99 Wanamaker Ave, Essington, PA 19029, 484-494-5060

Buffet Dinner Wedding Package

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Welcome to the Lazaretto Ballroom, located on the Delaware River in Historic Essington, Pennsylvania, minutes from local hotels and all major highways. The Capozzoli family invites you to enjoy our spectacular atmosphere food & service.

*$98.00 per person Inclusive*
* Inclusive price includes all applicable taxes, gratuities and other service charges*
**Pricing based upon a minimum of 120 guests**

Your Wedding Package will include the following:

* Five Hour Wedding Reception *
* Full Course Served Dinner *
* Five Hour Top Shelf Open Bar *
* Complimentary Champagne Toast for Bridal Party *
* Selection of Decorative Wedding Cake *
* Floor Length Ivory Table Linen & Ivory Chair Cover *
* Ivory Chair Cover with Choice of Colored Sash *
* State of the art Audio/Visual Equipment *
* Personalized Wedding Planning Services *
* Private Bridal Suite with Attendant *
* Room Capacity 300 *
* Complimentary Coat Check *
* Award Winning Cuisine *
* Ability to Customize Any Package to Suit Your Needs *

Complimentary Services

Be our guest. . .
The Lazaretto Ballroom is proud to serve our brides and grooms needs and do not charge for your meals. Our
staff traditionally handles your various set up and decorating needs such as place card tables, candy stations,
favors, centerpieces, etc. We have only one ambition, To Make your Wedding an “Affair to Remember. . .”

Wedding Tasting
This is event unique to all of the Capozzoli operated properties. It is a night for the Bride, Groom & their Family to come to the Lazaretto Ballroom to sample a wide array of appetizers, entrees, salads & Hors D’oeuvres from the wedding package. Also various vendors ranging from a Florist, Bakery, Photographer, Hotel, Formal Ware & Disc Jockey will be on hand to sample their various products and answer any questions you may have. It is a fun and informative night that gets everyone excited for their “Special Day.”

Wedding Cake
Customize your wedding cake with one of the regions premier bakeries, The Masters Baker. Choose from a
wide range of flavors & designs. You will work directly with the bakery to ensure your dream cake is to
your specifications.

Floor Length Ivory Underlay’s & Ivory Overlay’s and Ivory Chair Covers are included in your package, along
with your choice of colored napkins & chair sash. Also you can work with your wedding specialist to upgrade any
of your linens.

Private Bridal Suite with Attendant
Your bridal suite is a private, fully furnished room complete with a large bathroom. During cocktail hour this
room is at the bridal party’s disposal. Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres will be served by a private attendant.
This room is also able to be locked if anyone in the bridal party needs to leave any valuables behind.

The Lazaretto Bar Package

Your Wedding Package includes full open bar service at the Lazaretto Ballroom. Our team of professionally trained & certified bartenders ensure smooth service throughout your event. The Lazaretto bar package will include

*5 Full Hours of Open Bar Service

Draft Beer Offerings:
Blue Moon, Delco Lager, Coors Light, Miller Light, Yuengling Lager, Bud Light, St. Pauli (Non-Alcoholic)

Wine Offerings:
White: Chardonnay, Pinto Grigio
Dry Red:  Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Other Wines: Moscato, White Zinfandel, Champagne

Bar Upgrades:
Liquor Offerings:

(to include but not limited too)
*Dewars *J & B Scotch
*Smirinoff Vodka *Absolute Vodka
*Flavored Vodkas – Raspberry, Orange, Cherry, Whipped, Sweet Tea, Grape, Bubble Gum, OJ
*Tanqueray *Bombay Sapphire
*Bacardi Rum *Captain Morgan
*Malibu Rum *Parrot Bay
*Windsor *VO *Segrams 7
*Canadian Club *Jack Daniels
*Jim Beam *Old Grandad
*Southern Comfort
*Peach Schnapps *Jose Cuervo
*Amaretto *Kahlua
*Baileys Irish Cream *Crown Royal
* Jameson *Sambucca
*Frangelico *Drambuie
*Grand Marnier *Makers Mark

“Signature” Drink
Tantalize your guests taste buds to a “signature” of your choice. Whether it’s the bride or grooms favorite drink, a drink that has special meaning, or just something fun and new, our certified bartenders will prepare it to your specifications and finish it with your favorite garnish.

Premium Liquors
A Full list of premium liquors is available upon request. You pay purchase these liquors per bottle
or included them in your package for a per person fee.

