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rentals support youth

Your entire rental fee funds our nonprofit program - but even better, your booking provides opportunities for youth to train on logistics, customer service and hosting.

More About our Mission

popular events

  • Individuals enjoying a meal from a buffet table, serving themselves from a variety of delectable food options

    Birthdays & Showers

  • Guests and flowers surround a wedding reception area, framing a bride standing gracefully in her white gown


  • In a bookstore, a cluster of individuals engrossed in conversation, surrounded by an array of books on various shelves

    Author Events

  • Two women capturing a self-portrait at a lively event

    Corporate Parties

  • A female speaker engaging a group of individuals with a captivating presentation in a corporate setting

    Meetings, Trainings & Workshops

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A Christmas dining setup featuring a lengthy table covered in a red tablecloth, surrounded by chairs

From intimate gatherings to a full store holiday bash, you pick your package and let us do the rest.

host your holiday party with us

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pricing guide

Small: $150-$200 per hour

Medium: $400-$500 per hour

Full-Space: Contact us for a quote

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available equipment

Item inclusion dependent on rental quote and location. Contact us for an exact quote and details.

  • An icon of a table in black and white, with a minimalist design

    6ft Tables

  • A white background with an icon of a chair, representing a seating area


  • An achromatic hanger icon set against a white background

    Coat Racks/Hangers

  • An icon of a top table depicted in monochrome, with a striking contrast between black and white hues

    High/Low Top Tables

  • A monochrome projector icon featuring a black and white color scheme

    Projector & Screen

  • A white background with a wifi icon, symbolizing wireless connectivity


  • A vector illustration of a music note icon, perfect for use in music-related designs and projects


  • A white circle with a black microphone icon in the center, symbolizing audio recording or broadcasting

    A/V & Microphone

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what folks are saying...

  • "The folks at More Than Words were super helpful and responsive throughout all parts of the event planning process. The combined rooms at the back of the store were perfect for our needs, providing a space to sit and listen to our speaker, along with a place to congregate and converse while eating delicious food. All-in-all, we had a great experience at More Than Words and would highly recommend the venue for gatherings of booklovers and beyond."

    Shannon - 2022

  • "More Than Words was the most perfect venue for our Boston wedding. Not only is their mission phenomenal, but the space is beautiful and was easily transformed into a ceremony, dance floor, and overall perfect wedding space. It was great to incorporate some of the existing pieces at the store into our wedding and make it special. ... We and our guests had an incredible time and it also felt great to know that some of our wedding fund was going to such a great mission-driven agency."

    Geneva - 2022

  • "We had our wedding reception here in August 2019 on a Saturday night and rented out the whole book store. It was a fantastic space to have a reception. There was plenty of space for 11 60" round tables, dance floor, dueling pianos with baby grans, bar, buffet stations, hors d'oeuvres stations, photo booth, and cake area ... It was a great night and so convenient to downtown. ... We had a room block at the AC Marriott next door that made it very easy for people to head home at the end of the night."

    Chelsea W. - 2019

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  • A cluster of suspended light bulbs illuminating the room from the ceiling
  • An extensive table hosting a large gathering of people, engaged in lively discussions and enjoying a meal together
  • At a social event, a woman's infectious laughter resonates as she enjoys the company of fellow attendees
  • An elegant buffet spread featuring a diverse selection of culinary delights, ranging from savory entrees to sweet treats
  • Two women engaged in conversation while seated in chairs, displaying attentive body language and engaged facial expressions
  • Pile of books of different colors stacked on top of each other with a lamp on top and napkins beside
  • A restaurant-style setting is created in a bookstore for a special event, with a beautifully decorated, lengthy table featuring a variety of food options
  • A professional woman confidently delivering a presentation to a attentive audience in a well-lit conference room
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space rental FAQ's

One of More Than Words' Youth is rearranging chairs in a library, possibly for an event or to tidy up the space

Can I serve alcohol?

Yes. You must work with a bartending service with a 12C
liquor license, TIPS certified bartenders, and liquor liability
insurance. We can provide recommendations.

Do you have preferred vendors?

Yes. We have a list of vendors that we have had great experiences with, but they are not required.

Do I need any permits or licenses?

Your event may require an entertainment license. Food and
beverage vendors will be asked for additional permits.

What is a COI?

All clients must provide a Certificate of Insurance (COI) naming MTW as additionally insured. If you are an individual, you
can ask your homeowners or renters insurance for this document.

Will there be a staff member on-site during my rental?


Do fees apply to setup and break-down hours?

Yes, our hourly rate begins when you and your vendors
arrive and until you and your vendors exit.

Is there parking?

Not onsite, but there is nearby $2.50/hour parking under I-93. Vendors can load in from our back parking lot.

Are your lights on dimmers?

Yes, all our lights are on dimmers.

Where does my fee go?

Your rental fee supports More Than Words, a non-profit social enterprise empowering youth who are in foster care, out of school, homeless, or court involved to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

Are there ways to further support MTW through my event?

You can engage our youth staff by requesting a brief introduction or tour. We will also provide coupons for your guests to shop our bookstore. Depending on your event, you can also consider asking your guests to bring books to donate!

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