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NOVA 535 Wedding Reviews

Jackie and Kyle | Blue Vintage Inspired Downtown St. Pete Summer Wedding | NOVA 535

Downtown St. Pete Bride and Groom Intimate Kiss in Indoor Summer Wedding Ceremony, Exposed Red Brick Wall with String Lighting | Tampa Bay Unique Wedding Venue NOVA 535 | Florida Wedding Photographer Bonnie Newman Creative | Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

“I have always pictured our perfect wedding venue having exposed brick and unique accents, and NOVA 535 was perfect for that. I don’t think there is one thing that I disliked about NOVA. From our first time visiting the venue all the way through the event, it was immaculate. The venue matched our vision perfectly. From the exposed brick walls to the historic building, to the beautiful staircases what is there not to love.The areas upstairs for the wedding party were huge and could fit us all easily, the bamboo courtyard was a magical entrance for the guest and a great cocktail hour location, but, the biggest reason we hired NOVA was the staff. From all levels, they stepped up during the planning stage and during the event. I was nervous about having our ceremony space be transitioned to the reception space during cocktail hour, but the staff was absolutely mind-blowing and allowed my vision to come to life. I would recommend NOVA 535 to any engaged couple looking to have a seamless wedding.”

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Tiffany and Michael | Romantic Dusty Blue, White, and Gold Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Florida Bride and Groom Intimate Exchange and Kiss During Wedding Ceremony, Interior Summer Ceremony with Exposed Red Brick Wall and String Lighting | Historic Tampa Bay Industrial Wedding Venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Petersburg

“The minute we walked into NOVA 535 we knew it was the place! It had such a great vibe! The whole staff was great from start to finish. We worked with Ruby, and she always got back to us quickly and answered any questions we had. We would, and have, recommended this place to others.”

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Nevar & Tyler | Green and Pink St. Patrick's Day Inspired Wedding | NOVA 535

Vintage Chic Inspired Sweetheart Table St. Patrick's Day Table, Blush Pink, Dusty Rose, and Ivory Florals with a Greenery Garland, Gold Lanterns | Florida Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | Tampa Bay Unique Wedding Venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete

“Ruby, with NOVA 535, was a great asset to the planning process. The courtyard was the perfect location for our cocktail hour with the market lights and bamboo garden. The inside was exactly what I wanted with the hardwood floors and brick walls. I also loved that I was able to choose who did my catering as we did a food truck for our cocktail hour, where she served up corned beef and cabbage tacos! Then we had a different catering company to do a more traditional buffet.”

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Monique and Davante | Burgundy and Plum Floral Filled Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Florida Bride and Groom During Vow Exchange, Romantic Indoor Wedding Ceremony Decor, Exposed Red Brick Wall Ceremony Backdrop with Vintage Hanging Lights, White Draping, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Blush Pink Roses, Burgundy Flowers, Plum Hibiscuses, Quartz and Magenta Florals, Dark Greenery and Gold Centerpiece | Historic Tampa Bay Destination Industrial Wedding Venue NOVA 535, American Basketball Player Davante Gardner

“We fell in love with NOVA 535 the moment we walked in. It fulfilled every single hope we had for a venue. The bamboo courtyard was perfect for our theme. We especially loved the string lighting. I was head over heels for the exposed brick walls and interior decor. It was truly the perfect canvas to make our own. Ruby, our Day of Coordinator was phenomenal. The venue’s staff was superb. NOVA works closely with a lot of really great vendors so that helped a ton. We connected with our caterer by way of NOVA, and they were also outstanding. I can’t stress enough how perfect the day went in large part due to NOVA’s staff and our vendors being top-notch. I had no stress and no worries on the day of. Everything was executed seamlessly.”

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Angie and Brian | Romantic, Industrial Green Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Florida Bride and Groom, Modern, Rustic Industrial Indoor Wedding Ceremony, Just Married, Recessional, White and Greenery Decor | Downtown St. Pete Venue NOVA 535 | Tampa Bay Photographer Kera Photography“The reason we fell in love with NOVA 535 was that the vibe of the venue was both a little rustic and also industrial, which fit both of our styles. With the gorgeous brick walls, iron staircases, and the string light garden, there was not a lot that needed to be done to the venue decor-wise. We also really liked that the venue did the liquor, DJ, security, set up/clean up, and had a day of coordinator. Incorporating all those things into one vendor made the wedding planning process much easier.”