Bottled Beer
Assorted Bottled Beers are available at the Lazaretto Ballroom, Pricing will vary on beer selection

Martini Luge
Enjoy a cocktail of your choice chilled through a customized Ice Luge

* Absolutely NO alcohol may be brought into the facility on the day of the event *

Cocktail Hour
Treat your guests to an array of delicious Hors D’ouvres & Cold Presentations, All Included:

Mediterranean Display
Marinated Mozzarella Balls,  Sharp Provolone Cheese,  Mild Provolone Cheese, Proscuitto di Parma, Genoa Salami
Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Sopressata, Roasted Red Peppers, Tomato Basil Bruschetta, Assorted Olives, Olive Tapenade, Pecorino Romano Cheese

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Served with Carrots, Celery & Pita Bread

Stationary Hot and Cold Presentation

International Cheeses & Pepperoni
An Array of International Cheeses to include, Smoked Gouda, Havarti Dill, Sharp Cheddar, Monterey Pepper Jack & Cooper Sharp, Decoratively Arranged with Smoked Pepperoni, Garnished with Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Fresh Garden Crudite
An Assortment of Fresh Vegetables Including, Baby Carrots, Celery Ribs, Tri Colored Bell Pepper Strips, English Cucumber, Broccoli Florets, Cauliflower, Cherry Tomatoes and Radishes, Served with a Creamy Ranch Dipping Sauce

Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Fresh Plum Tomatoes, Diced with Red Onion, Garlic, Fresh Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Seasonings, Served with Freshly Baked Crostini

Choice of One(1) Hot Station

Slider Station:
*Choice of Three (3)

Crab Cake
Old Bay Mayo, Mixed Greens

Carolina Pulled Pork
BBQ, Coleslaw

Fried Chicken
Tangy Ranch, Pickles

Sharp Cheddar & L,T,P

Chicken Wing Station:

Traditional or Boneless Chicken Wings
Served with Your Choice of Two Sauces
Accompanied with Carrots & Celery

Buffalo, General Tso’s, Sweet Chili, Old Bay, Naked, Etc

Flat Breads
*Choice of Three (3)

Margareta, Plain Cheese, Grilled Vegetable, White Spinach,
Pepperoni, Crumbled Sausage, Asiago Marinara, Proscuitto

Crab Dip
Our Homemade Creamy Crab Dip
*Served with Pita Chips, Pretzel Bites & Toast Points

Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres 
*Our Team will prepare these 6 delicious Hors D’oeuvres to be butler passed by our waitstaff

General Tso’s Chicken
Crispy Chicken Bites, Tossed in our Zesty General Tso’s Sauce,
Garnished with Toasted Sesame Seeds

Our House Made Risotto Combined with Asiago Cheese, Lightly Breaded & Fried,
Served with our Basil Marinara

Cheesesteak Bites
 Finley Chopped Ribeye Roll & Fried Onions Encased in Tender Crust, Served with Ketchup

Crab Cakes
Our Delicious Crab Cakes Seasoned with Old Bay, Served with a Tangy Cocktail Sauce

Smoked Chicken Quesadilla
 Smoked Chicken & Veggies Beautifully arranged in a Tortilla,
Garnished with Pico di Gallo & Sour Cream

Mushroom En Croute
Assorted wild Mushrooms & Cheese Combined in a light Puff Pastry

Additional Hors D’oeuvres Upgrades are available

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Salad Selections
(Choice of One)

Classic Caesar Salad
Crisp California Romaine Lettuce, Shredded Romano Cheese and Home Made Garlic Croutons tossed with a Creamy Caesar Dressing

Lazaretto Salad
This Original Salad is Comprised of Assorted Field Greens & Romaine Hearts, Topped with Mini Mozzarella Balls, Roasted Red Peppers, Sliced Almonds, Kalamata Olives Topped with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Spring Mix Salad
Baby Leaf Field Greens, Strawberries, Candied Walnuts, Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese with a Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Caprese Stacker*
Fresh Ripe Beefsteak Tomatoes, Stacked with Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Finished with Shaved Red Onion, Fresh Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Glaze

*We recommend this salad when ingredients are in season

Wedge Salad
Crisp Wedge of Iceberg Lettuce, Topped with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Gorgonzola Crumbles, Diced Tomatoes & Shaved Red Onion
Served with a House Made Blue Cheese Dressing

Cucumber Crown*
This beautiful Salad is sure to impress your guests! Fresh Assorted Field Greens Topped with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Sliced Black Olives & Sun-Dried Cranberries & Shaved Carrots all wrapped in a Thinly Sliced English Cucumber to make a Stunning Presentation

*$3.00 per person additional

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Soup Selections
(Choice of One)

Italian Wedding Soup
Mom-Mom Alice’s Classic Escarole Soup with Chicken, Meatballs, Pecorino Romano Cheese and Eggs

