Man fights for life after ugly Sydney wedding brawl

Peter Fegan

A wedding guest is fighting for his life after being knocked out at a lavish reception at Sydney University.

The 55-year-old remained in a critical condition at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on Sunday with head and facial injuries suffered in an ugly fight outside the wedding on the university campus.

Guests, including the bride and groom, were unaware someone was seriously injured at the reception. Photo: Supplied

As the happy bride and groom celebrated their first moments as husband and wife inside the Great Hall, witnesses say there was some pushing and shoving between two guests.

The 55-year-old man was then allegedly knocked to the ground, and when ambulance officers arrived he was unconscious.


It happened early in the night, just after 7pm.

Many of the guests, including the bride and groom, had no idea that someone had been badly injured.

Some only found out on Sunday through media reports.

The victim was unconscious when ambulance officers arrived on the scene. Photo: 7 News

Police were quickly on the scene and have arrested a 40-year-old wedding guest.

He was charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm and was granted conditional bail.