Navy Blue and Pink Boho Floral Inspired St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla:

Joseph Christopher Rovnak, “Chris” and lovely wife Nicole were wonderful clients, who created a gorgeous outdoor blush pink wedding ceremony at our historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, here in Downtown St. Pete! They married in our bamboo garden, which was highlighted with pink boho chic decor and then the guets when inside for a dramatic indoor ballroom reception. How cool was it to have such a beautiful wedding AND offer hot, delicious pizza to their guests! Yummy! Bravo to Nicole and Chris!Bamboo Outdoor Courtyard Garden Wedding Ceremony Portrait, Groomsmen in Gray Suits with Floral Tie, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Blush and Rose Gold Dresses, with Rustic Bohemian Floral White Floral and Greenery Arch | Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Novaween He11even Friendly Freakshow

Novaween He11even Friendly Freakshow
at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida.

Friday October 20, 2017 brought our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween, once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete, this year named “He11even”.  In this web story we are featuring the Novaween He11even Friendly Freakshow, showcasing the remaining photos from Ann Coffman Photography. The next, final blog, about Novaween He11even will offer up the Photobooth images from Get The Picture, stay tuned and enjoy the photos from St. Pete’s Favorite Adults Only Halloween Costume Party!!  Our Friendly Freakshow Novaween He11even ensured we all celebrated 11 years of Downtown St. Pete's favorite Halloween Party Novaween on October 20, 2017 at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535

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Novaween He11even Costumes and Crazies

Novaween He11even Costumes and Crazies
at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida.

Friday October 20, 2017 brought our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween, once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete, this year named “He11even”. What’s often referred to as St. Pete’s Favorite Adults Only Halloween Costume Party! In this web story we are featuring the Novaween He11even Costumes and Crazies, with about 50% of the photos from tonight in this story, the rest in my next blog, so stay tuned and enjoy!  Novaween He11even Costumes and Crazies at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida. Continue reading

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Bold, Colorful Purple and Blue Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla

The sweet couple Christine and Jon created such a gorgeous, unique look and vibe for their wedding ceremony and reception here at NOVA 535. They shared their obvious love for each other, and for their attending guests, in our brick and bamboo courtyard with a lovely wedding ceremony. Then everyone went inside for dining, drinks and dancing! Congrats to our delightful newlyweds Jon and Christine! Best of Luck to you Both!!

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Team Novaween He11even

Team Novaween He11even at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida

Friday October 20, 2017 brought our annual Halloween Costume Party Novaween He11even once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535;. Our doors opened at 9:00 pm and we ended this always unpredictably wild party to a close at 3:00 am. Those 6 hours are what you, our guests, got to enjoy. But the process of creating and producing this most fun of events took weeks and months, by an entire team of wonderfully talented people. Team Novaween He11even. Here is their story, and many incredible photos from this process and evening. The remainder of the photos will be found in the next few upcoming blogs, so be patient and enjoy! If we post them all at once we may just overload your senses and device loading time!Team Novaween He11even at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 downtown St. Pete, Florida

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Welcome Back BABC Wedding Dress Show

Here is a warm Welcome Back to Tampa Bay and to historic wedding and event venue NOVA 535 to our friends at the “BABC Wedding Dress Show!

The amazing wedding dress company “Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC)” is having its FREE DRESS GIVEAWAY event for Brides in need. For years Historic Wedding and Event Venue NOVA 535 in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida has supported BABC. Since 1997 this social enterprise company has helped over 50,000 women find affordable designer wedding dresses all while donating millions of dollars to cancer-related charities. Let’s check out all the wonderful news…Welcome Back Brides Against Breast Cancer to downtown St. Pete historic wedding and event venue NOVA 535 plus 200 Free Dresses flyer

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Romantic, Modern Fairytale Indoor St. Petersburg Wedding

Romantic, Modern Fairytale Indoor St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla

Joe and Kelley brought in such a lovely theme and use of colors for their wedding here at NOVA 535, they obviously have excellent design esthetics. I’m still thrilled when couples, who are obviously deeply in love, create such a gorgeous and uniquely personal atmosphere for their big day, and for their guests. Bravo to Kelley and Joe for sharing such a fabulous fairytale! And thanks again for trusting Team NOVA 535 for your wedding ceremony and reception!!

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait | Unique Modern Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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NOVA 535 Awarded Best Wedding Venue by Brides Against Breast Cancer

NOVA 535 was recently Awarded “Best Wedding Venue in Tampa / St. Pete” by Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC). This social enterprise has assisted thousands of women in purchasing beautiful, pre-owned wedding dresses at an affordable price all while donating millions of dollars to cancer-related charities.

