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Venues in Essington, PA,
(610) 842-5458

About Us

Lazaretto Ballroom is a classic wedding venue in Essington, Pennsylvania located just outside of Philadelphia. Because it is nestled along the Delaware River, the ballroom wedding venue offers spectacular waterfront views. Couples can expect contemporary details and modern elements that can be customized for the big day. At the sophisticated ballroom, the team will make your wedding one to remember.

Facilities and Capacity
The 5,000-square-foot venue comfortably accommodates up to 300 guests. An outdoor ceremony can be hosted on the 1,500-square-foot patio. The spacious area, which has a gorgeous white arbor and lighting, is surrounded by landscaped grounds. Full bar service and hors d’oeuvres may also be provided on the patio. In the ballroom, guests will enjoy decorative lighting and a large wooden dance floor.

Services Offered
The professional staff has a range of services for your wedding day. Their services include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting and sound

The culinary team at Lazaretto Ballroom will happily plan your day’s menu. Serving styles include sit-down or buffet dinners. Meals can accommodate vegetarian, allergies or other diet-related needs. Additional catering and bartending services include:

  • Children’s meals
  • Open bar
  • Tastings
  • Wedding cake
  • Bridal party champagne toast
  • Barware
  • Flatware
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Chocolate fountain

Other Facilities
Before the festivities, your wedding party can relax and get ready in the bridal suite. The venue also has 200 parking spaces and wheelchair access.

Other Services
Lazaretto Ballroom will gladly host your engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony and reception. Coat check is available depending on the time of the year. During your wedding-related occasions, the team can provide the following items:

  • Altar and arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs and tables
  • Chair cover
  • Centerpieces
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Furniture
  • Photo booth
  • Tents

The ballroom wedding venue can suggest nearby hotels. These recommendations offer group rates and shuttle services.

Lazaretto Ballroom has been hosting weddings since 2008. The original building of Lazaretto Quarantine Hospital, the inspiration for its name, is located nearby. The venue is owned and operated by the Capozzoli family and Capozzoli Catering, which was established in 1936 by Tony and Alice Capozzoli.

Nestled along the Delaware River, Lazaretto is conveniently located 20 minutes from Philadelphia and eight minutes from Philadelphia International Airport. It is 10 minutes from Springfield Mall, 15 minutes from Ridley Creek State Park and 25 minutes from Valley Forge National Historical Park. Reading is 65 minutes away, while Trenton, New Jersey is 50 minutes away.


5 out of 5
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  • I don't even know where to begin. The Lazaretto was the perfect place to have our wedding and ceremony. Not only was it convenient for all of our guests, the employees were all amazing. Terri is hands down the best wedding coordinator we have ever met. She was so quick with getting back to us when we had questions and she made us feel so comfortable with our whole experience. Every single guest raved about the food and kept saying that they couldn't get over how beautiful and elegant our wedding was. It was affordable, not overpriced and well worth every penny we spent. We were married on the outside patio area that was decorated so beautifully. I will never forget how amazing and beautiful our wedding was and I couldn't have made it so perfect without Terri and the wonderful staff.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables, Transportation

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 5.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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