The Pavilion

Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce Community Pavilion

The Port Mansfield Pavilion, built in 1999, is a 7200 sq ft steel building with a 576 sq ft kitchen attached. An office area and mezzanine upstairs take up the west 20 ft of the building, with another office, large restrooms and storage area below.

The pavilion is equipped with a new stage, compliments of VTCI in 2014, a very high quality PA system with large speakers in each of the 4 corners of the main building, thanks again to VTCI several years ago. Our projector can be placed on a ceiling hung platform which is hard wired to the PA or to your laptop next to the stage, or the projector can be set on a table to view photos, videos, etc., on our large projection screen.

We currently have seating inside for 260. Scales are available for tournaments to weigh fish ranging from a few ounces up to 1200 lb rated scale on the dock. The scales are calibrated annually in July by a licensed firm. The lighted dock is 91.5 ft long with a deck of matching length on the upper level. The deck is surrounded by safety railing and even with two sets of aluminum bleachers, there is plenty of walk around room, great for watching the harbor activity and the catches that are unloaded during fishing tournaments. The dock is equipped with a “Pumpout Station” for larger vessels and a 120VAC 15A duplex receptacle.

We currently have seating inside for 260. Scales are available for tournaments to weigh fish ranging from a few ounces up to 1200 lb rated scale on the dock. The scales are calibrated annually in July by a licensed firm. The lighted dock is 91.5 ft long with a deck of matching length on the upper level. The deck is surrounded by safety railing and even with two sets of aluminum bleachers, there is plenty of walk around room, great for watching the harbor activity and the catches that are unloaded during fishing tournaments. The dock is equipped with a “Pumpout Station” for larger vessels and a 120VAC 15A duplex receptacle.

Our dock was rebuilt in 2013, the pavilion roof was replaced in 2015, the commercial kitchen was fully upgraded in 2016 and air conditioners for the main building were installed in 2018. In 2019 stone siding was constructed around the exterior, make up air ducting and equipment was installed in the kitchen and all overhead doors were sealed and insulated. The pavilion was kept at 76 degrees during the PMFT in July last year due to the improvements made, even when full of people. This year’s upgrade will be a new dock on the east side seawall and a permanent deck canopy. The funds for these improvements come from Willacy County Commissioners Court through hotel/motel taxes collected in Port Mansfield. Upkeep and pavilion maintenance is funded by memberships, sponsors and our annual PMFT.

The parking lot has room for 60 cars and pickups. Vehicles pulling boat trailers can be accommodated on the lot during smaller events. Empty lots adjacent to the parking lot to the south are currently being used for parking during large events, especially for vehicles pulling trailers. The Willacy County Navigation District plans to turn the lots along the west side of East Port St. from our parking lot to Pelican’s Cove Bar & Grill into additional parking space while leaving an portion of that for the Chamber’s new office building.

The pavilion is available for rent for many types of events. Call our office at (956) 944-2354 to reserve your date!

2020 marks the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce. Please help us make it one of the best years ever!