Hyde Park Presbyterian Church is located in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood and like the community that surrounds it, is rooted in history and tradition. The buildings and grounds were completely renovated in 2010 in celebration of its 100th birthday. Over the years, many couples have been united in marriage, families have begun and grown, leading to a multi-generational congregation rich in love and community.
Members and visitors continue to worship in the original sanctuary which was built by and purchased from Hyde Park Baptist Church in 1910. The restored wood pews and new wood floor maintain the original ambiance while providing a modern, sleek appearance. A new baby grand piano and state-of-the-art sound system project music clearly and beautifully throughout the space. The sanctuary comfortably seats 130 guests but doesn’t feel empty during small, intimate gatherings. Additionally, there is adequate room for large bridal parties at the front.
Named after a beloved member of the congregation, it is the perfect place to get ready while relaxing with your wedding party and family. Literally a home purchased by the church in the mid-1900’s, there is a dressing area, full-length mirror, two rooms with sofas and chairs for lounging and preparation and a refrigerator for snacks and beverages.
Originally an old army mess hall, Wooten Hall (deemed such after one of HPPC’s original members) is used for Sunday luncheons, weekly refreshments after church, birthday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners and receptions. It has a full kitchen whether you choose to do your own cooking or use a catering service. There are ample tables and chairs that can be arranged in any layout imaginable due to the open floor plan. Also, a nursery for younger guests is in the back although an attendant is not provided.
All buildings are wheelchair accessible. There is a small parking lot in the rear of the building. However, street parking is abundant and never a problem. There is a playscape on part of the grounds to entertain any children who may be in attendance. The day prior, the names of the bride and groom along with the date are placed on the sign at the front of the property. It is a personalized touch that lets guests know they are in the right place and makes for special photos.