Elegant 1920’s Great Gatsby Inspired St. Pete Wedding

From NOVA 535 founder, Michael S. Novilla:

“Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” [The Great Gatsby]

How perfect was it for Steven and Danielle to desire a Great Gatsby themed wedding while choosing NOVA 535. Our 1920 built, red clay brick walled, hardwood floored, historic venue would have suited “Old Sport” himself. Team NOVA loved working with Danielle and Steven, and we are most appreciative of their trust in us, to create the atmosphere and vision they desired for thier big wedding day! Congrats to the lovely newly weds Danielle and Steven!!Bride and groom under string lights at St. Pete wedding venue NOVA 535

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Minimalist Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From owner, Michael Scott Novilla:

What I love about our NOVA clients, is their range of “wants and wishes”, as team member Melissa Nguyen always puts it. Some clients want all the “bells and whistles” others want to create a fun, relaxed vibe so they can enjoy precious time with their loved ones. What’s great about NOVA 535 is that we can, because of the forethought and extra efforts from the beginning, easily please our clients; no matter what end of the spectrum they desire. We really enjoyed creating the atmosphere that perfectly suited our lovely couple Alec and Natalie. Which always makes me smile, because that’s exactly why we built NOVA 535, so Natalie and Alec could have it how THEY wanted to, withOUT all the potential extra stress and headaches they may have found elsewhere. They told us what they wanted and team NOVA made it happen. Yea!!  CONGRATS to our beautiful newlyweds bride Natalie and her hubby Alec!! (PS. I LOVE THIS PHOTO!!)

Modern string light ceremony backdrop in front of exposed brick wall at St. Pete wedding venue Nova 535

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French-Inspired Marie Antoinette Luxurious St. Pete Wedding

From owner, Michael S. Novilla:

Wow! After 1,000+ 5-star events produced here at NOVA 535, I’ve seen my historic venue dressed up in ALL kinds of incredibly beautiful ‘outfits’; from classic to country, wild and crazy to futuristic, and more. But Staci, Carrie and their incredibly talented team of ladies and gents involved in this gorgeous, styled shoot really blew me away! Tres Bien!!

Marie Antoinette French Styled Bridal Portrait with Tropical Fan Style Wedding Bouquet and Creative Statue Decor and Reception Lounge in High Neck Lace Ballgown Wedding Dress | Luxurious St Pete Wedding | Unique Downtown Venue NOVA 535

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Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla: Ruby and John Kevin, are family to us here at NOVA 535. Ruby has been a planner for her entire lifetime, and has worked with us for at least the last 5 years…wow how time flies. I remember her saying that, after (finally – hahaha) becoming a bride herself, she has even more empathy and patience for her (bridal) clients. Of course we were honored to host John Kevin and Ruby’s big day here at NOVA, as NONE of us could imagine them having it anywhere else! So much love and hugs to them all, all 4 of them now, with the newest addition little JK. So congratulations to our newly weds Ruby and JK, and their lovely “Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding.”

Elegant Black and White Outdoor St Pete Wedding Portrait, Bride in Cap Sleeve Ballgown Dress with Birdcage Veil and White and Pink Floral Bouquet, Groom in White Tuxedo Jacket with Black Pants and Bowtie | Bamboo Garden Courtyard Ceremony at Unique Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535Elegant Black and White Outdoor St Pete Wedding Portrait, Bride in Cap Sleeve Ballgown Dress with Birdcage Veil and White and Pink Floral Bouquet, Groom in White Tuxedo Jacket with Black Pants and Bowtie | Bamboo Garden Courtyard Ceremony at Unique Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535

Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding at NOVA 535

When the bride is a wedding planner herself, it can be difficult to find the perfect outdoor St. Pete wedding venue, but for this bride, she knew exactly which location to choose.

“We wanted a venue that reflected our theme, fit our budget, and did not require a lot to make it look amazing. I have worked with NOVA 535 for almost five years and have a great appreciation for the way the venue is run. They always strive for 5-star service and bend over backwards for each and every client,” the bride gushed. “That is the exact same service we received along with our nearest and dearest family and friends.“

Ruby and John married in downtown St. Pete because “it was like a mini-destination wedding without having to go too far.”

The theme was clean modern and romantic, a reflection of the Odessa bride and groom. The couple chose a black and white color palette with touches of elegant blush and gold for their outdoor St. Pete wedding.

“We’re not too fussy and did not want our wedding theme and decor to be fussy either.”

The couple, who said I do after spending 10 years together, shared that the most memorable moments took place during the outdoor ceremony in NOVA 535’s bamboo garden.

“Our two children stood with us as we said our vows and exchanged our rings. Those few moments we will cherish always,” the bride reminisced.

Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding with Hurricane Lanterns on the Aisle, Bamboo and String Lights, and White Draped Ceremony Arch and Altar | Garden Courtyard Ceremony at Unique Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535

Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Hurricane Lanterns on the Aisle, Bamboo and String Lights, and White Draped Ceremony Arch and Altar | Bride Wearing Cap Sleeve Ballgown Dress, Groom in White Jacket with Black Pants, Groomsmen in Black tuxedos, Bridesmaids in Black and Gold Dresses with White Bouquet | Garden Courtyard Ceremony at Unique Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535

Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Bridal Party Portrait, Bride in Princess Neckline Cap Sleeve Dress with Birdcage Veil, Bridesmaids in Black and Tan Floral Dress with Long Black Skirt, with Pastel Pink, White Floral and Greenery Bouquets | Bamboo Garden Courtyard Ceremony at Unique Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535

Elegant Black and White St Pete Wedding Reception First Dance Portrait | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Elegant Black and White St Pete Wedding Reception Dessert Table with Three Tier Round White Cake with Pink Flowers on Gold Cake Stand, with Blush, Anemone, and White Rose Bouquet with Greenery, Votive Candles, and Textured Linen | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Ceremony and Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer and Videographer: Photo Announce It
Planner: Simply Perfect Weddings and More
Florist: 2 Birds
Caterer and Cake: Olympia Catering
Invitations: Paper! by Rubies and Pearls
DJ: DJ Jay, NOVA 535
Dress: Dillard’s
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: JCPenny
Hair and Make-up: Kristina Karin Designs

Anna Coats is the editor of  Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. 

