Coming together for a meal is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Whether you’re planning a birthday, bridal shower, launch party, or work event, The Social Arena guides you to the best spots to find delicious food for your intimate at-home gathering or on-site soirée. 

We have gathered some of our favorite vendors to ensure your party feels special. Featuring a selection of carefully chosen tabletop and decor options, we offer users the opportunity to create a professionally styled event by focusing on all of the beautiful details.

We help individuals and businesses create event experiences and connect people with the best resources to make everything from meetings to celebrations more memorable. 


Nicole Arena - Founder / CEO

Nicole Arena hails from NY and spent several years working in luxury fashion buying for companies including Prada and Louis Vuitton before she turned her attention to events. She began her events career working for the world renowned luxury event planner Mindy Weiss and then founded her own LA-based boutique event firm Green Ribbon Parties. 

As a go-to expert on all things event-related, she noticed one question that would repeatedly come up from her friends and clients: what restaurant she'd suggest for private gatherings, whether it be for a rehearsal dinner, baby shower, or corporate event. After countless hours spent researching individual restaurants it dawned on Nicole that in such an increasingly streamlined world, there should be an easier, more centralized resource for people to find and book such events. 

The name The Social Arena is not only a playful nod to Nicole's last name, but also the differentiating factor in what we do. As a planner for almost a decade, Nicole personally vets each spot with her unique point of view to ensure that users will feel like they are being guided by an expert with a nod to delicious food, amazing design, and excellent service. As the site grows, we hope that it will serve as an invaluable resource for those who share her belief that gathering for a meal -- and a good party -- is one of life's greatest pleasures.


The Social Arena helps both individuals and businesses plan stylish event experiences by connecting hosts with everything they need to execute exceptional events for every occasion. The Social Arena streamlines the planning process for personal and corporate events and is a resource for creating special experiences without enlisting an event planner.