50th Birthday with Friends Family and Fire

Growing up here in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida was certainly a treat. I was lucky enough to live on the west side of town, near park street and Abercrombie Park, just south of the Garden Drive-In. When I was 11 years old, another Michael moved into our neighborhood, and soon we were best of friends. Our neighborhood was filled with several families, so we always had plenty of playmates, for hide and go seek freeze-tag, kickball, Frisbee, soccer, tree climbing and lots and lots of bike riding. Mike was older and stronger and fell into the role of big brother and friend. We spent a ton of time together, certainly some of the best years of our lives. Fast Forward to tonight, as we celebrate with Friends Family and Fire!

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NOVAween 10 Ignited The Spirit of Halloween

Halloween may have already passed this year, but I think we’re all still celebrating the excitement Downtown St. Pete shared at NOVAween 10. The unique and historic event space, NOVA 535, hosts an annual Halloween extravaganza and 2016 marked the tenth anniversary of this memorable spooky soiree. I’m Erika Cain, Entertainment Coordinator at NOVA 535 and Content Creator at our sister company, DowntownStPete.com. As I have hosted and provided entertainment for the party for the past three years (huge thanks to owner, Michael S. Novilla, for keeping me on board!), I can say one thing for certain: NOVAween is not your ordinary Halloween Party. The event itself has transpired to a well-anticipated ball. Why? The energy within the venue is always beyond positive and everyone has a permanent grin on their face when they are at the party. Perhaps it’s the great tunes that brings everyone together or NOVA’s multiple full-liquor bars that does the trick. Whatever it may be – it has become DTSP’s (aka DownTown St. Pete) favorite Halloween Party!

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Purple Orange and Turquoise Moroccan Inspired St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla

Brandi and Imad’s Moroccan theme and colors looked so wonderful here at NOVA 535. Emily Morgavan, NOVA 535’s interior designer, and I spent a LOT of time immersed within the Moroccan world; exploring and enjoying the colors, patterns and vibrant lifestyle. Our Supernova Suite (Bridal Suite) enjoys hints and flavours of Morocco. Having Imad and Brandi beautifully extend our vision was quite a treat. They are such a lovely, delightful, loving couple, and we were honored to host their most special of days here. Bravo and congratulations to Imad and Brandi on your Purple Orange and Turquoise Moroccan Inspired St. Pete Wedding! Bride and Groom Evening Lighted Wedding Portrait with Twinkle Lights | Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue Nova 535

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A Lively Welcome to Novaween 10

Well, the brick road isn’t yellow and the destination isn’t Oz, but it’s a marvelous brick path to unique venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete, Florida. As this gorgeous space is primarily known for creating custom private events and stunning weddings, NOVA also throws wicked public parties for everyone to drink, dance and have a ball at. NOVAween is absolutely no exception to this. We celebrated the tenth anniversary of this spooktacular Halloween bash and the thrills began as soon as the ghouls and goblins of DTSP entered the candle-lit bamboo courtyard. Novaween 10 was full of treats for guests to enjoy and the first ingredient of the entire cauldron was the red carpet treatment as Barry Lively snapped photos of guests sporting their devilish disguises as they entered the party. Talk about a lively welcome to Novaween!!
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NOVA First Friday

Hi, I’m Audrey and tonight was my first experience at NOVA First Friday at the 5 star event venue, NOVA 535. It may have been the CPR I needed for my St. Petersburg First Friday experience! NOVA’s First Friday has been hosted successfully by a fellow local Burger, Jeff Copeland, for over 5 years running.

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Navy, Silver and Merlot Red Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

It’s really cute how Mike and Ashley met, hold tight, you’ll find out below! They are such a delightful couple, who both really seemed to enjoy Team NOVA and our NOVA Way planning process. We believe in continuous improvement here, which  (we hope) always shows how much we truly LOVE OUR CLIENTS!  Of course, some clients are a whole lot easier to work with; that’d be Ashley and Mike! Two wonderful people now united as one. Congratulations to our newlyweds on your outdoor St. Pete wedding!!

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait with Exposed Brick Wall Backdrop at Modern, Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 | outdoor st. pete wedding

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A FUNdraiser That Truly Rocked

There’s something incredibly magical within the walls of the 1920 built, historic venue NOVA 535, in gorgeous Downtown St. Pete. Whether it is a wedding, birthday party, award show, live performance or anything in between, one thing is for certain: guests are always smiling and having a good time. It wasn’t any different on Saturday, September 17, 2016 when The Burg Exchange presented Wine Down For Youth Advocacy, an annual fundraiser benefiting Arts Conservatory For Teens (ACT).
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Beautiful Skin and a New Lexus

