Hyde Park Presbyterian Church is centrally located in the charming Hyde Park area of Austin. Situated on a corner lot, our church is nestled under a canopy of large oak trees which provides a lovely setting for weddings. Our sanctuary, which comfortably seats 130 guests, offers an intimate atmosphere for your special day.
Wooten Hall is available for rehearsal dinners and receptions and offers a full sized kitchen as well as a nursery. Mavis' House offers space for dressing and preparation before the ceremony.
Our pastor is available to perform the ceremony if desired. She provides premarital counseling, planning, performs the rehearsal and officiates the ceremony. Outside ministers are welcome with advanced approval.
We are fortunate to have an excellent pianist as well as a soloist who are available if desired. Violinists may be available if requested as well.
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Ben K. · Married on 04/10/2021
April 2021 wedding at HPPC
Full disclosure: my wife and I are actually members of the HPPC, but we originally looked at it first as a potential ceremony site.
Having a church ceremony was important to us and HPPC checked off some pretty big boxes. We toured a lot of venues after we got engaged (Dec. '19), but one thing my wife kept bringing up was how much she wanted to get married in a church. We were both brought up Presbyterian and had been searching on and off for years to find a church. So when we came across HPPC it piqued our interest. And after meeting Karen and touring the place, HPPC was the easy front runner when it came time to decide on a venue.
We joined as members a few months after signing our ceremony contract because we felt that if we're getting married here, we should try to become embedded in the community. On that note, it's been a really rewarding decision.
But that's just us. HPPC is a great even if you're just looking for a venue. And I'm guessing if you're reading this, you're at least considering a church wedding, too. Karen worked well with our month-of coordinator and everything went smoothly on the day-of. Karen had pretty bows she put on the pews to help separate groups for COVID-19 protocols.
The bridal suite in the next building is big enough to accommodate a decent sized group. The groom's area is the multipurpose room behind the chapel. You could get ready there, but we chose to do it at my hotel room nearby and then go back there for pictures.
While it checked off a lot of personal boxes for us, I also think HPPC offers something aesthetically. It's a small, quaint but very pretty chapel in a beautiful historic neighborhood. The white siding, the little steeple, the old pews (I believe they are original), the grass lawn & playground. On a beautiful day -- it was 82 and sunny on our wedding -- it's picturesque.
Which leads to another point: it's a great spot for pictures. I've included some below from our photographer, Eryn Chandler, who I would wholeheartedly also recommend you hire if you're in the market.
Happy venue hunting. It can be the toughest part of planning because it's usually the thing you try to tackle first. Whether or not a church wedding is important to you, I happen to think the HPPC was a nice setting for ours. It was very us. If you want a shabby chic hill country wedding, the HPPC isn't going to be for you. But I believe there's something to be said for a cute spring time church wedding.
If you chose HPPC, I you won't be disappointed.Sent on 05/06/2021
Sh · Married on 02/11/2021
Caring and Considerate
Hyde Park Presbyterian was the island of calm and beauty in our COVID wedding journey. The sanctuary provides a simple, yet beautiful and intimate setting in which to stage the wedding of your dreams. The staff was thoughtful and capable, helping us plan and coordinate our efforts.Sent on 12/08/2020
Angela · Married on 12/15/2018
Above and beyond the best!
My husband and I were married at Hydepark Presbyterian Church in December 2018. We had the challenge of organizing a wedding out of state. However we were amazed by how stress free this part of the journey was for us. The wedding coordinator Karen Laffer went above and beyond to make sure the church was open and available for the flower delivery and set up. Karen is hands-down the most responsive, helpful, organized, and calming coordinator I have ever met. She graciously walked us through our options in terms of church decoration, music, guest capacity, rehearsal and day of wedding expectations, and even provided us with tips for how to go about making the most out of ceremony experience. The church itself is beautiful and very versatile. The grounds are radiant and make for the most natural and unique pictures.
Our wedding was made very special by the people at Hydepark and we will forever treasure this in our hearts. Highly recommend this beautiful church to you my reader friend.
Cheers!Sent on 05/13/2019