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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The Best Viewpoint to Manage Your Wealth From

The Best Viewpoint to Manage Your Wealth From

On a beautiful “winter” evening here in sunny Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, aka DTSP, business partners Susan Pilon and Melissa Converse, founders of Viewpoint Wealth Management, hosted a delightful cocktail party for clients and close friends. Viewpoint Wealth Management is part of the Raymond James financial family, and this shinny apple hasn’t fallen far from that strong, deep rooted tree. Susan and Melissa are the warm, engaging kind of people that also really know their stuff. Guess that’s why they chose my historic event venue NOVA 535 for their 1st anniversary party. Ha! See what I did there? Congratulations on your first year, ladies!! Bravo! It was a night filled with laughter, new connections, success stories and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Viewpoint on Thursday, February 2, 2017…

Viewpoint Wealth Management at historic venue NOVA 535 in downtown St. Pete aka DTSP

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2017 St. Petersburg Free Clinic Donor Appreciation

2017 St. Petersburg Free Clinic Donor Appreciation was held on a beautiful sunny “winter” night, Sunday January 29, 2017, at Downtown St. Pete historic venue NOVA 535 Unique Event Space. NOVA 535 hosts 5-Star weddings, corporate events, film shoots and private social events, since opening in 2009. The St. Petersburg Free Clinic aka SPFC, was where my father, Michael F. Novilla, spent over 30 years giving his heart, soul, legal and pharmaceutical knowledge to the clinic and its recipients. Tonight we honored and celebrated his and many other wonderful people’s gifts of love, kindness, money and charity to the SPFC.

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A Jolly Good Time at NOVA Noel 9

Can you believe how quickly the holidays came and went in 2016? As jam-packed as the season was, it still managed to have the magical charm you can’t help but to adore. Although the chilly weather hardly ever makes an appearance here in The Sunshine City, St. Petersburg, Florida thoroughly enjoys celebrating an outstanding year with co-workers, friends and family. Nova Noel 9, on Thursday, December 8 2016, was the perfect party to celebrate and create unforgettable moments at NOVA 535.

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2016 12-06 Open House at NOVA 535

Open House couldn’t have come fast enough this month. After such a great success for Novaween, I just couldn’t have been more excited than I was for the upcoming Nova Noel and the fabulous night of live music and good company to hold me over in between. This month, however, things ran a little differently!… and I liked it.

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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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