Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden’s 83-acre campus boasts a number of varied scenes and backgrounds for all types of film and photo projects. It has been used as everything from a college campus to a park; homes and apartments to a hospital; an opera house to a dance hall.
Creative minds often find opportunities to shoot in every nook and cranny of the campus. The buildings represent the changing architectural styles of the 19th and 20th centuries. The first buildings were built in the Greek Revival style. Subsequent buildings were erected in the Beaux Arts, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire and Italianate styles with high Victorian decorative components. Today, many of the indoor spaces are bare, providing a blank canvas for a set. Expansive outdoor spaces provide a unique vision as the seasons change.
Indoor spaces include:
19th Century Residences
Unique hallways, stairways and other architectural features
Outdoor spaces include:
Greek Revival building facades
Historic building facades
New York’s only Chinese Scholar’s Garden
Connie Gretz Secret Garden and Castle
Ponds & Wetlands
Lawns & Meadows