Lauren Davenport photo Lauren Davenport, The Symphony Agency

I can not say enough wonderful things about Michael Novilla and his beautiful event space, NOVA535, in downtown St. Petersburg. I have had the pleasure of attending multiple events at this location from weddings to networking events, as well as hosting events here. Michael is an expert at how to engage a crowd and surrounds himself with a team of wonderful people who truly want to make your event spectacular. If you are looking for a venue to host a wedding that will be remembered for years to come or need a space for your next corporate event, I highly recommend working with Michael and the NOVA 535 team.

The Symphony Agency

Drew H Edwards photo Drew H. Edwards,

I have known Michael as close friend for 30 years and in business for over 20 years. He is a rare combination of visionary, hard worker, and executive-style relationship builder. As a consultant, it is rare when a client has take 100% of your input because they are often married to an idea. But hats off to Michael for always being open minded – and in sometimes changing course at the last minute to the right overall direction. I highly recommend Michael.


Tony Armer Photo Tony Armer, SPCW Film Commissioner

NOVA 535 is one of the Top event spaces in the Greater St. Petersburg/Tampa area. A top notch facility with excellent amenities for any occasion or special event. NOVA should be your first choice when looking for convention, concert, wedding, party or event space.

Tony Armer

Margo Rey Photo Margo Rey, Singer/Songwriter

I highly recommend Mike Novilla for event planning, creative event design and his entrepreneurial skills. His is a pleasure to work with. What he has created with Nova 535 is absolutely extraordinary.


Nick Mazeika photo Nick Mazeika, Consultant

I can’t recommend working with Michael highly enough. Whether as a client, partner, or vendor all the interactions I was a part of were beyond reproach. His commitment to best options and his striving for continuous improvement in all aspects of his life is truly inspiring and brings out the best in those around him. This has made him a remarkable local leader and a true asset to St. Petersburg. I look forward to our continued work together.

Nick Mazeika

Cliff Sullivan photo Cliff Sullivan

Michael S. Novilla, is deeply involved in the local business scene. Hosting Entrepreneurs Social Club at the NOVA 535 Unique Event Space. I’ll be attending a wedding there in the near future. Thanks for all you are doing to promote business in the St Petersburg, FL area.
Cliff Sullivan, Chairman Pinellas County SCORE