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At NOVA 535, we love custom creating each wedding ceremony, reception, corporate event and film shoot – just the way YOU want; that’s The NOVA Way!! Our Modernized, Historic Wedding Venue and Unique Event Space, located in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, was designed specifically 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 spent 3 years (2005-2008) transforming 535 into NOVA 535. On February 9, 2008 we welcomed NOVA 535, a 100% of the time 5-Star Wedding Venue and Special Event Space, to beautiful downtown St. Pete. It’s not a restaurant, generic hotel ballroom or part time venue with no personality or style; NOVA 535 Unique Event Space was specifically designed so as every person walks into our venue they say, “WOW”!! We went even further, creating “The NOVA Way” our continuous improvement process which ensures 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 535 has won tons of awards, including “Best Place to Get Married“, “Best Blank Canvas“, “Brides Choice Awards“, “Best Holiday Party Venue“, “Top 10 Best Restrooms in U.S.A” “Best Swanky Events Space” and so many more! Now, over 10 years later, NOVA 535 is the #1 rated unique event space and wedding venue here in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida. Where ALL kind hearted people are welcomed into our venue.

If you are looking to host a wedding, reception, corporate event, or film shoot then look no further. The best days get booked early so don’t delay.

From Michael S. Novilla, Founder NOVA 535:
” Since day one, February 9, 2008, we’ve welcomed everyone into our home. We’ve married everyone, regardless of race, orientation, creed or theme; from conservative to wild. Our only concern is that you and your guests feel welcome, loved and that everyone truly enjoys themselves. We are most honored to produce YOUR 5-Star weddings and events. 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

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

  • Locally Owned and Operated.
  • LGBT+ Friendly. #OneLove
  • Over 1,000 5-Star Weddings and Events!
  • Relax we got you. It’s all we do 24/7/365.
  • Wedding Ceremonies AND Receptions.
  • Top 10 Best Restrooms in the USA.
  • Charms of 1920’s, tech and conveniences of 2020s.
  • Exclusive use of our Private Secure Venue.
  • Convenient downtown St. Pete location.
  • Customized pricing to fit YOUR tastes and budget.
  • You can use your own caterer, entertainers and other professional vendors*,
  • *All Beverages, Bar Staff,Venue Manager and Rental Items (tables, chairs, linens, stages etc) must be purchased from NOVA.

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

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

  • Weddings and Receptions.
  • Mitzvahs and Sweet 16!
  • Birthdays and Anniversaries.

Corporate Events

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

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

Public Events

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!

And every event is spectacular!

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Upcoming Public Events

PARKING and DIRECTIONS
to our Public Events

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!

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 >>
Nova First Sunday with Delectables Catering VIP Invite to NOVA 535

NOVA First Sunday

Every First Sunday (except July) at Historic Downtown St. Pete Venue NOVA 535, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm,

Delectables Fine Catering presents their NOVA First Sunday VIP Tasting Party!

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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 >>
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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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

Grand Event Space

  • Rare, Original 1920 Clay Brick Walls.
  • Dance all night on our Brazilian Wood Floors.
  • Custom Designed ART Hanging System.
  • Keep the Art up or take it down, your choice.
  • Huge, Marble top 60-foot long bar
  • 350 for seated dinners inside.
  • 800 for cocktails inside and out
  • Private Venue. No Public Access
  • Free Self PARKING or upgrade to Valet.

Courtyard

  • Private and Secure.
  • Beautiful Outdoor Ceremonies.
  • Real Clay Antique Bricks.
  • Lush tropical 30 foot tall Bamboo.
  • Bamboo lit via dramatic dimmable LED system.
  • Overhead dimmable soft white cafe lights.
  • Huge 4,000 square feet Courtyard.
  • 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 Main Gallery
  • Separate VIP Bar and Lounge Area
  • Spacious, Swanky Reception Area
  • Access to VIP restrooms, and Bridal Suite

Private Outdoor Balcony

  • Beautiful views of Bamboo Courtyard
  • Large Party Space
  • Smoking and Cocktails Area
  • Enjoy the open sky and stars, or stay covered.

Sound & Lighting

  • Professional lighting and control board
  • Everything is dimmable.
  • 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
  • Of course we have really FAST Wifi

Restroom and Get-Ready Suites

  • 10 Luxurious Restroom Suites
  • Gorgeous Bridal Suite and VIP Greenroom
  • Additional “Get Ready Suite” with two private restrooms
  • Private rear access to VIP areas from outside
  • Italian travertine shower bathroom
  • Awarded Top 10 Best Restrooms in USA
  • Lots of mirrors and make-up lighting

Full Catering Kitchen

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

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