Groom Gets 6 Years for Starting Fire at Own Wedding Max Kay lit curtains on fire after being refused more booze By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff Posted Mar 21, 2012 4:15 PM CDT 8 comments Comments A British groom was slapped with six-year sentence for arson. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A British groom will be enjoying a six-year honeymoon by himself, in prison. Real estate developer Max Kay, 37, started a fire at his own wedding party after hotel staff refused to let him extend a bar tab, reports SkyNews. Kay waited until the early morning hours after the squabble before setting hotel curtains ablaze. The fire spread wildly, and nearly 200 guests were evacuated, though none were injured. The damage cost around $20 million, and Kay was sentenced to six years behind bars for arson.