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. Updates continue to enhance the buildings and grounds yet honor the history. Many couples have been united in marriage and families have begun and grown. Some couples join the church and add to our multi-generational congregation rich in love and community.
Members and visitors continue to worship in the original sanctuary built by and purchased from Hyde Park Baptist Church in 1910. The wooden pews and new wood floor maintain the original ambiance while providing a modern, sleek appearance. A baby grand piano and sound system project music clearly and beautifully throughout the space. The sanctuary comfortably seats 150 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, refreshments after church, birthday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, receptions and other events. It has a full kitchen whether you choose to do your own cooking or use a catering service. The open floor plan allows for the ample tables and chairs to be arranged in any way preferred. There is a nursery for younger guests 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 not a problem. A playscape is 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.