If you are looking for a unique, modernized historic venue here in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida to host a wedding, reception, mitzvah or corporate event, then look no further. After 1,000 successful events, perfected The NOVA Way, trust NOVA 535 with your memories today. GET STARTED online, call / text 9498736682 or email Sales@NOVA535.com. We LOVE delighting our clients and guests!

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Purple and Silver Traditional Meets Modern St Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla: Ashley and Steven are so cute together! We love hosting clients who have their own unique wedding day visions and will trust Team NOVA to let us help them bring it to life!

This couple had such an casually elegant style, with just enough colors, flowers and details to fulfill their vision, without going over the top. PERFECT! Gorgeous, chic and casually fun; just like they are! Congrats to the lovely newlyweds Ashley and Steven!

Nighttime Outdoor Wedding Bride and Groom Portrait with Purple and Greenery Bouquet and Boutonnière and Groom in Gray Suit | Outdoor Courtyard Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue NOVA 535

Purple Outdoor Modern St. Pete Wedding

Ashley and Steven wanted to get married in a St. Pete wedding venue that would be fun and appealing for all of their friends across a large range of ages. Looking for a space that was modern, but still warm and romantic, they fell in love with NOVA 535.

“I wanted somewhere cozy and with character, not a hotel ballroom. We wanted everything to take place in the same venue with great atmosphere and lighting,” the bride explained. “NOVA 535 was so beautiful: exposed brick, wood floors, lighting, a courtyard; it had modern feel and plenty of space.”

Not only was the unique wedding venue everything the bride and groom had been looking for their modern St. Pete wedding, but they were thrilled with the royal treatment they received.

“The service was incredible and exceeded our expectations. NOVA 535 is hands down the best wedding venue,” Ashley gushed. “They make wedding planning on your own easy. They took care of everything and treated us well on our big day, and they have great vendor recommendations.”Tall Purple White and Plum Rose Wedding Flowers with Fern Greenery in Tall Silver Vase
Outdoor Brick Courtyard Wedding Nighttime Ceremony Portrait With Hurricane Candle Lanterns Silver Chiavari Chairs and String Lights | Bamboo Courtyard Ceremony At Modern St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535
Modern Plum and Silver Wedding Reception Table with Organic Branch Centerpiece with Purple and White Flowers and Greenery and Miniature Hanging Silver Bucket Wedding Favors | Modern St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535Modern Plum and Silver Indoor Wedding Reception with Purple Uplighting, Flowers, Black Linens, and Silver Chiavari Chairs | Downtown St Pete Modern Wedding Venue NOVA 535Modern Plum and Silver Wedding Reception Table with Organic Branch Centerpiece with Purple and White Flowers and Greenery and Miniature Hanging Silver Bucket Wedding Favors | Modern St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Ceremony and Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer: Eva Photo Studio
Florist: Open Air Designs
Caterer: Delectables
Cake: Hands on Sweets
Band: DeLeon Band
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Transportation: Skyline Limousine
Dress: Allure
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Hair: Tina Patton
Makeup: Danielle Sabatello

Anna Coats is the editor of Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. 

 

At NOVA 535, we love custom creating each wedding, private party, corporate event and film shoot – just the way YOU want – and run them The NOVA Way. That’s why our clients adore NOVA and is just one of the many reasons NOVA 535 is the #1 rated venue in Tampa Bay, located in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida (DTSP).  After 1,000 successful events, perfected The NOVA Way, trust us with your memories today. http://nova535.com call / text 949-873-6682

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Vibrant Purple Whimsical St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla: John and I are Boca Ciega High School buddies, though unfortunately we don’t spend much time together these days, so it was delightful for us to host his wedding here at NOVA! He’s (still) so handsome and his fabulous bride Christina is just beautiful, talk about great couple for social media! Our team NOVA loved producing their wedding day vision, so much color and love and life! Bravo and congrats to the most lovely newlyweds, John and Christina!! Nighttime Wedding Portrait with Sparklers in Historic Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535 Bamboo Garden with String Lights

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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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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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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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Gray, Yellow and Ivory St. Petersburg, Florida Wedding

From the Owner Michael S. Novilla:

Jeff and Christine are a warm, sweet couple that we truly enjoyed working with. They were detail oriented, responsive and willing to listen and learn from our team. We made a unique beautiful wedding together that fit their vision. These are our favorite kind of clients, couples who know what they want – they have a dream wedding, and trust us to adapt and polish it so it works here in the “real world’. We all worked well together and, well as you’ll see from the lovely photos and smiling faces, everyone was delighted. I always enjoy meeting new couples, and working with them when they understand that we 100% have their best interests at heart.

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After hosting over 1,000 successful weddings and events here at NOVA 535, we know what works well and what doesn’t, and in the same breath we believe in listening much more than talking, so we can truly understand our client’s vision and desires. Because it’s all about our clients and their guests happiness, and if you listen, they will tell you what they really want. And if they trust you to produce it for them, you can make wedding and event magic. And we did!!

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