NOVA 535 Awarded Best Wedding Venue by Brides Against Breast Cancer

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Romantic, Modern Purple Indoor St. Petersburg, Florida Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla: Oh the sweetness of Mother Nature. She provides sunshine and a gorgeous sea breeze quite often here in Downtown St. Pete, Florida. What do you do when she seems to have other plans for your gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony? You trust NOVA 535! Our unique event space is versatile to suite every bride and groom’s needs (or bride and bride or groom and groom – we love everyone here!). Luckily when you rent the venue, the entire award-winning historic location is entirely yours. That being said, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, NOVA is on your side! Find out how a hurricane created an alternate plan for Kimberly and Stephen’s Romantic, Modern Purple St. Petersburg Wedding.

Modern Indoor Wedding Ceremony with White Altar and Brick Wall Backdrop | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show

Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show

Each year comes the St. Pete Art and Fashion Week, founded by the delightful Dona Crowley, of LUXE Fashion Group. This year the SPAFW week is September 13-16, 2017. On Thursday, May 4th we were lucky enough to enjoy some early fashion fabulousness. See Dona is one of our Entrepreneur Social Club members, and instead of our regular Thursday night meeting, we hosted her beautiful Luminescence “Blacklight” fashion show. Here happens to be at our ESC HQ, the one and only historic DTSP venue NOVA 535.

Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show

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60th Birthday Roast of Jon RENO LaBudde

Growing up here in sunny St. Pete, Florida was 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. After graduating from Bogie in 1986, I found myself out and about, doing the normal guy stuff. Drinking beers, chasing the ladies, riding bikes all over town, playing video games at Aladdin’s Castle, hanging at the TI Fun Center and of course, at some point we all ended up at The BIG CATCH. And that’s where I, like most everyone else of those days, ended up meeting Jon. The Jon LaBudde. Jon RENO LaBudde, our Buddy. The birthday boy, who tonight, April 29, 2017, at historic venue NOVA 535 in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, aka DTSP, we gathered to shower with love, to honor and thank him for all that he’s done for us! How did we thank him? That’s the fun part! Read on and enjoy the 60th Birthday Roast of Jon RENO LaBudde!

60th Birthday Roast of Jon RENO LaBudde

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Modern Black, White and Metallic St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla: The atmosphere of a venue sets the tone for a wedding. This stunning bride and groom, Lauren and Nick, understood the importance of lighting to help set a romantic mood for their Modern Black, White and Metallic Wedding Ceremony. Luckily, NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete, Florida has a state of the art lighting system built into our historic building. This aspect adds even more enchantment to the upscale feel of the venue and allows guests to truly focus on the magical elements of the ceremony and wedding reception.

Modern, Industrial Wedding Ceremony with Lighted Backdrop and Brick Wall | St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Mia’s Pure Romance Returns with a Buzz

Mia Rivero is always bustling with energy, she’s a hard worker who loves her ladies. See, Mia works for Pure Romance, a company focused on making both women and men smile. She returned once again to our historic venue NOVA 535, right here in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, Florida. Aka DTSP. Mia is back showcasing and celebrating her business savvy spirit. She is a business owner (Pure Romance by Mia), Stetson Law graduate (my dad’s Alma Mater), a dedicated mom, plus she’s also a motivator and live broadcaster! Tonight she shared all of these talents and more with the delightful crowd of around 200 ladies who gathered to learn more about her Pure Romance business.

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Grey and Silver Modern Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla: Every beautiful couple who celebrates their special day at our DTSP venue is unique in their own way. Although each couple has their individual style, they all are dreaming of an upscale and memorable wedding! Seeing someone’s dream wedding come to life is exciting for team NOVA. That is truly what we focus on: creating 5-star events that delight our guests. This lovely duo, Victoria and David, brought an inspiring mix of preppy and edgy to their Grey and Silver Modern Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding. Plus NOVA 535 is located in a great city for their out-of-town guests to enjoy for the weekend.

Bride and Groom Sweetheart Table with Lighted Marquee Monogram Letters, Exposed Brick and Industrial String Lights | Modern Industrial Wedding Reception Decor Inspiration | Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Elegant White and Gold Formal St. Pete Wedding Reception

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

Amanda and John couldn’t help but fall in love with the beauty of NOVA 535 and Team NOVA quickly fell in love with this couple and their chic style! The memories created at their elegant white and gold formal St. Pete wedding reception were stunning, just like the newlyweds. A unique attribute of NOVA is that nearly everything is completely customizable. Read on to find out how Mr. and Mrs. Keim utilized our wedding venue as their blank canvas.

Bride and Groom Wedding Reception Sparkler Exit at Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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