Glen and Georgina Evans got into a fight at Fanhams Hall Hotel in Ware, where they were staying on their wedding day
A groom and bride were beaten up over a venue by another wedding party who claimed the place at the hotel was theirs.
Glen and Georgina Evans got into a fight at Fanhams Hall Hotel in Ware, where they were staying on their wedding night, the St Albans Crown Court was told.
37-yr-old Lee Doyle of Houghton Regis and 46-yr-old Gary Hutson, both guests at another wedding reception in the hotel, are accused of the attack.
Glen was left with a broken nose while Georgina was punched in the head when the altercation ensued.
According to prosecutors, ‘Mr Doyle and Mr Hutson asked Mr and Mrs Evans and their friends to move away from a fireplace where they were having a drink following their own reception at another hotel’.
The groom said the two men and the other groom had confronted him, arguing that the area was reserved, though his party had been put there by bar staff.
Mr Evans said he was hit by Doyle and Hutson before other being kicked and punched by others who had joined in the attack. He also added that Mrs Evans was punched too.
The groom said he sustained bruising to his head and ribs. His nose, which he had recently broken playing football, was fractured for a second time.
The newlyweds finally spent their wedding night in a different hotel.
“I went on honeymoon with my husband having a broken nose and me with bruising to my face,” Mrs Evans told the jury.
However, Mr Evans denied allegations of being “aggressive”, insisting he wasn’t the first to throw a punch.