FAQ

Why was the Commonwealth Club founded?
In the early 1900s, when rumors swirled about a saloon opening in the area of town we now call Upper Montclair, concerned men formed an organization to keep young men focused on sports and games–and away from spirits.

What was the Club’s mission when it was established in 1904?
The Club’s founding purpose was “To promote sociability and good fellowship among the men of our community; to foster manly ideals in the boys and provide them with Club facilities; to stimulate the interest of this community in all local and general questions which concern the commonweal.”

What caterers can you suggest for an event I’m having at The Club?
Contact Club Manager Sandy Finnegan by email or telephone 973-746-2984 and she can tell you about some of the caterers we’ve used with success.

What kinds of seating, table and glassware arrangements do you offer?
Our tables are 74-inch rounds that seat eight comfortably and 10 for more intimate gatherings. We can suggest local businesses where you can rent tablecloths and glasses.

How can I secure a rental of the Club facilities?
Contact Club Manager Sandy Finnegan by email or telephone 973-746-2984 and inquire about open dates and your special needs. A deposit is due to confirm booking and the balance is due one week before the event.