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Lazaretto Ballroom

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About Lazaretto Ballroom

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.

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Married on 04/24/2015

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

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 ... Read more 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.


Married on 09/07/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0


IM SO HAPPY, IM YELLING IN ALL CAPS! From start to finish - the attention provided, the passion in the presentation, the food, the amenities, etc. I could go on and on - all of EVERYTHING was perfect. ... Read more perfect. I was a nervous bride was at times under stress, and Terry - was so amazing and helpful. covered every detail and put my mind at ease. She's become a friend and a someone near and dear to my heart. if you're looking for an awesome, one stop shop- look no further!


Married on 08/25/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

1000% recommend!!!

I couldn’t say enough good things about this venue! My wedding was more than what I expected because of Terri and her wonderful staff at the Lazaretto. Terri was extremely helpful not only the day of ... Read more my wedding, but the whole year leading up to it. She was so quick with her email and phone responses, and that’s something every bride can appreciate! The best part of this venue is the catering. The food was absolutely amazing, My guests raved about it! Thank you Terri and your team for such exceptional service!

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