Congratulations on your engagement.
We are excited for the new chapter in your life and would love to be a part of it. Situated on a corner lot in the charming Hyde Park area, our church is nestled under a canopy of 150 year old oak trees. The grounds are covered by a variety of flourishing flowers and plants that change with each season. To celebrate our 100th birthday, the buildings and property were completely renovated and the sanctuary was renovated again in 2019. While doing so, we honored the qualities that make us a historical site and the quaintness of the neighborhood while blending with the modernity of the city.

It is not necessary to be a member of the congregation in order to be married at Hyde Park Presbyterian. We welcome people of all faiths and stages in life whether you are starting a new chapter in life together, renewing your vows or joining two families as one.

Emily Owen
As a Pastor, Emily brings an enthusiasm that is contagious and her personality is infectious. She graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2008 and then went on to serve in Matthews, North Carolina from 2008-2014. In 2015, she did a yearlong residency in clinical pastoral education in the Texas Medical Center in Houston and was hired by the same hospital system as a staff chaplain upon graduation. In December of 2018, Emily began a new adventure when her husband accepted the position of director of John Knox Ranch.  Over Thanksgiving break, she and her family relocated to the ranch’s beautiful 300-acre property just outside of Wimberley.

Karen Laffere
As the wedding representative, Karen’s goal is to make certain your wedding is exactly as you envision it. Aside from being the initial contact, she does everything to ensure any request(s) you have are taken care of efficiently and to your satisfaction. She is available by phone, email or in person to answer questions, show the facilities or provide any assistance or advice.

Juan “Manuel” Senties
Multi-faceted musician, Manuel  studied Music Education and while working as a teacher, became choir director of the school. Later, he moved to Austin to continue his journey as chorus leader. Manuel leads the congregation musically each Sunday with his mastery of the piano and melodic voice. With a vast knowledge of music genres, he enjoys performing as a pianist or soloist at weddings if requested and available.

Wedding Brochure

Couples who choose to be married in a service of Christian worship are taking a step beyond a civil ceremony and are inviting God to be a part of their relationship.  They seek to bring their marriage into accord with the will of God and allow their relationship with Christ to form a pattern for the covenant of marriage. (Ephesians 5:21)