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.
Elegant Formal St. Pete Wedding
Amanda and John’s St. Petersburg wedding celebration featured a unique outdoor ceremony at NOVA 535, something not typically found in downtown St. Pete.
“When we visited NOVA 535 and saw the bamboo garden for the cocktail hour, the exposed brick, and wood beams inside for the reception, it was a no-brainer,” Amanda gushed.
Since many of the wedding guests were traveling, it was important to the bride and groom to choose a wedding location that would provide entertainment and was also convenient.
“A majority of our guests were from out of town, and we felt that they would enjoy being able to walk to all of the local shops, restaurants and farmers markets,” the bride explained.
The couple chose their one-of-a-kind downtown St. Pete wedding and event venue because it felt like a hidden oasis.
What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We wanted to have a unique venue for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception so we decided to look for places that would accomplish this.
When we visited NOVA 535, saw the bamboo garden for cocktail hour, the exposed brick and wood beams inside for the reception, it was a no-brainer. We chose the venue because it is honestly so unique. How often do you see cocktail hours hosted in a bamboo garden? How often do you see receptions in a beautiful indoor setting with exposed brick and wood beams? Also, the fact that you could choose any licensed food vendor was a huge advantage, because other venues only let you choose from their select few.
Ceremony Venue: The Plaza at The Mahaffey Theater
Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer: Limelight Photography
Videographer: Lexoria Films
Planner: Exquisite Events
Florist: 2Birds Events
Caterer & Cake: Olympia Catering
String Duet Duo: Moeller Music
DJ: DJ Jaey
Officiant: Stu Austin
Transportation: Olympus Limo
Dress Shop and Designer: The White Magnolia – Mikaela Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Bella Bridesmaids – Watters
Hair & Makeup: Style Hair and Makeup
Brides Hair: Tina Marie Hairstyling
Additional Wedding Vendors: Mini Doughnut Factory
Anna Coats is a wedding blogger from Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. Her 11-11-11 St. Petersburg, FL wedding was featured on USA Today.
If you are looking for a unique, modernized historic venue in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida to host a wedding, reception or corporate event, look no further. GET STARTED online, call / text 949-873-6682 or email Sales@NOVA535.com.
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