At NOVA 535, we love custom creating each wedding, corporate event and film shoot – just the way YOU want it..that’s the NOVA Way! Our modernized, historic wedding venue and unique event space located in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida was designed with your 5 Star experience in mind. After 1,000 successful events, perfected The NOVA Way, trust NOVA 535 with your memories today!!


About Us

NOVA 535 is the Best Reviewed Event Space in Tampa Bay.


NOVA 535 here in beautiful downtown St. Pete, was built specifically to hold special events, it’s not a generic hotel room with no personality or style…. in fact NOVA 535 was designed as a unique event space so that when every person walks into the venue they say, “WOW”!! We went even further by creating a process called “The NOVA Way” which ensures our continuous improvement and your 5 Star reviews!

NOVA has won tons of awards, including “Best Place to Get Married”, “Best Blank Canvas”, “Best Holiday Party Venue”, and now 9 years later, NOVA 535 is the #1 rated event space and wedding venue here in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida.


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If you are looking to host a wedding, reception, corporate event, or film shoot then look no further. After 1,000 successful events, perfected The NOVA Way, trust us with your memories today. The best days get booked early so don’t delay.


Weddings at NOVA 535

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NOVA 535 is Tampa Bay’s favorite venue for many reasons:


  • Locally Owned and Operated,
  • Weddings! Host your Ceremony AND Reception at NOVA 535,
  • Top 10 Best Restrooms in the USA ,
  • Our warm and welcoming atmosphere,
  • You can use your own caterer and other professional vendors*
  • Charms of the 1920’s with the conveniences of 2020,
  • It’s all about YOU! Enjoy Exclusive use of our Venue,
  • Convenient downtown St. Pete location.
  • Customized pricing to fit YOUR tastes and budget.

…and the delightful TEAM NOVA who truly care about you and your guests.

*All Beverages, Bar Staff and Rental Items (tables, chairs, linens, etc) must be purchased from NOVA.


Your Special NOVA Event

NOVA transforms night after night after night into the perfect venue for your event:

Private Social Gatherings

From the big day to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the big day and everything in between, NOVA provides the perfect setting for the biggest moments of your life. Allow the helpful Team NOVA to guide you through transforming our venue into your favorite memories.

  • Weddings
  • Commitment Ceremonies
  • Mitzvahs
  • Birthdays
  • Receptions
  • Showers

Corporate Events

Your message and brand are the key to your success. Choose a setting that will enhance your brand and impress your guests!

  • Cocktail Parties
  • Fundraisers
  • Awards Banquets
  • Holiday Parties
  • Trade Shows
  • Training Seminars
  • TV Commercials and Film Shoots

Public Shows and Parties

Whether you attend an event or stage one, you always walk away pleased with the setting at NOVA. There are no bad pictures at NOVA!

  • Live Music and Comedy
  • Art Openings
  • Fashion Shows
  • Annual Spring Celebration NOVA-falooza

And every event is spectacular!


Upcoming Public Events

Upcoming Public Events

Cuban Pete at NOVA 535 in DTSP

Cuban Pete

Cuban Pete presented by Keep Saint Petersburg Local at DTSP venue NOVA 535 on Friday, April 28, 2017 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. A NIGHT OF CUBAN EATS, BEATS & TREATS!

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12th Sunscreen Film Festival Awards and Afterparty

12th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival Awards and Afterparty
Saturday April 29, 2017 at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535

7:00 pm Red Carpet
8:00 pm Awards
9:30 pm Afterparty with Karaoke


Sunscreen was voted one of the “25 Coolest Film Fests” in the country by MovieMaker Magazine in 2009 and was voted the Best Tampa Bay Area Film Festival in 2012 by Tampa Bay Magazine. Sunscreen was one of only 23 Film Fests in the 

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NOVA 535 presents a monthly Tuesday NIght DTSP COmmunity Happy Hour

NOVA First Tuesday Open House

Join us every First Tuesday at venue NOVA 535 for our NOVA Open House, 7 pm to 9 pm so you can tour the historic venue NOVA 535, grab a drink and enjoy incredible live music.