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Kelsey and Kole | Classic Pink, Navy Blue and Gold Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom First Kiss under Wooden Ceremony Arch in Downtown St. Pete Bamboo Garden | Florida Unique Wedding Venue NOVA 535“From the bamboo covered courtyard to the exposed brick interior, we loved everything NOVA 535 had to offer. The fact that we’d have the place to ourselves and not have to worry about anyone randomly walking through was also a big plus in our books. They really had everything we needed. From a DJ to a coordinator to even bartenders, they had it covered. I’d recommend NOVA 535 to anyone looking for a gorgeous venue with a team that works tirelessly to provide a stress-free wedding planning experience!”

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Kaity and Jared | Romantic Burgundy Industrial Inspired Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Bride and Groom with Wedding Party at the Altar During Wedding Ceremony in Front of Red Brick Exposed Wall, Ceremony Portrait with LensFlair, Bride Wearing Strapless White Ballgown with Veil, Bridesmaids in Burgundy Wine Maroon Long Dresses, Groom Wearing Classic Black Tux and Tie, Groomsmen in Black Tuxedo and Black Bowtie with Red Pocket Square | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535“NOVA embodied exactly what we were looking for! It was the first place we saw and fell in love instantly! The venue is so well decorated that we hardly had to add anything ourselves! The interior brick, exposed pipes and beams, and dimmed lighting was a perfect complement to our theme. The staff at NOVA was unbelievably nice and helpful. Our package included a DJ, event planner, and great recommendations. It was all practically done for us, which made it super easy. NOVA really made our night unforgettable!”

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Anita and Rabbie | Romantic Dusty Blue and Rose Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Bamboo garden ceremony under string lights in St. Pete at NOVA 535 | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography“We instantly fell in love with NOVA and immediately knew we wanted our wedding there. It was a beautiful venue with the brick, bamboo, and string lighting, and there was plenty of room.”

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Rocio and Carlos | Blue and White Outdoor Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Bride and Groom Outdoor St. Petersburg Bamboo Garden Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue NOVA 535“From the moment they opened the gate to the bamboo garden, I knew NOVA 535 was the venue. With its amazing brick accents and black iron staircase, it perfectly captured my vision! NOVA 535 went above and beyond for us. When they told us everything the venue included for the price they quoted us, we almost fell over! It was amazing. They provided world-class lighting which included excellent accent lighting, an amazing event coordinator and a great DJ! Words cannot describe how grateful I was for the event coordinator, Ruby throughout the process, and everyone else who made our day extra special.”

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Danielle and Steven | Elegant Black and Red 1920's Great Gatsby St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Nighttime, Twilight Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait with Hanging Bistro Lights | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535“We wanted something different. I also wanted something that was local to St. Pete and had history and character. NOVA 535 does a lot with the community, and the building is stunning inside and out. It was an easy decision. I heard from several people around the city that NOVA throws a great party.  It also fit the part for our 1920’s theme. When we went a checked out the venue, the entire staff was so accommodating and willing to go above and beyond to ensure every detail was perfect for our special day.”

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Natalie and Alec | Minimalistic, Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Dramatic Minimalist Indoor Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Hanging Edison Bulb String Light Backdrop on Exposed Brick, Bridesmaids in Blush Pink with Greenery Bouquets, Groomsmen in White Shirts with Suspenders and Bow Ties, Groom in Navy Blue Vest | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535“We wanted a wedding venue that had a fun, party-like feeling and that had indoor and outdoor options. We also looked for a venue that provided tables, linens, decorations, etc. We wanted to have it all in the venue we were getting to make it easy on ourselves. I actually went to a NOVA 535 wedding a few years ago and loved it! I loved the brick walls and the cocktail hour upstairs. We wanted a fun venue where we could dance and have a good time, and NOVA definitely had enough dancing space. We also loved the service of NOVA; they provided tables, chairs, rental linens, decorations and DJ. It was so easy and simple. We didn’t need to get any ventures besides the food truck. I gave the on-site planner, Ruby, the look of the flowers, etc and she made it happen.”

