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“Good place to hold a special event”
Review of NOVA 535

NOVA 535
Ranked #25 of 126 things to do in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Hi, I'm Michael Novilla and I love throwing great parties! So I traveled the world, gathered many amazing ideas and experiences, brought them home to St. Pete, Fl and built us a unique world class event space called NOVA 535. If you're looking for a unique world-class wedding, party or corporate event; like our wild annual NOVAWEEN party, our weekly Entrepreneur Social Club, and other unique experiences, then check us out online to find out out why people's first expression is almost always WOW! =D
St. Petersburg, Florida
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267 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good place to hold a special event”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is a cool retro building that looks like it probably did in the 20's and it's heyday. The parking is scarce, so you have to use valet, but otherwise it's probably worth to pay

Visited May 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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“A fabulous space”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is an amazing and beautiful venue. Well equipped for any type of event you can imagine. I love the walls, the additional upstairs area, and the outside patio area is large and lovely too. The owner Michael is also extremely nice and helpful - worth checking out!!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Pamela S
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“No bad pictures at NOVA 535”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

I love doing events at this space. Such a great look and feel and completely flexible to whatever you need. Should be voted best backdrop for ANYTHING!

Visited March 2013
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Only Place to Get Married In St. Pete”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

I recently attended at wedding for some close friends at NOVA535 located in downtown St. Petersburg and the venue was breath-taking. The ceremony was held outside in their gardens that have an Asian flair. The wedding hosted about 150 people, but the garden atmosphere made it still feel very intimate. After the ceremony, we all went inside for the reception which was stunningly beautiful. The open space and lighting created a fun and sexy ambiance for the reception. The staff was very attentive and helpful, and the bar is beautiful. One of my favorite parts about the event that was on the TVs behind the bar photos of the couple were in a slide show. It was a great conversation piece and also made it very couple centric. The couple served a buffet style dinner that was delicious! This venue is unlike anything else you will find in the Tampa Bay area that I've seen, and I've been to A LOT of weddings. Overall the event was a blast and very memorable. Loved it. :)

Visited January 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Place for a Wedding or Corporate Event”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Attended a corporate holiday function at NOVA 535. Unlike previous years where the event was rather boring and unremarkable, everyone at the event had a good time at NOVA 535. The physical location has a lot of character and the lighting is tremendous. The catering was very well done. The valet parking was very convenient. The bar staff was really good so no one had to wait for drinks. There were plenty of other activities such as live entertainment and a fortune teller which added to the enjoyment. According to the people who planned the event the NOVA 535 staff was very helpful and professional. I would highly recommend NOVA 535 based on my experience.

Visited December 2012
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