Vintage Gray and Blue Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

Christian and Amanda’s unique vision, love and respect for the historic 1920’s period from which our 535 building was constructed warms our bellies. Saving 535 from the filthy doggie daycare and spending 3 difficult years planning, designing and meticulously renovating 535, into NOVA 535, was so worth it. Worth it so creative, grateful, fun people like Amanda and hubby Christian could enjoy our space as their own. We’re honored and delighted to have shared our home with them. Congratulations!

Wedding portrait at bamboo gardens in St. Pete wedding venue Nova535

Vintage Downtown St. Pete Wedding

Amanda and Christian’s vintage wedding dreams came true at their downtown St. Pete wedding at historic downtown St. Pete wedding venue NOVA 535.

“I am an old soul at heart, who should have been alive either in the 1920’s or the 1960’s. I choose both of those eras to inspire our wedding, from the gown I wore, down to props used during our reception,” the bride explained. “I love a good vintage vibe and wanted my guests to feel the same.”

The bride and groom’s romantic vintage vibes and gray and blue color palette were the perfect match for NOVA 535’s exposed brick walls, which was an important detail to Amanda and Christian when searching for their downtown St. Pete wedding venue.

“I looked for a building with character but that didn’t already have a defined style. I knew my venue had to have exposed brick, but couldn’t feel overwhelming as we wanted to keep our guest list small,” Amanda shared. “I love exposed brick walls and was looking for something I could really turn into my own.”

The NOVA staff worked hard to make the wedding planning process as smooth as possible, giving the couple the full NOVA 535 guest experience!

“NOVA fit all my criteria and our planner, Ruby, was wonderful to work with,” the bride raved. “She helped make every step of the way seem manageable and helped me work through the million ideas that Pinterest throws at brides to be!”

Ceremony and Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer: Mari Sabra
Flowers: The Hen House
Planning: Ruby, NOVA 535
DJ: Eric Harding at Grant Hemond & Associates
Invitations: Paper Source
Caterer, Rentals and Cake: Olympia Catering
Dress: Watters from White Magnolia
Hair and Makeup: Caroline Stafford and Yanna
Officiant: Deidra Badaro

Anna Coats is the editor of  Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. 

NOVA 535 Unique Event Space
No Limits. No Stress.
Blending Your Vision with Our 5-Star Results at our Modernized 2-Story Downtown St. Pete Venue, Built 1920. #1 Rated Event Company Since 2008.

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2019 Winter NOVA Bridal Show with Smpl Events

2019 Winter NOVA Bridal Show with Smpl Events
at NOVA 535 Sunday, January 27, 2019
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 with SMPL.events in Downtown 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!

Bridal party with bridesmaids in mismatched pink dresses with groomsmen in bow ties in front of modern bamboo garden at St Pete wedding venue Nova 535

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2018 Cox Media Group Holiday Party

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone from the fun and wild Cox Media Group! It’s Thursday December 13, 2018, and a warm welcome back to NOVA 535 for your annual Cox Media Group Holiday Party! Thank you all so much for choosing NOVA once again for your Holiday Festivities!! A super duper big thank you to Debbie McLean and Keith Lawless the COX Super Stars who worked so hard with us to make sure everything was Kick Ass Perfect!!  Tonight’s Theme was Grammy / Oscars Award Show, with red carpet and photos by the Step-n-Repeat!

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Novaween 12 Hosted by Sheldon Blake

Novaween 12 Hosted by Sheldon Blake
at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida.

2018 11-19 NOVAWEEN 12 Official Photos by Ann Coffman - Host Sheldon Blake

Friday, October 19, 2018 brought our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween, once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete.  This year, since I was literally across the globe, sadly I missed my first ever Novaween. So, our amazing friend and world wide entertainer, Sheldon Blake, brought his colorful, magical energy and played host for us! We love you Sheldon Blake! Continue reading

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Elegant 1920’s Great Gatsby Inspired St. Pete Wedding

From NOVA 535 founder, Michael S. Novilla:

“Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” [The Great Gatsby]

How perfect was it for Steven and Danielle to desire a Great Gatsby themed wedding while choosing NOVA 535. Our 1920 built, red clay brick walled, hardwood floored, historic venue would have suited “Old Sport” himself. Team NOVA loved working with Danielle and Steven, and we are most appreciative of their trust in us, to create the atmosphere and vision they desired for thier big wedding day! Congrats to the lovely newly weds Danielle and Steven!!Bride and groom under string lights at St. Pete wedding venue NOVA 535

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July 8 2018 Bridal Show with Smpl Events

Bridal Show with Smpl Events at NOVA 535
Sunday, July 8 2018
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 with SMPL.Events in Downtown 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!

