Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue Spotlight: NOVA 535

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Downtown St. Pete wedding venue NOVA 535 has been one of our most featured event spaces and what we love most is the creative and unique ways that couples make this unique venue their own. The 7,000 square foot historic 1920’s brick adorned wedding space has been meticulously renovated and features multiple full-service bars, an impressive VIP area, ten luxurious restroom suites and a 4,000 square foot brick and bamboo courtyard.
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What three things do you love most about your venue?
1. The uniqueness and welcoming vibe from our almost 100-year-old building.
2. The “WOWs!” and smiles we get from our delighted guests.
3. Our team and continuous improvement of “The NOVA Way” system.

Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535| Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography | Romantic, Blue NOVA 535 Wedding

What does your venue do that makes the planning process easier for couples?
Our “NOVA Way” system. Born and raised right here in downtown St. Pete, I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world, 46 countries and counting. While exploring our planet, I’ve focused on visiting and connecting with the best ran venues, hotels, bar, restaurants and markets, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. This wisdom has fueled my long-time dream and passion, to build a world-class event venue here in St. Pete. I believe that everyone deserves a 5-Star event, so I created “The NOVA Way,” a continuous improvement system that focuses on wowing and delighting our clients and their guests. Our system focuses on saying YES! We are paranoid about our performance, so we’re always trying to make our guests’ experience better, smoother and more enjoyable. Why? We love watching our clients and their guests enjoy such unique and memorable events! Now over 1,000, 5-star events later, we are honored to be rated as the best event venue in the region. A big THANK YOU to team NOVA 535 and of course to all of our clients and fans!

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 Event Space Bamboo Garden

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What perks do your couples receive?
Our full attention, as we only do one event at a time.

What makes your venue’s cuisine stand out?
We allow the use of any licensed and insured professional caterer, food truck, personal chef. No cuisine limits at NOVA 535!

What would couples be surprised to know about your venue?
NOVA 535 was originally a five and dime store called “Slap Happies,” built in 1920, making it one of the oldest venues in Florida.

Outdoor, Nighttime St. Petersburg Wedding Ceremony Aisle with Pink Uplighting and Aisle of Flowers | St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Caroline & Evan Photography | Romantic Gold & Pink NOVA 535 Wedding

What is one of your favorite things about owning a wedding venue?
Watching our clients and their guests truly enjoy themselves!

What is one of your most memorable moments?
So many! Maybe when the groom’s head fell off (of the little cake figurines) during the reception, and we had to carefully and stealthily remove it, clean, glue and replace it without anyone noticing, and, of course the cake was in the middle of the room!

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In your opinion, what is a MUST HAVE at every wedding?
Good energy!

What is the best piece of advice you can give to a couple who is searching for a wedding venue?
Look for transparency in your invoicing. Check out online ratings from other clients and vendors.

Bride and Groom Walking Down Aisle with Sparkler Exit | NOVA 535

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From Previous Marry Me Tampa Bay Brides:

“We looked for something different than the typical banquet space or ballroom. We wanted a venue that was warm and inviting. We also wanted to be close enough to where we, and most of our guests, live. We love the downtown St. Pete area and specifically fell in love with the uniqueness and warmth of our venue. We chose NOVA 535 because the venue was so warm and inviting during our initial visit. We also fell in love with the bamboo courtyard with all of the lights and knew it would be a perfect location for our ceremony. For the reception space, we loved the warmth of the exposed brick and wood flooring. It was the perfect venue for us. Their service was phenomenal leading up to our wedding and especially on our wedding day. I cannot say enough amazing things about NOVA 535 and the service they provided.” – Previous Bride Brandi | Purple, Orange and Turquoise Moroccan NOVA 535 Wedding

“I wanted something different from a beach, country club or a ranch wedding. Some of my guests go to a handful of weddings in a year’s time, and I wanted to provide something that would give them a different scenery. I also wanted something that was more like a blank canvas, where I could show off the design of our wedding. NOVA 535 was exactly that. NOVA 535 provided me with a space I could make my own. They provided the beautiful, unique interior brick walls, double staircase, two-story party space and amazing outdoor courtyard, while I was able to add all of my own decorations and floral. Guests were extremely impressed with the character of this venue. They provided great service before and during the wedding. Our coordinator Ruby was great to work with.” – Previous Bride Chelsea | Black, Gold and Coral NOVA 535 Wedding

“We wanted something intimate and romantic. NOVA 535 was a complete package. The bamboo courtyard and the brick walls were exceptional! From the day that we had our tour up to our wedding day, they never disappointed us. Ruby was our day-of coordinator and she did an awesome job. All the staff members were very professional. We were so amazed about how everything turned out!” – Previous Bride Glenne | Romantic, Blue NOVA 535 Wedding

Michael Novilla Owner of NOVA 535 Headshot Born and raised in Downtown St. Petersburg, Michael Novilla owner of NOVA 535 has been lucky enough to travel the world, 46 countries and counting. While exploring the globe, Michael’s travels have focused on visiting and connecting with the best run venues, hotels, bars, restaurants and markets, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. This wisdom has fueled his long-time dream and passion, to build a world-class event venue right here in St. Pete. Michael believes that everyone deserves a 5-Star event, so he created “The NOVA Way,” a continuous improvement system that focuses on wowing and delighting their clients and their guests. The NOVA 535 system focuses on saying YES! Michael shares that they are “paranoid” about their performance, so they are always trying to make their guests’ experience better, smoother, and more enjoyable. Michael loves watching their clients and their guests enjoying such unique, memorable events! Now over 1,000, 5-Star events later, they have been honored to be rated as the best event venue in the region. A big THANK YOU from Michael to the NOVA 535 team and of course to all of their clients and fans!

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