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At NOVA 535, we custom create each wedding ceremony, celebration, trade show, holiday party and film shoot, just the way YOU want, with No Limits and No Stress! Eat, Drink and Party your way at our Modernized, Historic Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue and Unique Event Space, where we do all the work so you can have all the fun!

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About Us

Best Reviewed Event Space in St Pete Tampa.

 

NOVA 535 was built specifically so you would have a fun, unique and private place for your guests to enjoy weddings, corporate events and parties. Not a stuffy ballroom with tacky carpets and too many rules; a gorgeous, “Yes We Can!” venue. Historic and modernized, where you can let lose and enjoy the precious moments with your delighted guests!

2015 07-12 Turquoise and Tangerine Wedding at NOVA 535

Originally built in 1920, we transformed 535 into NOVA 535, giving St. Petersburg, Florida our own world-class venue. Since February 9, 2008, we’ve been honored with tons of awards, including “Best Place to Get Married“, “Best Blank Canvas“, “Brides Choice Awards“, ” St. Petersburg Beautification Award”, “Best Holiday Party Venue“, “Top 10 Best Restrooms in U.S.A“,”Best Swanky Events Space” and so many more!

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

From Michael S. Novilla, Founder:

“Since day one, my concern is that you and your guests feel welcome, loved and that everyone truly enjoys themselves! We’ve married everyone, regardless of race, orientation or theme; from conservative to beyond your wildest imagination. 2,000 successful events later, we’re honored to produce your unique weddings and events, produced with our 5 Star results. That’s ‘The NOVA Way!'”

Everyone is Welcome at NOVA 535 in downtown St. Pete Florida. LGBT+ Rainbow Flag NOVA 535 logo

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Weddings at NOVA 535

weddings at historic venue NOVA 535 in beautiful downtown St. Pete

  • We care about you and our planet.
  • LGBT+ and Eco-Friendly.
  • Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions.
  • Your Ideas with Our 5-Star Results.
  • Sparkling Clean, Best Restrooms in the USA.

NOVA 535 welcomes everyone

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Your Special NOVA Event

NO BAD PHOTOS at NOVA

 

CELEBRATIONS

  • Quintessences and Sweet 16!
  • Birthdays and Anniversaries
  • Retirement and Going Away
  • Celebrations of Life
  • Awards Parties

COCKTAIL PARTIES

  • Corporate Mixers
  • Fashion Shows
  • Industry Socials

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

  • 18 Piece Orchestras
  • Solo Musicians
  • Burlesque
  • Live Comedy

TRADE SHOWS

  • Industry Events
  • Vendor Markets
  • Product Showcases

LUNCH – DINNER PARTIES

  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • School Luncheons
  • Private Dinner parties

Gold and Pink Multicultural Wedding Reception with White Draping, Hanging Traditional Chinese Wedding Dress and Characters, Round Tables with Satin Linens, Gold Fabric Covered Chairs, Extra Tall Pink FLoral and Greenery Centerpieces in Glass Vases with Hanging Jewels | Downtown St Pete Unique Wedding Reception Venue NOVA 535

PUBLIC EVENTS

  • Live Music and Comedy
  • Novaween
  • Art Parties
  • NOVA First Tuesday
  • Fashion Shows
  • NOVA First Friday

FUNDRAISERS

  • Global Concerns
  • Supporting Local Entrepreneurs
  • Making a Difference

2018 11-19 NOVAWEEN 12 Official Photos by Ann Coffman - Costume Contest

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Upcoming Public Events

PARKING and DIRECTIONS
to our Public Events

2019 02-22 Transitions AnneMarie Masson Art Show at historic Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535

Transitions – The Art of Annemarie Masson

Transitions – The Art of Annemarie Masson on Friday, February 22, 2019, at downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Free parking ( only after 5 pm) at St. Anthony’s hospital across the street, as well as a full liquor cash bar.

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Entrepreneur Social Club meets every Thursday night since 2009 mostly at historic downtown St. Pete 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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Since 2001 it's Nova First Friday at historic downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535 Unique Event Space

First Friday

Join Grown Ups Celebrities and Tampa Bay’s hottest DJs at NOVA FIRST FRIDAY, going strong since 2011, at downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535. Dress To Impress, 21+. Free Valet. 813-610-9109 VIP

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Nova First Sunday offers Delectables Fine Catering Tasting Party at historic Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535

NOVA First Sunday

Every First Sunday (except July) at Historic Downtown St. Pete Venue NOVA 535, 11 am to 3 pm, Delectables Fine Catering presents NOVA First Sunday Tasting Party!

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Nova First Tuesday and Open House with Bay Kings Band at Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535

NOVA First Tuesday Open House

Join us every First Tuesday (except July) at historic Downtown St. Pete wedding venue NOVA 535 for NOVA Open House, 7 pm to 9 pm, cash bar, free parking plus incredible live music while you explore our world-class event space.

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Entrepreneur Social Club meets every Thursday night since 2009 mostly at historic downtown St. Pete 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 meets every Thursday night since 2009 mostly at historic downtown St. Pete 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 meets every Thursday night since 2009 mostly at historic downtown St. Pete 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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The details are where we shine

4 SPACES ALL 4 YOU

[1] Main Gallery
[2] Outdoor Courtyard
[3] Upstairs
[4] Suites

[1] MAIN GALLERY

  • 270 seated dinner
  • 300 seated theater style
  • 400 cocktails
  • Original 1920 Clay Brick Walls
  • Brazilian Hardwood Floors
  • 16 foot Ceilings, exposed original Rafters
  • Catering Kitchen. Use any Professional Caterer
  • 6 Luxurious Restroom Suites. 4 More Upstairs!
  • “Top 10 Best Restrooms in USA”

[2] COURTYARD

  • 300 seated ceremonies
  • 150 seated dinner
  • 300 cocktails
  • Real Clay Antique Bricks
  • Beautifully Lit, Tropical 30 foot tall Bamboo
  • Room for 3 Food Trucks
  • Private and Secure

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[3] UPSTAIRS

  •   80 seated dinner
  • 100 cocktails
  • Luxurious Restroom Suite
  • Spectacular Views onto Main Gallery
  • Bar, Lounge, DJ Booth and Balcony
  • Upstairs Outdoor Balcony
    • Beautiful views onto Bamboo Courtyard
    • Smoking is allowed
    • Enjoy the open sky and stars, or stay covered.

[4] SUITES

  • Two Private Suites
  • Private access from outside
  • Full length mirrors, make-up lighting, dress hangers
  • Get-Ready Suite
    • 2 private restrooms
    • Lounging Sofa
  • Supernova Suite
    • Italian Travertine shower bathroom
    • Surround Sound and HDTV
    • Custom Lounge Pit

TOTAL VENUE CAPACITY:

  • 500 seated for dinner inside and out
    • 270 seated dinner downstairs
    •   80 seated dinner upstairs
    • 150 seated dinner outside courtyard
  • 800 for cocktails inside and out
    • 300 cocktails outside
    • 500 cocktails inside
      • 400 downstairs
      • 100 upstairs
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