Welcome To The Red Barn On Waldo’s Pond

A Little Bit of History

Once the horses were settled in their new home, and the boxes were unpacked, a close personal friend came for a visit. We poured ourselves a glass of wine and we sat by the pond. My friend said, “ What will you name this place?” I responded by asking, “Does it need a name?” She immediatley suggested, “On Golden Pond.” We both agreed that name was already taken. “Okay,” she continued, “How about ‘On Walden’s Pond.” That was taken, too. Then Waldo the cat strolled into view. “Here’s the cat that came with the property.” I said, “His name is Waldo.” We looked at each other and, in unison, said, “On Waldo’s Pond.”

And so it is.


Meet Rhonda Kieson, Owner

Rhonda has an extensive background in interior design and has received the “Best of Houzz Award” for three consecutive years (www.houzz.com) . Her talents, however, have also played a big role in the many corporate and personal parties that she has orchestrated. From intimate dinner parties to her “epic” events, one thing is for certain–they are always imaginative and fun.

She has called this place home for nearly two decades and remains passionate about the outdoors. It was only a matter of time before creativity met with nature. And out of that meeting came the magic that is “The Red Barn on Waldo’s Pond.”

And a quote from her daughter says it all: “I’ve used this land as a sanctuary myself, and I am so excited that my mother has created an opportunity to share this amazing place with others.”

Property Information

The Red Barn is conveniently located in the Oklahoma City metro area and offers “the country life in the city”. This air conditioned and heated facility provides 2,000 sq. ft. for hosting indoor weddings as well as receptions and banquets. The bridal suite and a groom’s suite are found in the barn’s loft. Tents can be rented for those gatherings larger than 125 guests.

The Red Barn on Waldo’s Pond is where nature provides the backdrop and you become a guest at your own event. You can choose from several different event sites. To name a few, we offer “The Garden,” with flagstone stage, “The Landing on Waldo’s Pond,” both with sweeping views of the 5-acre pond. There is even an island that can be used to host a smaller gathering. You choose the site…we make it happen.

Photo Credit: Brett Heidebrecht

40 - Acre Estate For:



Anniversary Parties


Corporate Lunches & Dinners


Photo Sessions

Social Events

Private Dinners