2020 Tampa Bay Wedding Industry Mixer

2020 Tampa Bay Wedding Industry Mixer

On a bright and sunny Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020 to be exact, over 150 members of the event industry gathered at NOVA 535 Unique Event Space to share their thoughts on the latest wedding trends. The 2020 Tampa Bay Wedding Industry Mixer was hosted by Marry Me Tampa Bay, NACE and ABC, all trailblazers within the event world, led by wedding planner extraordinaire Tammy Waterman. Tammy is the driving force behind Events by Special Moments. Amanda Sobel was on hand to represent MMTB, while founder Anna Coats was speaking at Catersource.

We enjoyed small bites from Elite Events Catering and Good Food Events + Catering, sipped beers, wines, ciders, and cocktails provided by NOVA 535 and enjoyed beautiful floral designs by John Campbell and Monarch Events and Design. The room buzzed with wedding industry experts sharing their ideas, advice and of course the latest trends!

A top trend on everyone’s mind was sustainability, for example by using compostable plates and flatware or limiting the use of floral foam. These are all contributing factors to the health of our environment. Tampa Bay Cake Company and Sweetly Dipped Confections both shared their thoughts on the rise of the dessert bar and less conventional wedding cake displays, for example, a cake pop cake, while bridal models from Truly Forever Bridal showcased the latest wedding dress choices.

Tuesday March 10, 2020 at historic downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535 Marry Me Tampa Bay, NACE and ABC gathered for the 2020 Tampa Bay Wedding Industry Mixer

Thank you to our fabulous vendor sponsors:
() Over the Top Linens
() Lifelong Photography
() Knights Valet
() Breezin Entertainment
() The Cake Girl

2020 03-12 ACE MMTB and NACE at venue NOVA 535 for 2020 Wedding Industry

What’s a new wedding trend you are seeing? Share your thoughts by tagging #NOVA535 at @NOVA_535 on Instagram

At NOVA 535 Unique Event Space we custom create each event, the way YOU want, with no limits and no stress! Use any professional caterer, drink from our full liquor bar and party YOUR unique way. We only host one event at a time, YOURS! Come enjoy our modernized 100-year-old Downtown St. Pete event space. We do all the work so you can have all the fun! Get Started or Sales@NOVA535.com.

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Novaween 13 Photobooth Photos

Novaween 13 Photobooth Photos

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

October 31, 2019, a much too humid Thursday Halloween Night in St. Pete, Florida, was our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween. Held right here at our historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, which our building 535 will turn 100 next year (2020). That’s in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, DTSP as we locals call it. This year we celebrated Novaween 13, St. Pete’s Favorite Adults Only, wild and crazy, Halloween Costume Party!

2019 10-31 Novaween 13 Photobooth single photos

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Novaween 13 Costumes and Contests

Novaween 13 Costumes and Contests

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

October 31, 2019, a humid Thursday Halloween Night in St. Petersburg, Florida, welcomed our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween. Of course held here at our historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in beautiful Downtown St. Pete. DTSP as we locals call it. This year we celebrated Novaween 13, St. Pete’s Favorite Adults Only, wild and crazy, Halloween Costume Party!

Novaween 13 Costumes and Contests on Halloween Night 10-31-2019 at Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535

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Step Into Novaween 13

Step Into Novaween 13

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

Thursday, October 31, 2019, Halloween Night, brought our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween, once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete. This year we celebrated Novaween 13, which was most assuredly St. Pete’s Favorite Adults Only Halloween Costume Party!

Step into Novaween 13 on Halloween Night 10-31-2019 at Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535

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Carolina Blue and Peach Downtown St. Pete Summer Wedding

From the owner Michael Scott Novilla, author of the hilarious new wedding and event planning book, It’s 5 AM Go Home:

Our goal is simple, to wow and delight our clients! So when I hear that Zach and Mare’t “knew from the moment they walked into NOVA 535…” that makes me smile brightly from inside my heart. Our Team NOVA loves helping, hosting, doing all those little proactive things that collectively add up to a wonderful experience, from start to finish, for all our guests! Congratulations to the lovely newlyweds, Mare’t and Zach who enjoyed their Carolina Blue and Peach Downtown St. Pete Summer Wedding!! 

Modern, Florida Bride and Groom in Outdoor Bamboo Courtyard, | Downtown St. Pete Unique Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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2019 Summer NOVA Bridal Show

2019 Summer NOVA Bridal Show with Smpl Events

at NOVA 535 Sunday, July 28, 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 2019 Summer NOVA Bridal Show at with SMPL.events at NOVA 535 in Downtown St Petersburg, Florida! Full Liquor Cash Bar, Free Parking.

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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 NOVA 535 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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A Toast for A Cure 2019 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, May 2, 2019

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A celebration of awareness and 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 Sixth Annual A Toast for A Cure Corporate Cocktail!!

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We invite you to 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, May 2, 2019, 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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Vintage Gray and Blue Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

Christian and Amanda’s unique vintage gray and blue wedding, 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 for their lovely vintage gray and blue themed wedding. Congratulations!

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

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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!

Smpl Events Bridal Show at NOVA 535 2017 05 07

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!!

Get your tickets today

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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