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The Clubhouse Montclair
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Montclair, NJ
Our custom space is ready for any type of event you have. We've hosted countless events, such as corporate meetings, music video shoots, podcasts, photo shoots, private dinners, speaking events, showers, Sweet 16s, weddings, surprise parties, christenings, graduation parties, birthdays. We have a 10 seat custom bar, classic wooden pool table, leather couches and custom seating, 5 high top bar style tables with seating for 20 total, a catering area, gas fireplace, projector, and 3 flat screen TVs.
Unique Gorgeous Mansion
  • $300/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Montclair, NJ
We are a family living in Montclair interested in renting out our magical historic property for photo shootings in magazines. Please find below a short video and description for the property. Magnificent architectural detail describes this one-of-a-kind Dudley Van Antwerp Craftsman Colonial 5,500 SF, 15 rooms, 7 Baths Mansion. Dramatic, two-story entry with brick fireplace, Copper hood, oak beamed ceiling. Details abound include leaded and stained glass, high ceilings, window seats, wood floors, mosaic tile. The fabulous white Gourmet Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, six-burner Electrolux Gas Stove, granite counters, separate eating area, and a butler’s pantry. Family room, formal dining room, four wood burning fireplaces, sunroom and a library complete the first floor. Second floor boasts four large, corner bedrooms and three full baths. Third floor includes three bedrooms, two full baths and two offices. Finished basement with rec room, laundry room and storage. Ductless, two unit air conditioning on first floor. Beautifully landscaped grounds include a stone patio and an architecturally designed rock garden and waterfalls. A historically designated house, the owners have blueprints from the original design. Close to New York direct train, bus and Watchung Plaza. Truly an amazing Gem!
California inspired Mid Century Modern
  • $350/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Montclair, NJ
California inspired Mid Century Modern home.Open plan layout with 5000 sq ft combining 14 ft high floor to ceiling windows,vaulted ceiling,marble fireplace and original mirrored bar. Kitchen has concrete surfaces and wood cabinets with large center island. Lushly landscaped private grounds contain a heated gunite pool. Pool table and Baby Grand piano are situated adjacent to the Great Room. Light wood original parquet floors run throughout the house. Home Gym is on the lower level with access from Great Room via a spiral staircase.Gym has large floor to ceiling windows and direct access to the garden. Original mirrored bathroom with sunken bath off of the main bedroom. House situated on a private road.
Beautiful large loft studio in Montclair
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Montclair, NJ
A beautiful 1500 sq ft loft studio with high ceilings and daylight balanced lighting. We are centrally located in downtown Montclair known for its boutique shops and fantastic restaurants. Just 14 miles west of Manhattan, the studio is less than a mile from the train station.

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About Montclair

The township of Montclair is a wealthy, liberal, and diverse bedroom community in Essex County encompassing 6.25 square miles. The 2020 census marked the population at 40,894. From the higher elevations in the Township, one can see the skyline of New York City from 12 miles away. The timing of the Montclair-New York commute averages 38 minutes each way on the NJ Transit rail to Penn Station.

Montclair was incorporated as a township in 1868 to enable the building of a second rail line. In 1894, Montclair was reincorporated as a town. However, in the latter part of the 20th century, the citizens protested the inequities of the revenue-sharing system of the Federal government. In 1980, Montclair was reincorporated back into the township of Montclair to take advantage of the larger sharing of Federal aid to municipalities.

The residents of Montclair have the typical lifestyle of an affluent bedroom community with access to the vibrancy of New York City. The Township supports the arts, culture, history, parks, and open public spaces. You should have no trouble finding the perfect film shoot location in Montclair.

Film Shoot Location Options in Montclair

The film shoot locations in Montclair feature traditional and colonial-styled homes and commercial spaces as well as outdoor venues. What is not listed, however, are the public spaces located throughout the township and the county in dedicated parks or the higher elevations in the Watchung Mountains overlooking the township and onto the New York skyline.

  • Staging
    The services within this category include equipment rental, set designers, lighting, crews, and technical support. The delivery, set-up, and breakdown of the equipment can be made a part of the rental agreement. The local vendors for equipment rental have local knowledge and can assist in the scouting, and offer suggestions to, a location prior to the final decision.