Kennett Square Wild Mushroom
Rich and Creamy Blend of Exotic Kennett Square Mushrooms

Cream of Broccoli & Cheddar
Tender Broccoli Pureed in a Rich Creamy Broth, Finished with Real Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese

Lobster Bisque
Tender Chunks of Lobster with a Creamy Seafood Broth

Roasted Tomato Bisque
Crushed Fire-Roasted Tomatoes with Heavy Cream Simmered with Basil and Garlic

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(Choice of Two Entrees, add a third entrée for $3.00 per person)

Poultry Selections

Chicken Saltimbocca
Pan Seared Chicken Breast Topped with Prosciutto di Parma & Mozzarella Cheese.
Served with a Marsala-Sage Sauce

Chicken Alexa
Pan Seared Chicken Breast Topped with Baby Spinach, Fire Roasted Red Peppers & Provolone Cheese.
Served with a Cabernet Demi Glace

Chicken Jillian
Grilled Chicken Breast, Topped with Tender Shrimp and & Creamy Tomato Sauce infused with Truffle Oil

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Pan Seared Chicken Breast, Topped with Shaved Honey Ham & Jarlesburg Cheese
Served with a Dijon Cream Sauce

Chicken Marsala
Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Kennett Square Mushrooms, Topped with a Marsala Wine Demi Glace

Chicken Jaclyn
Grilled Chicken Breast, Topped with Prosciutto, Red Peppers & Mozzarella Cheese, Served with a
White Wine Cream Sauce with Diced Tomatoes & Lump Crab Meat

Chicken Wellington
Seasoned Chicken Breast Topped with a Mushroom Duxell, Wrapped in Puff Pastry & Baked to a Golden Brown Served in a Madeira Wine Sauce

Chicken Alicia
Boneless Breast of Chicken Filled with a Mushroom & Herb Stuffing, Served with Sauce Supreme

Chicken Chesapeake
Boneless Chicken Breast Topped with our Homemade Crab Imperial, Served with an Old Bay Cream Sauce.

Chicken Francaise
Lightly Egg Battered Chicken Breast, Topped with a White Wine Garlic Sauce

Chicken Parmigiano
Breaded Chicken Breast with Mozzarella and Romano Cheeses and Marinara Sauce

Chicken Monterrey
Grilled Chicken Breast, Topped with Pico de Gallo & Pepper Jack Cheese, Finished with a Cilantro Cream Sauce

Beef and Pork Selections

Filet of Beef
Choice Graded, Center Cut Filet is Grilled Over an Open Flame, Topped with your Choice of Cabernet Demi-Glace or Roasted Garlic Butter

Braised Short Rib
Slow Cooked Short Ribs, Topped with a Hearty Sauce of Vegetables

*Best presented over Mashed Potatoes

Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Medallions of Pork Tenderloin Grilled over an Open Flame, Served with a Roasted Red Pepper, Onion & Proscuitto Salad, Finished with a Balsamic Glaze

Italian Sausage & Peppers
Sweet Italian Sausage Stewed with Bell Peppers & Spanish Onion

Seafood Selections

Capozzoli Crab Cakes
Just the Right Combination of Jumbo Lump & Claw Meat to Make the Perfect Crab Cakes, Broiled &
Served a Red Pepper Coulis

Stuffed Shrimp Imperial
Jumbo Shrimp, Butterflied, then Stuffed with our Homemade Crab Imperial Broiled to Perfection

Faroe Island Salmon
Fresh Salmon from the Cold Waters off of the Faroe Islands. You can Choose your Preparation

Teriyaki – House Made Teriyaki Glaze, Toasted Sesame Seeds
Blackened – Cajun Seasoning (not to spicy), Wilted Spinach
Honey Dijon – House Made Honey Dijon Sauce

Stuffed Flounder
Fresh Filet of Flounder, Stuffed with our Homemade Crab Imperial, Drizzled with a Lemon Garlic Butter & Broiled, Served with a Fresh Lemon Wheel

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Starch Selections
(Choose One)

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Au Gratin Potatoes

Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes

Classic Mashed Potatoes

Baked Potato

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Vegetables Selections
(Choose One)

Roasted Asparagus Spears

Green Beans & Baby Carrots

Tuscan Blend – Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots & Red Peppers

Italian Style Green Beans with Garlic & Oil

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Pasta Selections
(Choice of One)

Penne alla Vodka
Penne Pasta with Romano Cheese & Pancetta in a Vodka Sauce

Baked Penne
Our Traditional Baked Penne is Tossed with a Blend of Cheese & Basil Marinara Then Baked

