Wedding Policies

Ouwedding_policy_pic_01r organist, Keith Rasmussan, will serve as the organist for your wedding. All arrangements for music will be made subject to the approval of the organist. The organist, in consultation with the minister, will approve all instrumental and vocal music. Music is a vital part of this sacred service. All lyrics must reflect Biblical and sacred themes. Secular lyrics are not allowed. No prerecorded music is allowed.




Flowers and all decorations should be kept to a minimum so as not to detract from the dignity and beauty of the Sanctuary and the wedding service.

Photographers and videographers are the guests of the congregation of Hyde Park Presbyterian Church and out of courtesy should abide by the policies of the church regarding photography of weddings.







  1. The reverence of the ceremony is most important. Therefore, the Wedding Coordinator has the authority to direct the photographer or videographer not to take pictures at any time she feels it would detract from the ceremony.
  2. Any photography done in the Sanctuary prior to the wedding must be completed one hour before the ceremony and all equipment removed.
  3. The photographer is permitted to take pictures during the ceremony only from the balcony or the narthex window without flash.
  4. Before a photographer is selected, the Wedding Coordinator should be consulted.
  5. Videography is permitted from the balcony or from the choir loft. If the camera is located in the choir loft it must be remotely operated. Thought should be given to conceal the camera as inconspicuously as possible, often in a palm. Available light must be used with no camera mounted light sources. The videographer should attend the rehearsal so he can speak with the pastor about the placement of the camera to avoid any problems.

For further information, please call the Church Office at 253-0069, X 21.

Photographers who are unable to respect these policies and honor the wishes of the staff will be asked not to return.

wedding_policy_pic_04No outside wedding coordinators are permitted to assist with weddings performed at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church. Our wedding coordinator is Pam Tucker. To insure that your wedding is properly planned and carried out in accordance with the church policies, she will oversee the details.

At the rehearsal, the wedding coordinator will guide the members of the wedding party through the details of the wedding to be sure that each person understands what is to happen during the wedding ceremony. At the wedding, she will see that everything runs smoothly from the time of arrival until after the wedding.

All ceremonies performed in this church will be under her guidance. She will have authority over the photography performed to be sure it is in accordance with established church policy.