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2017 05-04 St. Pete Art Fashion Week Blacklight Fashion and Art Experience show Luminescence at DTSP venue NOVA 535 flyer

Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show and Art Experience

Join us Thursday May 4, 2017 at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 for St. Pete Art Fashion Week’s incredible fashion and art show experience “Luminescence”.

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First Friday at NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete

First Friday

Every First Friday, come celebrate with our grown up clientele, celebrities and Tampa Bay’s hottest DJs for this exclusive, once a month, public party here at the private, world-class NOVA 535 Unique Event Space in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida.

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Jon LaBudde Reno Roast

60th Birthday Reno Roast of Jon LaBudde

Saturday night, May 6, 2017, join us at DTSP venue NOVA 535, as we host the 60th Birthday Reno Roast of Jon LaBudde, the (unofficial) Mayor of St. Pete!

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Smpl Events Bridal Show at NOVA 535 2017 05 07

Bridal Show with Smpl Events

Our bridal shows in St Petersburg are a fun way for brides and their guests to get ideas and inspiration, figure out their wedding budget, determine their priorities, and get their questions answered about wedding photography and video, catering, wedding planning, flowers, reception venues, transportation, lodging, and much more!

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A Toast for A Cure Benefiting Crohn's & Colitis Foundation at NOVA 535

A Toast for A Cure Benefiting Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Our 2017 Honoree’s, Angela Wilson and her husband, Mark Wilson from Fox 13 invite you to help raise a glass and join us for the Central & Northeastern Florida Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Fourth Annual A Toast for A Cure Corporate Cocktail and celebrate the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary!

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The details are where we shine


Locally owned and operated here in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, and originally a 1920’s Five and Dime, NOVA 535 was meticulously renovated to create an eco-friendly, high-end yet welcoming atmosphere, that blends classic and cutting edge design details to create St. Pete’s most unique and award winning event venue.

Grand Event Space

  • Original 1920 Clay Brick Walls
  • Brazilian Wood Floor makes a perfect dance surface
  • Full coverage of wire mounting for hanging any size art
  • Marble top full liquor bar
  • Accommodates 350 for seated dinner or 800 for cocktails
  • Private Venue. No Public Access
  • Free Parking plus optional Valet. PARKING & DIRECTIONS 


  • Private and Secure.
  • Beautiful Outdoor Ceremony Area
  • Antique Real Clay Bricks
  • Lush tropical 30 foot tall Bamboo, lit via dramatic LED system plus overhead soft white cafe lights
  • Spacious 4,000 square feet provides plenty of room for dining, dancing, fire performances, grand sparkler exits, wedding ceremonies, vendor shows…

Upstairs VIP Level

  • Upstairs view of Gallery
  • Separate VIP Bar
  • Private Lounge Areas
  • Spacious Swanky Reception Area

Private Outdoor Balcony

  • Beautiful views of Bamboo Courtyard
  • Large Party Space
  • Loungy Smoking Area

Sound & Lighting

  • Professional lighting and control board
  • Built-in Nightclub-quality Sound & Dance System
  • Adaptable, white and full RGB color washes
  • Tampa Bay’s Best Lit Wedding Venue
  • Video and Slideshow system throughout

Restroom & Get-Ready Suites

  • 10 Luxurious Restroom Suites
  • Gorgeous VIP Bridal Suite / Greenroom
  • Additional “Get Ready Suite” with two private restrooms
  • Private rear access to VIP areas
  • Italian travertine shower
  • Awarded Top 10 Best Restrooms in USA

Full Catering Kitchen

  • Full Size Convection Oven
  • Professional dishwashers
  • Ice maker
  • Use any Licensed and Insured Caterer
  • Unlimited Catering Options


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