Tortellini Alfredo
Fresh Tri-Colored Tortellini Tossed in a Cream Alfredo Sauce

Stuffed Shells
Cheese Filled Pasta Shells Baked in a Basil Marinara Sauce

Wild Mushroom Ravioli
Ravioli Stuffed with a Blend of Exotic Wild Mushrooms, Tossed in a Marsala Cream Sauce

Three Cheese Manicotti
Fresh Pasta Sheets Filled with a Blend of Italian Cheese, Baked with Basil Marinara & Mozzarella Cheese

Cavetelli Carbonara
Cavatelli Pasta Tossed in our Creamy Carbonara Sauce with Peas & Proscuitto

Rigatoni Diavlo
Rigatoni Tossed in a Spicy Sauce Made with Crumbled Hot Sausage & Fried Hot Italian Peppers
in a Creamy Marinara

Gnocchi Romano
Ricotta Cheese Gnocchi Tossed in a Romano Sauce Made with Brandy, Assorted Mushrooms,

Diced Tomato & Romano Cheese

Ziti Bolognese
Tube Cut Pasta Tossed in our Hearty Bolognese Sauce

Pesto Cavatelli
Cheese Pasta Tossed with Grilled Chicken and a Homemade Pesto with Fresh Basil, Toasted Pine Nuts, Fresh Garlic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Lobster Ravioli
Filled with Fresh Maine Lobster Meat & Cheese, Then Tossed in a Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce

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Children’s Menu – $35.00 per Child
(Choice of one to be selected for children under the age of 12)

Chicken Tenders & French Fries
All White Meat Chicken Tenders & French Fries Served with Dipping Sauces

Pasta & Meatballs
Pasta Tossed in Marinara Sauce, Served with Two Homemade Meatballs

Grilled Cheese & French Fries
Made with Fresh White Bread & American Cheese, Served with French Fries

** Any Children’s Meal may have Fresh Steamed Vegetables substituted for French Fries **

Vendor Meals – $30.00 per vendor
Treat your various vendors to the same delicious food you are serving your guest.
Vendor Meals will be served only after every guest is finished being served

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Wedding Cake
As time moves on traditions change, while the Wedding Cake is still very popular, many Brides are looking for alternative Dessert Options, you may choose from any of these desserts in place of a Wedding Cake.
You can also Keep the Wedding Cake and Upgrade with an additional dessert

Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Bring Back Your Childhood Memories, By Creating Your Own Personal Sundae. With your Choice of Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream, Top it with a selection of: Wet Nuts, Crushed Cherries, Pineapple, Sliced Strawberries, Rainbow Jimmies, Marshmallows, Reese’s Pieces, Nutter Butter Crumbs, Oreo Crumbs, Chocolate Fudge, Carmel Sauce & Whipped Cream

Flambé Station
Classic Bananas Foster & Cherries Jubilee, Flambéed in the Ballroom for a spectacular presentation, Served with Vanilla Ice Cream

Cannoli Station
“Leave the Gun and take the Cannoli”, Crispy Cannoli Shells Filled with a Sweet Ricotta Filling & Chocolate Chips. Take as many as you want!!

Sweet Table
Assortment of Mini Italian Pastries & Tarts. All Bite Size so you can try as many as you like

Coffee Station
To accompany your dessert, freshly brewed 100% Columbian coffee, and decaf coffee will be stationed with your cake, along with hot water and a wide selection of specialty Bigelow teas.

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Additional Suggestions
All Items in this section will be an upgrade to our Standard Package

Cocktail Hour Enhancements:
Impress your guests with one of our themed stations during cocktail hour:

Shrimp Cocktail Station
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Served on a Decorative Bed of Ice, Served with Lemon Wedges & Zesty Cocktail Sauce

$3.00 per person

  By The Sea Station
A wide assortment of Fresh Seafood to Include: Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Claws, Blue Pointe Oysters & Littleneck Clams on the Half Shell. Decoratively Displayed on a Bed of Crushed Ice with an ICE SCULPTURE
$10.00 per person

Crab Cake Station
Our Award Winning Crab Cakes will be Sautéed to order by a Capozzoli Chef on a Decorative Station, and Served with a Choice of Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Cocktail Sauce or Roasted Garlic Aioli.

$5.00 per person

Asian Station
Assorted Sushi Rolls to Include Spicy Tuna, Philly Roll, California Roll & More Served with Pickled Ginger, Wasabi & Soy Sauce

General Tso’s Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice
$4.00 per person

Mashed Potato Bar
Pick from a Variety of Mashed Potatoes and an Endless Variety of Toppings to make your Cocktail Hour Unique. All Potatoes will be piped into Martini Glasses and You & Your Guests Can Create Anything you desire.

