300 Guests Brawl in Giant Wedding Fight

2 arrested in New Jersey
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 30, 2014 8:18 AM CDT
This Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 photo shows chunky beading and silk charmeuse fabric contribute to the vintage look of this Jenny Packham wedding dress at Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier in New York.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – A huge fight erupted at a New Jersey wedding this weekend, with 300 guests involved in the tussle as police struggled to control the situation. The wedding-hall brawl, which, unsurprisingly, involved booze, began around 10:30pm on Sunday, more than seven hours into the event, the Asbury Park Press reports. It started with a simple fight; a pair of off-duty cops handling security tried to step in, but the fight just got bigger as some 80 people joined in, MyFoxNY reports.

Before the police, having called in additional law enforcement, finally got a handle on things, hundreds of people were shouting and pushing each other. Eventually, officers from several nearby communities took on the crowd; authorities spent 45 minutes getting people out of the venue in Middletown, NJ. Two people, a 32-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, were arrested and both charged with disorderly conduct. (At another crazy wedding this month, this one in Missouri, the groom found himself chasing down a wedding gift thief.)

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