reserveNOVA 535 is a historic yet modern wedding venue and Unique Event Space here in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, designed with your 5 Star experience in mind. If you are looking to host a wedding, reception, mitzvah or corporate event, then look no further. 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 dedicated 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.

NOVA has won tons of awards, including “Best Place to Get Married”, “Best Blank Canvas”, “Best Holiday Party Venue”, and now 7 years later, NOVA 535 is the #1 rated event space and wedding venue here in St. Petersburg, Florida.


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If you are looking to host a wedding, reception, mitzvah or corporate event, 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 and Bar Staff 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

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Entrepreneur Social Club

The Entrepreneur Social Club meets Thursdays from 6 pm to 8 pm, most always at venue NOVA 535 in downtown St. Pete, Florida, to share our experiences, engage in business exercises and networking, trade wants and needs, learn, grow and enjoy ourselves. Then we head downtown for dinner and more drinks. Join us!

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Tuesday Night Community Happy Hour

One Tuesday evening a month join DowntownStPete.com at venue NOVA 535 for our Community Happy Hour, 5 pm to 9 pm so you can tour NOVA, grab a drink and enjoy incredible live music.

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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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Lori West and the Class of 1986 Presents Bogie 80s High School Reunion

Friday night June 24, 2016 join fellow Boca Ciega Pirates as we celebrate 30-ish years since High School at venue NOVA 535 in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida

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Novaween at NOVA 535 downtown St. Pete DTSP


Friday October 28, 2016 brings St. Pete’s favorite Halloween party to historic venue NOVA 535 here in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, with NOVAWEEN 10

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NOVA NOEL 9 at NOVA 535 dtsp


Thursday night, December 8, 2016 at historic venue NOVA 535 in downtown St. Pete, It’s Time to Celebrate ** NOVA NOEL 9 ** Santa, Live Music , (optional) Dinner Buffet, Photobooth, Live Entertainment and more!

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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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