Bridal Show with Smpl Events

Bridal Show with Smpl Events at NOVA 535 Sunday, May 7 – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you a wedding vendor or other professional who caters to young couples who are planning a wedding?
Put your business in front of hundreds of local brides and grooms at our next bridal show in St Petersburg, Florida!

Vendor Registration Click Here!

Are you a bride, groom, mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaid, or friend of the bride who needs some ideas and inspiration, or a little help pulling it all together in time for the wedding? Come chat with the top wedding professionals in the Tampa Bay area at our next bridal show in St Pete! There is no cost for brides, grooms, and their guests to attend our shows. However, tickets are required.

Guest Registration Click Here!

Our bridal shows in St Petersburg are a fun way for brides and their guests to get ideas and inspiration, figure out their wedding budget, determine their priorities, and get their questions answered about wedding photography and video, catering, wedding planning, flowers, reception venues, transportation, lodging, and much more! And our bridal shows are an exciting place for wedding professionals to meet and talk to local brides in a “no-pressure” setting to show off their products, services, and expertise!


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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Simple Weddings Spring 2016 Bridal Show

Join Simple Weddings for our returning fabulous Bridal Show on Sunday April 17, 2016 from Noon to 3:00 pm with the area’s top wedding vendors here at St. Pete’s most upscale wedding and reception venue NOVA 535.

How Much?
Brides and Grooms are free but you must reserve a ticket using THIS LINK.

Our bridal shows in St Petersburg are a fun way for brides and grooms to get ideas, inspiration, deals, and discounts when planning a Tampa Bay wedding and reception!

If you’re planning your wedding, register below for one of our upcoming bridal shows in St Pete using the Guest Registration option and come meet some of the Tampa Bay area’s best wedding professionals at some of St Pete’s most unique and interesting wedding and reception venues! For more information, be sure to check out our FAQs for brides.

Are you a VENDOR? (click for info and registration)

If you’re a wedding vendor or other professional who caters to young couples, register below for one of our upcoming bridal shows in St Petersburg using the Vendor Registration option and put your business in front of hundreds of local brides and grooms! For more information, be sure to check out our vendor FAQs and bridal show booth tips.


NOVA 535 is located at 535 Dr. M. L. King Jr Street North, St. Pete, Florida 33701
Parking and Directions to NOVA 535

Please contact Jeff Copeland of SMPL Events at 727-235-7988


A Hilarious Super Man Marries his Wonderful Woman

I’ve always enjoyed game shows: the Price is Right, Hollywood Squares, $100,000 Pyramid, Jeopardy, Who’s Line is It Anyways? and so on. And I’ve always dreamed of creating my own.  So after opening NOVA 535, I was enjoying some conversations with my amigo “Skeie”; we were reliving the glory of the old Gong Show. Fast forward a bit. I was lucky enough to meet Daniel “Motown Pride” Jefferson, founder of the Best of the Bay Improve Troupe Got Jokes?. So what does this have to do with my friend Chuck and Sofia’s wedding? Hang tight, we’ll be right back after these commercial messages!

Chuck and Sofia Glass Wedding at Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535

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5 Unique Wedding Party Gifts

As a wedding party member, bridesmaids and groomsmen typically have to shell out quite a chunk of dough to participate in the happiest day of your life. Sure, they may get access to an open bar and choice of chicken or fish, but between rehearsals, writing speeches, throwing bachelor/ette parties and generally making sure their soon-to-be-wed friends and family members don’t lose their sh*t, they put in a lot of work for you.

Here are 5 unique wedding party gifts that will show them how much you appreciate all they do:

1. Artisanal soaps, bath & beauty products

Bodhi Basics soap downtown St. Pete

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Simple Weddings Bridal Show

2015 04-26 Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Simple Weddings Bridal Show at NOVA 535

Tickets are required for entry and include access to venue, music and entertainment, free food from the area’s top caterers, and free soft drinks for kids. Cash bar will be available for for guests 21 and up. Come see why NOVA 535 is the regions #1 wedding venue.



Now introducing the lovely newlyweds Mrs and Mrs

Change, in this case, is a good thing. See we here at NOVA 535 Unique Event Space, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida, have been marrying people since opening, back in February 2008. “Marrying” two consenting adults who love, respect and want to make a lifetime commitment to each other. Most of the time they were called weddings, occasionally “Commitment Ceremonies”. So why the different labels for the exact same event?

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BABC Bridal Gown Sale

2014 11-09 Sunday
11:00 am – 1:00pm  VIP Event
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm  GENERAL ADMISSION

Meet distinguished Bridal Partners, with lots of exciting give-a-ways, all while supporting Brides Against Breast Cancer with this BABC Bridal Gown Sale at NOVA 535. Not limited to brides, bring your friends! Cash bar open all day so come and enjoy a bloody mary or mimosa with your girlfriends while you shop for your perfect wedding gown!


VIP Event on Sunday November 9, 2014
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$30 for Bride + Guest
$20 for Each Additional Guest
($35/$25 at door)

General Admission  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$5 per Ticket


I was told that Mexican Weddings were different and well..

and well maybe they are. On this beautifully hot July afternoon of 2014, at St. Pete’s favorite wedding venue NOVA 535 Unique Event Space here in downtown St. PeteLeonor and Margarito, friends forever, tie the knot in what they and several of their friends described to me as a “Mexican Wedding.”  Hmmm, exactly am I in store for? 2014-07-12-Leonor-and-Margarito-Summer-Mexican-Wedding-Fiesta-at-NOVA-535-downtown-StPete (29)

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Pinball bride marries her Mario Brothers loving sweetheart

We’ve hosted a ton of cool, unique weddings and most all are fun in their own way. Lot’s of smiling brides and grinning grooms, yet every so often we’ll get the type of clients that spend most of their time laughing, actually enjoying themselves like they were spending the day at the amusement park. A cool thing about NOVA 535 Unique Event Space here in downtown St. Pete, is that we allow our clients to do just that. Create their own amusement park right here in our venue. Christi and Adams’s wedding here in June of 2014 was one of these especially enjoyable events. Their theme was “Love is a two player game”, so the pinball machines (I LOVE PINBALL), the Mario Brothers cookies, the COLORFUL brides maids dresses and son on were perfect for today’s festivities!2014-06-13-Pinball-bride-marries-her-Mario-Brothers-loving-sweetheart-at-NOVA-535-downtown-St-Pete-88

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Why is NOVA 535 the Best Reviewed Venue in Tampa Bay?

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Bridal Show and Gown Sale for Brides Against Breast Cancer

We invite all St. Pete area brides and guests to browse through hundreds of new and lovingly worn designer and couture wedding gowns, all at an incredible savings. Gowns range from $99 to $3,900, are available in all styles and in sizes 2-24. You will also meet some of the area’s top wedding vendors, and enter exciting giveaways, all while supporting a great cause.

VENDOR TABLES $ 500 (tax deductible)