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

Unique Event Videos from downtown St. Pete Florida historic wedding and event venue NOVA 535 - novaween is st pete favorite halloween costume party

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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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Gold and Black New Year’s Eve Downtown St. Pete Wedding

New Year’s Eve Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

How much fun can a wedding be? Tons! Especially when you have such a delightful couple like Theresa and Josh, who are seriously in love, and getting married on the one day of the year that demands you throw a party! So what did we get here? Well a New Year’s Eve St. Pete Wedding at historic venue NOVA 535, that’s what!! Pop the champagne, hugs and kisses all around and, well of course congrats to our newlyweds Josh and Theresa!

Outdoor Nighttime Wedding Portrait of Bride and Groom at Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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30 Years Bogie Proud

Gathering here at my historic venue NOVA 535, for our 30th high school reunion, Boca Ciega Class of 1986, the excitement and anticipation was palatable. Gathering in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, Florida, on a weekend already full of Pride; St. Pete Pride. Gathering one and all, black, white, brown, tan, blue, peach and green and rainbow (we hired the amazing Hoola Monsters to perform) gay, straight, undecided, “it’s none of your business”, tall, short, thick and thin, bald to bushy. Humans. Gathering. To Celebrate. The gathering core comprised of our friendships; friendly, caring and kind to each other. How Humanity should be treating each other. With love, respect and kindness, instead of fear, ignorance and hatred. By 4am, as the last few of us ubered our ways home (Uber Marcie it’s UBER!), after all our laughter, stories, jokes,  memories, photos, drinks and smokes, we framed the solution, for our species.

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Pink and White Outdoor Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla

It was a pleasure meeting and working with the delightful Ashlea and (then) soon to be hubby James! They were looking for a unique wedding venue, not another beach hotel nor ballroom feel, and luckily for us all they found our historic venue NOVA 535. My team really handled most all of their planning and day of details for their outdoor downtown St. Petersburg wedding here at my venue NOVA 535, and I’m delighted that everything went fabulously! James and Ashlea are such a lovely couple, so cute and in love, that it gives single people hope that Mr/Mrs Right is out there just awaiting that right lucky moment of chance and meeting. Congrats!!

Crystal Rhinestone Tree Centerpieces at Wedding Reception | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Kim and Alan’s Downtown St. Pete Valentine’s Day Inspired Wedding

From Owner Michael S Novilla:
Kim and Alan have such a romantic story; they had their first date on Valentine’s Day, complementing their personal love story. It’s always a pleasure to have clients that are obviously in love, intelligently build a great team and work together to create their “perfectly unique vision” of their wedding ceremony and reception. Congratulations to the Alan and Kim, you all did it masterfully. I hope your every day together reminds you both of your magical Valentine’s Day inspired wedding!

Outdoor, Nighttime St. Petersburg Wedding Ceremony Aisle with Pink Uplighting and Aisle of Flowers | St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 | valentine's day inspired wedding

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Griffin Retirement Party

Tonight daughter Erin Griffin brought together friends, family and fellow educators to celebrate the amazing educational career of her mother, during what we’ve titled the Ann Griffin Retirement Party…although Ann really doesn’t want to retire. She LOVES teaching others. Ann has dedicated 30+ years of her life helping educate…which takes an enormous amount of patience and fortitude….so a BIG congratulations (and much more) is due you Ann, bravo!!2016 0520 AnnGriffin-Retirement-NOVA535-DTSP-44

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Tech Smash and Movie night with Cinema Squatch

Thursday May 19, 2016 we enhanced our weekly social club at NOVA 535 for business owners and Entrepreneurs, the Entrepreneur Social Club (the ESC), by inviting in our pal Ryan Tarrant, owner of Cinema Squatch, for a movie night and tech smash. See Ryan’s company provides huge screens and the big-boy projectors to give your home, office or in this case, a world-class wedding and event venue, a real deal movie experience. So we all teamed up with superstar DJ FRESH, the Sunscreen Film Festival and several other local businesses to make this a truly Smashing Event!2016 0519 DTSP-ESC-NOVA535-2 Tech Smash and Movie night with Cinema Squatch featuring Office Space Film at NOVA 535 is DTSP during Entrepreneur Social Club Continue reading

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Green and Blue Non Beach Florida Destination Wedding

Green and Blue Non Beach Florida Destination Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

It was wonderful working with Jessica and Jacob as they both really appreciated all of the painstaking work and details that went into restoring and renovating NOVA 535. Their working in architecture enabled them to use our building as part of the overall decorating in such a lovely way.  I’m always delighted when a couple who are in love, are smart and creative, come together to create a masterful art show – really that’s what this wedding was, in fact Zen may be a good word to describe. They only added just enough, the perfect complements to our building. to showcase their love for each other and for their guests. Congrats to Jacob and Jessica!!

White and Green Wedding Ceremony Decor with Exposed Brick Wall | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Mia’s Pure Romance Business Delights

Mia Rivero returned once again to downtown St. Pete’s favorite historic venue NOVA 535 to showcase and celebrate her business savvy spirit. See Mia is a renaissance woman: A mom, business owner (Pure Romance by Mia), Stetson Law graduate (where my father graduated from, takes a lot of hard work and smarts for sure!) she’s also a motivator and live broadcaster! Well tonight she shared all of these talents and more with the enthusiastic 250-ish ladies assembled to hear more about her Pure Romance business.
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The Spy who loved his Aston Martin DB11

Dimmitt Automotive Group needed a private, world-class location, to showcase it’s soon to be released Aston Martin DB11, for an exclusive, invite-only event. On a bight and cheery Saturday spring morning here in beautiful Downtown St. Pete aka DTSP, the jaw-dropping DB11 was carefully driven into the front entry of historic wedding and event venue NOVA 535. Just a few hours later, 20 lucky, high-rollers were granted an exclusive, first crack at investing $250 LARGE for one of the very few DB11s available anywhere on earth.
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Modern Turquoise and Tangerine Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From the owner Michael S. Novilla: This photo below about sums up Randy and Abby, they are a beautifully spiritual couple, deeply in love and we we’re delighted that they found and trusted Team NOVA 535 for their especially special celebration – their commitment of marriage to each other. Their modern turquoise and tangerine themed downtown St. Pete wedding was breathtakingly gorgeous! WOW!!

Congratulations and best always to Abby and Randy!!

Bride and Groom First Touch Wedding Portrait | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 Event Space

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Romantic, Blue Downtown St. Pete Asian Wedding

From the owner Michael S. Novilla: We were so delighted that Glenne and Jordan had chosen NOVA 535 for their wedding reception! They were another shining example of our wonderful, unique, and lovely couples that find and appreciate NOVA for what we strive to be; that place in your heart that allows you to feel warm and welcome, comfortable and at peace with yourself and those loved ones you’ve gathered together to share such a joyous occasion as your marriage commitment. Congratulations to Jordan and Glenne and a big THANKS from TEAM NOVA!

Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535| Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

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