  • Catering
    Of the ancillary support services on a film shoot, the most remembered will be the catering. Food services to an indoor set or to a remote location is a specific form of catering with particular attention to detail and the time schedule. The caterers must understand the flow during the shoot and have flexibility in the menu and serving options.

  • Permitting
    The municipal clerk’s office issues the permits for filming in either public or private locations. The applications must be filed within five days of shooting, with certain exceptions. If the film shoot location is in a residential area, then filming is limited to weekdays from 7 AM and 9 PM. The project should budget for dedicated, on-site police and an electrician if the municipality deems it necessary.

Film Shoot Location Companies in Montclair

It is beneficial for your Montclair film shoot location to outsource ancillary services to local companies. The products and services will be enhanced by the local knowledge brought to the film shoot. The job creation and the wage investment into the local economy will strengthen the merits of the application to receive the tax credits. Let the local experts help you with all of the little things so you can concentrate on filming.

  • The Production HUB
    Montclair is served by this clearinghouse-style of referral services of local companies specializing in the support of a film shoot and the end product. All companies sponsored by the HUB have been vetted. The film shoot locations in Montclair can make use of this solution-based referral system to complete the team and equipment package for the set.

  • A Bit of Heaven Catering
    A Bit of Heaven is a full-service catering company serving Montclair. The food preparation and services are melded with event planning. From corporate to specialty events, from plate service to buffet style to boxed meals, all menu choices are made fresh with natural ingredients.

  • Quixote
    This LA-based equipment rental company has a satellite location in Brooklyn. Quixote offers equipment for every aspect of a film shoot. The supply lists are in a .pdf format to download from the website for pick-up or delivery. If the time schedule for the shoot is tight, the delivery trucks can be pre-loaded and driven to the set location.

Pros and Cons of Film Shoot Locations in Montclair

When evaluating the pros and cons of anything, one must have an open mind and the patience to make an informed decision. One disadvantage is no more important than any advantage in a big picture scenario. All aspects must be placed into the context of the project and the flexibility of the crew. Make sure you know all the facts before securing your Montclair film shoot location.


  • New York City MSA
    Any film shoot location in Montclair will have the advantage of the depth of choice within the MSA. It would not be unreasonable or impractical to outsource to vendors based in New York City or its boroughs.

  • New Jersey tax Incentives
    The New Jersey Film and Digital Media Tax Credit Program can be up to a 30%-35% tax credit, plus a 2% diversity credit, to production companies and filmmakers. An exemption to sales tax for certain purchases and rentals for the shoot is also available.

  • Scenery
    A typical feature of a bedroom community is the lack of chain stores, and Montclair fits this model. The township takes pride in its historic architecture and the availability of local parks and open spaces.


  • Cost of doing business
    Montclair is in an expensive zip code and the cost of doing business is high. There are some price categories that, when compared to the national average, are 75% higher when state, local, and sales taxes are in the equation.

  • Climate
    Although the Watchung Mountains at the west border block the wind and the clouds and trap the warmer air from the ocean, the winter temperatures will range from 21°F to the upper 30s. Montclair experiences 50” of rainfall annually and 30” of snow.

  • Competition
    The generous tax incentive program attracts production and film shoots. Given the shortened time within the year for a non-winter shoot will result in competition, a tight market, and higher prices.

Famous Locations in Montclair

  • Van Vleck House and Gardens
    The Van Vleck home began as a private 12-acre estate in 1868 to escape New York City life. In 1993, the Van Vleck heirs donated 5.3 acres of the grounds to The Montclair Foundation in support of non-profits within the Township. Today, this historic home is a venue for special events, concerts, and classes. Admission is free and the gardens are open all year.

  • Wellmont Theater
    The theater opened its doors in Montclair in 1922 as a venue for stage plays and vaudeville. In the decades that followed and after many owners and uses, the theater closed in 2006 for major renovations. The scope of the renovations included the stage and the systems for sound and lighting. Today, this historic building is located in the trendy arts district and is promoted by Live Nations as a concert venue.

  • Montclair History Center
    The history center was founded in 1965 to save and restore a home built in 1796. In the present day, the history center stewards three such historic homes and is a patron of the Montclair Community Farm Coalition growing produce to feed those in need. The Montclair History Center preserves the Township’s history through artifacts, historic homes, and documents through education and advocacy.