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Brooke and Mason | Elegant Black and White Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

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

“For our reception we knew we wanted something with enough space for our guests to mingle and also something different! We loved NOVA 535 as soon as we saw it! It has so much space and they allowed us to personalize the space to make it feel like “us”. The service was incredible, it was the best choice we could have made!”

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Christina and John | Elegant Purple Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Outdoor Bamboo Garden Nighttime Bride and Groom Portrait with Sparklers at at Historic Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 Bamboo Garden with String Lights

“We wanted a place to go well with our personalities. We chose NOVA 535 because of its central location and versatility. We loved the exposed brick and the interesting lighting schemes NOVA had to offer. The space was big enough to accommodate all of our guests, and the service and communication were good.”

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Amanda and John | Classic, White and Gold Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding | NOVA 535

Ivory, Gold and Navy Wedding Reception at Unique St. Pete Wedding Reception Venue NOVA 535 | Wedding Planner Exquisite Events | Photographer by Limelight Photography“We wanted to have a unique venue for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception so we decided to look for places that would accomplish this. When we visited NOVA 535, saw the bamboo garden for cocktail hour and the exposed brick and wood beams inside for the reception, it was a no brainer We chose the venue because it is honestly so unique. How often do you see cocktail hours hosted in a bamboo garden? How often do you see receptions in a beautiful indoor setting with exposed brick and wood beams? Also, the fact that you could choose any licensed food vendor was a huge advantage, because other venues only let you choose from their select few.”

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Victoria and David | Silver and Cream Modern Industrial St. Petersburg Wedding | NOVA 535 WeddingBride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Lighted Marquee Monogram Letters, Exposed Brick and Industrial String Lights | Modern Industrial Wedding Reception Decor Inspiration | Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding Venue NOVA 535 | Special Moments Event Planning

“I was looking for somewhere that would complement my edgy, industrial chic theme. The exposed brick and high ceilings of the NOVA 535 were perfect! It is a beautiful venue that allowed the wedding to flow nicely and worked best with my industrial theme. The open space gave me the opportunity to have a gorgeous ceremony outside. Then with the inside, it was nice to have extra space upstairs to set up an additional bar and photo booth without compromising the dance floor and dinner space.”

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Lauren and Nick | Metallic Modern Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535 Wedding

Wedding Photo Reception Display Idea Hanging On Brick Wall | Modern St. Petersburg Wedding Venue NOVA 535

“We choose NOVA 535 because of the beautiful warehouse feel and floor-to-ceiling brick walls. We loved the bamboo garden and that it was close to downtown St. Pete. They are also experts in what they do.”

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Kimberly and Stephen | Romantic Purple Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Indoor, St Petersburg Wedding Ceremony with Exposed Brick Walls and Purple Uplighting | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue NOVA 535

“I loved the bamboo garden at NOVA 535 and had originally wanted to hold the ceremony outside, but Hurricane Matthew caused me to move the ceremony inside. NOVA 535 was the only event space we looked at.”

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Brandi and Imad | Purple, Orange and Turquoise Moroccan Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535 Wedding

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 with Purple Linen Flocked Archway and Gold Chaivari Chairs | St. Petersburg Wedding Chair Rentals Signature Event Rentals | Wedding Planner Exquisite Events

“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.”

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Chelsea and Dan | Black, Gold and Coral Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535 

Outdoor, St Petersburg Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | St. Pete Wedding and Event Venue NOVA 535

“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”

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Theresa and Josh | Gold, Ivory, Pink and Black Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

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

“We had been to a couple of events at NOVA 535 and remembered the exposed brick, and we both agreed that it would be a great venue specifically for a New Year’s Eve party. We said if it was available, it was meant to be, and that decided it! Their service was excellent, very responsive and accommodating. NOVA 535 was great to work with. Melissa was so helpful in being there every step of the way and was always available to answer questions or help chase down information.”

