NOVA 535 is located in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Originally a 5-and-dime store built in 1920, NOVA 535 Unique Event Space was modernized specifically as a world-class event venue. Not a stuffy ballroom with too many rules, instead a "Yes We Can" venue, where your vision is blended with NOVA's 5-Star results. Twelve years and over 2,000 successful events later, NOVA's focus remains to WOW and delight every single guest.
FACILITIES and CAPACITY
4 Spaces, All For You.
 MAIN GALLERY EVENT SPACE:
Original 1920 Clay Brick Walls. Brazilian Hardwood Floors. 16 foot Ceilings, exposed original Rafters
 OUTDOOR BRICK and BAMBOO COURTYARD:
Romantic hung string lights, Tropical 30 foot tall Bamboo with Room for 3 Food Trucks.
 UPSTAIRS: LOUNGE, DJ BOOTH and BALCONY:
Bar and Lounge Area. Luxurious Restroom Suite.
 TWO GET READY SUITES:
NOVA 535 offers everything imginable to make your wedding experience stress free and enjoyable. We can be as helpful or as DIY as you'd like!
CUISINE and CATERING:
To make sure your event is as stress free and 5-star as possible, we have already selected the best vendors in the Bay area! We have caterers that cover every budget and food style and are happy to accommodate all special dietary needs. You are welcome to select and contract with them directly or to have NOVA handle that process for you!
The bar at NOVA 535 is always open, and all beverages come through NOVA.
Originally a built in 1920 as a Five and Dime store, NOVA 535 was meticulously renovated to create an eco-friendly, high-end yet welcoming special event venue with 5-star service. Its style blends classic and cutting edge design details to create St. Pete’s most unique, award winning event venue. Yes We Can!!
103 Reviews for NOVA 535 Unique Event Space
Recommended by 96% of couples
46 User photos
Brittany · Getting married on 02/13/2026
Best Venue Ever!
Nova 535 is everything you want in a venue and then some! The space on its own is breath taking and can work with any theme. Then add in the fact that they provide so many services and becomes a one stop shop for your bar and such you can’t beat them! Our day of coordinator Stephany was a breath of fresh air on a day that can be a little overwhelming. Everyone loved the bartender as well! We could not have asked for anything better. We’d choose Nova again if we had to start over!Sent on 07/21/2019
NOVA 535 Unique Event Space's reply:Thank you Brittany so much we enjoyed our time together! Best of luck to you both, with love and thanks for choosing Team NOVA!!! =D
Abby B. · Married on 12/02/2020
Nova went above and beyond to make our wedding reception so special! Will definitely recommend!!Sent on 03/03/2021
NOVA 535 Unique Event Space's reply:Thank you Abby for your 5-star review! It was our pleasure to host your special day here with us at NOVA! We wish you all the best and hope to have you back soon!
Chad B. · Married on 11/28/2020
Amazing service. Experts
There aren't enough stars to properly review NOVA535. Simply amazingSent on 01/13/2021
NOVA 535 Unique Event Space's reply:Hi Chad, thank you so much for your awesome review! We loved hosting your special day here with us and we wish you both a lifetime of happiness! Take care!
We love Nova 535! What a unique venue in Historic Downtown St Pete! The courtyard is perfect for a ceremony. The exposed brick and wood floors of the interior are the perfect blend of elegance and industrial-chic. The bar, loft, and even the restrooms are all top-notch.
NOVA 535 is a beautiful venue both inside and out...Inside is a gorgeous, spacious, multi-level blank canvas perfect for any style event. With balconies overlooking the lush bamboo patio, it's a photographer's dream. The excellence of this venue is matched with an awesome staff that takes care of your every need. This is a perfect location for ceremonies, receptions, parties, or any event other special event! Highly Recommend!
Nova 535 is a great venue. Has a upscale warehouse decor, brick, wooden floors and a tropical courtyard for an intimate feel. The staff is great. Check it out.