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

Wedding Info

Thank you for your interest in weddings at the Lazaretto Ballroom, located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley in historic Essington, Pennsylvania.

The Capozzoli Family welcomes you to experience the ultimate in food, service and atmosphere.

With over seventy years of experience, the Capozzoli Family & our professional staff are dedicated to making your first wedded moments truly perfect.

We invite you to visit the Lazaretto Ballroom and let us show you how we can make your wedding a most memorable occasion.

Wedding Packages

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.

Your Wedding Package will include the following:

  • Five Hour Wedding Reception
  • Full Course Sit-Down or Buffet Dinner
  • Five Hour Top Shelf Open Bar
  • Complimentary Champagne Toast for Bridal Party
  • Selection of Decorative Wedding Cakes
  • Fresh Floral Centerpieces
  • Floor Length Ivory Table Linen & Ivory Chair Covers
  • Choice of Colored Napkins and Sash
  • State of the art Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Complimentary Food Tasting for Four
  • Personalized Wedding Planning Services
  • Private Bridal Suite with Attendant
  • Room Capacity 300
  • Complimentary Coat Check
  • Award Winning Cuisine


Petals in the Park
630 East Chester Pike
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Contact: Steve Walker

Marcus Hook Florist
938 Market Street
Marcus Hook, PA 19061

Wedding Cakes

The Masters Baker
319 West Gay St
West Chester, PA 19380
Contact: Jeri Weldon

  Maria's Bakery
233 Morton Ave.
Folsom, PA 19033

Bing's Bakery
253 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 737-5310
Contact: Carla


Choice Party Linens Inc
Moore Station Industrial Park
1200 Pennsylvania Ave
Prospect Park, PA 19076

Tuxedo/Formal Wear
Collars n' Cuffs

714-716 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Contact: Len Brown

Iacobucci Formal Wear
1 South Morton Ave
Morton, Pa 19070
Contact: Dean Puliti


Dave's Limo
1 Limousine Drive
Wilmington, DE 19809
Contact: Bob Munoz


Pat Taggart Video
(215) 828-1522

Rosemary Viso Videographer
617 Sheffield Dr
Springfield, PA 19064

Tony Dipietro Photography
555 East Scenic Road
Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: (610) 328-9706
Contact: Tony Dipietro


Tony Dipietro Photography
555 East Scenic Road
Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: (610) 328-9706
Contact: Tony Dipietro

Wise Images

Media, PA
Contact: Mal

Martelli Photography
3112 N. Wales Rd
East Norrtion, PA 19403
Contact: Brett

Micduff Photography
217 Bramber Drive
Broomall, PA  19008
Contact: Mike Duff

Kevin Kramer Photography
Drexel Hill, Pa
Contact: Kevin Kramer

Versano Photography  
2200 Steele Road
Drexel Hill, Pa
Contact: Gabriella

Cigar Roller

Tony Santana's
Blvd. Cigars



Bill Scheivert Disc Jockey
116 Patterson Road
Aston, PA 19014
Phone: 610-859-0105

John Scibello Disc Jockey
731 Stockton Circle
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Phone: 610-461-0480

Wedding Officiant

Joshua Shaffer

Elizabeth Frumin


Spring Hill Suites
201 Industrial highway,
Ridley Park, PA 19078
610- 915-6600 x6102
Contact: Janet Ullman

Clarion Hotel
76 Industrial Highway
Essington, PA 19029
(610) 521-9600  x1136
Shuttle Service: YES

Holiday Inn Express
101 Taylor Ave.
Essington, PA 19029
(610) 521-1200
Shuttle Service: YES

Photo Booth

Lacey Face Photobooth

Bill Scheivert Disc Jockey
116 Patterson Road
Aston, PA 19014
Phone: 610-859-0105

Tony Dipietro Photography
555 East Scenic Road
Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: (610) 328-9706
Contact: Tony Dipietro


After repeated requests from our clients, The Lazaretto ballroom has just constructed a 1,500 square foot outdoor space, complete with a large stone paved area, manicured landscaping, fully lighted grounds with a beautiful white arbor for brides and grooms to capture their first wedded moments.

"The Patio" is a beautiful setting for weddings, anniversaries, receptions, or any other special occasion.

We invite you to come view "The Patio" and what it has to offer. With plans for outdoor bar & food service, "The Patio" can have endless possibilities for your scheduled event.  Please speak with a Sales Person discuss you customized use of the space, which can include Full Bar Service, Hors d'oeuvres Services, Ceremony Services & more! 

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.