$5.00 per person

Taste of Tuscany Pasta Bar
Your Choice of Any Two Pastas & Sauces, Our Chefs will Sautee your Pasta to Order. Pasta is accompanied with Crusty Italian Breads, Pecorino Romano Cheese & Extra Virgin Olive Oils

$4.00 per person

Carving Station
Selection of Two Grilled Meats to be Carved by a Lazaretto Ballroom Chef,

Served with a display of accompaniments
Meat Selections include: Pork Tenderloin, Homemade Italian Sausage, Tenderloin of Beef($2.00pp),
Flank Steak, Turkey Breast
$5.00 per person

Philly Cheesesteak Station
Fresh Ribeye Roll Grilled to order by a Lazaretto Chef, Topped with your choice of “Whiz”, American or

Provolone & Fried Onions. Served on a Mini Steak Roll
$4.00 per person

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End of The Reception Snacks 
Treat your guests to some “grab & go” snacks at the end of the night, the perfect way to say,
“Thank You” for coming

A Philadelphia Favorite, Steaks will be prepared with Ribeye Roll, American Cheese & Fried Onions. Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Sweet & Hot Peppers will be on the side

$4.00 per person

Breakfast Sandwiches & Wraps
Assortment of Sandwiches Prepared on Bagels & Tortilla Wraps with Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Ham & Peppers.

Ketchup, Hot Sauce & Salsa on the Side
$3.50 per person

Assorted Hoagies made on a Fresh Liscio Roll. Assortment includes, Italian, Turkey & Roast Beef. All Hoagies are topped with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickle, Sweet Peppers, Oil & Oregano

$4.00 per person

Personal Pan Pizza
Have your guests grab a hot Personal Pan Pizza for the ride home.

Assorted Pizzas will include Plain, Pepperoni & Sausage
$5.00 per person

**Ask us about having a Food Truck come at the end of the night!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is a deposit required to reserve the ballroom?
Yes, a $1000.00 non-refundable is required with the signing of the contract.

Does the Pricing in the Package Include Tax & Gratuity?
Yes, all of the pricing in the package includes 6% Pennsylvania Sales Tax & 18% Gratuity.

Is there a charge for bartenders?
No, bartenders are included with the Open Bar.

How many people does the ballroom hold?
For wedding receptions the ballroom can accommodate up to 300 people.

Can we bring our own food or beverage into the ballroom?
No outside food or beverage is allowed, with the exception of specialty food items or desserts.

How & when do I have to pay for my wedding?
We have a very flexible payment option. You are more than welcome to set up a payment plan with us; otherwise 50% is due one month prior with the remaining balance & final count due 7 working days prior to your wedding.

Can we use a credit card to pay for my reception?
Yes, credit cards are allowed for deposits at no additional service charge, however a 4% service charge would be added to the bill for final payment.

Do you have special meals for children & diet restricted guests?
We accommodate all of your guests. Chicken Fingers and French Fries are available for children. Vegetarians have a few options from which to choose. We also accommodate any allergy or other diet related needs.

Do you provide hotel accommodations?
We have several hotels that we can recommend to you and your guests. Suggested hotels will reserve blocks of rooms, group rates and provide shuttle services.

Are there specified times for our reception?
The entire day is yours. The ballroom will not be booked for any event besides your wedding.

Do you have required vendors?
No, however we can provide you with our list of vendors from Florists, Limos, DJ’s and more.

Can we decorate the ballroom?
Yes, decorations are allowed in the ballroom. Items are not allowed to be tacked, nailed or stapled into any part of the ballroom.

What is the “guaranteed guest count” and when is it due?
Your “guaranteed guest count” is the amount of people you expect to attend your reception/ceremony. The “guarantee” is due no later than 7 days prior to the date of your wedding. Once you have “guaranteed” a specific number, that number cannot be decreased but can be increased, within reason. You will be charged for the number that you “guarantee.”

Can we bring in items for early storage?
You may bring items in and we will store them in a locked room.

What type of A/V equipment is available to us?
We have a state-of-the-art A/V system. DVD’s, Laptops, iPods & more are able to connect our system and be projected through our house speakers & two 10′ x 10′ projection screens.

What is your cancellation policy?
Advance payments made to The Lazaretto Ballroom are non-refundable in the event of a cancellation, unless The Lazaretto Ballroom receives notification of cancellation more than ninety (90) days prior to the Date and The Lazaretto Ballroom is able to re-book the room you reserved on the Date for a function producing comparable revenue.

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