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:
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:
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:
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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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Brian · Married on 04/24/2015
When we first met Terri Wright (Sales Manager) and we checked out the Lazaretto Ballroom we just knew this was where our wedding celebration had to take place. We fell in love with Terri and the ballroom immediately and chose April 24, 2015 as our reception date. When we started discussing our plans with Terri she came up with several fabulous ideas that we loved and would have never thought of ourselves. She said her job was to make us happy and she exceeded in that department. Terri and the staff went above and beyond to make our day so very special. The room was breathtaking when we saw it. It looked even more spectacular than we imagined. We have nothing negative to say at all. The food and presentation was wonderful as well. The bridal suite was amazing. During cocktail hour Terri came out to remind us and our photographers of the time because she wanted us to enjoy the bridal suite for a little bit before introductions. We were so thankful for that. Terri and staff were phenomenal.Sent on 05/12/2015
Maura · Married on 07/05/2019
The perfect spot for a wedding!
Our wedding was the absolute best because of the Lazaretto Ballroom. We are so lucky to have our wedding here!! Terri is an absolute angel! She worked with us for everything and was so understanding. Anytime I had a question she responded back in no time. Not once were we ever pestered for money or told that something was impossible. She has an answer for everything. She's a God-send!Sent on 07/18/2019
Also the staff is wonderful too. They were so accommodating to us and our guests. One of our guest didn't feel well prior to the cocktail hour, and Terri actually let him lie down in her office until he felt better. Also a waiter went out of their way to get my nephew something different to eat at the reception.
The food is out of this world (were still hearing about it from our guests), the venue is large and the location couldn't be more convenient. Not to mention you won't find a more affordable place with the total package than the Lazaretto. We had our centerpieces, cake, bridal suite, food, bar, linens, chair covers, and taxes all included!
The food tasting was incredible and we even got to take so much home to enjoy again and again. All of the recommended vendors were also spectacular! We had our dream wedding thanks to the Lazaretto and to Terri! Would recommend this place to anyone. Thank you guys so much for making our day special! We love you guys!
Shakyra · Married on 06/22/2019
Shakyra Brown (Bride)
I loved everything ! It was perfect !Sent on 06/27/2019
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.