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Contact us at 727-235-7988 or jeff@smpl.events for more information about our St Petersburg bridal shows!

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A Toast for A Cure 2018 with Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

A Toast for A Cure 2018 with Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
at NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete
Thursday, June 7, 2018
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A celebration of awareness and to finding a cure!

Angela Wilson and her husband, Mark Wilson from Fox 13 return to NOVA 535 and invite you to help raise a glass and join us for the Central & Northeastern Florida Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Fifth Annual A Toast for A Cure Corporate Cocktail!!

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Our 2018 Honoree, Michelle Burtch and family of St. Petersburg, Florida invite you raise a glass and join us for the Central & Northeastern Florida Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Fifth Annual A Toast for A Cure Corporate Cocktail.

This year’s event will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Nova 535 in St. Petersburg. The evening will be filled with live entertainment, amazing appetizers, open bar, silent auction, raffle, fund the mission moment and amazing networking opportunities while helping save lives.

Don’t miss out! Get your tickets today

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Romantic, Gold Candlelit St. Pete Wedding Reception

From owner, Michael S. Novilla: Brooke and Mason, such a warm, lovely couple! Their romantic, elegant, simply yet classically decorated St. Pete wedding reception was so beautiful. Who doesn’t love and appreciate the warm glow of young, pure love? Of flickering candle lights? What is more romantic than that? Bravo!! Best to newly weds Mason and Brooke!!

Wedding Reception First Dance Portrait with Exposed Brick Wall and Hanging Edison Bulb Lights | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 Continue reading

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Purple and Silver Traditional Meets Modern St Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla: Ashley and Steven are so cute together! We love hosting clients who have their own unique wedding day visions and will trust Team NOVA to let us help them bring it to life!

This couple had such an casually elegant style, with just enough colors, flowers and details to fulfill their vision, without going over the top. PERFECT! Gorgeous, chic and casually fun; just like they are! Congrats to the lovely newlyweds Ashley and Steven!

Nighttime Outdoor Wedding Bride and Groom Portrait with Purple and Greenery Bouquet and Boutonnière and Groom in Gray Suit | Outdoor Courtyard Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue NOVA 535 Continue reading

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Bridal Show with Smpl Events

Bridal Show with Smpl Events at NOVA 535 Sunday, January 28 – 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 with Simpl Events in Downtown 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!

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Novaween He11even Friendly Freakshow

Novaween He11even Friendly Freakshow
at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida.

Friday October 20, 2017 brought our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween, once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete, this year named “He11even”.  In this web story we are featuring the Novaween He11even Friendly Freakshow, showcasing the remaining photos from Ann Coffman Photography. The next, final blog, about Novaween He11even will offer up the Photobooth images from Get The Picture, stay tuned and enjoy the photos from St. Pete’s Favorite Adults Only Halloween Costume Party!!  Our Friendly Freakshow Novaween He11even ensured we all celebrated 11 years of Downtown St. Pete's favorite Halloween Party Novaween on October 20, 2017 at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535

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Novaween He11even Costumes and Crazies

Novaween He11even Costumes and Crazies
at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida.

Friday October 20, 2017 brought our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween, once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete, this year named “He11even”. What’s often referred to as St. Pete’s Favorite Adults Only Halloween Costume Party! In this web story we are featuring the Novaween He11even Costumes and Crazies, with about 50% of the photos from tonight in this story, the rest in my next blog, so stay tuned and enjoy!  Novaween He11even Costumes and Crazies at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida. Continue reading

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Bold, Colorful Purple and Blue Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla

The sweet couple Christine and Jon created such a gorgeous, unique look and vibe for their wedding ceremony and reception here at NOVA 535. They shared their obvious love for each other, and for their attending guests, in our brick and bamboo courtyard with a lovely wedding ceremony. Then everyone went inside for dining, drinks and dancing! Congrats to our delightful newlyweds Jon and Christine! Best of Luck to you Both!!

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Team Novaween He11even

Team Novaween He11even at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida

Friday October 20, 2017 brought our annual Halloween Costume Party Novaween He11even once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535;. Our doors opened at 9:00 pm and we ended this always unpredictably wild party to a close at 3:00 am. Those 6 hours are what you, our guests, got to enjoy. But the process of creating and producing this most fun of events took weeks and months, by an entire team of wonderfully talented people. Team Novaween He11even. Here is their story, and many incredible photos from this process and evening. The remainder of the photos will be found in the next few upcoming blogs, so be patient and enjoy! If we post them all at once we may just overload your senses and device loading time!Team Novaween He11even at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 downtown St. Pete, Florida

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Bridal Show with Smpl Events

Bridal Show with Smpl Events at NOVA 535 Sunday, October 22 – 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 with Simpl Events in Downtown 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!

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