Weddings

Lazaretto Ballroom

Essington, PA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   116 reviews
$9k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$9k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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

Cuisine
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

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

History
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.

Location
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.

  • Veteran-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$500

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

No

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

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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    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.
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    Jamie-Lee S. Married on 07/20/2021
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    6/12/21 truly amazing

    AMAZING. I can’t even put into words how glad I am I got married at this venue. I really can’t say enough about Terri. I knew this venue was the one we wanted as soon as we met Terri. She was amazing- super responsive and very easy to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process. She made the planning process so much easier and was so patient and understanding. If I started to feel stressed (especially those last 2 weeks) she helped ease it all. The food done by capozzoli catering was absolutely phenomenal. My guests and myself and my husband all RAVED about it and are still talking about how good the food was! The ballroom and ceremony were decorated more beautifully than I ever could have imagined with so much detail thanks to Terri and her staff. The staff was phenomenal and were all so nice. The bartenders were great! The dance floor was more perfect than I could have imagined. There were so many great spots to take pictures. All of my guests talked about how beautiful of a venue lazaretto was. It was TRULY the most perfect night and more than I could have dreamed of. I can’t say enough how happy I am to have had my wedding here.
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    Briana L. Married on 07/17/2021
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    Lazaretto Saved the Day

    After having to reconsider venues due to COVID restrictions, the Lazaretto Ballroom came through and saved the day for us. Having booked with them only 3 months from our wedding date, they made everything from start to finish, the easiest process. They were flexible and understanding with us. They provided everything that we envisioned our day to be, and all of our guests had a great time. We had the BEST day and it was more than we ever imagined. If I had to do it all again, I would have chosen them from the start!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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    63 photos · 04/21/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
JJ Ward Events & Entertainment JJ Ward Events & Entertainment Wedding DJs

The most minor details will be the ones you remember most about your wedding day. The amazing staff at Lazaretto Ballroom pays attention to these details more than any other venue I have worked. I proudly recommend this to each of my brides ahead of all other wedding venues.

Kevin Kramer Photography Kevin Kramer Photography Wedding Photographers

Working with the staff at Lazaretto is hands down one of the best nights you will experience as a pro. Terry and her staff are always on their A Game and take care of not only the bride and groom during the night, but also take care of vendors whenever in need. I always look forward to going back to the Lazaretto Ballroom and highly recommend this place more than ever.

Collars n Cuffs Collars n Cuffs Wedding Dresses

Leave the details to Terri and the Capozzoli Family. The Lazaretto Ballroom is renowned for its great food, exceptional service and an atmosphere that is fun for your wedding. From your initial meeting until your big day you will feel like part of the family. This is the perfect place for your magical wedding.

Map

99 Wanamaker Ave. Essington, PA, 19029
610-842-5458
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Lazaretto Ballroom frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Lazaretto Ballroom?

Lazaretto Ballroom includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Transportation

At Lazaretto Ballroom, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Lazaretto Ballroom includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Lazaretto Ballroom, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Lazaretto Ballroom includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Lazaretto Ballroom in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Lazaretto Ballroom for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Lazaretto Ballroom for wedding events?

Lazaretto Ballroom offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Lazaretto Ballroom offer?

Lazaretto Ballroom offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Lazaretto Ballroom offer for wedding events?

Lazaretto Ballroom offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Lazaretto Ballroom have available for wedding events?

Lazaretto Ballroom offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Lazaretto Ballroom and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Lazaretto Ballroom is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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