Description of Spaces
Ulele Spring Lawn East Side
Ulele Spring Lawn West Side
Sunset River Lawn
Ulele Spring Beer Garden
Fireside Rooftop Patio
Whether you're planning a social gathering, a business function or a celebration, we will work with you to ensure that every detail – from the food and drinks to the ambiance and timing – is exactly right for you and your guests. At nearly 7,000 square feet, Ulele seats 240 inside, 150 in the beer garden, and 50 on the rooftop terrace with views of the Hillsborough River. The property also can accommodate private events of 600 guests on our Sunset Lawn. We’ve been honored as One of the 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in America by OpenTable, making us a destination for holidays, celebrations, birthdays, office parties, and anniversaries.
Special-event menus are designed for groups of 20 or more.
Before coming to Ulele, Emily worked for 5½ years as the Private Dining Director for Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. She began her career in the hospitality business during high school while working for a local catering company. After college she worked with The Ophelia Project (a program of the Tampa YMCA), planning their fundraising events in the Development Department. Emily serves on the boards of Balance Tampa Bay and Meeting Professionals International. She moved to Tampa with her family when she was 5.
Contact our Private Dining and Special Events Manager at Groups@Ulele.com
The food and beverages were awesome and the service was exceptional! There is not one single complaint except that we wish it could have lasted longer!!! [The servers] definitely went above and beyond. Thank you again for helping in the success of our memorable evening with family and friends. We certainly hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future!
Whitney D. – Tampa
Thank you for the wonderful rehearsal dinner for our son Mitch and his fiancé Minette. The food was amazing! I did not think you would be able to outdo the fried oysters, but then out came the lobster claw appetizer. The surf-and-turf was unbelievably delicious, melt-in-your-mouth goodness. I have received so many compliments on the dinner. Our servers were amazing, always there when we needed a refill or had a question. Again, thank you so much. It was splendid!!
Diana Rimes – Tampa
"We held a group networking reception here last November and were so impressed! The events managers were so helpful and quick to answer any of our questions during the planning. Food was delicious, bartenders are quick and friendly and the outdoor space was beautiful. Overall the evening was a success and guests really enjoyed themselves.”
Carly G. Montreal – Tampa
The evening could not have been more perfect as we arrived just before sunset along the waterside. The near-cloudless sky, the gorgeous bright orange/red sunset and the cool breeze and the view alongside the Hillsborough River set the tone for a relaxing evening and kept everyone in our group, including your patrons eager to sit outside, enjoying the beautiful view.
If the weather and setting was not enough, let’s talk about the fabulous food!! I now know why Ulele sells more oysters than any other restaurant or chain of restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. The chaffing tray was emptied almost immediately and I almost was afraid not to wait for the staff to replenish as I did not want to miss the chance to have just one more.
The fresh green beans, the Gouda Grouper and the Skirt Steak Chimichurri rounded out the meal ever so elegantly. The gift box of delicious truffles was such a special treat that I am still thinking about them as I write this, days after my last bite. Rich, creamy and oh so melt-in-your-mouth, I cannot wait to have another, if can hide them from my spouse that is.
Gary Hidu – Tampa