Downtown St. Pete – NOVA 535 is ideal for couples who want a wedding venue with unique character. With texture from the brick walls and hardwood floors and state-of-the-art uplighting, its natural decor provides a WOW factor all on its own.
As you enter NOVA’s beautifully lit private courtyard you’re encompassed by a zen and private towering 30-foot tall bamboo garden. You’ll completely forget you’re right in the middle of downtown St. Pete. The 4,000 square foot outdoor space seats 300 and is the perfect ceremony backdrop or outdoor cocktail style reception for 500 guests.
Inside, the industrial two-story reception space features original 1920 clay brick walls, Brazilian hardwood floors, 16-foot ceilings, and exposed original rafters. The double wrought iron staircase makes for the perfect grand entrance.
Outdoor Brick and Bamboo Garden Courtyard: Private, enclosed brick 4,000 sq. ft. courtyard surrounded by bamboo trees for a seclusive, unique setting.
Inside Gallery Event Space: Features 16′ red brick walls and hardwood floors with incredible lighting, sound, and video systems built-in and ready to go.
The Cocktail Hour:
Cocktail hour is available in either the indoor or outdoor spaces.
NOVA 535 offers both indoor and outdoor options for your reception, with the two-story indoor event space being the most popular. NOVA 535 features original 1920 clay brick walls, Brazilian hardwood floors, and 16-foot ceilings with exposed original rafters.
- 200 dining inside with large dance floor, 260 dining inside with no dance floor (plus room for 80 more guests upstairs), 450 dining inside and out, 500 cocktails inside 800 inside and out
- Lighting, sound, and DJ available
Venue rental fee includes: Two getting-ready suites, free convenient parking, tables, modern black chairs, designer couches and lanterns with oil candles, and vases for decorating. Three hours of setup and one hour of breakdown, and one-hour ceremony rehearsal.
The Food & Drink:
NOVA 535 has an extensive list of preferred caterers and food trucks for couples to choose from.
NOVA 535 provides bar service, no outside beverages are allowed.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: $595/hour
Thursday, Friday, Sunday: $995/hour
Saturday, Holidays: $1,195/hour
*venue rental only, plus 7% tax, see below for complete pricing info
Special Offer for Marry Me Tampa Bay Readers:
$500 bar credit when you mention Marry Me Tampa Bay at the time of booking.
April was born and raised in St. Pete, Florida. Graduating with a degree in Hotel, Tourism, and Event Management from New York University, she worked as the event coordinator for NYU Law School for 5 years. After then working as the Assistant Director of Events for the Harold Pratt House, a beautiful 2-story 1920s townhouse mansion on Park Avenue, she relocated back home in January 2020. April is obsessed with anything rose gold (which includes rosé wine), and loves being a part of her client’s own love story. April is also CMP certified.
NOVA 535 Unique Event Space Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.
We looked for ambiance, the flexibility of a venue to ensure all of our unique needs were met as well as a place that demonstrated an LGBTQ safe space.
We chose NOVA 535 because they checked all of our boxes in making sure our wedding met our unique style and requests. NOVA 535 was not only able to meet but exceeded our expectations due to their client-first approach. We couldn't have been happier with how our wedding day turned out. They made the entire planning process easy, and they were very detailed oriented.
Matthew and I knew we did not want a traditional beach or barn wedding. We were looking for something with a fun, modern, and romantic atmosphere.
NOVA 535 offered the look and feel we were going for with our wedding theme, and the space is beautiful. Their service was exceptional. We had monthly Zoom meetings leading up to the wedding where we would plan everything down to the layout of every table. They made the day of my dreams by setting everything up for us and making sure everything ran on schedule.
I looked for a space that could serve a dual purpose - holding the ceremony and the reception. I am a huge fan of allowing guests to enjoy their time at the wedding without having to worry about transportation between different venues.
I chose NOVA 535 based on the esthetic! I loved the open floor plan, the outdoor ceremony space which had gorgeous bamboo and lights. NOVA 535 was also super easy to work with during COVID and fit our budget.
We wanted a private area that nobody else would be around.
NOVA 535 is right in downtown St. Pete, so it's local to going out afterward. It's such a cool place with brick and an outside area.
Our hearts were set on getting married and having sunset photos on the beach because the beach has always been special to us and one of our favorite pastimes; however, the beach reception locations were very limiting for what we were looking for. We wanted our reception to go later than normal and we wanted to use outside food truck vendors, which NOVA 535 was the perfect option and allowed us flexibility for our own creativity and vision!
We had very specific requirements for our reception venue that made NOVA 535 the most obvious and best choice, custom flexibility for outside vendors, including food, décor, design, and later hours extending past midnight. We partied until 1 a.m.!
NOVA 535 fit our needs for flexibility and later hours, and they totally blew us away with their service! Ruby, the venue manager, helped with all planning, communication, and selections leading up to the day. She is a rockstar, always so responsive, detailed, and resourceful! Stephany, the day of coordinator, and April, the bartender, were wonderful and made our day special!
Our ceremony reception site was wonderful and so fun to work with!