Four people have been taken to hospital after a violent brawl broke out at a wedding party at an upmarket venue in Wolverhampton.
The shocking scenes unfolded at the Ramada Park Hall Hotel just after 9.30pm on Saturday as the DJ finished off his set and guests took to the dancefloor.
Horrifying footage shows men pushing, punching and pulling at each other and others raising chairs in the air as shocked onlookers scream in horror and smashing glass is heard.
One man is led away with blood streaming down his face and on to his shirt.
A source told Yahoo News that the bride and groom were ushered away shortly after the fight started.
The mayhem is understood to have carried on after the wedding was forced to end and even spilled out into the car park and other parts of the hotel.
A spokesperson for the hotel told Yahoo News that the father of the bride had contacted the hotel to offer a formal apology and pay for damages.
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: "Police were called to a disorder at the Ramada Park Hall hotel on Park Drive in Wolverhampton just after 9.30pm on October 12.
"Three men were seen with facial injuries, although no one has reported being assaulted.
"One woman was taken to hospital to be checked over, but was not physically injured."
West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) received nine calls about the incident and sent a major response.
A WMAS spokesperson said: “We received no fewer than nine calls to reports of a brawl at a wedding at the Park Hall Ramada Hotel in Wolverhampton at 9.30 on Saturday evening.
“A teenage girl who had been working at the event was treated at the scene for a medical condition and injuries sustained in the disturbance.
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"Two men in their 20s were taken to the same hospital with injuries sustained in the incident. A man in his 40s, who had also been injured in the incident, was assessed but chose not to go to hospital against advice from the paramedic on scene.”
The DJ can be heard in the footage trying to plead with the crowd, screaming: “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.”
A colleague of the DJ said: “Something happened on the dancefloor, we don't know why it started.”
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.”
Another guest, who asked not to be named, said one man was left with blood pouring down his face.
He said: “It was disgusting. This poor bloke was left with blood literally pouring down his face. This isn’t how a wedding should be conducted – they were animals.”
A third guest, who also asked to remain unnamed, believes the violence was down to too much alcohol.
A spokesperson for the hotel said: “Having hosted hundreds of weddings we have never seen scenes like this. We do not accept this behaviour and would like to praise the quick thinking of our team who immediately contacted the emergency services.
“We’re in close liaison with all staff members who were present on the night and are ensuring that they get all the support they need.”