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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Shimmering Gold and Blush Multicultural St. Pete Wedding Reception

From owner, Michael S. Novilla: Tracy and Andy are such a beautiful, classy couple, who know how to tie classic and modern elements together, creating this stunning, gorgeous wedding reception here at NOVA 535. We were honored and delighted to host them here, what Anna has aptly described as a “Shimmering Gold and Blush Multicultural St. Pete Wedding Reception.” Best to the lovely newly weds Andy and Tracy, congrats from Team NOVA!!

Gold and Pink Multicultural St Pete 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 Continue reading

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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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Vibrant Purple Whimsical St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla: John and I are Boca Ciega High School buddies, though unfortunately we don’t spend much time together these days, so it was delightful for us to host his wedding here at NOVA! He’s (still) so handsome and his fabulous bride Christina is just beautiful, talk about great couple for social media! Our team NOVA loved producing their wedding day vision, so much color and love and life! Bravo and congrats to the most lovely newlyweds, John and Christina!! Nighttime Wedding Portrait with Sparklers in Historic Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535 Bamboo Garden with String Lights

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Welcome Back “BABC Wedding Dress Show” Business Brunch

Here is chance to offer a warm Welcome Back to our friends at the “BABC Wedding Dress Show” during our Business Brunch, Friday Nov 3, 2017, at NOVA 535

Friday November 3, 2017
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Historic Venue NOVA 535

Parking and Directions to NOVA 535

Guests must be a Tampa Bay Wedding Professional and get a (free) RSVP Ticket (below) by November 1, 2017. A Brunch, Beverages and free parking are included with RSVP. One ticket required per guest.

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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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Romantic, Modern Fairytale Indoor St. Petersburg Wedding

Romantic, Modern Fairytale Indoor St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla

Joe and Kelley brought in such a lovely theme and use of colors for their wedding here at NOVA 535, they obviously have excellent design esthetics. I’m still thrilled when couples, who are obviously deeply in love, create such a gorgeous and uniquely personal atmosphere for their big day, and for their guests. Bravo to Kelley and Joe for sharing such a fabulous fairytale! And thanks again for trusting Team NOVA 535 for your wedding ceremony and reception!!

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait | Unique Modern Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Romantic, Modern Purple Indoor St. Petersburg, Florida Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla: Oh the sweetness of Mother Nature. She provides sunshine and a gorgeous sea breeze quite often here in Downtown St. Pete, Florida. What do you do when she seems to have other plans for your gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony? You trust NOVA 535! Our unique event space is versatile to suite every bride and groom’s needs (or bride and bride or groom and groom – we love everyone here!). Luckily when you rent the venue, the entire award-winning historic location is entirely yours. That being said, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, NOVA is on your side! Find out how a hurricane created an alternate plan for Kimberly and Stephen’s Romantic, Modern Purple St. Petersburg Wedding.

Modern Indoor Wedding Ceremony with White Altar and Brick Wall Backdrop | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Modern Black, White and Metallic St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla: The atmosphere of a venue sets the tone for a wedding. This stunning bride and groom, Lauren and Nick, understood the importance of lighting to help set a romantic mood for their Modern Black, White and Metallic Wedding Ceremony. Luckily, NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete, Florida has a state of the art lighting system built into our historic building. This aspect adds even more enchantment to the upscale feel of the venue and allows guests to truly focus on the magical elements of the ceremony and wedding reception.

Modern, Industrial Wedding Ceremony with Lighted Backdrop and Brick Wall | St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Grey and Silver Modern Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla: Every beautiful couple who celebrates their special day at our DTSP venue is unique in their own way. Although each couple has their individual style, they all are dreaming of an upscale and memorable wedding! Seeing someone’s dream wedding come to life is exciting for team NOVA. That is truly what we focus on: creating 5-star events that delight our guests. This lovely duo, Victoria and David, brought an inspiring mix of preppy and edgy to their Grey and Silver Modern Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding. Plus NOVA 535 is located in a great city for their out-of-town guests to enjoy for the weekend.

Bride and Groom Sweetheart Table with Lighted Marquee Monogram Letters, Exposed Brick and Industrial String Lights | Modern Industrial Wedding Reception Decor Inspiration | Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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A FUNdraiser That Truly Rocked

There’s something incredibly magical within the walls of the 1920 built, historic venue NOVA 535, in gorgeous Downtown St. Pete. Whether it is a wedding, birthday party, award show, live performance or anything in between, one thing is for certain: guests are always smiling and having a good time. It wasn’t any different on Saturday, September 17, 2016 when The Burg Exchange presented Wine Down For Youth Advocacy, an annual fundraiser benefiting Arts Conservatory For Teens (ACT).
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Black, Gold and Pink Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:
I love the way Chelsea and Dan utilized an elegant, simple design aesthetic, especially with their usage of the gorgeous, breathtaking flowers. We tried so hard when designing and building NOVA 535 to combine timeless elements; bricks, hardwood, glass, wrought iron and bamboo, creating a unique “blank canvas”. This canvas gives our clients the freedom and ease to enjoy NOVA as-is. Or as with Dan and Chelsea, to ability to add just the right personal touches, allowing their own personalities and creativity to really shine through.  Bravo to Chelsea and Dan for creating such a stunning look and feel for thier magical Black, Gold and Pink Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding. Congratulations and much love and thanks!!

Outdoor, St Pete Wedding Ceremony, Bride and Groom First Kiss Portrait| St. Pete Wedding and Event Space NOVA 535

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Gold and Black New Year’s Eve Downtown St. Pete Wedding

New Year’s Eve Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

How much fun can a wedding be? Tons! Especially when you have such a delightful couple like Theresa and Josh, who are seriously in love, and getting married on the one day of the year that demands you throw a party! So what did we get here? Well a New Year’s Eve St. Pete Wedding at historic venue NOVA 535, that’s what!! Pop the champagne, hugs and kisses all around and, well of course congrats to our newlyweds Josh and Theresa!

Outdoor Nighttime Wedding Portrait of Bride and Groom at Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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5 Unique Wedding Party Gifts

As a wedding party member, bridesmaids and groomsmen typically have to shell out quite a chunk of dough to participate in the happiest day of your life. Sure, they may get access to an open bar and choice of chicken or fish, but between rehearsals, writing speeches, throwing bachelor/ette parties and generally making sure their soon-to-be-wed friends and family members don’t lose their sh*t, they put in a lot of work for you.

Here are 5 unique wedding party gifts that will show them how much you appreciate all they do:

1. Artisanal soaps, bath & beauty products

Bodhi Basics soap downtown St. Pete

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