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At NOVA 535, we love custom creating each wedding ceremony, reception, corporate event, holiday party and film shoot – just the way YOU want. That’s The NOVA Way! Our Modernized, Historic St. Pete 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

Thank You for making NOVA 535 the Best Reviewed Event Space in St Pete Tampa.

We did this all for you. So you would have a fun and unique place to host your weddings, corporate events and themed parties. Not a stuffy ballroom with tacky carpet and too many rules, a gorgeous venue, both historic and modernized, where your guests can let loose and enjoy themselves!

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 opening February 9, 2008, we’ve been honored with 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!

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 NOVA 535:

“Since day one, my only 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. We’re honored to produce your weddings and events, 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.
  • Relax, Your Guests will LOVE YOU!

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

Thursday January 24 2019 it's Highball Competition at historic Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535 Unique Event Space

Highball Competition 2019

Highball Competition 2019. Thursday January 20, 2019 find out Who makes the best cocktail in Tampa Bay at Historic DTSP Venue NOVA 535, 6pm – 7pm VIP, 7pm – 10pm GA

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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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2019 01-27 Nova Bridal show with SMPL.events at historic Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535

2019 Winter NOVA Bridal Show with Smpl Events

Meet top St. Pete Tampa weddings vendors at 2019 NOVA Bridal Show with Smpl Events at historic venue NOVA 535 Sunday January 27, 2019 from noon – 3 pm

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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 Sunday at downtown St. Pete historic venue 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!

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The details are where we shine

Grand Event Space

  • Original 1920 Clay Brick Walls.
  • Brazilian Wood Floors.
  • Custom ART Hanging System.
  • 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.
  • Outdoor Ceremonies for 30 to 300.
  • Real Clay Antique Bricks.
  • Beautifully Lit Lush tropical 30 foot tall Bamboo.
  • Outdoor dining, cocktail hours, and fire performances.
  • Grand sparkler exits, ceremonies, up to 3 food trucks…

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Upstairs VIP Level

  • Spectacular Views down onto our Main Gallery
  • Separate VIP Bar with Lounge and Reception Area
  • VIP restrooms and Bridal Suite

Sound & Lighting

  • Incredibly Beautiful Lighting
  • Bright to Romantic, everything is dimmable.
  • Nightclub-quality Sound and Dance Systems
  • HDTV, Video and Slideshow systems throughout
  • Really FAST WiFi

Private Outdoor Balcony

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

Restroom and Get-Ready Suites

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

Full Catering Kitchen

  • Full Size Electric Convection Oven
  • Unlimited Catering Options
  • 2 Professional dish washing machines
  • Use any Licensed and Insured Caterer

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