Membership

Welcome to the Genesee Valley Club – a unique city club in a country setting; a special place, a home away from home. Here is an overview of the Club’s many offerings.

  • Dining
    • Formal and informal dining opportunities are provided by our elegant Green Porch, historic Red Grill, Armstrong Grill, Armstrong Grill Pub, and seasonal Front Club and Armstrong Grill Terraces. As a designated Platinum Club member (a prestigious award among private clubs), the Club has an unmatched reputation for quality of food and service.
  • Social Events
    • • Food & Wine Dinners • Easter Brunch
      • Father & Daughter Dinner Dance
      • Haunted House & Halloween Boo-fet
      • Mother's Day Brunch
      •Thanksgiving Dinner
      • Memorial Day BBQ
      • Gingerbread House Decorating
      • Holiday Brunch with Santa
      • Cooking Classes
      • Clambake
      • Holiday Dinner
      • Speaker's Nights
      • New Year's Eve Dinner Dance
      • Casual gatherings in the Armstrong Grill Pub and by the Fire Pit
  • Fitness and Sports Facilities
    • • Full-Time Professional Sports Staff
      • Fully Stocked Pro Shop
      • Outdoor Swimming Pool
      • 4 Outdoor Har-Tru Tennis Courts
      • Indoor Tennis Court
      • 2 Heated Platform Courts
      • 3 International Squash Courts
      • State-of-the-Art Fully Equipped Fitness Center
      • Doubles Squash Court
      • Group Exercise Room with a Wide Range of Fitness Classes
  • Children's Activities
    • • Kiddies Supervised Pool
      • Child Watch Program
      • Parties, Dances
      • Swimming Lessons & Team
      • Tennis, Squash & Paddle Lessons
      • Pro-Supervised Team Events
      • Group Exercise Classes
      • Youth & Teen Rooms
  • Business Amenities
    • • Private Meeting Facilities
      • Audio/Visual Equipment
      • Small & Large Conference Rooms • Special Seminar Menus
      • Ample Parking with Security
      • Valet Parking Available
      • Located Minutes from Downtown
      • Near Four Major Hotels
      • Wi-Fi
      • Reading Room
  • Membership is by Invitation Only
    • The Genesee Valley Club is committed to providing its members, their families and guests an inviting and rewarding membership experience through its fine programs and environment for social and business dining, private functions, racquet sports, fitness and other athletic activities. Membership is by invitation to men and women of affability, good character and reputation who are deemed acceptable on their individual merits.

      Contact Beth Anderson, Director of Membership, for more information at banderson@geneseevalleyclub.org or call 585-271-1010.
  • I am a Valley Club Legacy
    • Mealey Family
      Members since 1999
      We have been members at the Genesee Valley Club since we moved back to Rochester in 1999. From the moment we walked into the Club during a very busy lunch hour, we have felt welcomed. The staff always warmly greets us and our children by our names and makes us feel so at home. We truly enjoy all aspects of the Club and we love the seasonal menus in each of the various dining areas. All six of us use the Club regularly.

      We enjoy the Friday Social Hours during the fall, winter and spring; the social gatherings on Friday evenings for paddle tennis during the fall and winter; and tennis during the summer months.. We take advantage of the Fitness Area and all the Group Exercise classes available. We have all learned to play squash, pickleball and our four children have learned to play tennis.

      Both John and I have standing weekly tennis matches on the indoor courts during the winter season and outdoor courts in the summer. Pool time is probably when we spend the most time at the GVC which is hard to believe considering how often we are there during the rest of the year. Summer is especially beautiful on the both terraces with the service and food available while dining al fresco. We use the pool most days if the weather permits. The pool patio is quiet and relaxing. The lifeguards are attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. My favorite activity in the summer is to read poolside because the tranquil atmosphere cannot be beat in Rochester.

      The central location of the Club makes it a natural meeting point between picking up our kids, their school activities and Rochester's night life. The Genesee Valley Club is truly a gem of Rochester.
  • I am a Valley Club Businessman
    • Victor E. Salerno
      Member since 2006
      I have been a GVC member since 2006, joining shortly after becoming CEO of O’Connell Electric Company. Our insurance agent, longtime member Peter Barker, had suggested for years that I join the Valley Club as it would be excellent for my business career. Boy was he right!

      Although we have had wonderful family events at the Club over the years, my primary focus has been from a business perspective. One thing I tell potential members is that whatever the cost, you will more than get it back from the contacts and great people you will meet. In my mind, it is not a cost but an investment.

      We have had many outstanding business events at the Club, including the celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary. This was truly a highlight and many of the hundreds of guests still rave about what a first class party it was. Other business occasions have included administrative assistant celebrations, important dinners and lunches with clients and potential clients, celebrations of major business successes, thank you’ s for a job well done, and trade association gatherings, to name a few. One thing I have found when you invite someone to the Club, they never refuse. It is truly the best place in the Rochester area to conduct business. I strongly suggest you take full advantage of the opportunities present. This is especially true for our young members and I cannot recommend our Club more highly.

      Maître d'hôtel Genaro Felix, Assistant Manager John Corey, General Manager Reinhard Danger and Executive Chef Robert Fasce will accommodate whatever your needs may be and create events you can sincerely be proud of.
  • I have a Valley Club Young Family

    •  Ressler Family
      Members since 2011
      The Genesee Valley Club is the perfect place for a young family. The Club is small enough to get to know each employee on a first-name basis, but also offers all the services that both children and adults desire.

      Our four-year old boys have been so comfortable in the summer camps and children's programs over the past few years. They are able to take advantage of the tennis facilities, pool, playground and Child Watch Playroom. The Club Staff are professionals who are at the Club year-round, so the children form warm, trusting relationships with their caretakers while enjoying sport and fun. Personally, I am happy because I get to enjoy all the new fitness facilities without worrying about the kids. I bring my two-year old daughter to the Child Watch Room a few days a week to engage socially with friends during fitness classes or tennis lessons.

      Daytime activities are always fun at the Club, but what we enjoy the most are our evenings at the Valley Club. Whether it be an anniversary dinner in the Red Grill, a date night in the Armstrong Grill, or a family-friendly event such as the Halloween Boo-fet, our family is always more than satisfied. The Genesee Valley Club is the premier dining club in Rochester. Special events are made magical with long-time Maitre d' Genaro Felix. He has hosted our wedding, baby namings, and many business events flawlessly. Our guests are always blown away by the hospitality, making memories that last a lifetime.

      Any young family would feel at home at the Genesee Valley Club. Children's activities, sports and fitness, and the dining experience, make it the perfect Club for everyone in the family to enjoy.
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