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At NOVA 535, we love custom creating each wedding, corporate event and film shoot – just the way YOU want it; that’s the NOVA Way!! Our modernized, historic wedding venue / unique event space, located in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida was designed with your 5 Star experience in mind.

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About Us

NOVA 535 is the Best Reviewed Event Space in Tampa Bay.

 

Originally built in 1920, we transformed NOVA 535 into a special event space, opening in 2008. It’s not a generic hotel room with no personality or style; NOVA 535 was designed so as every person walks into the venue they say, “WOW”!! We went even further, creating “The NOVA Way” which ensures our continuous improvement and your 5 Star reviews!

Dramatic Minimalist Indoor Wedding Ceremony First Kiss Portrait with Hanging Edison Bulb String Light Backdrop on Exposed Brick, Bride in Long Sleeve Davids Bridal Dress with Green Fern Bouquet, Groom in Navy Blue Vest and Bow Tie | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

NOVA has won tons of awards, including “Best Place to Get Married”, “Best Blank Canvas”, “Best Holiday Party Venue”, and so many more! 10 years later, NOVA 535 is the #1 rated unique event space / wedding venue here in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida. We welcome ALL kind hearted people into our venue.

If you are looking to host a wedding, reception, corporate event, or film shoot then look no further. After 1,000 successful events, perfected The NOVA Way, trust us with your memories today. The best days get booked early so don’t delay.

 

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Weddings at NOVA 535

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NOVA 535 is Tampa Bay’s favorite venue for many reasons:

 

  • Locally Owned and Operated,
  • Weddings! Host your Ceremony AND Reception at NOVA 535,
  • Top 10 Best Restrooms in the USA ,
  • Our warm and welcoming atmosphere,
  • You can use your own caterer and other professional vendors*
  • Charms of the 1920’s with the conveniences of 2020,
  • It’s all about YOU! Enjoy Exclusive use of our Venue,
  • Convenient downtown St. Pete location.
  • Customized pricing to fit YOUR tastes and budget.

…and the delightful TEAM NOVA who truly care about you and your guests.

*All Beverages, Bar Staff and Rental Items (tables, chairs, linens, etc) must be purchased from NOVA.

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Your Special NOVA Event

NOVA transforms night after night after night into the perfect venue for your event:

Private Social Gatherings

From the big day to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the big day and everything in between, NOVA 535 provides the perfect setting for the biggest moments of your life. Allow our 5-star Team NOVA to guide you through transforming our venue into your favorite memories.

  • Weddings
  • Mitzvahs
  • Birthdays
  • Receptions

Corporate Events

Your message and brand are the key to your success. Choose a setting that will enhance your brand and impress your guests!

  • Cocktail Parties
  • Fundraisers
  • Awards Banquets
  • Holiday Parties
  • Trade Shows
  • Seminars
  • TV Commercials and Film Shoots

Public Shows and Parties

Whether you attend an event or stage one, you always walk away pleased with the setting at NOVA. There are no bad pictures at NOVA!

  • Live Music and Comedy
  • NOVAWEEN
  • Art Openings
  • Fashion Shows

And every event is spectacular!

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Upcoming Public Events

Upcoming Public Events
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Entrepreneur Social Club (tm) every Thursday night since 2009 most always at downtown St. Pete historic venue NOVA 535

Entrepreneur Social Club

Every Thursday Night since 2009 the Entrepreneur Social Club ™ meets in downtown St. Pete for networking, biz dev, drinks and more; join us for dinner afterwards!

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Entrepreneur Social Club (tm) every Thursday night since 2009 most always at downtown St. Pete historic venue NOVA 535

Entrepreneur Social Club

Every Thursday Night since 2009 the Entrepreneur Social Club ™ meets in downtown St. Pete for networking, biz dev, drinks and more; join us for dinner afterwards!

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Nova 535 venue in Downtown St. Pete First Friday Flyer

First Friday

Celebrate NOVA First Friday with our grown up clientele, celebrities and Tampa Bay’s hottest DJs! Exclusive 21+ public party at world-class venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete. Grown Folks 813-310-4641 for Pricing, VIP Tables, info. Dress To Impress. No Athletic Jerseys, No Ball Caps.

