Here at NOVA 535 Unique Event Space you are free to choose ANY PROFESSIONAL CATERER or we are happy to recommend one that will fit your tastes and budget best. This is the #1 question we are asked here at NOVA so I’ll say it again: NOVA allows you to use any professionally licensed and insured caterer, food vendor, food truck, restaurant or food service company.
How would you like to dine with us? Plated to the Table, Passed Appetizers, Buffet or Action Stations.
 Passed Appetizers: Have your caterer pass anything from light bites to a full meal enjoyed a bit at a time. Cocktail parties and “Cocktail Hour” (between a wedding ceremony and reception) are famous for passed appetizers.
 Plated to the table: Sit and relax while you are served at you table.
 Buffet: Chef attended, think carving station, or Self Service.
 Action Stations: Are the fancy way of saying multiple buffet locations.
HOW MANY GUESTS can be SEATED for DINING?
 INSIDE of NOVA: We can comfortably fit up to:
Downstairs 260 + Upstairs 70 = up to 330 total seated dining inside
 OUTSIDE in COURTYARD: 200 can be seated outside for dining
CHEF = Chef attended station OR self serve
 Inside, downstairs we can seat up to 260 using 26 – 60″ round tables with 10 guests at each seated for dinner via buffet or plated to the table.
In the floorplan above, a BUFFET in the area below NOVA BAR #3 and #4, looks like this (below):
UPSTAIRS: Inside, upstairs we have Seating for up to 70 guests inside plus if the weather is nice, and it usually is, there is also the outdoor balcony.
 Food Truck(s): We have room in our private brick and bamboo courtyard for up to FOUR 20 foot long or THREE 30 foot long food trucks. (keep in mind the potential noise factor from the food truck’s generator. Is it a new quiet one or an old noisy one? Great question for you to ask the Food Truck owner.)
Below is an example of a corporate event with a center stage, for dueling pianos, then outside they had 3 different food trucks plus our courtyard bar open, so it was like two separate looks and feels all here just steps from each other. Remember at NOVA 535 we only host ONE EVENT AT A TIME, so it’s 100% about you and your guests! Another reason NOVA is the best reviewed venue in Tampa Bay!