In 1809 Otin was bought for 114,000 gold pieces by the wealthy lawyer – Jan Mechura. In 1810 he added a tower to the church in the village of Předslav. In 1818 he ordered a complete reconstruction of the Chateau Otin, including a new facade, in the Empire style so popular at the time.
On September 16, 1827, the wedding of František Palacký and Tereza Mechurova took place at the estate of Mechura’s family in Otin. The wedding procession ambled through an alley of linden trees, that even today leads from Chateau Otin to Předslav church, where the marriage service took place.
In 1852-1870 the estate was managed by Leopold Eugene Mechura, a Czech composer, best known for his opera “Maria Pototskaya” which was premiered at the Prague National Theatre in 1871 under the baton of Bedřich Smetana.