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

Cocktail Reception

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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.


*$30.00 per person Inclusive*
All Pricing based upon a minimum of 75 guests
*20% Gratuity and 6% Sales Tax will be added to the final invoice*


Your Cocktail Reception Package will include the following:

* Three Hour Event *
* All Non-Alcoholic Beverages *
* Bar Packages Available Upon Request *
* Choice of Colored Table Cover & Napkin *
* State of the art Audio/Visual Equipment *
* Room Capacity 350 *
* Coat Check (seasonal) *
* Award Winning Cuisine *
* Ability to Customize Any Package to Suit Your Needs *


Reception Includes:
Hot & Cold Stationary Hors D’oeuvre Presentations
Choice of 5 Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres

To Enhance your Reception We Have a Variety of Food Stations to Choose From


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


Hot Stationed Hors D’oeuvre
Select One to be placed in a Chafing Dish:

Fried Three Cheese Ravioli
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Coconut Shrimp
Vegetable Egg Rolls
Asian Pork Shanks
Philly Cheesesteak Bites
Boneless Buffalo Tenders
Buffalo Wings


Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres 
Choose 5 of these various Hors D’oeuvres:

 Cheesesteak Sliders
Mini Crab Cakes
Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Coconut Shrimp
Spanikopita
Jalapeno Poppers
Brie & Raspberry in Phyllo
Vegetarian Pot Sticker
Thai Spring Roll

Smoked Chicken Quesadilla
Clams Casino
Sesame Chicken Tenders
Asiago Risotto Bites
Asian Shrimp Wrap
Boneless Buffalo Tenders
Mushroom Vol Au Vent

Chicken Cordon Blue
Franks in a Blanket
Pork & Broccoli Rabe Bites


Upgraded Selections

Shrimp Lejon
Fresh Tiger Shrimp Stuffed with a Horseradish Honey Filling & Wrapped in Bacon
$1.50 per person

Lotus Wonton
Lotus Shaped Wonton Filled with Tiny Chunks of Chorizo Sausage, Broccoli & Jack Cheese
$.75 per person

Beef Wellington
Filet Mignon, Seared in Herbed Butter, Topped with Mushroom Duxelle Wrapped in a Flaky Pastry
$1.00 per person

Braised Short Rib Empanada
Beef Short Rib, Braised & Shredded, Mixed with Manchego Cheese, Peppers, Onions & Salsa
$.80 per person

Lollipop Lamb Chop
Tender Colorado Lamb Roasted with Fresh Herbs
$1.50 per person

Teriyaki Beef & Vegetable Kabob
Tender Beef, Onion Slice & Green Peppers Skewered & Brushed with Teriyaki
$.90 per person

Duck Quesadilla
Roasted Duck Leg with Pepper Jack Cheese wrapped in a Flour Tortilla
$.75 per person

Assorted Sushi Rolls
Assortment of Sushi Rolls to include, Spicy Tuna, Shrimp Tempura & California Roll
$1.50 per person

Shrimp Cocktail
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Passed with a Zesty Cocktail Sauce & Lemon Wedges
$2.00 per person


Additional Cold Presentations:
NOT included:

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

$5.00 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
$8.00 per person

Sushi Station
Assorted Freshly Made Sushi Rolls to include, Spicy Tuna, California, Salmon, Shrimp Tempura & Tuna, all Displayed on Decorative Stones with Wasabi & Pickled Ginger
$5.00 per person

Italian Anti Pasta Station
Assorted Italian Cured Meats & Cheeses, Decoratively arranged with Fresh Fruit, Marinated Olives, Grilled Vegetables, Roasted Red Peppers, Artichoke Hearts & Bruschetta
$4.00 per person


Additional Hot Presentations:
NOT included:

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

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.

$4.00 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

South of the Border 
An Lazaretto Chef will Grill Fresh Chicken or Beef Fajitas to Order & will be accompanied with all the toppings. Also
Freshly Fried Tortilla Chips, will be Served Warm with a Variety of Dips to include: Guacamole, Pico di Gallo & Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa
$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


Dessert Selections

Capozzoli’s Viennese Sweet Table
Our most Popular Dessert Selection. A Variety of Assorted Miniature Italian Pastries, Cakes, Cheesecakes, Ice Cream Desserts, Tiramisu, Petit Fours, Rice Pudding, Chocolate Mousse and Much More. Each guest will be sure to find something they like!
$6.00 per person

Chocolate Fondue Station
Strawberries, Pound Cake, Pretzels, Pineapple chunks, and marshmallows for your dipping pleasure
 $7.00 per person

Flambé Station
Classic Bananas Foster & Cherries Jubilee, Flambéed for a spectacular presentation, Served with Vanilla Ice Cream
$4.00 per person

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
$3.00 per person

International Coffee Bar
Freshly brewed coffee served with: Whipped Cream, chocolate shavings, rock candy stirrers, cinnamon sticks,

Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua, and Amaretto
$4.00 per person
Combine with another dessert for $8.00 per person

Coffee Station
(Will be included with any dessert 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.