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Ashley and Mike | Navy, Silver and Merlot Red Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Modern, Unique Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 | St. Petersburg Wedding Photography Rad Red Creative

“We wanted something in or around St. Pete that wasn’t too formal, and I really wanted an outside ceremony. I found NOVA 535 online and from the photos knew that I wanted to take a look there. As soon as I walked inside I said, “Take my money!” I was in love with the courtyard area with the cafe lighting for the ceremony and thought the brick walls indoor were just gorgeous. It was perfect for the vibe we wanted. They also have a package that includes alcohol, a DJ, wedding coordinator and staff to help with lighting/parking, etc. The more that I could simplify the process the better, so I loved that these were built in. We met with the owner Michael and knew it was the perfect spot. It also had tons of hotels for our guests to choose from within a couple miles from the venue so that was convenient.

NOVA 535 is awesome! I would recommended them to anyone who is looking for a venue. The staff was so incredibly kind to us throughout the whole process. You felt like they were excited for you and happy to be there at your wedding. If anything went wrong during the whole day, I wouldn’t have a clue because they just took care of it. We truly got to enjoy our entire day because of their level of service. They pulled everything together and made us feel like we were the most important people on the planet. The wedding coordinator Ruby and DJ Jaey were perfection. They kept the flow and party going the whole night, yet everything was still relaxed as we wanted it.”

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Kim and Alan | Romantic Gold and Pink Nighttime St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

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

“We wanted something that was modern looking and different from some of the weddings we have been to and somewhere we could do the ceremony and reception at. NOVA 535 really fit the bill. We loved the whole space at NOVA and how well it lent itself to our wedding day timeline. Ruby, the coordinator did a great job of understanding my vision and understanding my needs.”

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Jessica and Jacob| Natural Blue, Green and Yellow Destination St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535 

Bride and Groom, Indoor St. Petersburg Wedding Ceremony Kiss at St. Petersburg Wedding Venue NOVA 535

“We wanted a space where the building itself could serve as decoration and could help create the backdrop to the event. NOVA 535 was perfect. The renovated space with the exposed brick walls and the height of the venue was a big draw. The adjacent courtyard was also a plus because it was private and not a far walk to the reception. With the venue having a lot of character already built in, we built upon and took cues from what was there to create our own unique setting for our event. It was also great that there was catering and dressing rooms for us to use. The service at NOVA was great. They made sure we understood all that was going to happen and helped us make last minute changes because of the weather. Their list of vendors also gave us a great starting point.”

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Glenne and Jordan | Romantic Blue Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Reception Decor with Dusty Blue Accents and White Centerpieces at downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535| Photo by Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

“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!”

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Abby and Randy | Modern Turquoise and Tangerine Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

Wedding Bridal Party Portraits with Turquoise Blue Bridesmaid Dresses and Orange Wedding Bouquets | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 Event Space Bamboo Garden

“NOVA 535 was the only place we visited for a wedding venue and soon as we stepped through the doors, we instantly knew that we HAD to get married here. The brick walls, wrought iron staircases, art work, wood floors, exposed ceiling with a huge fan, it was everything we loved and more! Everyone kept talking about how amazing this different venue site was. Michael and Ruby of NOVA 535 were absolutely amazing; they went above and beyond my expectations. They would bend over backwards to make sure that your day was perfect and you got everything you wanted for your special day.”

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Groom and Groom Exchanging Vows in Tropical Industrial Wedding Ceremony | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Nova 535 | Florida Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Whimsical Jewel-Toned Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

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.

-Jarod and Faizan
Industrial Inspired Florida Wedding in Bamboo Garden Courtyard, Decorated with Romantic Moody Florals, Ceremony Arch with Soft White Draping, Pink, Red, White and Burgundy Roses with Eucalyptus Greenery | Tampa Bay's Best Place for a Wedding NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete

Burgundy and Gold Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

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.

-Courtney and Matthew
Bride and Groom First Kiss Portrait | Tampa Florida Wedding Photographer Amber McWhorter Photography | Florida Wedding Venue Nova 535

Romantic Mauve Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

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.

-Alexis and Colton

Bride and Groom Exit Portrait | Nova 535

Timeless Gold Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

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.

-Amanda and Jimmy
Tropical Elegant Wedding Reception and Decor, Round Tables with Champagne Linens and Tall Centerpieces with Greenery and Palm Leafs, White Chiavari Chairs, Gold Candle Sticks and Pineapples | Florida Wedding Venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete

Modern Tropical Green and White St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

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!

-Alex and Kit