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Nova First Tuesday at historic Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535

NOVA First Tuesday Open House

Join us every First Tuesday (except July) at venue NOVA 535 for our NOVA Open House, 7 pm to 9 pm so you can tour the historic venue NOVA 535, grab a drink and enjoy incredible live music.

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Entrepreneur Social Club (tm) every Thursday night since 2009 most always at downtown St. Pete historic venue NOVA 535

Entrepreneur Social Club

Every Thursday Night since 2009 the Entrepreneur Social Club ™ meets in downtown St. Pete for networking, biz dev, drinks and more; join us for dinner afterwards!

More Info >>
Thursday November 8, 2018 Whiskey Business at Downtown St. Pete historic venue NOVA 535 in DTSP

Whiskey Business 2018

WHISKEY BUSINESS
THURSDAY November 8, 2018
7 pm to 10 pm at historic Downtown St. Pete Venue NOVA 535

 

We’re gathering the best whiskey, scotch, and bourbon offerings we can find and putting them in one place for you to sample to your heart’s content. Plus, entertainment, complimentary bites from Tampa Bay area restaurants, and more.

TICKETS and INFO

A portion of proceeds benefit Children’s Home Network.

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Parking and Directions to NOVA 535

NOVA 535 Dr. M. L. King Jr Street North, St. Pete, FL 33701

 

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Entrepreneur Social Club (tm) every Thursday night since 2009 most always at downtown St. Pete historic venue NOVA 535

Entrepreneur Social Club

Every Thursday Night since 2009 the Entrepreneur Social Club ™ meets in downtown St. Pete for networking, biz dev, drinks and more; join us for dinner afterwards!

More Info >>
Entrepreneur Social Club (tm) every Thursday night since 2009 most always at downtown St. Pete historic venue NOVA 535

Entrepreneur Social Club

Every Thursday Night since 2009 the Entrepreneur Social Club ™ meets in downtown St. Pete for networking, biz dev, drinks and more; join us for dinner afterwards!

More Info >>
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The details are where we shine

History

Locally owned and operated by St. Pete native Michael S. Novilla, in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Originally a 1920 built Five and Dime store, NOVA 535 was meticulously renovated to create an eco-friendly, high-end yet welcoming special event venue, with 5-star service, that blends classic and cutting edge design details to create St. Pete’s most unique, award winning and #1 rated event venue.

Grand Event Space

  • Original 1920 Clay Brick Walls
  • Brazilian Wood Floor makes a perfect dance surface
  • Custom wire ART mounting system
  • Marble top 60-foot long full liquor bar
  • 350 for seated dinners inside. 800 for cocktails inside and out
  • Private Venue. No Public Access
  • Free Self Parking or optional Valet. PARKING & DIRECTIONS 

Courtyard

  • Private and Secure.
  • Beautiful Outdoor Ceremony Area
  • Antique Real Clay Bricks
  • Lush tropical 30 foot tall Bamboo, lit via dramatic LED system plus overhead soft white cafe lights
  • Spacious 4,000 square feet provides plenty of room for dining, dancing, fire performances, grand sparkler exits, wedding ceremonies, vendor shows, even 3 food trucks…

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Upstairs VIP Level

  • Upstairs view of Gallery
  • Separate VIP Bar
  • Private Lounge Areas and Restroom Suites
  • Spacious, Swanky Reception Area

Private Outdoor Balcony

  • Beautiful views of Bamboo Courtyard
  • Large Party Space
  • Loungy Smoking Area

Sound & Lighting

  • Professional lighting and control board
  • Built-in Nightclub-quality Sound and Dance System
  • Adaptable, white and full RGB color washes
  • Tampa Bay’s Best Lit Wedding Venue
  • HDTV, Video and Slideshow system throughout

Restroom and Get-Ready Suites

  • 10 Luxurious Restroom Suites
  • Gorgeous VIP Bridal Suite / Greenroom
  • Additional “Get Ready Suite” with two private restrooms
  • Private rear access to VIP areas from outside
  • Italian travertine shower
  • Awarded Top 10 Best Restrooms in USA

Full Catering Kitchen

  • Full Size Convection Oven
  • Professional dishwashing machines
  • Ice maker. Extra A/C unit. Easy Vendor Access.
  • Use any Licensed and Insured Caterer
  • Unlimited Catering Options

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Dates are limited, and will be booked first come, first served.

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