When we booked Rodan + Fields for an awards celebration party a few months ago, I didn’t immediately recognize the brand name. My skin care regimen is eating well, lots of clean water and plenty of organic coconut oil, so I’m a bit in the dark as to which brands are what. Along the planning path I learned who Rodan + Fields was and that they take good care of their people. One of those lovely people is Erin King, who I got to know a bit as we discussed details, timelines, and floorplans. We also had to decide where we should park the Lexus 460 here inside of our historic venue (built 1920) NOVA 535. Her associate Heather Tuck (congrats Heather!!) was receiving the gorgeous new Lexus as part of her compensation and bonus package! WOW! So I suggested setting it along our gorgeous, red clay block walls. Makes for such fabulous photo opportunities which you’ll certainly enjoy….read on! 2016-09-15-rodanfields-at-dtsp-venue-nova-535-3639 Continue reading

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A Decade of Tricks and Treats in Downtown St. Pete

Friday, October 21, 2016
Novaween 10 – Decade of Tricks and Treats
St. Pete’s favorite adults only Halloween costume party!

This is our 10th, yes TENTH Novaween, Decade of Tricks and Treats! Wow! It’s scary how fast time flies! For those of you yet to attend, scroll down to see what the hell you’ve missed! This year, Friday October 21st, 2016, from 9pm to 3am, is Novaween 10, a Decade of Tricks and Treats will be hosted by the spellbinding Gypsy Allure. Come find out why Novaween is St. Pete’s favorite adults only Halloween costume party!

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Romantic Navy Blue, Silver and Ivory St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla

Unfortunately I didn’t get to know Ime and Sarah as well as I’d of liked to, but what I do know is that they are a really sweet couple, obviously very much in love. Their smiles were always shining, lighting up everyone in the room around them; that kind of storybook love that Hollywood loves to write about. Sarah and Ime did a beautiful job adding just the perfect amount of personalized decorations at NOVA, as you can tell from these lovely photos. We were honored to host their special day here in our beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg. Congratulations to Sarah and Ime, much love and the best to you both!!

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Exposed Brick Wall Backdrop at Modern, Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Black, Gold and Pink Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:
I love the way Chelsea and Dan utilized an elegant, simple design aesthetic, especially with their usage of the gorgeous, breathtaking flowers. We tried so hard when designing and building NOVA 535 to combine timeless elements; bricks, hardwood, glass, wrought iron and bamboo, creating a unique “blank canvas”. This canvas gives our clients the freedom and ease to enjoy NOVA as-is. Or as with Dan and Chelsea, to ability to add just the right personal touches, allowing their own personalities and creativity to really shine through.  Bravo to Chelsea and Dan for creating such a stunning look and feel for thier magical Black, Gold and Pink Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding. Congratulations and much love and thanks!!

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I make films like a girl

I make films like a girl. Well maybe not me, personally. See last night, Thursday August 18, 2016, instead of hosting my weekly Entrepreneur Social Club here at modernized historic venue NOVA 535, I spent time with WIFT. Wift who? Women In Film and Television. WIFT. WIFT Florida, specifically, tonight. The lovely ladies were here to schmooze, laugh and connect. To network and expand their contacts, and to enjoy time with fellow filmmakers, producers, directors, actors, cast and crew. Feature films and docs, web series and TV commercials, shorts and indie scripts, there was a bit of it all. The common thread here was the love of film. Everyone in attendance, no matter what set, or direction they’re coming from, are ALL film LOVERS. And some are lucky enough to do it for a living. Ready Set, ACTION!2016 0818 WIFT-Women-Film-TV-at-venue-NOVA-535-DTSP-phone-212605

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Unique Event Videos A Blast from the Past

NOVA 535 Unique Event Space, is a world-class wedding and event venue, located in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, Florida, aka DTSP. Over the years, we have hosted so many fun, exciting and creative public events, ever since we opened in 2008. Who am I? The St. Pete born and raised Entrepreneur who had a vision, and a lot of help, support and good luck, to create such an unique space. A space perfect for Art and Fashion Shows, for our annual NOVAWEEN adults only halloween party, for live music

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Choose Healthy, Feel Strong and Live Happy

Choose healthy, feel strong and live happy was the theme of the evening at gorgeous event venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete. To some that may feel like an unobtainable goal or complex idea of living. In actuality, the changes you need to make are simple and with access to the proper resources, you can be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in no time! Thankfully, Mika Rotunda, who describes herself as an Eternal Optimist and Fitness Guru, is here to help you feel not-so-overwhelmed on your journey to optimization! She, along with Michael Novilla (owner of NOVA and founder of Entrepreneur Social Club) and DowntownStPete.com brought the health-conscious community of DTSP together under one roof for St. Pete Healthy Lifestyles at NOVA 535 on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

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NOVA 535 is perfect location for tv film photo shoots

NOVA 535 Unique Event Space, located in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, Florida, is a perfect location for any kind of shoot; web series, infomercials, tv film photo shoots…for so many reasons. Why? For starts our location is private, secure and easily accessed from Tampa, Sarasota and the Beaches, right off the interstate.

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