There was a wedding at the Grade II-listed 4-star
Ramada Park Hall Hotel on the 12th October which ended with a brawl between guests at
“The hotel incurred severe damages which at the time the father of the bride agreed to pay for all damages made to the hotel that evening by his guests.
“He has since refused to pay for the damages, which were significantly less than has been stated,
and he has taken to sharing factually incorrect information. We are now working with the
police and our solicitors on this issue.”