Skip to main content
Weddings

NOVA 535 Unique Event Space

Saint Petersburg, FL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
115 reviews
$13k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 800 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$13k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 800 guests

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.

[1] MAIN GALLERY EVENT SPACE:

Original 1920 Clay Brick Walls. Brazilian Hardwood Floors. 16 foot Ceilings, exposed original Rafters

  • 220 seated with dance floor
  • 260 seated dinner
  • 300 seated theater style
  • 350 cocktails

[2] OUTDOOR BRICK and BAMBOO COURTYARD:

Romantic hung string lights, Tropical 30 foot tall Bamboo with Room for 3 Food Trucks.

  • 150 seated dinner
  • 250 seated ceremonies
  • 300 cocktails

[3] UPSTAIRS: LOUNGE, DJ BOOTH and BALCONY:

Bar and Lounge Area. Luxurious Restroom Suite.

  • UPSTAIRS LOUNGE:
    80 seated dinner
    125 cocktails
  • OUTDOOR BALCONY:
  • Beautiful views of Bamboo Courtyard. Large Party Space. Smoking and Cocktails Area. Enjoy the open sky and stars, or stay covered.
  • DJ BOOTH:
  • Floating over Main Gallery. Plug and Play. DJ brings mixer and music, NOVA 535 has the rest.

[4] TWO GET READY SUITES:

  • GET READY SUITE:
  • 2 private restrooms,, sinks, couch, dress hangers "Top 10 Best Restrooms in USA”
  • SUPERNOVA BRIDAL SUITE
  • Italian Travertine shower bathroom, makeup bar with professional lighting and large mirrors, separate Sound System.

SERVICES OFFERED:

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!

  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Clean up
  • Digital planning system
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Grooms room
  • In-house bar
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside insured vendors
  • Pet friendly
  • Set up
  • Parking
  • Shuttle
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi (fast!)

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!

OTHER SERVICES

The bar at NOVA 535 is always open, and all beverages come through NOVA.

  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash bar
  • Call Liquors
  • Champagne toast
  • Drink Pacakges
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine

History

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!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

800

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Loft
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
July
August

115 Reviews

Write a review
Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 95% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.7 out of 5

78 User photos

  • Brittany
    Brittany Getting married on 02/13/2026
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    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!

    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
  • Kellie
    Kellie Married on 03/05/2022
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Amazing wedding venue!!

    If you’re considering this venue for your wedding….do it, you won’t be disappointed!! Ruby and April were fantastic to work with throughout the process, and provided very quick responses to all of my questions and concerns. April was my “day of” coordinator, and I can’t say enough good things about her! She kept everything running smoothly and on time. If there were any problems, we didn’t know about them! She really made sure everything was perfect for our special day. The venue itself is really beautiful and unique, we got so many compliments from our guests on what a cool place it is. I would highly recommend this venue, especially if you’re looking for something a little different than a barn or a banquet hall.

    NOVA 535 Unique Event Space's reply:

    Thank you Kellie for your 5-star review! Our team truly enjoyed hosting your special day and we wish you both a happily ever after!

Awards

  • 115
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

36 Endorsements
Simple Weddings Simple Weddings Wedding Planners

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.

Napoleoni Photography, LLC Napoleoni Photography, LLC Wedding Photographers

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!

Made for Each Other Weddings Made for Each Other Weddings Wedding Officiants

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.

Preferred Vendors

Map

535 Dr M.L.K. Jr St N Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701
9498736682
949-873-6682

Available for rental 7am-3am 365 days/year.
Location of (NOVA 535 Unique Event Space)

Other vendors in Tampa for your wedding

Wedding Venues