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.
The professional staff has a range of services for your wedding day. Their services include:
- 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
- Wedding cake
- Bridal party champagne toast
- Chocolate fountain
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.
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
- Chairs and tables
- Chair cover
- Photo booth
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Lazaretto Ballroom?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At Lazaretto Ballroom, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
At Lazaretto Ballroom, what does the bar service starting price include?
- 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?
- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Lazaretto Ballroom for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does Lazaretto Ballroom offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
What services does Lazaretto Ballroom offer for wedding events?
- 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?
- Audio Equipment
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
- Photo booth
- Tent Accessories
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